And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the moon. ~ Edward Lear

Dance hand in hand at Swing City this Friday. You can dance on the edge of the sand at the outdoor dances. Learn to play more with your waltz in the workshop at 8pm this Friday at Swing City. A Ballroom dance follows from 9 to 11pm.

Congratulations to Theresa and Tak - two new dancers in the community who become Canadian citizens today at Government House. Happy Canada Day!!

Happy Birthday to 31 dancers who celebrate birthdays in July - you get a free ticket to Swing City this month. Click on the 'update your preferences' link at the bottom of the newsletter to add your birthday info and you will get a free ticket to Swing City in your birthday month. Happy Birthday to: Alan L, Bruce M, Carola D, Carole P, Christina M, Christine M, Colleen P, Daniel A, Darlene P, David L, Diane B, Doug A, Elaine W, Hana S, Jan J, Jane T, John Ross B, Journey H, Leslie-Ann C, Lori W, Marg R, Maria C, Marilyn S, Rolands M, Roz H, Sue S, Susan M, Valentin A, Valerie C, Wayne M and Wendy B.

Outdoor dances are here for summer! Check out the HUGE list of possibilities below. Dance opportunities every day of the week.

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Dances for the next week

Tuesday, July 3 -----------

Event: West Coast Swing Collective: 7:45 to 9:45pm
Place: Eastern Star Hall; 3281 Harriet Road
Dance Floor: Medium/Hardwood
Admission: $5 ($4 if you are enrolled and taking a WCS class series that week)

Event: Lunchtime concerts in the Square: noon -1pm
Featuring: Fall Car Fair (Indie Rock)
Place: Centennial Square
Dance Floor: Concrete
Admission: FREE

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: Rock of Ages (60's-80's classic rock)
Place: Goward House, 2496 Arbutus road
Dance Floor: Wood
Admission: FREE

Event: Memorial Park Music Fest: 6-7:30pm
Featuring: Montgomery Country
Place: Memorial Park, 1212 Esquimalt Road
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE

Wednesday, July 4 -----------

Event: Lunchtime concerts in the Square: noon -1pm
Featuring: Downtown Mischief (Funky Meeting)
Place: Centennial Square
Dance Floor: Concrete
Admission: FREE

Event: Seniors (55+) Line Dance 1:15-2:15pm, Social dance 2:15-3:15pm
Place: Gordon Head Rec Center, 4100 Lambrick Way.
Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood.
Admission: FREE

Thursday, July 5 ----------

Event: Lunchtime concerts in the Square: noon -1pm
Featuring: Man Made Lake (Indie Rock)
Place: Centennial Square
Dance Floor: Concrete
Admission: FREE

Event: Rukus plays outdoors from 6 to 8pm
Place: Government House
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE

Friday, July 6 ----------

Event: Swing City Ballroom Dance: 8-11pm
Workshop: Waltz with John at 8pm, Dance 9-11pm
Place: Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $10

Event: Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:30pm
Featuring: the Stomp Club (Dixie Swing)
Place: Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE

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 7th ----------

Event: Concerts in the Park 1:30-3:30pm
Featuring: the Choir and the Chorus (Pop)
Place: Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE

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, July 8th ---------

Event: Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:30pm
Featuring: Slim Sandy and the Hillbilly Boppers (Swing-A-Billy)
Place: Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE

Event: Sidney Summer Sounds Concert Featuring Rukus; 2-4pm
Place: Beacon Bandshell, Sidney
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE

Event: Langford Music in the Park featuring Kooler: 2-4pm
Place: Veterans Memorial Park, Aldwynd Road, Langford
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE

Event: PMP Dance with Pulp Mills: 7-10pm
Place: Monterey Centre, 1442 Monterey Ave
Dance Floor: Large, Linoleum.
Admission: $10 tea and desserts included.

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Advance Tickets:

1) 7th Annual Dance Fest Ballroom Dance Camp: August 10th & 11th in Qualicum Bay (aka Bowser, aka Lighthouse Community). Early-bird price of $50pp for 5 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 21st from John at dancevictoria@telus.net. For more info visit: http://ballroomnanaimo.ca/events/dance-fest/

2) Oktoberfest 2018 at the Edelweiss Club: Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 with music provided by S-Bahn. Tickets available now. Members $25 – Guests $45. Authentic German cuisine available to purchase. Doors open at 6:00. Adults Only. Call 250-383-4823 and leave a message.

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Popular modern business terms - Part 3:

FAQ: Frequently Avoided Questions. A company's attempt to answer commonly asked questions such as, "How do I get technical support?" (Guy Kawasaki)

feature: A hardware limitation, as described by a marketing representative.

flow chart: A graphic representation of a bowl of spaghetti.

freelance: To collect unemployment.

hardware: The parts of a computer which can be kicked.

inbox: A catch basin for everything you don't want to deal with, but are afraid to throw away.

initiative: Deliberately disobeying a destructive order from your manager and being right in the long run.

innumeracy: An ineptitude for mathematics which results in the fear of all sums. (Simon Stacey)

instruction manual: An explanation of how to use something written in a way that is easily understood only by the author. (Phil Smith)

jury: Twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. (Robert Frost)

life insurance: term (coined by the greatest marketer of all time) for a plan that keeps you poor all your life so you can die rich

management: The art of getting other people to do the work.

management consultant: Someone who tells you how to improve doing something that he or she can't do at all. (Shankar Sivanandan)

marketing: The art of selling a product that doesn't cost much to produce in such a way that people will take out a small loan to own it. (Jo Buckingham)

meeting: An assembly of people coming together to decide what person or department not represented in the room must solve a problem.

mouse: An input device designed to make computer errors easier to generate.

multislacking: Doing two or more useless activities simultaneously instead of working.

negotiate: To seek a meeting of the minds without the knocking together of heads.

outsourcery: The belief that all business problems can magically be solved by outsourcing.

password: Series of letters and numbers written on a post-it note and stuck on a monitor.

Dance Password: May I have this dance?