Hold me closer tiny dancer – Elton John

Hold your partner even closer this week at Swing City. Learn how to dance to slow ballads and love songs in the workshop before the Ballroom dance at Swing City this Friday.

Get your tickets for the Caribbean Dream Dance on Saturday, May 27th - see Advance Tickets below.

Donations to help out local dancers Garth and Sheila who lost their home in a house fire will be accepted at Swing City this Friday. 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: https://www.gofundme.com/house-fire-garth-and-sheila

NEW Classes for May and June are listed below and start soon.

More Extremely NEW classes on Wednesdays added to the list.

NEW: West Coast Swing Flashmob 2017 will be taught Wednesdays.

BIG Dance Camps are happening on the Island this summer - see the list below.

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Dances for the next week

Tuesday, May 23 -----------

Event: West Coast Swing Collective: 7:45 to 9:45pm
Place: Eastern Star Hall; 3281 Harriet Road
Dance Floor: Medium/Hardwood
Admission: $4

Wednesday, May 24 -----------

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 26 ----------

Event: Swing City Social Dance: 8-11pm
Workshop: Night Club Waltz with John 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 27 ----------

Event: Caribbean Dream Ballroom Dance: 7:30-11pm
Place: Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara
Dance Floor: Large, Hardwood.
Admission: $12 Advance, $15 at the door

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, May 28th ---------

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

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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 be addicting - since humour is very therapeutic and 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. Your dance doctor can be reached at dancevictoria@telus.net A healthy, nutritious and enjoyable dance diet is only a few steps away.

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