Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Dance as if Time has no meaning this Friday at Swing City
Use your time wisely on Friday and dance away the evening.
Waltz workshop at 8pm followed by a Ballroom dance.

Classes for February are listed on the Lessons Page.
These are open for registration.

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.

Happy Birthday to 16 dancers who celebrate birthdays in February - 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: Gerry T, Kathy W, Daphne T, Laurene H, Don W, Rob M, Debi W, Lourdes A, Ines S, Pauline K, John R, Chris H, Dorota I, Angela M, Jo-Anne S, and Mildred S.

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 dancevictoria@telus.net or call 250-920-7556 for more info.

Advance Tickets for SEVEN events listed below

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Dances for the next week

Tuesday, January 30 -----------

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 31 -----------

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, February 2 ----------

Event: Swing City Ballroom Dance: 8-11pm
Workshop: Waltz 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, February 3 ----------

Event: VBDS Newcomer dance 7-9pm
For Newcomer dancers only
Place: Les Passmore Cenre, 286 Hampton Rd
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $5

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, February 4 ------------

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) 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 https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3206034

2) Da Vinci Social Valentine's Dance: Saturday, February 10th, 8pm-midnight, 195 Bay St. Tickets are $15/person in advance at LeonardoDaVinci.payments@gmail.com 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 vwcsc@yahoo.ca with ‘Register Me – Saturday or Sunday or Both Days ’ in the subject line.

4) PMP 35th Anniversary Dinner/Dance: Featuring the Pulp Mills Band on Sunday, February 25th. Members $24/Guests $28. For advance tickets call the Monterey Centre after February 1st at 250-370-7300.

5) NBDS Spring Fling Dinner/Dance: Saturday, March 3rd at Bowen Park, Nanaimo. Tickets are $20 for the dance or $40 for the dinner and dance. To view the menu or get more info visit: http://www.ballroomnanaimo.ca. The dinner food at NBDS events is exceptional. To purchase tickets email Sara at tickets@ballroomnanaimo.ca

6) 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. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wesy-shore-lions-dance-kooler-supersauce-tickets-41681318947

7) The Island Fantasy Ball (IFB): 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 at: http://www.islandfantasyball.com/tickets/ Save money and sit with the Victoria group if you get your tickets from John - no charge card or processing fees.

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More Redneck definitions of Medical Terms
Medical Term
Redneck Definition

Enema
Not a friend

Fester
Quicker than someone else

Fibula
A small lie

Impotent
Distinguished, well known

Labor Pain
Getting hurt at work

Medical Staff
A Doctor's cane

Morbid
A higher offer

Nitrates
Rates of Pay for Working at Night. Normally more money than Days

Node
I knew it

Outpatient
A person who has fainted

Post Operative
A letter carrier

Recovery Room
Place to do upholstery

Rectum
Nearly killed him

Secretion
Hiding something

Seizure
Roman Emperor

Tablet
A small table

Terminal Illness
Getting sick at the airport

Tumor
One plus one more

Urine
Opposite of you're out

Pelvis
Second cousin to Elvis

Dance like Elvis or his second cousin