Life is a zoo in a jungle. - Peter de Vries

It's a jungle out there, so we may as well Rumba. I will teach the dance of love in the workshop at 8pm this Friday at Swing City. A Ballroom & Latin Dance follows the workshop from 9 to 11pm.

New Classes for Summer are listed on the Lessons Page: Join us for some summer fun on the dance floor.

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Dances for the next week:

Wednesday, June 13 -----------

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

Friday, June 15 ----------

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

Event: Island Dance Camp: 3-day Social Dance Camp!!
Place: Lighthouse Community Hall in Qualicum Bay.
Dance Floor: Massive/Hardwood
Admission: See Advance Tickets

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, June 16 ----------

Event: Island Dance Camp: 3-day dance camp!!
Place: Lighthouse Community Hall in Qualicum Bay.
Dance Floor: Massive/Hardwood
Admission: See Advance Tickets

Event: VBDS Dance: 7:30-10:30pm
Place: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Road
Dance Floor: Medium-Large/Hardwood
Admission: $10/$12

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, June 17 -----------

Event: Island Dance Camp: 3-day dance camp!!
Place: Lighthouse Community Hall in Qualicum Bay.
Dance Floor: Massive/Hardwood
Admission: See Advance Tickets

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Advance Tickets:

1) Island Dance Camp: Friday, June 15th, to Sunday, June 17th - the focus will be on social dancing: West Coast Swing, Nite Club 2-Step, Country 2-Step & Waltz! 2 fun dances; 4 instructors; 19 hours of fabulous workshops; breakfast, lunch & dinner on Saturday; Camping onsite; Door prizes and so much more!! Held at the Lighthouse Community Hall in Qualicum Bay. Cost: $140pp. Please make cheques payable to: Gwen Spinks and mail to: 900 Colleen Road, Gabriola V0R 1X3 or E-transfer to: wannadance@shaw.ca. More info: http://gwenspinks.com/events/island-dance-camp-2/

2) The Gettin' Higher Choir in Concert with Denis Donnelly (and a short onstage dance performance): Two concerts for Community projects in Mozambique - at the Alix Goolden Hall, June 15 & 16 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 for students and seniors and $25 for everyone else. Tickets available from choir members, Munro's Books, James Bay Coffee & Books, Ivy's Books and the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

3) 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/

4) 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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Lost in translation:

Yes, I sent these out 2 years ago, but there are several new people on my list so they also might want to know what SOME men really mean when we say...

"IT'S A GUY THING"
Translated:* "There is no rational thought pattern connected with it, and you have no chance at all of making it logical."

"UH HUH," "SURE, HONEY," OR "YES, DEAR"
Translated:* Absolutely nothing. It's a conditioned response.

"IT WOULD TAKE TOO LONG TO EXPLAIN"
Translated:* "I have no idea how it works."

"TAKE A BREAK, HONEY. YOU'RE WORKING TOO HARD."
Translated:* "I can't hear the game over the vacuum cleaner."

"OH, DON'T FUSS, I JUST CUT MYSELF. IT'S NO BIG DEAL."
Translated:* "I have actually severed a limb but will bleed to death before I admit that I'm hurt."

"HEY, I'VE GOT MY REASONS FOR WHAT I'M DOING."
Translated:* "And I sure hope I think of some pretty soon."

"I'M NOT LOST. I KNOW EXACTLY WHERE WE ARE."
Translated:* "No one will ever see us alive again."

"WE SHARE THE HOUSEWORK."
Translated:* "I make the messes; she cleans them up."

"I CAN'T FIND IT."
Translated:* "It didn't fall into my outstretched hands, so I'm completely clueless."

Dance - find yourself again