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It is Social Dance Month at Swing City - Add a little Salsa to your dance menu this Friday: Salsa workshop at 8pm with a Latin, Ballroom and Swing dance following from 9 to 11pm at Swing City. See more information below.

New Classes for April are listed on the lessons page and start this week. If you want to learn the most romantic dance on the planet then sign up for Beginner Night Club Waltz (for dancing to love songs/ballads) starting this Friday. This is ideal for the first song for anyone getting married, if you attend weddings or if you go out social dancing.

Only 4 Tickets left for our Semi-Formal Spring Soiree Ballroom Dance on Saturday, April 29th. If you have reserved tickets then they are set aside for you. 

The NBDS has given me an extension on selling tickets for the Island Fantasy Ball scheduled for May 5th and 6th. Save money and sit with others from Victoria - see more information under Advance Tickets below.

Several members of the dance community are rarely seen on the dance floor - dancing is great for your mind, body and soul and it reduces the risk of dementia by 75% (but only if you dance frequently). For our peace of mind and yours we hope to see you on the dance floor on a more regular basis.


Dances for the next week:

Tuesday, April 18 -----------

Event: West Coast Swing Collective: 7:45 to 9:45pm
Place: Eastern Star Hall; 3281 Harriet Road
Dance Floor: Medium/Hardwood
Admission: $4

Wednesday, April 19 -----------

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 21 ----------

Event: Swing City Latin & Ballroom Dance: 8-11pm
Workshop: Salsa 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 22 ----------

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

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

Sunday, April 23 -----------

Event: PMP dance with the Kingmixers: 7–10pm
Place: Monterey Centre, 1442 Monterey Ave
Dance Floor: Large, Linoleum.
Admission: $10


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 and are almost sold out. Get your tickets soon at or 250-920-7556. 

2) The Island Fantasy Ball will celebrate its Silver Anniversary on May 6th and 7th at Beban Park in Nanaimo. Save money and get your tickets from John at until April 21st. 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:

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 Visit the website at:


Life Lessons from the Easter Bunny:

Don't put all of your eggs in one basket.

Walk softly and carry a big carrot.

Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.

There's no such thing as too much candy.

All work and no play can make you a basket case.

A cute little tail attracts a lot of attention.

Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.

Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.

Keep your paws off other people's jellybeans.

The grass is always greener in someone else's basket.

An Easter bonnet can tame even the wildest hare.

To show your true colours you have to come out of your shell.