Oh what a feeling when you’re dancing on the ceiling – Lionel Richie

The feeling you have when you are dancing on the ceiling is similar to when you dance West Coast Swing. Try both and compare... Learn to play more with your west coast swing in the workshop before the Swing dance at Swing City on Friday. There will also be a swingable mix of Ballroom and Latin music at the dance.

Donations to help out local dancers Garth and Sheila who lost their home in a house fire will be accepted at Swing City for the rest of this month. They have a furnished house until the end of May but need a place to live (4 bedroom home that allows pets) for the next 4 to 6 months - let me know if you hear of something. If you know Sheila please text her encouraging notes at 250-507-3908 with your name added since she lost all contact info. For on line donations visit: http:// https://www.gofundme.com/house-fire-garth-and-sheila

New Classes for May and June are listed on the Lessons Page. Let your friends know about the Beginner West Coast Swing class.

Tickets for our May 27th Caribbean Dream Dance are now on sale - see Advance Tickets below.

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Dances for the next week

Wednesday, May 10 -----------

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, May 12 ----------

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: Argentine Tango (8pm-1am)
Place: Café Casablanca, 2524 Bridge Street
Dance Floor: Small/Medium, wood
Admission: $10 workshop & dance plus $2 consumption charge

Saturday, May 13 ----------

Event: Liz & Ron Social Ballroom Dance 8-11pm
Place: Commonwealth Place
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $10/$13

Event: New Imperial Social Club Dance: 8-10:30pm
Featuring: Limited Edition Band
Place: Chief & Petty Officer's Mess, 1575 Lyall St.
Dance Floor: Medium/Hardwood
Admission: $10 members/$14 guests

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

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Advance Tickets:

1) John and Carla's Caribbean Dream Dance - Saturday, May 27th at the Victoria Edelweiss Club. Cha Cha Workshop at 7:30pm and Social Dance from 8:30 to 11pm. Tickets go on sale May 1st and are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. To reserve your tickets please contact John at dancevictoria@telus.net or 250-920-7556.

2) NBDS 'Swing's the Thing' Dance Camp: June 16 - 18 at Nanoose Place Community Centre, 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose BC. Featuring Doug & Nicki Silton, Pamela Podmoroff, and Kevin & Christabel Savage teaching west coast swing, lindy hop, shag, and more. Weekend Pass is $150 and includes: 2 dances, workshops, breakfast, lunch & dinner Saturday, camping on site and more. To register - make cheques payable to: Dance Camp, 900 Colleen Road, Gabriola Island, BC, V0R 1X3. To register your interest in advance, please email dancecamp@ballroomnanaimo.ca Visit the website at: http://ballroomnanaimo.ca/event/dancecamp2017/

3) Summer Dance Fest - Ballroom Dance Camp - August 18th and 19th at the Lighthouse Community Centre in Qualicum Bay. Amazing early-bird price of $50pp for 6 workshops from a variety of instructors and 2 dances - all on a 5000 square foot sprung hardwood dance floor. Early bird tickets are available until July 31st from John at dancevictoria@telus.net This is the 6th year for this fantastic event - great value, great venue, great workshops and great fun. Info on the event is at: http://ballroomnanaimo.ca/events/dance-fest/

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Warning: Dance Funnies can cause Dancitis (dance addiction) - since dance is the healthiest activity on the planet for your mind, body and soul this is no cause for alarm. Consult your dance doctor to determine if you are dancing enough to partake in any of the dance funnies below. Email your dance doctor at dancevictoria@telus.net and get yourself on a nutritious, healthy and enjoyable dance diet today.

More quotes from George Burns (before he turned 100):

You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there.

I love to sing, and I love to drink scotch. Most people would rather hear me drink scotch.

I get up every morning and read the obituary column. If my name's not there, I eat breakfast.

When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.

I don't worry about getting old. I'm old already. Only young people worry about getting old.

When you stop giving and offering something to the rest of the world, it's time to turn out the lights.

If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age.