"Do or Do Not. There is no Try." - Yoda

Learn to dance better than Yoda this Friday. Come to Swing City and do some Foxtrot. May the floor be with you...

Gung Hay Fat Choy - Happy Chinese New Year and a Wonderful Winter Wonderland of Dancing to all - it was a fun celebration last night.

New classes for February and March are now open for registration.
See the list on the Lessons Page.

Happy Birthday to 15 dancers who celebrate birthdays in February - you also get a free ticket to Swing City this month. If you want a free dance at Swing City in your birthday month you simply need to update your profile to include your birthday (month & day only) by clicking on the "update your preferences" link at the bottom of the newsletter. Happy Birthday to: Ron W, Laurene H, Don W, Rob M, Debi W, Lourdes A, Ines S, Bob G, Pauline K, John R, Chris H, Angela M, Jo-Anne S, Mildred S. and Soun Y.

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.

Island Fantasy Ball tickets are going fast. Advance tickets are only available until February 7th. This huge competition (fun to watch or participate in) is held in Nanaimo in May. Join us at the Victoria tables & save money (no sales outlet fees). I have almost sold all of the tables allotted to me so contact me soon.

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Dances for the next week:

Tuesday, January 31 -----------

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

Wednesday, February 1 -----------

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 3 ----------

Event: Swing City Ballroom Dance: 8-11pm
Workshop: Social Foxtrot with John 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, February 4 ----------

Event: Social Ballroom Dance 8-11pm
Place: Les Passmore Centre, 186 Hampton Rd
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $10/$13

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

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Advance Tickets:

1) 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 - $13 in advance through paypal at: LeonardoDaVinci.payments@gmail.com. Tickets are $15.00 at the door http://www.davincicentre.ca/ 250.383.8041

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 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.

3) 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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It's been one of those days...

I smile because you’re my family… I laugh because there’s nothing you can do about it!

The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
- Charles Bukowski

Square box, round pizza, triangle slices. …I’m confused!

The chains on my mood swing just snapped. Run.

I smile because I don't know what the heck is going on.

Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.

The trouble with life is there's no background music.