A life lived in fear is a life half lived ~ Baz Luhrman - Strictly Ballroom

Live more, fear less - dance west coast swing on Friday.
Come out to Swing City at 8pm on Friday for a fun west coast swing workshop and social dance.

New Classes for November are listed on the Lessons Page. Registration is now open for these classes.

Happy Birthday to 24 dancers who celebrate birthdays in November: You get a free ticket to Swing City in November. 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: Michael K, Margaret M, Valerie C, Virginia D,David M, Sue J, Savanta L, Vince L, Leah M, Roy B, Lena D, Dan G, Leroy H, Christine Y, Peggie O, Sue H, Walter D, Micaela S, Lynne J, Adele W, Rosaline P, Michele L, David R and Donna Y.

See Advance Tickets for some great upcoming events. New Years Eve tickets are almost sold out.


Dances for the next week

Tuesday, November 7 -----------

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 8 -----------

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 10 ----------

Event: Swing City West Coast Swing Dance: 8-11pm
Workshop: West Coast Swing 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, November 11 ----------

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, November 12 ------------

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

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Advance Tickets:

1) West Shore Lions Club Decades of Rock Fundraising Dance: Saturday, November 18th at the Royal Canadian Legion, 761 Station Rd, Langford. Three Bands - Younger than Yesterday, Free Ride and Rock of Ages - play Beatles, 60's, 70's & 80's music from 8:30pm to 12:30am. Advance tickets are $20 from 250-384-3622 or on line at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/west-shore-lions-dance-decades-of-rock-show-tickets-37620828912

2) 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 dancevictoria@telus.net or 250-920-7556.

3) Formal New Year's Ball with the Commodores Big Band: Join John and Carla for a fun, formal New Year's Eve Ball at the Edelweiss Club on Sunday, December 31st from 8pm to 12:30am. There will be party favours, a full bar, light snacks and appetizers at 10:30pm, a wonderful big band and incredible break music by DJ Johnny deP. Tickets are $60/person and are limited so please reserve your tickets soon. Tickets are available from John at dancevictoria@telus.net or at 250-920-7556.

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