Eat, Sleep, Dance (repeat).

Eat, sleep and dance your way through the last long weekend of summer I will teach Waltz in the workshop at 8pm at Swing City this Friday. Our first Ballroom dance of September follows the workshop.

New Classes for September are listed below. Please note new start dates for some classes. Encourage your family and friends to sign up early.

What can you do with your old dance shoes? You can donate them to the students in the U.Vic dance club. In August and September I will be collecting any dance shoes you wish to donate to young dancers who want to join the dance community this Fall. Donations gratefully accepted at Swing City or in class.

Happy Birthday to 16 dancers who celebrate birthdays in September: You get a free ticket to Swing City in September. Click on the 'update your preferences' link at the bottom of the newsletter to add your birthday info (month & day only) and you will get a free ticket to swing city in your birthday month. Happy Birthday to: Jane W, Christine K, Sukhi R, Joyce M, Lori M, June L, Cathy H, Maureen L, Bob G, Myrna C, Criena H, Zuzana M, Susan C, Geny H, Judy G and Ken M.

Dances for the next week

Tuesday, August 29 -----------

Event: West Coast Swing Collective: 7:45 to 9:45pm
Place: Eastern Star Hall; 3281 Harriet Road
Dance Floor: Medium/Hardwood
Admission: $4

Event: Dancing on Stage at Butchart's: 8-9:30pm
Last Butchart's Dance event of summer
Featuring: Lust Life (Latin, Jazz)
Place: Butchart's Gardens open air stage
Dance Floor: Sealant over wood
Admission: Best to get a season's pass

Event: Music in the Park, 6-8:30pm
Featuring: Youth Showcase (Several Bands)
Place: Rudd Park, 3259 Irma
Dance Floor: Wood
Admission: FREE

Wednesday, August 30 -----------

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, September 1 ----------

Event: Swing City Ballroom Dance: 8-11pm
Workshop: Waltz with John 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, September 2 ----------

Event: Blues Fest: noon to 5pm and 7:30-10pm
Place: Ship Point, Inner Harbour
Dance Floor: Pavement
Admission: Free or by donation during the day, $28 evening

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, September 3 ------------

Event: Blues Fest: noon to 5pm and 7:30-10pm
Place: Ship Point, Inner Harbour
Dance Floor: Pavement
Admission: Free or by donation during the day, $25 evening


Advance Tickets:

1) It’s….A Glitzy Affair Thursday, September 21st 5:30‐9pm (Bar opens at 5pm) at the Monterey Centre, 1442 Monterey Ave. A delicious meal followed by a Vegas style performance featuring the King of Rock-n-Roll…Elvis! Take a turn on the dance floor or sit back and enjoy the show. You’ll want to ‘dress to excess’ to attend this “glittery” event! The Monterey Centre hosts this event in partnership with People Meeting People (PMP). Tickets are limited and are only available in advance: $25.50/person. Reservations: 250-370-7300.

2) Victoria Chinese Ladies Club Autumn Dance: This annual fundraising dance will be held on Saturday, September 30th from 8 to 11:30pm at Commonwealth Place. Light meal, refreshments, great door prizes, dance demos and live music with MC2. Tickets are $25/person from John at

3) NBDS 36th Anniversary Dinner/Dance - on Saturday, October 7th in Nanaimo. More details to come. Tickets will be available from John at

4) Oktoberfest 2017 at the Victoria Edelweiss Club. Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 with music provided by S-Bahn. Members $25. Guests $35. Authentic German cuisine available to purchase. Doors open at 7pm, Adults Only, Tickets Non Refundable. Email or call 250 383-4823 and leave a message. Tickets will sell quickly and will not be available at the door.


Love's Labours Lost... & Found:

I love Labour Day. What other day do you get to celebrate work without actually doing any?

There should be a holiday... dedicated to all the brave people who show up to work on Mondays.

On Labour Day, if one of my relatives see a shadow, they all quit working for six weeks.

Labour Day is a great opportunity to reflect on what you failed to accomplish this summer.

"Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken." ~ Bill Dodds

Planning my Labour Day vacation is way too much work.

If all of the cars in Canada were placed end to end, it would probably be Labour Day weekend.

Here's to all the Moms out there. Because when it comes to Labour, they're the experts. Happy Labour Day!