Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances. ~ Maya Angelou

Experience the Cool sea breeze at the Edelweiss Club and Ease into East Coast Swing this Friday at Swing City - the universal rhythm. A Ballroom, Latin & Swing dance follows the workshop.

New Classes for July are listed on the Lessons page. This will be the last series of the summer.

Outdoor dance events every Tuesday all around greater Victoria. Dance to live music every week this summer. 

Summer Dance Camps are listed below The Dance Fest schedule for August 18th & 19th is at  http://ballroomnanaimo.ca/events/dance-fest/ and tickets are available from John.

There are events all week long to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday. Check out events at:  http://spirit150victoria.ca/celebrate-canada/schedule/


Dances for the next week

Tuesday, June 27 -----------

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

Event: Memorial Park Music Fest: 6-7:30pm
Featuring: Bobby Dazzler Band (Funk & dance music)
Place: Memorial Park, 1212 Esquimalt Road
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE https://www.esquimalt.ca/news-events/events/calendar

Wednesday, June 28 -----------

Event: Seniors (55+) Dance cancelled - resumes next week.

Friday, June 30 ----------

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: Canada 150 Celebrations: 5-10pm
Place: Main Stage on the Legislature Lawn

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 1 ----------

Celebrating 150 Years of Cool Canadian Dancing (and other stuff...)
Event: Canada 150 Celebrations: 5-10pm
Place: Main Stage on the Legislature Lawn

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


Advance Tickets:

1) Summer Vibrations (A West Coast Swing Collective event) -  3 workshops plus dance on Saturday, July 15, and one workshop on Sunday, July 16 with Tom Selzler. Saturday Pass: all workshops and dance on Saturday:  $40. Full Pass: Saturday afternoon and evening + Sunday: $60. Sunday Only: $25. Email vwcsc@yahoo.ca for more info.

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 included 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/


Wining Ways:

Now cheaper than gas.
Drink. Don’t drive.

Cheaper than Botox
AND paralyses more muscles

An entire bottle of wine can fit in a Starbucks Trenta cup,
Just saying…

Warning  The consumption of wine might cause you to think you can sing.

A meal without wine is called breakfast.

Wine improves with age.
The older I get, the better I like it.

People say that drinking milk makes you stronger.
Drink 5 glasses of milk and try to move a wall. Can’t?
Now drink 5 glasses of wine.
The wall moves all by itself!

Wine a little
it’ll make you feel better.

If one glass of wine is good for you…
Just imagine what a whole bottle could do!

The other day someone told me that I could make ice cubes with leftover wine.
I was confused… what is leftover wine?

If I ever go missing, I would like my photo put on wine bottles instead of milk cartons.
This way my friends will know to look for me.

In wine there is wisdom,
In beer there is freedom,
In water there is bacteria.

The secret of enjoying a good wine:
Open the bottle to allow it to breathe.
If it does not look like it’s breathing give it mouth-to-mouth.