I got that sunshine in my pocket, got that good song in my feet … I can’t stop the feeling… so just dance, dance, dance – Justin Timberlake

Just dance, dance, dance at Swing City on Friday.
A Cha Cha workshop at 8pm is followed by a
Ballroom, Latin & Swing dance from 9 to 11pm.

Join us for a Tacky Tourist Ballroom Dance on
Saturday, June 24th at the Edelweiss Club.
See Advance tickets below for more details.

A pair of men's shoes and a shoe bag were found
at the Edelweiss club this week -
let me know if you might be missing some.

Most outdoor weekly dance events start in July -
check out the Saanich Music in the Park,
Cityvibe and Butchart calendars below.

Summer Dance Camps are listed below
The Dance Fest schedule is on-line now
and tickets are available from John.

Garth & Sheila have a new home. After losing their home and many of their possessions in a fire recently, local dancers Garth & Sheila were able to find a rental property in Langford to move into at the end of June. Thank you to everyone who donated or helped out in any way. Your actions are greatly appreciated.

Saanich Music in the Park series starts in July on Tuesday evenings: FREE live music and dancing at various parks throughout Saanich.The Dixie Dudes play on July 4th at Goward House: http://www.saanich.ca/assets/Parks~Recreation~and~Culture/Documents/Music%20in%20the%20Park%202017.pdf

The Cityvibe Calendar displays music and dance events in Victoria: Weekends and Tuesday evenings at the Beason Band Shell, lunch time concerts in Centennial Square and Sunday, Monday & Wednesday evening open air dances in Centennial Square. These are also FREE: http://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/culture/cityvibe.html

Butchart Gardens Summer Entertainment Calendar is now on-line: Tuesday evenings will feature the Chris Millington Band or the Commodores Big Band with dancing on stage. A season pass is your best bet for this event: http://www.butchartgardens.com/files/3214/9572/6409/2017_Entertainment_Calendar.pdf

Dances for the next week

Wednesday, June 14 -----------

Event: Seniors (55+) Line Dance 1-2 pm, Social dance 2-3 pm
Place: Gordon Head Rec Center, 4100 Lambrick Way.
Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood.
Admission: FREE

Friday, June 16 ----------

Event: Swing City Ballroom Dance: 8-11pm
Workshop: Cha Cha with Warren at 8pm
Place: Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $10

Event: NBDS Swing's The Thing Dance Camp
Place: Nanoose Community Centre, Nanoose Bay
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: See Advance Tickets Below

Event: Argentine Tango (8pm-1am)
Place: Café Casablanca, 2524 Bridge Street
Dance Floor: Small/Medium, wood
Admission: $10 workshop & dance plus $2 consumption charge

Saturday, June 17 ----------

Event: VBDS Ballroom Dance: 8-10:30pm
Place: Les Passmore Centre, 186 Hampton Road
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood.
Admission: $12/$15

Event: NBDS Swing's The Thing Dance Camp
Place: Nanoose Community Centre, Nanoose Bay
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: See Advance Tickets Below

Event: Red Hot Swing, 8:30pm - 12:30am
Place: Bert Richman building, 4105 Lambrick Way
Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood.
Admission: $10/$13

Event: Latin Dance, (8:30pm-1am)
Place: Café Casablanca 2524 Bridge Street
Dance Floor: Medium/Small, Hardwood.
Admission: $10 plus $2 consumption charge


Advance Tickets:

1) NBDS 'Swing's the Thing' Dance Camp: June 16 - 18 at Nanoose Place Community Centre, 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose BC. Featuring Pamela Podmoroff, and Kevin & Christabel Savage teaching west coast swing, lindy hop, shag, and more. Weekend Pass is $150 and includes: 2 dances, workshops, breakfast, lunch & dinner Saturday, camping on site and more. To register - make cheques payable to: Dance Camp, 900 Colleen Road, Gabriola Island, BC, V0R 1X3. To register your interest in advance, please email dancecamp@ballroomnanaimo.ca Visit the website at: http://ballroomnanaimo.ca/event/dancecamp2017/

2) Tacky Tourist Ballroom Dance - a great way to start the summer with John and Carla on Saturday, June 24th at the Victoria Edelweiss Club. This will be our last Saturday evening dance of the summer. Rumba workshop with John at 7:30pm followed by a fun evening of dance from 8:30 to 11pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Contact John at dancevictoria@telus.net to reserve your tickets.

3) Summer Dance Fest - Ballroom Dance Camp - August 18th and 19th at the Lighthouse Community Centre in Qualicum Bay. Amazing early-bird price of $50pp for 6 workshops from a variety of instructors and 2 dances - all on a 5000 square foot sprung hardwood dance floor. $65 early bird price also included BBQ dinner on Saturday. Early bird tickets are available until July 31st from John at dancevictoria@telus.net This is the 6th year for this fantastic event - great value, great venue, great workshops and great fun. Info on the event is at: http://ballroomnanaimo.ca/events/dance-fest/


Some retirees have too much fun. Here are some of their suggestions to make retirement a little more entertaining:

  • At lunch time, sit in a parked car with sunglasses on, point a hair dryer at passing cars and watch them slow down.

  • Skip down the street rather than walk, and see how many funny looks you get.

  • With a serious face, order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat.

  • Sing along at The Opera.

  • When the money comes out of the ATM, scream 'I Won! I Won!'

  • When leaving the Zoo, start running towards your parked car, yelling, 'Run For Your Lives! They're Loose!'

  • Tell your children over dinner, 'Due to the economy, I am going to have to take one of you out of my will'.