I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal. ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Be a great philosopher and an even better dancer...
I look forward to seeing you at Swing City this Friday for our last West Coast Swing event of the year.

Classes for January are listed below.
Now open for registration.

Give the Gift of Dance this Christmas:
Treat yourself or someone close to some fun on the dance floor.
Gift Certificates for Group Lessons or Private Lessons are now available
I am offering a great 5 for 4 private lesson dance card again this year.
Email me at dancevictoria@telus.net or call 250-920-7556 for more info.

See Advance Tickets for some great upcoming events.

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Dances for the next week

Tuesday, December 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, December 6 -----------

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, December 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: Argentine Tango 8pm-1am
Place: Café Casablanca, 2524 Bridge Street
Dance Floor: Small/Medium, wood
Admission: $10 workshop & dance plus $2 consumption charge

Saturday, December 9 ----------

Event: Da Vinci Christmas Dance 8pm-midnight
Place: Da Vinci Center, 195 Bay St
Dance Floor: Large, Hardwood.
Admission: $18

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, December 10 ------------

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

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Advance Tickets:

1) NBDS Christmas Gala Dinner/Dance, Saturday, December 16th, 5-11pm. Fabulous annual dinner/dance on the massive dance floor at Beban Park in Nanaimo. Great meal by Culinary Creations and music by DJ John Maher. Tickets are $45/$50 for the evening from John at dancevictoria@telus.net or 250-920-7556.

2) New Imperial Social Club Christmas Dinner/Dance: Saturday, December 16 featuring the Pulp Mills band at the Chief and Petty Officer's club, 1575 Lyall St. Dinner starts at 6:30pm and dancing from 8 to 11pm. Tickets ($45 for members/$50 for non-members) must be bought in advance from Bea (250-598-2183). Club Website: http://www.newimperialsocialclub.ca

3) PMP Holly-Daze Dinner & Dance Sunday, December 17th 5:30-9:30pm (bar opens at 5pm) Cost: $28. Dinner starts at 5:30pm with dancing to MC2 following dinner. Advanced tickets only - call Monterey Centre 250-370-7300

4) Formal New Year's Ball with the Commodores Big Band: This event is sold out.

5) VBDS New Years Dance: Sunday, December 31 at Saanich Commonwealth Centre - 4636 Elk Lake Dr. Doors open at 7:30 pm with dancing from 8pm to midnight. Tickets: $65pp available at Cedarhill VBDS Practices Wednesdays from 7:45-8:15pm and Friday practices at Les Passmore Ctr from 7-7:30 pm.

6) NBDS New Year’s Eve party dance: December 31st at Nanoose Place, 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose. 9pm-1am party dance with DJ Andy Mundy. Pot luck refreshments (please bring some to share). Complimentary champagne at midnight. $20/person. For more details visit http://www.ballroomnanaimo.ca

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Door signs:

Sign on teen door:
Tips on how to enter my room properly:
1. Do not

If door does not open
Do not enter

Push
If that doesn’t work then
Pull
If that doesn’t work then
We Must Be Closed

Ring Doorbell and Run!
Dog needs exercise!

More a-door-able funnies:

When life shuts a door…
Open it again.
It’s a door.
That’s how they work.

This Door is Alarmed.
What startled it?

If you think nothing is impossible.
Try slamming a revolving door.

My soul mate is out there somewhere,
Pushing a Pull door…
I just know it.

My 2-year-old greeted me at the door by saying “I love you. I pooped.”
So much for small talk.

Open door policy
Show up with beer, we’ll open the door.

When a door closes another door should open.
But if it doesn’t then go in through the window.

I spend a lot of time holding the refrigerator door open looking for answers.

Dance is the answer...