Happy BC Day Weekend!!

Symphony Splash happens today (Sunday, Aug 2) in the Inner Harbour. The theme this year is Let’s Dance! The symphony will play a few partner dances including a polka, a viennese waltz, a paso doble, a night club 2 step, whatever you can do to the Mexican hat dance and an argentine tango with the concert starting at 7:30pm. In the afternoon at 4pm the Midnights will play a mix of cha cha and west coast swing tunes and more.

This Friday, August 7th I will teach Cha Cha in the workshop at Swing City. A social dance follows from 9 to 11pm.

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.

Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is not mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself. - Havelock Ellis

Thanks to James Sease for the above quote and several others.

Monday, August 3 -----------------------------

Happy BC Day!!!! Dancing in the Square cancelled this week

Tuesday, August 4 -----------------------------

Event: Butchart’s Gardens with Chris Millington 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 5 ---------------------------

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

Friday, August 7 ------------------------------

Event: Swing City 8pm-midnight Workshop: Cha Cha with John at 8pm Place: Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara. Dance Floor: Large, Hardwood. Admission: $10/$12

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 8 ----------------------------

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 9 ------------------------------

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

Monday, August 10 -----------------------------

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 11 -----------------------------

Event: Butchart’s Gardens with Chris Millington 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 12 ---------------------------

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

Friday, August 14 -------------------------------

Event: Swing City - Last Swing City of the Summer - 8pm-midnight Workshop: West Coast Swing with John at 8pm Place: Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara. Dance Floor: Large, Hardwood. Admission: $10/$12

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 15 ----------------------

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

`````````````````````````````````````````````````` Just over the hill… (but still dancing)

You know you’re getting old when you fall down and you wonder what else you can do while you are down there.

At my age rolling out of bed in the morning is easy. Getting up off the floor is another story.

I don’t think of my skin as saggy… I think of it as a relaxed-fit.

I’m old enough to make my own decisions… Just not young enough to remember what was decided...

I’v lost my mind… I’m pretty sure the kids took it.

Age is just a number. And mine is unlisted.

FACT: In the future, I’ll tell my grandkids that I am older than the internet, and blow their minds forever.

I’m not old. Just been young a long time.

Aging seems to the the only available way to live a longer life.

I’m not old. I just need some WD-40.

It’s not about age. It’s about attitude.

I was visiting my daughter last night when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper. "This is the 21st century" she said. "We don't waste money on newspapers. Here, use my iPad." I can tell you this... that fly never knew what hit it...


Keep Dancing,

John