It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer. ~ Shanna LaFleur

Be an athlete and an artist this Friday at Swing City Dance is a great workout for the mind, the body & the soul. Exercise everything in a fun way on the dance floor on Friday.

Classes for January are listed on the Lessons Page.
Two classes start Tuesday. Single men needed for both classes.

The Panama dance cruise is selling out. The cruise line will start to take back the unsold group cabins on the Panama cruise soon. Let me know if you want more info.

My website is closing and will reopen soon

Private Lesson Dance Cards available until the end of January: I am offering a great 5 for 4 private lesson dance card again this year. Email me at or call 250-920-7556 for more info.

Advance Tickets for several events listed below


Dances for the next week

Tuesday, January 23 -----------

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

Wednesday, January 24 -----------

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, January 26 ----------

Event: Swing City Ballroom Dance: 8-11pm
Workshop: East Coast Swing with John at 8pm, Dance 9-11pm
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, January 27 ----------

Event: Rock 'N Roll Dance Party; 7-10pm
Dress in 50's costume, enter the hoola hoop contest,
enjoy the tasty concession. Beer and wine available.
Place: Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Rd
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: By donation

Event: 8th Annual Dancer Appreciation Day at Toes 'n' Taps Dance Shoppe
Receive 'Dancer Dollar' Coupons to Spend, Enter Amazing Prize Draws & Enjoy Free Coffee! 10:00am - 5:00pm
1733 Cook St. Victoria, BC (250) 480-0017

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


Advance Tickets:

1) Big Band Fundraiser Valentine's Dance: Saturday, February 10th at Saanich Fairgrounds Main Hall - featuring 3 big bands - The Commodores Big Band, The Bayside Big Band and Stelly's Jazz Band. This is a fundraiser for the Stelly's Communty Arts Theatre Society. Doors open at 6:30pm and tickets are only $20/person - available at Brentwood Bay Village Empourium, Seahorses Cafe, Stelly's School or at

2) Da Vinci Social Valentine's Dance: Saturday, February 10th, 8pm-midnight, 195 Bay St. Tickets are $15/person in advance at or at the door.

3) Victoria West Coast Swing Collective Spring Tease: 3 workshops plus dance on Sat, Feb 24th, 2018 plus a workshop on Sunday, Feb 25th, 2018 with Tom Selzler. Saturday pass: $50, Weekend pass: $65, Sunday Only: $25 Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Road. 2pm - 11pm. Email with ‘Register Me – Saturday or Sunday or Both Days ’ in the subject line.

4) West Shore Lions Club Fundraising Dance featuring music by KOOLER and SuperSauce: Saturday, March 24th at Royal Canadian Legion #91, Langford, 761 Station Ave. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door - available on line at the West Shore Lions website-home page or Langford Legion - ph 250-478-8365.

5) The Island Fantasy Ball: Saturday, May 5th and Sunday May 6th in the Beban Park Social Centre, Nanaimo. Advance tickets for Victoria tables for this gala competition are available from John until February 6th - these will sell quickly so get your tickets soon. This is a full weekend competition with top dancers from around the world competing in Ballroom and Latin. Competitions are held all day and evening on Saturday and all day on Sunday. I have front row and second row tickets available for both days. Seating and ticket details are available on line at: Save money and sit with the Victoria group if you get your tickets from John - no charge card or processing fees.


Redneck definitions of Medical Terms
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Redneck Definition

The study of paintings

Back door to cafeteria

What doctors do when patients die

What you be, after you be eight

Caesarean Section
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Made eye contact with her

A sheep dog

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To live long

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