Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery. ~ Martha Graham

Wow!! - we had a great turnout and a very fun dance party at Swing City this past Friday. Discover just how much fun dancing is at Swing City - come to our last event of the summer this Friday. There is a Swing/JIve workshop at 8pm followed by a Ballroom Dance with DJ Johnny deP from 9 to 11pm. I look forward to seeing you there.

More delicious outdoor music and dance activities lie ahead in the city - check out the appetizing menu below.

New Classes for September are listed on the Lessons page are now open for registration.

This is your last chance to join our dance cruise to the Caribbean in February. You could get the last cabin for our group. Email me at dancevictoria@telus.net for more information.

We mourn the loss of a member of the dance community - Sonia Fasoli - who passed away after a long bout with cancer on June 20th. A small, private celebration of life was held for her on July 23rd for close friends and family. Her enjoyment of life will dance on in our hearts forever.

Dances for the next week:

Monday, July 25 ----------

Event: Ballroom Dancing in the Square: Workshop 7-8pm
Band: Katzenjammers from 8-9:30pm
Place: Centennial Square
Dance Floor: Concrete
Admission: FREE http://www.victoria.ca/assets/Departments/Parks~Rec~Culture/Culture/Documents/CityVibe%202016e.pdf

Tuesday, July 26 -----------

Event: Butchart Gardens Outdoor Dance: 8-9:30pm
Featuring: Chris Millington Band
Place: Butchart Gardens
Dance Floor: Medium/Danceable
Admission: Best bet is an annual pass - check out: http://www.butchartgardens.com/files/8214/6376/5479/2016_Entertainment_calendar.pdf

Event: Saanich Music in the Park Series: 6-8pm
Featuring: Younger Than Yesterday (Beatles, Rolling Stones)
Place: Brydon Park, End of Viewmont Ave.
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE: http://saanich.ca/parkrec/parks/parks/documents/CMS-Flyer-MusicinthePark-RevA.pdf

Friday, July 29 ----------

Event: Swing City Ballroom Dance 8-11pm
Our last event of the summer!!
Workshop: Swing/Jive with John at 8pm
Place: Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $10

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: Miranda Sage Quintet (Jazz)
Place: Beacon Hill Park Bandshell
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE: http://www.victoria.ca/assets/Departments/Parks~Rec~Culture/Culture/Documents/CityVibe%202016e.pdf

Event: Red Hot Swing, 8:30pm - 12:30am
Place: Dance Victoria on Quadra
Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood.
Admission: $10/$13

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 30 ----------

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: Dave Lang & the Insolent Rabble (Swing/Jazz)
Place: Beacon Hill Park Bandshell
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE: http://www.victoria.ca/assets/Departments/Parks~Rec~Culture/Culture/Documents/CityVibe%202016e.pdf

Event: Nothin' But Swing, 8:30pm-12:30am
Place: Burnside Gorge Community Centre, 3130 Jutland Road
Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood.
Admission: $5/$7/8

Event: Latin Dance, (8:30pm-1am)
Place: Café Casablanca 2524 Bridge Street
Dance Floor: Medium/Small, Hardwood.
Admission: $10 plus $2 consumption charge

Sunday, July 31 ----------

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: Accordion Festival (Accordian)
Place: Beacon Hill Park Bandshell
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE: http://www.victoria.ca/assets/Departments/Parks~Rec~Culture/Culture/Documents/CityVibe%202016e.pdf

Event: Sidney Summer Sounds Concert 2-4pm
Band: Psych-a-Relics
Place: Beacon Bandshell in Sidney
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE or by donation: http://www.peninsulacelebrations.ca/events/summer-sounds/

Advance Tickets:

1) Michael Kielbasa West Coast Swing workshops and dance in Comox, Saturday, August 6th. Michael is one of the world's top WCS instructors.Three workshops and a dance - $60 day pass. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1I-2Kl8wM4fItGCX5FxlUZnAzPnBieD9o8BValAWGa7g/viewform

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