I dance, therefore I am. (Je danse donc je suis) - Bridget Bardot song.

If we do not dance then who are we, really? Be more of yourself this weekend by getting out on the dance floor.

New classes for February and March are now open for registration.   See the list below.

Private Lesson Dance Cards 5 for 4 private lesson dance cards available only until January 31st. Email me at dancevictoria@telus.net or call 250-920-7556 for more info.

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Dances for the next week:

Tuesday, January 24 -----------

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 25 -----------

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 27 ----------

Event: Swing City Swing Dance: 8-11pm
Workshop: East Coast Swing with John at 8pm
Place: Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $10

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, January 28 ----------

Event: Winter Waltz Wonderland Semi-Formal Dance: 7:30-11pm
Workshop: Waltz with John at 7:30pm
Place: Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $12 advance, $15 at the door. See Advance Tickets Below.

Event: Latin Dance, (8:30pm-1am)
Place: Café Casablanca 2524 Bridge Street
Dance Floor: Medium/Small, Hardwood.
Admission: $10 plus $2 consumption charge

Sunday, January 29 -----------

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

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Advance Tickets:

1) Canada's 150th Winter Wonderland Dance - Celebrate Canada's 150th Winter at our semi-formal dance at the Victoria Edelweiss Club on Saturday, January 28th. Winter Waltz Workshop With John at 7:30pm. There will be a lonely bartender in attendance to watch you dance and to pour your beverage of choice. Advance tickets are $12 from dancevictoria@telus.net or from John in class. Tickets are $15 at the door.

2) Island Singles II Red & White Valentine Dance - Saturday, February 11th at Da Vinci Centre, 195 Bay St. Doors open at 8pm, dance from 9pm to 1am to Paulasonic - featuring new music and plenty of great door prizes. Tickets are $13 in advance through paypal at: LeonardoDaVinci.payments@gmail.com. Tickets are $15.00 at the door http://www.davincicentre.ca/ 250.383.8041

3) West Shore Lions Club Fundraiser Dance: Saturday, March 18, 2017, featuring Younger Than Yesterday playing 60’S, 70’s & 80’S dance music from 8:30pm to 12:30am at the Langford Legion, 761 Station Rd in Langford. Advance Tickets are $20 - at the Langford Legion - phone 250-478-8365 or at Long and McQuade,  756 Hillside Avenue, Victoria phone 250-384-3622.

4) The Island Fantasy Ball will celebrate its Silver Anniversary on May 6th and 7th at Beban Park in Nanaimo. Advance tickets for Victoria tables for this gala competition are available from John until February 7th only - 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: http://www.islandfantasyball.com/tickets/

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More ideas for new words - I know you will want to use some of these:

Textpectation: that anticipation felt when waiting for a response to a text.

Chairdrobe: piling clothes on a chair in place of a closet or dresser; see also floordrobe.

Cellfish: an individual who continues talking on their phone so as to be rude or inconsiderate of other people.

Nonversation: a completely worthless conversation; small talk.

Destinesia: when you get to where you were intending to go, but forget why you were going there in the first place.

Errorist: someone who repeatedly makes mistakes, or is always wrong.

Hiberdating: when a person ignores their friends in favour of a boyfriend/girlfriend.

Youniverse: used to indicate that a person has knowledge only of him or herself; their universe consists only of them.

Internest: the cocoon of blankets and pillows you gather around yourself whilst spending long periods of time on the internet.

Afterclap: the clap that the last person makes after everyone else has stopped.

Beerboarding: extracting secret information from a colleague by getting them drunk.

Unlightening: learning something that makes you dumber.