Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music. ~William Stafford

To be a kid again - dancing to everything, all the time. I still do that, much to my wife's chagrin - age is really only a mind thing.

If you want to learn some entertaining moves and dance to some fun music then I look forward to seeing you for our West Coast Swing workshop and dance at Swing City this Friday at 8pm.

Men - are you missing dance shoes? - I have one pair that were left at the U.Vic 30th Anniversary Ball. Email me at if you are interested in getting them back.

My 30th Anniversary Social Dance featuring the music of Ron King will be held on Saturday, April 30th. I will teach Cha Cha in the workshop to start the evening and play a fun mix of music in the breaks. Ron is an amazingly versatile entertainer with a great voice and a wide repertoire of dance tunes. It will be a great way to close out the month of April. Reserve your tickets with me at

New classes for March and April are listed on the Lessons page. Many have started but several start this week and later this month.

New Class added to course list: Beginner Argentine Tango on Tuesday evenings - See lessons page for more info.

My Caribbean Dance Cruise in February 2017 is almost sold out. Cabins on my 2017 Caribbean Dance Cruise are filling up quickly - book soon if you want a great price on a dance cruise before the cabins are gone. Email me at for more information.


Dances for the next week:

Tuesday, April 5 ---------------

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 6 ------

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

Friday, April 8 ----------

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

Event: Red Hot Swing, 8:30pm - 12:30am Place: Dance Victoria on Quadra Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood. Admission: $10/$13

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 9 --------

Event: Pacifica Ball 1pm to midnight Place: Victoria Conference Centre in the Empress Dance Floor: Large/Wood Admission: See Advance Tickets for more info

Event: New Imperial Social Club - City Slickers Band 8-10:30pm Place: Chief & Petty Officer's Mess, 1575 Lyall St, Esquimalt Dance Floor: Medium/Hardwood Admission: $14

Event: Nothin' But Swing, 8:30pm-12:30am Place: Burnside Gorge Community Centre, 3130 Road Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood. Admission: $5/$7/8

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 10 ---------

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


Advance Tickets:

1) Pacifica Ball - Saturday, April 9th. Tickets are on sale at or Performances by World Cup 10-Dance winners, and 7-time undefeated Canadian Standard, Latin, & 10-dance Champions Anton Belyayev & Antoaneta Popova, and former Canadian Showdance, Smooth, and Rhythm Champions Egor Shalvarov & Alla Profatilova.

2) The Island Fantasy Ball - Nanaimo, May 7th and 8th. Tickets and full tables are available through John de Pfyffer at This is a great event featuring two days of competition and a full buffet dinner on Saturday. Check out the YouTube video of the event at More info at or on Facebook at:

3) John's 30th Anniversary Social Dance Part 2 will feature Ron King on Saturday, April 30th at the Victoria Edelweiss Club. Tickets are $15 in advance - reserve your tickets at

4) West Shore Lions Club Fundraiser Dance - Decades of Rock Show - featuring 3 bands "Younger than Yesterday", "Free Ride," and "Rock of Ages" from 8:30 to 12:30 on Saturday, May 21st at the Royal Canadian Legion #91, Langford, 761 Station Ave. Tickets are $18 in advance and $25 at the door - ph 250-478-8365 or at Long and McQuade, 756 Hillside Ave - ph 250-384-3622.


Diet, exercise and grow old sensibly (& funnily):

My goal for 2016 was to lose just 10 pounds. Only 15 to go.

Ate salad for dinner! Mostly croutons & tomatoes. Really just one big, round crouton covered with tomato sauce. And cheese. FINE, it was a pizza. I ate a pizza.

How to prepare Tofu: 1. Throw it in the trash. 2. Grill some Meat.

I hate when I think I'm buying ORGANIC vegetables, but when I get home I discover they're REGULAR donuts.

I just did a week's worth of cardio after walking into a spider web.

I don't mean to brag but ...I finished my 14-day diet in 3 hours and 20 minutes.

Kids today don't know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.

Senility has been a smooth transition for me.

I may not be that funny or athletic or good looking or smart or talented ...I forgot where I was going with this.

I love being over 50. I learn something new every day ...and forget 5 others.

A thief broke into my house last night ...He started searching for money so I woke up and searched with him.

My dentist told me I need a crown. I was like: "I KNOW!" Right?

I think I'll just put an "Out of Order" sticker on my forehead and call it a day. Where’s the wine?