You live as long as you dance. ~ Rudolf Nureyev

Live more, dance more and learn some West Coast Swing so that you can live & dance even more. I look forward to seeing you at 8pm for a West Coast Swing workshop and social dance this Friday at Swing City.

Happy Birthday to 32 dancers who celebrate birthdays in June - you get a free ticket to Swing City this month. Happy Birthday to: Garry S, Mary S Jack M, Shelley H, Lynh T, Bev O, Rosanna G, Melanie M, Douglas F, Liam A, Jaz M, Terry Ann L, Elroy D, Faye M, Danielle B, Kathryn J, CJ Lewis, Waterfall G, Chris M, Steffi T, Doneen S, Greg L, Alan T, Denis H, Jean D, Diane M, James N, Kim M, Linda N, Christine H, Herta S and Julie T.


Dances for the next week:

Tuesday, June 5 -----------

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)

Wednesday, June 6 -----------

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 8 ----------

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

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 9 ----------

Event: Ron and Liz Ballroom Dance: 7:30-10:30pm
Place: Commonwealth Place
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $10/$12/$13/$15

Event: New Imperial Social Club with Pulp Mills: 8-11:30pm
Hawaiian Dinner Dance - Advance tickets only
Place: Chief and Petty Officers’ Mess, 1575 Lyall Street
Dance Floor: Medium/Hardwood
Admission: $50 - See Advance Tickets below

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 10 ---------

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


Advance Tickets:

1) New Imperial Social Club Hawaiian dinner/dance: Saturday, June 9th. Dinner: 6:30pm, Dance: 8-11:30pm at the Chief and Petty Officers’ Mess, 1575 Lyall Street, Esquimalt with the Pulp Mills Band. Admission: $50 (Advance tickets only. Call Bea at 250-598-2183).

2) 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: More info:

3) The Gettin' Higher Choir in Concert with Denis Donnelly (and a short onstage dance performance): Two concerts for Community projects in Mozambique - a 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.

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.


Paul Ogden has his own dictionary:

Acupuncture, n. a jab well done.

Adult, n. a person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle.

Beauty Parlor, n. A place where women curl up and dye.

Cannibal, n. Someone who is fed up with people.

Committee, n. A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.

Dust, n. Mud with the juice squeezed out.

Egotist, n. Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation.

Handkerchief, n. Cold storage.

Inflation, n. Cutting money in half without damaging the paper.

Mosquito, n. An insect that makes you like flies better.

Raisin, n. A grape with a sunburn.

Secret, n. Something you tell to one person at a time.

Toothache, n. The pain that drives you to extraction.

Tomorrow, n. One of the greatest labor saving devices of today.

Yawn, n. An honest opinion openly expressed.

Wrinkle, n. Something other people have; I have character lines.

Dance is full of characters and some even have good lines