I don’t dance because I want to I dance because I need to - Anon

For those of us who need to dance this Easter weekend: Hop on down to Swing City this Friday for a West Coast Swing workshop and dance - I have some fun and playful moves planned so I hope to see you there.

New Classes for April are listed on the Lessons page. They start next week so you need to register soon.

Tickets for our Semi-Formal Spring Soiree Ballroom Dance on Saturday, April 29th are going quickly and are more than half sold. Please contact me soon at dancevictoria@telus.net to reserve your tickets.

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Dances for the next week

Wednesday, April 12 -----------

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, April 14 ----------

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

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, April 15 ----------

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

Event: New Imperial Social Club Dance: 8-110:30pm
Featuring: The Pulpmills Band
Place: Chief & Petty Officer's Mess, 1575 Lyall St.
Dance Floor: Medium/Hardwood
Admission: $10 members/$14 guests

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

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Advance Tickets:

1) John & Carla's Semi-Formal Spring Soiree: Saturday, April 29th at the Victoria Edelweiss Club. Waltz Workshop at 7:30pm, Social Dance from 8:30 to 11pm. Tickets are $12 each in advance or $15 at the door. Reserve your tickets with John at dancevictoria@telus.net or 250-920-7556. 

2) The Island Fantasy Ball will celebrate its Silver Anniversary on May 6th and 7th at Beban Park in Nanaimo. This is a full weekend competition with top dancers from around the world competing in Ballroom and Latin. Competitions are held all day and evening on Saturday and all day on Sunday. Seating and ticket details are available on line at: http://www.islandfantasyball.com/tickets/

3) NBDS 'Swing's the Thing' Dance Camp: June 16 - 18 at Nanoose Place Community Centre, 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose BC. Featuring Doug & Nicki Silton, Pamela Podmoroff, and Kevin & Christabel Savage teaching west coast swing, lindy hop, shag, and more. Weekend Pass is $130 or $150 after May 1st 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/

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Time to put all of your eggs in one basket:

A guy comes down to earth, takes your sins, dies, and comes back three days later. You believe in him and go to heaven forever. How do you get from that to Hide-The-Eggs? Did Jesus have a problem with eggs? Did he go, “When I come back, if I see any eggs, the whole salvation thing is off.” - Jon Stewart

The only reason I still participate in Easter is that my family eggs me on. - Melanie White

Easter tastes better than Halloween, and you don't have to ring a lot of doorbells. - Billy

Forget the Easter bunny. I need one that can do me some good – like the Energizer bunny. - Melanie White

Easter combines the best of the present with the traditions of the past – like Cadbury cream eggs with hunting and gathering. - Melanie White

Easter shopping tip: When buying your daughter that frilly new Easter dress, try to visualize how it’ll look with chocolate and grass stains all over it. - Melanie White

Easter is a time for dressing up, looking your best, and hunting for candy. It’s Halloween in reverse. - Melanie White

I want to be as historically accurate as possible. Does anyone know exactly what time Jesus handed out all the chocolate Easter eggs? - Aristotles ‏@AristotlesNZ

Hoping my Easter guests will help me take down the tree. - Bill Adder