I would like to dance. Not professionally, just when everyone else does. ~ Stephen Fry

Swing City is cancelled this week, but there are other dances... Check out the list below and then join us next week for more fun on the dance floor.

Projecting my voice to teach has aggravated my cold so some classes are still delayed while i rest & recover. See the list on the Lessons Page. I may still make some changes to the start dates.

The History of Dance - find out more about dance through this British TV series on dancing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn_aa_cMGL8

Island Fantasy Ball tickets for Victoria tables are still available. This huge competition (fun to watch or participate in) is held in Nanaimo in May. Join us at the Victoria tables & save money (no sales outlet fees). I have an extension on selling these tickets until the end of March. I have almost sold all of the tables allotted to me so contact me soon. See the video below to get a view of some of the top dancers at the event.

Island Fantasy Ball Tickets are available from John. Great video for last year's event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj9562UQvbE

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Dances for the next week:

Tuesday, March 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, March 8 -----------

Event: Seniors Line Dance 1-2pm, Social dance 2-3pm
Place: Gordon Head Rec Center, 4100 Lambrick Way.
Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood.
Admission: FREE

Friday, March 10 ----------

Event: Swing City Swing Dance: Cancelled

Event: Argentine Tango (8pm-1am)
Place: Café Casablanca, 2524 Bridge Street
Dance Floor: Small/Medium, wood
Admission: $12 workshop & dance

Saturday, March 11 ----------

Event: Liz & Ron Social Ballroom Dance 8-11pm
Place: Commonwealth Place
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $9/$12

Event: Spring Tease West Coast Swing Event: 3:30-11pm
Place: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Road
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $40 day pass - See Advance Tickets

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, March 12 -----------

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

Event: Spring Tease West Coast Swing follows only: noon-2pm
Place: Cafe Casablanca, 2524 Bridge St.
Dance Floor: Small-Medium/Hardwood
Admission: $25 - See Advance Tickets

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Advance Tickets:

1) The Victoria West Coast Swing Collective presents: Spring Tease - 3 workshops plus dance on Sat, March 11. Styling workshop for follows (2 hrs) on Sunday, March 12. Elizabeth Hudgins from Vancouver will teach all workshops. $40.00 day pass for Saturday starting at 3:30 PM (2 workshops) The evening workshop starts at 7:30 PM followed by open dancing from 8:30 till 11 PM. Silver Threads Centre, 286 Hampton Road. Sunday pass is $25 for follows. 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. Payment is due on or before the March 7th practice.

2) West Shore Lions Club Fundraiser Dance: Saturday, March 18, 2017, featuring Younger Than Yesterday playing 60’S, 70’s & 80’S dance music from 8:30pm to 12:30am at the Langford Legion, 761 Station Rd in Langford. Advance Tickets are $20 - at the Langford Legion - phone 250-478-8365 or at Long and McQuade, 756 Hillside Avenue, Victoria phone 250-384-3622.

3) U.Vic Ballroom Dance Club Year-End Ballroom Dance: Friday, March 24th at Dance Victoria, 2750 Quadra Street. Advance tickets are $10 each and available from John de Pfyffer at dancevictoria@telus.net

4) The Island Fantasy Ball will celebrate its Silver Anniversary on May 6th and 7th at Beban Park in Nanaimo. Advance tickets for Victoria tables for this gala competition are available from John until the end of March - there are only a few left for Victoria tables so get your tickets soon. This is a full weekend competition with top dancers from around the world competing in Ballroom and Latin. Competitions are held all day and evening on Saturday and all day on Sunday. I have front row and second row tickets available for both days. Seating and ticket details are available on line at: http://www.islandfantasyball.com/tickets/

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A continuation of the children's quotes from last week:
'What does love mean?'

'Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.' Elaine-age 5

'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.' Chris - age 7

'Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.' Mary Ann - age 4

'I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones' Lauren - age 4

'When you love somebody your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.' Karen - age 7

'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross.' Mark - age 6

'You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.' Jessica - age 8