You don't stop dancing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop dancing. - anon

Swing City is taking a break for the rest of the summer - we look forward to seeing you back in September. Do not stop dancing! Do not grow old!

I have tickets for the Annual Chinese Ladies Club Fundraiser dance being held at Commonwealth Place on Saturday, August 29th. Tickets are only sold in advance for this event. Contact me directly for tickets at dancevictoria@telus.net.

Registration is now open for new classes for September listed below.

If you would like information on my 30th Anniversary dance cruises to Europe or the Caribbean please email me at dancevictoria@telus.net.

Vote for the Dance Party!! But, since there is no Dance Party to vote for in the October election it is challenging to know what is the correct party to vote for. Take a few minutes to check out these websites - it makes voting a whole lot easier. You may think you know which party is aligned with your beliefs, but you might be surprised. Your friends might like these as well.

Check out: http://canada.isidewith.com/political-quiz

Or http://www.selectsmart.com/canada/

Or http://www.gotoquiz.com/which_canadian_political_party_should_you_vot

Or http://www.votecompass.com/

Monday, August 17 -----------------------------

Event: Dancing in the Square with Katzenjammers 8-9:30pm Beginner workshop from 7-8pm Place: Centennial Square. Dance Floor: concrete, brick. Admission: Free

Tuesday, August 18 -----------------------------

Event: Butchart’s Gardens with The Commodores Big Band: 7:30-9pm Place: Butchart’s Gardens Band Shell Dance Floor: Interesting surface but works with dance shoes. Admission: Best bet is to buy a seasons pass and go weekly.

Wednesday, August 19 ---------------------------

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

Friday, August 21 ------------------------------

Event: Swing City Cancelled until September

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, August 22 ----------------------------

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

Event: Latin Workshop & Dance, (8:30pm-1am) Place: Café Casablanca 2524 Bridge Street Dance Floor: Medium/Small, Hardwood. Admission: $10 plus $2 consumption charge

Sunday, August 23 ------------------------------

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

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Before the drawing board, what did they get back to?

Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song?

If most accidents happen at home, why doesn’t everyone just move?

If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving is not for you.

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.

Sometimes I pretend to be normal, but it gets boring, so I just go back to being myself.

I once shot an elephant in my pyjamas. What he was doing in them, I'll never know.

Why is it called a TV set if you only get one?

Is Disneyland a people trap run by a mouse?

Why does sour cream have a “use by” date?

Why isn’t phonetic spelled the way it sounds?

I'm so jealous of my parents. I will never have a kid as cool as theirs.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Line dancing was invented by women waiting in line to use the washroom.

Common sense is like deodorant. Those who need it the most, never use it.

I don't know how to act my age because I've never been this age before.