Socrates learned to dance when he was seventy because he felt that an essential part of himself had been neglected. ~Source Unknown

Do not neglect any of your essential parts - dance for your mind, your body and your soul. I will host the second of my 30th Anniversary Social dances featuring Ron King on Saturday, April 30th at the Edelweiss Club. Tickets are $15 in advance - reserve your tickets at dancevictoria@telus.net starting April 1st.

I will teach Tango in the workshop on April Fools Day - Friday, April 1st at Swing City at 8pm (if we are going to be fools we may as well be dancing fools) - a social Ballroom, Latin & Swing dance follows from 9 to 11pm. This is a fun dance - we hope to see you there.

New classes for March and April are listed on the Lessons page. Most start this week - register soon, register often - Socrates would be proud of you. Sorry - despite repeated requests from the Easter crowd there will not be any Bunny Hop classes.

Happy Birthday to 17 dancers who celebrate birthdays in April - you get a free ticket to Swing City this month. Happy Birthday to: Laurie B, Joseph M, Joan S, Robin E, Don S, Pennie S, Kate H, Holly M, Owen W, Carla M, Pat A, Linda P, Theo S, Margaret G, Cheryl T, Cathy S and Ella Y.

Can you billet dancers from up island who may be coming to Victoria 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 Caribbean Dance Cruise in February 2017 is almost sold out. Cabins on my 2017 Caribbean Dance Cruise are 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.

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Dances for the next week:

Wednesday, March 30 -----------

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

Friday, April 1 -----------------

Event: Swing City Ballroom Dance 8-11pm Workshop: International Style Tango with John 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, April 2 ----------

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

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Advance Tickets: 

1) 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. 

2) 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/

3) John's last 30th Anniversary Social dance will feature Ron King on Saturday, April 30th at the Victoria Edelweiss Club. Tickets will be $15 in advance - reserve your tickets at dancevictoria@telus.net starting April 1st.

4) West Shore Lions Club Fundraiser Dance - Decades of Rock Show - featuring non-stop music from "Younger than Yesterday", "Free Ride," and "Rock of Ages" from 8:30 to 12:30 on Saturday, May 21st at the Royal Canadian Legion #91, Langford, 761 Station Ave. Advance Tickets are $18 in advance and $25 at the door - phone 250-478-8365 or at Long and McQuade, 756 Hillside Avenue, Victoria - ph 250-384-3622. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dance-decades-of-rock-show-may-21-2016-tickets-23723449476

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Just when you thought it was safe to read my newsletter again - a few more Fatherly Funnies found their way in...

  1. Why was Santa's little helper feeling depressed? Because he had low elf esteem.

  2. A duck walks info a pharmacy and says "Give me some chap-stick ... and put it on my bill"

  3. Comedians who tell too many light bulb jokes soon burn out.

  4. A ham sandwich walks into a bar and orders a beer the bartender says, "Sorry, we don't serve food here."

  5. I'm on a Whiskey diet I've lost 4 days already.

  6. Did you hear about the kidnapping at school? It's okay, he woke up.

  7. What do you call a fake noodle? An impasta.

  8. Two goldfish are in a tank. One says to the other,  "Do you know how to drive this thing?"

  9. I was in an 80's band called the Prevention. It was better than the Cure.

  10. I said to the Doctor, "Can you give me something for my liver?" He handed me a pound of onions.