The Best Things happen while you’re dancing – Danny Kaye

May a lot of Best Things happen for you in 2018
I look forward to seeing you on the dance floor often.

Classes for January are listed on the Lessons Page. Register now - classes start next week.

We have planned more Dance Cruises. If you wish to receive the dance cruise newsletter please email me at

Private Lesson Dance Cards still available in January:
Treat yourself or someone close to some fun on the dance floor.
Gift Certificates for Group Lessons or Private Lessons are now available
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.

Happy Birthday to 31 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 the newsletter. Happy Birthday to: Caelen L, Bob K, Karen L, Eydie W, Jane E, George W, Shirley S, Jesse C, Donna F, Krystyna R, Alice P, Maylene M, Joan W, Bernadette H, Julia W, Susan G, Heather M, Shirley C, Fran P, Louise C, Brian M, Thomas R, Diane T, Salvadore L, Agnes A, Nancy L, Robert C, Heeya H, Saki S, Theresa S, and Isto P.


That was an amazing start to 2018! Plenty of good food, wonderful people, great Big Band music and a full dance floor all evening. Many of you were still visiting long after the band had left. Tickets will go quickly for the event again next year. We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor often before then.

Dances for the next week

Tuesday, January 2 -----------

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 3 -----------

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 5 ----------

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, January 6 ----------

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, January 7 ------------

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


Will Rogers Quotes: (still relevant 100 years later)

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for.

I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.

Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.

Last year we said, ‘Things can’t go on like this’, and they didn’t, they got worse.

If I studied all my life, I couldn’t think up half the number of funny things passed in one session of congress.

An economist’s guess is liable to be as good as anybody else’s

It’s easy being a humorist when you’ve got the whole government working for you.

There ought to be one day – just one - when there is open season on senators.

Things in our country run in spite of government, not in aid of it.

The more you observe politics, the more you’ve got to admit that each party is worse than the other.

If ever you injected truth into politics you'd have no politics.

Things ain’t what they used to be and never were.

May things be even better for you in 2018.