Put on your red shoes and dance the blues. - David Bowie

Dance to blues, contemporary, swing, ballroom & Latin this Friday at Swing City. Learn to play with several music genres to the very versatile West Coast Swing in the workshop at 8pm. This will be Sam's last workshop for me before he moves to Vancouver so come out and wish him well. A Swing dance (with a mix of ballroom and Latin) follows the workshop.

New Classes for July are listed on the lessons page and start this week. This will be the last series of the summer.

Outdoor dance events Mondays and Tuesday all around greater Victoria. Dance to live music every week this summer.

Summer Dance Camps are listed below The Dance Fest schedule for August 18th & 19th is at http://ballroomnanaimo.ca/events/dance-fest/ and tickets are available from John.


Dances for the next week

Monday, July 10 -----------

Event: VBDS Dancing in the Square 7-9:30pm
Place: Centennial Square
Dance Floor: Concrete
Admission: FREE

Tuesday, July 11 -----------

Event: West Coast Swing Collective Cancelled until August

Event: Dancing on Stage at Butchart's: 8-9:30pm
Featuring: The Chris Millington Band
Place: Butchart's Gardens open air stage
Dance Floor: Sealant over wood
Admission: Best to get a season's pass

Event: Music in the Park, 6-8pm
Featuring: 4 Jacks & A Jill
Place: Majestic Park, 4380 Majestic Drive
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE

Event: Memorial Park Music Fest: 6-7:30pm
Featuring: Virtual Elvis (Rock n Roll)
Place: Memorial Park, 1212 Esquimalt Road
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE https://www.esquimalt.ca/news-events/events/calendar

Event: Folk Music Evening Series: 6-8pm
Featuring: "Wired to the Sky" and "Unfaithful Servants" Place: Beacon Hill Bandshell
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE
http://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/culture/cityvibe.html

Wednesday, July 12 -----------

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, July 14 ----------

Event: Swing City Swing Dance: 8-11pm
Workshop: West Coast Swing with Sam Jackson 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, July 15 ----------

Event: Summer Vibrations West Coast Swing workshops & Dance Rescheduled for next year

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) Summer Vibrations (West Coast Swing event) - Delayed until next year

2) Summer Dance Fest - Ballroom Dance Camp - August 18th and 19th at the Lighthouse Community Centre in Qualicum Bay. Amazing early-bird price of $50pp for 6 workshops from a variety of instructors and 2 dances - all on a 5000 square foot sprung hardwood dance floor. $65 early bird price also included BBQ dinner on Saturday. Early bird tickets are available until July 31st from John at dancevictoria@telus.net. This is the 6th year for this fantastic event - great value, great venue, great workshops and great fun. Info on the event is at: http://ballroomnanaimo.ca/events/dance-fest/

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I tried to be normal once.
worst two minutes of my life.

I don't know what I'd to without coffee...
probably twenty five to life in the state penitentiary.

People should stop expecting normal from me...
We all know it's never going to happen!

I've reached that age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me.

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I get more cleaning done in the ten minutes before someone comes over than I do in a week.

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