We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams. - Albert Einstein

Dream & Dance Big, just like Albert, this Friday at Swing City. I have some entertaining Swing & Jive moves for you this week in the workshop at 8pm. A Ballroom, Latin and Swing dance follows the workshop.

New Classes for September are listed below. Encourage your family and friends to sign up early.

Amazing Selection of outdoor events this Tuesday!!!! Dance to live music every week this summer. 

The Flash Mob was danced at the French Open West Coast Swing Championships with a few interesting variations in the second half - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHnY8uA2v8A&feature=youtu.be

Only one summer dance camp left on the island: Early Bird ticket price only available until July 31st!! The Dance Fest schedule for August 18th & 19th is at  http://ballroomnanaimo.ca/events/dance-fest/ and tickets are available from John.

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Dances for the next week

Monday, July 24 -----------

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

Tuesday, July 25 -----------

Event: West Coast Swing Collective Cancelled until August

Event: Dancing on Stage at Butchart's: 8-9:30pm
Featuring: The Commodores Big 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: Rukus
Place: Brydon Park, end of Viewmont Avenue
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkJgv3weLUg

Event: Folk Music Evening Series: 6-8pm
Featuring: "Stel" and "Big Little Lions"
Place: Beacon Hill Bandshell
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE http://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/culture/cityvibe.html

Wednesday, July 26 -----------

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 28 ----------

Event: Swing City Ballroom Dance: 8-11pm
Workshop: East Coast Swing 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, July 29 ----------

Event: 1940's Hangar Dinner/Dance & Fundraiser: 4-10pm
Featuring: The Commodores Big Band
Place: 9650 Hurricane Road, North Saanich, BC
Dance Floor: Large/Concrete
Admission: $50/person - See Advance tickets for info

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) 1940's Hangar Dinner/Dance & Fundraiser featuring the Commodores Big Band. Come dressed in your best 1940's style. There will be a silent auction, door prizes and gourmet burgers. Tickets for this Fundraiser are $50pp and can be purchased at 9640 Hurricane Road or at 250-656-7600. 

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 includes 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/

3) Victoria Chinese Ladies Club Autumn Dance: This amazing  annual fundraising dance will be held on Saturday, September 30th from 8 to 11:30pm at Commonwealth Place. Light meal, refreshments, great door prizes, dance demos and live music with MC2. Tickets are $25/person from John at dancevictoria@telus.net

4) Oktoberfest 2017 at the Victoria Edelweiss Club. Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 with music provided by S-Bahn. Members $25. Guests $35. Authentic German cuisine available to purchase. Doors open at 7pm, Adults Only, Tickets Non Refundable. Email victoria.edelweiss.club@shaw.ca or call 250 383-4823 and leave a message.  Tickets will sell quickly and will not be available at the door.

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More of Aunty Acid:

When things get me down I go to my happy place
The fridge

I eat cake because it’s somebody’s birthday somewhere

My 12 step Chocaholic Program:
I am never more than 12 steps from Chocolate

My bed wasn’t feeling well this morning so I stayed home to take care of it!

When people say “You’re going to regret that in the morning.”
I sleep until noon…
Because I’m a problem solver

I’ve learned so much from my mistakes I’m thinking of making a few more.

Blessed are we, who can laugh at ourselves.
For we will never cease to be amused.

If you have crazy friends
Then you have everything