Life is better when you dance.

Only one month left in 2017 - have you danced enough this year?
Learn some Tango in the workshop at Swing City at 8pm this Friday and get your dance fix at the Ballroom dance that follows from 9 to 11pm

Fun 3-week mini-series of classes starts this week.
See Lessons Page for a complete list of classes.
January classes are also listed and open for registration.

Give the Gift of Dance this Christmas:
Be a good Dancer (not a Donner or a Blitzen, but more like a Fred or a Ginger) and give your friends and family a reason to dance around the Christmas tree this year (it is always nice to treat yourself as well):
Gift Certificates for Group Lessons or Private Lessons are now available
I am offering a great 5 for 4 private lesson dance card again this year.
Email me at or call 250-920-7556 for more info.

Happy Birthday to 23 dancers who celebrate birthdays in December:
You get a free ticket to Swing City in December. If you wish to receive a free ticket to Swing City in your birthday month click on the 'update your preferences' link at the bottom of the newsletter to add your birthday info (month & day only). Happy Birthday to: Chris P, Judy H, Linda R, Ron T, Judit G, Bonita F, Ellie M, Kara F, Lyn P, Rosalie M, Tom S, Eric J, Gwen T, Mary K, Janice H, Brittney O, Carl L, Iris B, Liz E, Nita W, Holly D, Christel S and Denis M.

See Advance Tickets for some great upcoming events.


Dances for the next week

Tuesday, November 28 -----------

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 29 -----------

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, December 1 ----------

Event: Swing City Ballroom Dance: 8-11pm
Workshop: Tango 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, December 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) NBDS Christmas Gala Dinner/Dance, Saturday, December 16th, 5-11pm. Fabulous annual dinner/dance on the massive dance floor at Beban Park in Nanaimo. Great meal by Culinary Creations and music by DJ John Maher. Tickets are $45/$50 for the evening from John at or 250-920-7556.

2) New Imperial Social Club Christmas Dinner/Dance: Saturday, December 16 featuring the Pulp Mills band at the Chief and Petty Officer's club, 1575 Lyall St. Dinner starts at 6:30pm and dancing from 8 to 11pm. Tickets ($45 for members/$50 for non-members) must be bought in advance from Bea (250-598-2183). Club Website:

3) Formal New Year's Ball with the Commodores Big Band: SOLD OUT


Questions and Answers:

If you have to choose between drinking wine every day or being skinny which would you choose?
Red or White?

How many boxes of these “Thin Mints” do I have to eat before I start seeing results?

I am a woman
What’s your superpower?

Jake is five and learning to read.
He points at a picture in a zoo book and says, “Look Mama! It’s a frickin’ elephant!”
Deep breath… “What did you call it?”
“It’s a frickin’ Elephant, Mama! It says so on the picture!”
And so it does…
“African Elephant”
Hooked on phonics!
Ain’t it wonderful?

I wonder what people who spell ‘u’ instead of ‘you’ do with all of their spare time?

Why did Brian get bad grades after Thanksgiving?
Because everything is marked down for the holidays.

If you call a large turkey a gobbler, what do you call a small turkey?
A goblet.

Got tasered picking up my friend from the airport today.
Apparently security doesn’t like it when you shout, “Hi Jack!”

My bed is a magical place where I can suddenly remember everything I was supposed to do.

I thought growing old would take longer…