Dancing in heels should count as a superpower. - Molly W.

Show off your superpowers this Friday at Swing City: This will be our last Swing City until Dec 16th so I hope to see you there for the Rumba workshop at 8pm. A fun Ballroom dance follows from 9 to 11pm.

New classes for late November/early December (a fun 3 week mini-series) and January are listed below and are now open for registration. 

SINGLES: I have started a list for those dancers who do not have regular dance partners (a singles list). I plan to use this to help keep the classes balanced, advertise events of interest to singles and couples and set up classes and events for singles. Please note: Information on the sign up sheet is for my eyes only and will not be shared - you do not need to fill in all sections of the sign up form. If you would like to be on this list you can sign up for it at: http://eepurl.com/cfOn-n

Check out Advance Tickets below.

PLEASE NOTE: I have almost sold out of Advance Tickets for the VBDS New Year's Dance with the Commodores Big Band. Please let me know soon if you wish to join one of my tables for the event.

Christine and I have been invited to perform at the Chinese Ladies Club Annual Fundraiser Ballroom Dance on Saturday, November 26th. We have something unique planned for the event and hope that you will come out to support a good cause. There will be food, live music by MC2, dance demos and plenty of door prizes and raffle prizes. See Advance Tickets below

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Dances for the next week:

Tuesday, November 15 -----------

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

Wednesday, November 16 -----------

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, November 18 ----------

Event: Swing City Ballroom Dance 8-11pm
Workshop: Rumba 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, November 19 ----------

Event: U.Vic Ballroom Dance Club Semi-Formal Dance: 7:30-11pm
Place: Dance Victoria on Quadra
Dance Floor: Medium/Hardwood
Admission: $10/$15 - See Advance Tickets

Event: VIctoria WCS Collective Fall Frolic: 2-11pm
Place: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Road
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $10 dance/$40 workshops & dance - See Advance Tickets

Event: VBDS November Dance & Club Demonstrations 7-11pm
Place: Cedar Hill Rec Centre
Dance Floor: Medium/Large, Hardwood
Admission: $7:50

Event: Decades of Rock with 3 bands: 8:30pm-12:30am
Place: Canadian Legion, 761 Station Road, Langford
Dance Floor: Large/Wood
Admission: $20 - See Advance Tickets

Event: Everyone's a Local - Food, Wine, Music & Auction: 7:30-11pm
Place: Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Road
Dance Floor: Hardwood
Admission: $15 - See Advance Tickets for info

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) The Decades of Rock Dance presented by the West Shore Lions Club features 3 bands: Younger Than Yesterday, Free Ride and Rock of Ages playing Beatles and 60's, 70's and 80's music on Saturday, November 19th from 8:30pm to 12:30am at the Canadian Legion at 761 Station Road in Langford. Advance Tickets are $20 each from 250-478-8365 or 250-384-3622.

2) UVic Ballroom Club Semi-Formal Winter Dance - Saturday, November 19th, 7:30 to 11pm. Advance tickets cost $10 dollars or $15 at the door. Tickets are available from John de Pfyffer at dancevictoria@telus.net or 250-920-7556. This is the club that started the partner dance scene in Victoria (everything from (Swing to Ballroom and Argentine Tango to Salsa) - show your support for a very fun dance club and join them for the evening.

3) The Victoria West Coast Swing Collective Fall Frolic: Saturday, November 19 featuring Claudia Houwers & David Tolksdorff from Vancouver, teaching west coast swing in afternoon workshops followed by an evening west coast swing dance from 7:30 to 11pm at the Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Road. Evening Dance: $10, All workshops and evening dance: $40. Email vwcsc@yahoo.ca with ‘Register Me’ in the subject line and please include your name and phone number in the body of the email.  

4) Everyone's a Local - A Night of Local Food, Wine and Music with live music by Louise Rose & Friends on Saturday, November 19th at Cadboro Bay United Church. Featuring a Silent Auction, a Live Auction, Local Wine & Beer and Local Food (appetizers). Tickets are $15 at Cadbayuc.org or in the church office at 2625 Arbutus Road. (There may or may not be dancing...)

5) Victoria Chinese Ladies Club Winter Gala Dance, Saturday, November 26th, 8pm - midnight at Commonwealth Place. Live music with MC2, refreshments, dance demonstrations and lots of door prizes. Tickets are $25 each and are available from Linda Ng at 250-727-5838 or Betty Choy at 250-658-0308.

6) NBDS Christmas Gala Dinner & Dance - Saturday December 17th from 5 pm until midnight on the BIG dance floor at Beban Park, Nanaimo. 5pm – 6pm Cocktail hour; 6pm Dinner; 7:30pm Dancing - your DJ is John Maher. Details are posted at http://www.ballroomnanaimo.ca Tickets are on sale now - email tickets@ballroomnanaimo.ca - $50, $45 for NBDS and VBDS members. 

7) VBDS New Year's Eve Ball featuring the Commodores Big Band - Saturday, December 31st at Commonwealth Place. Includes late evening snacks. Early bird tickets are $65 each and are now available. I have tables set aside - let me know soon if you wish to be at one of them at the early bird rate - email me at dancevictoria@telus.net. Tickets for my tables are almost sold out - please contact me soon if you want tickets.

8) NBDS New Year’s Eve Ball - Saturday, December 31st, at Nanoose Place Community Centre 2925 Northwest Bay Rd, Nanoose BC 9pm–1am Annual New Year’s Eve Party Dance with DJ Andy Mundy. Licensed bar.  Pot luck finger foods and/or appetizers  – please bring some festive edibles to share. Admission: $20 – includes complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Tickets MUST be either purchased or reserved in advance. For tickets email Sara at tickets@ballroomnanaimo.ca

9) Red Ginger New Year's Eve Dinner & Dance Party - Saturday, December 31st, 7pm - 12:30am (doors open at 6:30 pm) at the Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Road. Includes a fantastic hot buffet dinner with a wide variety of choices, door prizes, party favors and bubblies at midnight! Music by DJ Roman Yue. Advance tickets are $60 per person. Please contact Linda Ng at 250-727-5838 or Betty Choy at bachoy@shaw.ca.   

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