"I don't know, but I've been told, if you keep on dancing, you'll never grow old" Steve Miller Band

Celebrate Spring with the U.Vic Dance Club this Friday at their end of term Semi-Formal Dance. You'll never grow old dancing with this lively group. Get your advance tickets from me this week.

Swing City is Cancelled this Friday so that we can celebrate with U.Vic.

Classes for March are listed on the Lessons Page.

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.

We are saddened by the sudden passing of Ernie Jarman - long time member of the dance community - from cancer on March 16th. He will be missed by many in the music, and dance communities. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Vilma, and family. A celebration of his life will be held later this year.

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Dances for the next week:

Tuesday, March 21 -----------

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 22 -----------

Event: Seniors (55+) Line Dance 1-2 pm, Social dance 2-3 pm
Place: Gordon Head Rec Center, 4100 Lambrick Way.
Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood.
Admission: FREE

Friday, March 24 ----------

Event: Swing City Swing Dance: Cancelled

Event: U.Vic Dance Club Semi-Formal Spring Dance, 7:30-11pm
Place: Dance Victoria Studios, 2750 Quadra St
Dance Floor: Medium-Large/Hardwood
Admission: $10 Advance, $15 at the door - See Advance Tickets

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 25 ----------

Event: New Imperial Social Club Dance: 8-11:30pm
Place: Chief & Petty Officer's Mess, 1575 Lyall St
Dance Floor: Medium/ Hardwood.
Admission: $14

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 26 -----------

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

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Advance Tickets:

1) 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.

2) 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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Quotable

I never feel more alone than when I’m trying to put sunscreen on my back. - Jimmy Kimmel

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.—Jeff Valdez

I tell ya, my dog is lazy. He don’t chase cars. He sits on the curb and takes down license plate numbers.—Rodney Dangerfield

My dog was my soul mate; we both took naps, we both skipped lunch, we both hated the vacuum…—Elayne Boosler

What does it mean if a black squirrel crosses your path? Will I have adorably bad luck? —Suddain

If 13 is unlucky, then 12 and 14 are guilty by association. —Mitch Hedberg

Find a penny, pick it up, all day long you’ll have nothing but a gross penny you found in some filthy parking lot.—Jenny Johnson