I would not know what the spirit of a philosopher might wish more to be than a good dancer. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Be a good philosopher and an even better dancer in 2017 - learn the Canadian Tango on Friday at Swing City to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday. A fun Tango workshop at 8pm will be followed by great music from 9 to 11pm.

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

New classes for January start this week - start the new year dancing. If you know of anyone interested in learning to dance let them know that I have 2 beginner level classes starting in January.

New January Class for Singles and Couples - no partner required. This class is for dancers who know the basics and wish to improve their technique focusing on Posture, Leg Action, Footwork, Arm Action, Walks, Turns, Rhythm & Timing. Top dancers always work on these actions - Building Better Latin Foundations - See more information on the Lessons Page.

Happy Birthday to 25 dancers who celebrate birthdays in January - you get a free ticket to Swing City this month. Get a free ticket to Swing City in your birthday month - enter your birthday info (month & day only) when you click on "update your preferences" at the bottom of this newsletter. Happy Birthday to: Caelen L, Robert K, Karen L, Eydie W, Jesse C, George W, Donna F, Joan W, Bernadette H, Susan G, Heather M, Shirley C, Fran P, Louise C, Agnes A, Thomas R, Brian M, Salvadore L, Robert C, Saki S, Heeya H, Krystyna R, Maylene M, Isto P, Alice P and Nancy L.

Celebrate Canada's 150th Winter at our Winter Waltz Wonderland Dance on Saturday, January 28th. Get more info under Advance Tickets below.

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Dances for the next week:

Tuesday, January 3 -----------

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 4 -----------

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 6 ----------

Event: Swing City Ballroom Dance: 8-11pm
Workshop: Tango 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 7 ----------

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

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Advance Tickets:

1) Canada's 150th Winter Dance Celebration - On Saturday, January 28th John & Carla will host Canada's 150th Winter Waltz Wonderland at the Victoria Edelweiss Club. Semi-formal Canadian attire is requested (pinning Canadian Tire money to your clothing not allowed). Winter Waltz Workshop With John Wohn at 7:30pm. There will be a lonely bartender in attendance to watch you dance and to pour your Canadian beverage of choice. Advance tickets are $12 from John at dancevictoria@telus.net. Tickets are $15 at the door.

2) 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 Royal Canadian Legion, Prince Edward branch, 761 Station Rd in Langford. Advance Tickets are $20 - at the Langford Legion, 761 Station Ave - phone 250-478-8365 or at Long and McQuade, 756 Hillside Avenue, Victoria phone 250-384-3622.

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Starting the year with odds and ends...

If you have to choose between drinking wine every day or being skinny which would you choose?
Red or White?

What did a Thesaurus eat?
Synonym rolls…

The oldest computer can apparently be traced back to the time of Adam and Eve.
It was an Apple. But with extremely limited memory. Just 1 bite.
Then everything crashed

Common sense is like deodorant.
The people who need it most never use it.

If quitters never win, and winners never quit, then who is the fool that first said:
‘Quit while you are ahead?’

Happy New Year!!