The song is ended, but the melody lingers on... ~ Irving Berlin

I will be at a Celebration of Life for my mother in Vernon this weekend so Swing City is cancelled this Friday. Thank you for all of the condolence cards and emails. We appreciate your thoughtfulness very much. Regular classes continue this week as scheduled. I look forward to seeing you on the dance floor again soon.


Dances for the next week

Tuesday, May 29 -----------

Event: West Coast Swing Collective: 7:45 to 9:45pm
Place: Eastern Star Hall; 3281 Harriet Road
Dance Floor: Medium/Hardwood
Admission: $5 ($4 if you are enrolled and taking a WCS class series that week)

Wednesday, May 30 -----------

Event: Seniors (55+) Line Dance 1:15-2:15pm, Social dance 2:15-3:15pm
Place: Gordon Head Rec Center, 4100 Lambrick Way.
Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood.
Admission: FREE

Friday, June 1 ----------

Event: Swing City Cancelled this week

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, June 2 ----------

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


Advance Tickets:

1) New Imperial Social Club Hawaiian dinner/dance: Saturday, June 9th. Dinner: 6:30pm, Dance: 8-11:30pm at the Chief and Petty Officers’ Mess, 1575 Lyall Street, Esquimalt with the Pulp Mills Band. Admission: $50 (Advance tickets only. Call Bea at 250-598-2183).

2) Island Dance Camp: Friday, June 15th, to Sunday, June 17th - the focus will be on social dancing: West Coast Swing, Nite Club 2-Step, Country 2-Step & Waltz! 2 fun dances; 4 instructors; 19 hours of fabulous workshops; breakfast, lunch & dinner on Saturday; Camping onsite; Door prizes and so much more!! Held at the Lighthouse Community Hall in Qualicum Bay. Cost: $140pp. Please make cheques payable to: Gwen Spinks and mail to: 900 Colleen Road, Gabriola V0R 1X3 or E-transfer to: More info:

3) The Gettin' Higher Choir in Concert with Denis Donnelly (and a short onstage dance performance): Two concerts for Community projects in Mozambique - a the Alix Goolden Hall, June 15 & 16 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 for students and seniors and $25 for everyone else. Tickets available from choir members, Munro's Books, James Bay Coffee & Books, Ivy's Books and the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

4) Oktoberfest 2018 at the Edelweiss Club: Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 with music provided by S-Bahn. Tickets available now. Members $25 – Guests $45. Authentic German cuisine available to purchase. Doors open at 6:00. Adults Only. Call 250-383-4823 and leave a message.


The world is full of problems:

The problem with fractions is that, unlike decimals, they’re pointless.

Do you ever wake up, kiss the person sleeping beside you and feel glad that you are alive?
I just did and apparently will not be allowed on this airline again…

Intentionally losing a game of rock, paper, scissors is just as hard as trying to win.

OMG, I have finally discovered what’s wrong with my brain:
On the left side, there is nothing right, and
On the right side, there is nothing left.

Put the politicians on minimum wage and watch how fast things change.

If you love somebody let them go
If they come back no one wanted them

Your future self is watching you right now through memories.

If you replace "W" with "T" in "What, Where and When", you get the answer to each of them. i.e., [What - That, Where - There, When - Then]

50% Air, 50% water
Technically, the glass is completely Full.

Tomorrow (noun)
A mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation and achievement is stored.

Camping: Where you spend a small fortune to live like a homeless person.

I put the thingamabob inside the whatchamacallit, turned on the doohickey and the wut-ever-it-is still doesn’t work. Any ideas?

Dance - it's the best idea there is...