Dogbert's Motto: Dance like it hurts. Love like you need money. Work when people are watching. - Scott Adams

I think we have all met someone who subscribes to Dogbert's motto. Fortunately members of the Victoria Dance Community are decidedly Un-Dogbert-like.

The Edelweiss Club is booked for another event this coming weekend so there is no Swing City on June 24th. Join us on July 1st for a Waltz workshop and Ballroom Dance and celebrate Canada Day with your friends on the dance floor.

New Classes for June and July start this week. This will be the last series of classes before September - check out the fun list of options on the lessons page.

Summer Dance Camps are listed under Advance Tickets below. Talk to John soon for tickets to Dance Fest:

Do you want to take a dance cruise to the Caribbean in February? You could get the last cabin for our group. Email me at for more information.


Dances for the next week:

Tuesday, June 21 -----------

Event: West Coast Swing Collective: 7:45 to 9:45pm
Place: Eastern Star Hall; 3281 Harriet Road
Dance Floor: Medium/Hardwood
Admission: $4

Friday, June 24 ----------

Event: Swing City Cancelled this week

Event: Sweet Side of Swing - all day
Place: Marriott Hotel Airport, Vancouver
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: Various prices:

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, June 25 ----------

Event: Sweet Side of Swing - all day
Place: Marriott Hotel Airport, Vancouver
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: Various prices:

Event: Nothin' But Swing, 8:30pm-12:30am
Place: Burnside Gorge Community Centre, 3130 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, June 26 ----------

Event: PMP dance with MC2: 7–10pm
Place: Monterey Centre, 1442 Monterey Ave
Dance Floor: Large, Linoleum.
Admission: $10

Event: Sweet Side of Swing - all day
Place: Marriott Hotel Airport, Vancouver
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: Various prices:


Advance Tickets: Dance Camps:

1) Sweet Side of Swing is a new all weekend West Coast Swing event in Vancouver from Thursday, June 23rd to Sunday, June 26th at the Marriott Hotel Airport in Vancouver. Several of the top female west coast swing instructors in the world will offer a variety of workshops over the weekend with dances every evening. You can attend individual days or get all weekend passes. Visit

2) Dance Fest - a great annual event - 6 Ballroom Dance workshops with several instructors and 2 evening dances on Friday, July 15th and Saturday, July 16th for only $50pp for early bird tickets. The event is held at the 5000 square foot Lighthouse Community Centre in Qualicum Bay. Tickets are available from John de Pfyffer at Visit the website for more info:


An APHORISM: “A short sentence that expresses a wise or clever observation or a general truth”

  1. The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.

  2. Money will buy a fine dog but only kindness will make him wag his tail.

  3. If you don't have a sense of humour you probably don't have any sense at all.

  4. Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.

  5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water

  6. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?

  7. Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.

  8. Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?

  9. Stroke a cat and you will have a permanent job.

  10. No one has more driving ambition than the teenage boy who wants to buy a car.

  11. There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.

  12. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 a.m - for example, it could be the right number.

  13. No one ever says "It's only a game" when their team is winning.

  14. I've reached the age where 'happy hour' is an afternoon nap.

  15. Be careful about reading the fine print, there's no way you're going to like it.

  16. The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.

  17. Do you realise that, in about 40 years, we'll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos?

  18. Money can't buy happiness but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Rolls Royce, than in a Ford.

  19. After 65, if you don't wake up aching in every joint, you're probably dead.

  20. Always be yourself because the people that matter don't mind and the ones that mind don't matter.

  21. Life isn't tied with a bow but it's still a gift.