Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty. ~ Anonymous

It is time to perform that perfectly beautiful balancing act again. New Classes for September start next week and are listed on the Lessons page. Register now to ensure that you get the classes you want.

Swing City is Cancelled this Friday due to a wedding at the Edelweiss Club. Our new start date is Friday, September 9th at 8pm with a West Coast Swing workshop at 8pm followed by dancing from 9 to 11pm.

Happy Birthday to 7 dancers who celebrate birthdays in September - you get a free ticket to Swing City in September. Happy Birthday to: Christine K, Sukhi R, Cathy H, Maureen L, Myrna C, Criena H and Ken M.

One outside cabin for our February Dance Cruise to the Caribbean has just come available. It is the last cabin we are able to get for our group and is at the reduced group rate. Email me at dancevictoria@telus.net for more information.

Check out important upcoming dances under Advance Tickets below.

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Dances for the next week:

Tuesday, August 30 -----------

Event: Butchart Gardens Outdoor Dance: 8-9:30pm
Featuring: Commodores Big Band
Place: Butchart Gardens
Dance Floor: Medium/Danceable
Admission: Best bet is an annual pass - check out: http://www.butchartgardens.com/files/8214/6376/5479/2016_Entertainment_calendar.pdf

Friday, September 2 ----------

Event: Swing City cancelled this week

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: Lily Fawn Music (Folk)
Place: Beacon Hill Park Bandshell
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE: http://www.victoria.ca/assets/Departments/Parks~Rec~Culture/Culture/Documents/CityVibe%202016e.pdf

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

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: Brad Prevadaros (World)
Place: Beacon Hill Park Bandshell
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE: http://www.victoria.ca/assets/Departments/Parks~Rec~Culture/Culture/Documents/CityVibe%202016e.pdf

Event: Nothin' But Swing, 8:30pm-12:30am
Place: Burnside Gorge Community Centre, 3130 Jutland 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, September 4 ----------

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

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: Yiddish Columbia State Orchestra (Klezmer/Swing)
Place: Beacon Hill Park Bandshell
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE: http://www.victoria.ca/assets/Departments/Parks~Rec~Culture/Culture/Documents/CityVibe%202016e.pdf

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Advance Tickets:

1) John's Big Band Halloween Costume Ball - featuring the Commodores Big Band at SJ Willis Auditorium on Saturday, October 29th at 8pm. Desserts, non-alcoholic refreshments and plenty of dance music included. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, September 6th at 9am when you can reserve by email at dancevictoria@telus.net. Tickets ($30pp) will be sold for couples and for tables of ten.

2) VBDS New Year's Eve Ball featuring the Commodores Big Band - Saturday, December 31st at Commonwealth Place. Includes late evening snacks. Early bird tickets are $65 each and will be available September 17th. I will be purchasing a few tables - Please email me before September 10th if you wish to be at one of my tables at the event - dancevictoria@telus.net.

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Random Funnies:

Yeah, I've got O.C.D. Old, Cranky and Dangerous.

There are times when my greatest accomplishment is just keeping my mouth shut.

In dog beers... I've only had one.

Models walk down the aisle in their underwear and it's called "Art" & "Fashion." When I do it I'm "Drunk" and "Not Allowed Back in Target."

"Dad, did you know in other countries you don't know who your wife is until you get married?" "It's like that everywhere, son..."

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger... Except bears... Bears will kill you.

If anyone tries to tell you that biscuits & gravy isn't a meal, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

I had a Goldfish that could break dance on a carpet. But only for 20 seconds. And only once.