Dancing is moving to the music without stepping on anyone's toes, pretty much the same as life. ~Robert Brault

Learn how to Salsa without stepping on your toes or anyone else's this Friday at Latin & Ballroom Night at Swing City. Warren will teach Savoury Salsa Figures in the workshop at 8pm followed by a lively mix of Latin, Ballroom & Swing music from 9 to 11pm.

New classes for March and April are listed on the Lessons page. Bring those body language communication skills to a new level.

Can you billet dancers from up island who may be coming to Victoria for my 30th Anniversary Ball or for the Pacifica Ball? Make new dance friends and then have a place to stay if you go up to the Island Fantasy Ball or various NBDS summer dance camps. Email me to let me know if you have room in your house for more dancers - dancevictoria@telus.net.

The second of my 30th Anniversary Northern Europe Dance Cruises is... SOLD OUT!! There is still some space on the first cruise, but those cabins are only available until mid-March. The 2017 Caribbean Dance Cruise is filling up quickly - book soon if you want a great price on a dance cruise before the cabins are gone. Email me at dancevictoria@telus.net for more information.

Ballroom Shoe Sale at Toes 'n' Taps! Friday March 18 & Saturday March 19 - Up to 70% Off - More Than 150 Pairs of Ballroom Shoes On Sale (women's & men's). Tell Your Friends & Your Dance Partner!

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Dances for the next week:

Tuesday, March 15 ---------------

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 16 -----------

Event: Seniors (55+) Social Dance; 2-3pm Place: Gordon Head Rec Center, 4100 Lambrick Way. Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood. Admission: FREE

Friday, March 18 -----------------

Event: Swing City Latin & Ballroom Dance 8-11pm Workshop: Salsa with Warren 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, March 19 ----------

Event: Social Ballroom Dance 8-10:30pm Place: Commonwealth Place Gym Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood Admission: $10/$12 p.p.

Event: West Shore Lions Club Fundraiser Dance 8pm-12:30am Bands: "Younger than Yesterday" and "Kooler" Place: Royal Canadian Legion #91, Langford, 761 Station Ave. Dance Floor: Large/Wood Admission: Advance Tickets $18 (see below), $25 at the door

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, March 20 ---------

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

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Advance Tickets:

1) West Shore Lions Club Fundraiser Dance featuring non-stop music from "Younger than Yesterday" and "Kooler" from 8:00 to 12:30 on Saturday, March 19th at the Royal Canadian Legion #91, Langford, 761 Station Ave. Advance Tickets are $18 - phone 250-478-8365 or at Long and McQuade, 756 Hillside Avenue, Victoria - ph 250-384-3622. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dance-younger-than-yesterday-kooler-march-19-2016-tickets-20387803469

2) John's 30th Anniversary Big Band Formal Ball - SOLD OUT - Saturday, March 26th featuring the Commodores 18 Piece Big Band in the SJ Willis Auditorium from 8 to 11pm. Please pick up your tickets by March 20th.

3) Pacifica Ball takes place on Saturday, April 9th. Tickets are on sale at http://www.rmts.bc.ca/events/pacifica-ball-risers-2016-victoria-conference-centre and at VBDS webpage www.pacificaball.ca. Full tables (10 seats) can be reserved by contacting chair@pacificaball.ca. The seating chart is available on both websites for reference. Presenting performances by World Cup 10-Dance winners, and 7-time undefeated Canadian Standard, Latin, & 10-dance Champions Anton Belyayev & Antoaneta Popova, and former Canadian Showdance, Smooth, and Rhythm Champions Egor Shalvarov & Alla Profatilova.

4) The Island Fantasy Ball takes place in Nanaimo on May 7th and 8th. Tickets and full tables are available through John de Pfyffer at dancevictoria@telus.net. This is a great event featuring two days of competition and a full buffet dinner on Saturday. More information is available at http://www.islandfantasyball.com/

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From the mouths of Dads - These are just Dadly...

  1. I gave all my dead batteries away today Free of charge.

  2. What's the worst thing about ancient history class? The teachers tend to Babylon.

  3. Can February March? No, But April May.

  4. Yesterday a clown held a door open for me. I thought it was a nice Jester.

  5. I heard there was a new store called 'Moderation' They have everything in there.

  6. I dreamed about drowning in an ocean of orange soda last night. It was just a Fanta sea.

  7. The shovel was a ground breaking invention.

  8. I knew I shouldn't have eaten that seafood, because now I'm feeling a little eel.

  9. When you have a bladder infection Urine trouble.

  10. What happened to the cow that jumped over the barbed wire fence? Udder destruction.

  11. A man tried to sell me a coffin today. I told him that's the last thing I need.

  12. What's the best thing about elevator jokes? They work on so many levels.

  13. Why do chicken coops only have two doors? Because if they had four, they would be chicken sedans.