Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step, it is an old business procedure. - Fran Liebowitz

Great dance weekend ahead! Warren Scott will teach Hustle before the Swing/Ballroom dance at Swing City on Friday. The Semi-Formal Spring Soiree is on Saturday. Warren will teach the partner version of Hustle and I will run through the line dance later in the evening as well at Swing City on Friday. We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor this weekend.

Get your tickets for the Island Fantasy Ball scheduled for May 5th and 6th. See information under Advance Tickets below.

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Dances for the next week

Tuesday, April 25 -----------

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 26 -----------

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 28 ----------

Event: Swing City Swing Dance: 8-11pm
Workshop: Hustle with Warren Scott 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 29 ----------

Event: Semi-Formal Spring Soiree Ballroom Dance: 7:30-11pm Sold Out
Place: Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara

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. Sold out.

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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Caution: Funnies are cooked up for the consumption of dancers only - consult your dance doctor to determine if you are dancing enough to partake in any of the morsels below. Email your dance doctor at dancevictoria@telus.net and get yourself on a nutritious, healthy and enjoyable dance diet today.

A wee dram o' Irish humour:

The brain is a most amazing organ. It works 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from birth until you fall in love.

Every woman's dream: Her ideal man takes her in his arms, throws her on the bed... and cleans the whole house while she sleeps.

What did our parents do when they were bored with no Internet?
I asked my 18 brothers and sisters and they didn't know either.

Friendship is when people know all about you...
But like you anyway.

If I actually 'spoke my mind' I'd be in big trouble.

An elderly couple were sitting together and the lady said,
'I remember when you kissed me whenever you could.'
The man leant over and pecked her on the cheek.
'I also remember when you held my hand all the time.'
The old man placed his hand on hers.
She continued, 'I remember when you used to nibble my neck.'
The old man shuffled out of the room.
'Where are you going?' asked the old lady.
'To find my teeth,' said the old man.

I don't like to think before I speak...
I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what I say.