When the music changes, so does the dance. - African proverb

it's a West Coast Weekend - the music is changing - this Friday, June 10th Sam Jackson will teach West Coast Swing at 8pm in the workshop and I will play mostly Swing and a mix of other dance music at the Social Dance from 9 to 11pm. Workshops and a dance are offered on Saturday by the West Coast Swing Collective - see more information below.

New Classes for June and July are now open for registration - New classes start soon - get your dance fix before the summer break.

Check out Summer Dance Camps under Advance Tickets below. The instructors, workshops and demonstration couples for Dance Fest are now listed on the website at http://ballroomnanaimo.ca/events/dance-fest/

Happy Birthday to 12 dancers who celebrate birthdays in June - you get a free ticket to Swing City this month. Get your free ticket to Swing City in your birthday month by entering your birthday info (month & day only) when you click on "update your preferences" at the bottom of the newsletter. Happy Birthday to: Shelley H, Rosanna G, Terry Ann L, Faye M, Kathryn J, Steffi T, Chris M, Doneen S, Greg L, Alan T, Denis H and James N.

There is only one cabin left for my Caribbean Dance Cruise in February 2017. Just one balcony cabin left at the group rate - the inside and outside group rate cabins are sold out, but we were able to get one more inside and one more outside cabin at the regular cruise rate if you still wish to join our group. Email me at dancevictoria@telus.net for more information.

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Dance forecast for the next week:

Tuesday, June 7 -----------

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

Wednesday, June 8 ---------

Event: Seniors (55+) Social Dance; 2-3pm
Last Dance of the Summer - restart September 7th
Place: Gordon Head Rec Center, 4100 Lambrick Way.
Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood.
Admission: FREE

Friday, June 10 ----------

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

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 11 ----------

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

Event: Summer Vibrations West Coast Swing Dance 7:30-11:30pm
Afternoon Workshops - see Advance Tickets below
Place: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Road
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: See Advance Tickets

Event: New Imperial Social Club Hawaiian Dance with MC2
Place: Petty Officer's Mess, 1575 Lyall St, Esquimalt
Dance Floor: Medium/Hardwood
Admission: $14pp

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 12 ----------

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

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Advance Tickets:

1) Summer Vibrations - a Victoria West Coast Swing event on Saturday, June 11th with Sheila & John Criton at Silver Threads Hall, 286 Hampton Road. 3 afternoon workshops starting at 2pm followed by an evening beginner workshop and dance starting at 7:30pm. To register email vwcsc@yahoo.ca with ‘Register Me’ in the subject line and please include your name and phone number in the body of the email. The cost is $40 for an event pass/wristband for all 3 workshops and dance plus the free lesson for newbie’s. Payment is due on or before June 7th. Payments options will be sent by email once you have registered.

2) Dance Camp - Social Dance Fusion - Nanoose Community Centre, June 17-19. Swing Fusion and Waltz Fusion in this one of a kind social dance camp put on by the Nanaimo Ballroom Dance Society. $130pp for the weekend. For more info visit: http://www.bryher.ca/dancecamp/

3) Dance Fest - a great annual event - 6 Ballroom Dance workshops with 6 different sets of instructors and 2 evening dances on Friday, July 15th and Saturday, July 16th for only $50pp for early bird tickets. 5 Dance demonstration couple in Standard and another 5 dance demonstration couple in Latin at the Saturday evening dance. The event is held at the 5000 square foot Lighthouse Community Centre in Qualicum Bay. Tickets are available from John de Pfyffer at dancevictoria@telus.net. Visit the website for more info: http://ballroomnanaimo.ca/events/dance-fest/

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Weathering the weather:

Don’t knock the weather. If it didn’t change once in a while, nine tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation. Kin Hubbard

Electricity is really just organized lightning. George Carlin

It’s been raining so much in Los Angeles that the Chia Pet I threw in the garbage is now blocking my entire driveway. Jay Leno

If I’m on the course and lightning starts, I get inside fast. If God wants to play through, let him. Bob Hope

Why does moisture destroy leather? When it’s raining, cows don’t go up to the farmhouse yelling, “Let us in! We’re all wearing leather! We’re going to ruin the whole outfit here!” Jerry Seinfeld

The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. Mark Twain

There's a technical term for a sunny day that follows two rainy days. It's called Monday.