When you stumble make it part of the dance. Anon

Minor variations happen occasionally - enjoy them. Add some variations to your Cha cha this Friday at Swing City. Our last social dance of October follows the workshop.

New Classes for October start this week. Check out the fun list of classes on the web page.

See Advance Tickets for some great upcoming events. Oktoberfest is sold out on Saturday, October 28th and only a few tickets are left for Friday, October 27th.


Dances for the next week

Tuesday, October 17 -----------

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

Wednesday, October 18 -----------

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, October 20 ----------

Event: Swing City Ballroom Dance
Workshop: Cha Cha 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, October 21 ----------

Event: Ron & Elizabeth Social Ballroom Dance
Place: Commonwealth Place
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $10/$14

Event: West Coast Swing Collective Fall Frolic: 7:30-11pm
Workshops: from 2 to 4:15pm with Pamela Podmoroff
Place: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Rd.
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: See Advance tickets below.

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) Victoria West Coast Swing Collective Fall Frolic: Saturday, October 21 featuring Pamela Podmoroff from Vancouver, BC Two afternoon workshops from 2 to 4:15pm and one evening workshop at 7:30pm followed by a dance from 8:30 to 11pm with the Deb Rhymer Band at the Les Passmore Centre. Email vwcsc@yahoo.ca with ‘Register Me’ in the subject line and they will send you your payment options.

2) Oktoberfest 2017 at the Victoria Edelweiss Club. Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 (Saturday is SOLD OUT) with music provided by S-Bahn. Members $25. Guests $35. Authentic German cuisine available to purchase. Doors open at 7pm, Adults Only, Tickets Non Refundable. Email victoria.edelweiss.club@shaw.ca or call 250 383-4823 and leave a message. Tickets will sell quickly and will not be available at the door.

3) 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

4) 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 10pm, 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. Singles are encouraged to put together a table of 8 before reserving. Reserve your tickets at dancevictoria@telus.net or 250-920-7556.


Halloween at Maxine's House (from the Crabby Road cartoon):

People who yell trick or treat are giving me one too many options.

My relatives are a lot like jack-o-lanterns: Scary looking and no guts.

If it weren't for dressing up like a witch at Halloween you would never see me holding a broom.

I hope it's not cold on Halloween.
I'd hate to have the hose freeze before the trick or treaters show up.

Every Halloween I pretend to be the same thing...
not at home.

I've got cobwebs hanging from the Christmas lights I never took down...
so I'm pretty much covered for the rest of the year.

Vampires sleep all day, fly where ever they want for free and can't see themselves in the mirror.
Where do I sign?

You know what's really scary?
Some people already have their Christmas shopping done.
Horrifying isn't it.

Ever notice how Congress tricks us and treats themselves?

I'm passing out jawbreakers at Halloween this year.
Yep, I've got some candy left over from last year!

I found a really scary costume for Halloween.
I'm going as my driver's license photo.