You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star. Friedrich Nietzsche 

New Classes for April are listed on the Lessons Page. The incredibly romantic and useful Night Club Waltz and energetic and fun Hustle are back by popular request.

Swing City is Cancelled this week due to another event at the Edelweiss Club. We will be back next week.

This is your last week to get Island Fantasy Ball tickets for Victoria tables. Join us in Nanaimo May 6th and 7th. There are only a few tickets left at the tables allotted to me so contact me soon at Here are some past performances at the Island Fantasy Ball:

Happy Birthday to 27 dancers who celebrate birthdays in April - you get a free ticket to Swing City this month. Happy Birthday to: Laurie B, Joseph M, Joan S, Janet R, Robin E, Judy P, Don S, Pennie S, Kate H, Holly M, Owen W, Carla M, Pat A, Linda P, Theo S, Margaret G, Carrie S, Cheryl T, Cathy S, Vivien T, May C, Victoria F, Helen S, Monique C, Graham B, Marcia F & Ella.


Dances for the next week:

Tuesday, April 4 -----------

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 5 -----------

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 7 ----------

Event: Swing City Cancelled this week

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 8 ----------

Event: Liz & Ron Social Ballroom Dance 8-11pm
Place: Commonwealth Place
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $10/$13

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 9 -----------

Event: PMP dance with the Ron King: 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 or $15 at the door. Reserve your tickets with John 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. Advance tickets for Victoria tables for this gala competition are available from John until the end of March - there are only a few left for Victoria tables so get your tickets soon. 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. I have front row and second row tickets available for both days. Seating and ticket details are available on line at:


More laws we can relate to...

  1. The Coffee Law - As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

  2. Murphy's Law of Lockers - If there are only 2 people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

  3. Law of Physical Surfaces - The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug.

  4. Law of Logical Argument - Anything is possible IF you don't know what you are talking about.

  5. Law of Physical Appearance - If the clothes fit, they're ugly.

  6. Law of Public Speaking -- A closed mouth gathers no feet!

  7. Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy - As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it OR the store will stop selling it!

  8. Doctors' Law - If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there, you'll feel better. But don't make an appointment and you'll stay sick.