Double Double Toil and Trouble Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble. - Will Shakespeare.

It was a fun dance at Swing City this past Friday - great energy and a terrific group of dancers all evening. Unfortunately Swing City is cancelled for the next few weeks due to other functions at the hall but check out Oktoberfest at the Edelweiss Club and/or one of the fun Halloween events that will be happening around the city - dance events are listed below.

October dance classes just started, but you might be able to slip into one still. Check out the list on the Lessons Page.

Dance Cruise Special for a Single Lady: A single lady has an inside cabin on the February Caribbean dance cruise but she would like to share the cabin - it is a great deal since she booked the cabin very early. The space needs to be booked before November 1st as the ship is sold out. Please contact Rhonda for more info at

One outside cabin for our February Dance Cruise to the Caribbean is available but only until November 1st. Email me at for more information.

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:

WOW!! There are a lot of dances with advance ticket sales - check out Advance Tickets below.

Dances for the next two weeks:

Tuesday, October 25 -----------

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 26 -----------

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 28 ----------

Event: Swing City Cancelled this week and next week

Event: Oktoberfest with SBahn band: 8pm
Place: Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $$25/$35 - See Advance Tickets Below

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, October 29 ----------

Event: Oktoberfest with SBahn band: 8pm
Place: Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $25/$35 - See Advance Tickets Below

Event: Island Singles II Halloween Dance - 9pm-1am
Place: Da Vinci Center, 195 Bay St.
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $15 - See Advance Tickets

Event: Latin Halloween Dance 9pm-midnight
Place: Ukrainian Cultural Center, 3277 Douglas St
Dance Floor: Small/Medium/Hardwood
Admission: $10 Advance, $15 at Door - See Advance Tickets

Event: Nothin' But Swing, 8:45pm-midnight
Place: Centennial United Church, 612 David St.
Dance Floor: Medium, Hardwood.
Admission: $5/$7/8

Event: Latin Dance, (8:30pm-1am)
Place: Café Casablanca 2524 Bridge Street
Dance Floor: Medium/Small, Hardwood.
Admission: $10 plus $2 consumption charge

Sunday, October 30 ----------

Event: PMP Halloween dance with MC2: 7–10pm
Place: Monterey Centre, 1442 Monterey Ave
Dance Floor: Large, Linoleum.
Admission: $10


Advance Tickets:

1) Oktoberfest at the Edelweiss Club - Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th with the S-Bahn band - members $25 and guests $35. Tickets available from 250-383-4823 or 250-380-9158.

2) Island Singles II Halloween Costume Dance - Saturday, October 29th, 9pm-1am, Da Vinci Centre, 195 Bay St. Fundraiser for Central Italy's Earthquake. $15pp. Costume Prizes. Call 250-383-8041 to reserve tickets.

3) Latin Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29th at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 3277 Douglas St. Dance to the live tunes of Latin Project. Tickets are $10 in advance (250-475-2585) or $15 at the door

4) 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.

5) UVic Ballroom Club Semi-Formal Winter Dance - Saturday, November 19th, 7:30 to 11pm at Dance Victoria Studios at 2750 Quadra Street. Advance tickets cost $10 dollars or $15 at the door.  Tickets will be available from John de Pfyffer after November 1st at

6) 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 or in the church office at 2625 Arbutus Road. (There may or may not be dancing...)

7) 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.

8) 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 Tickets are on sale now - email - $50, $45 for NBDS and VBDS members. 

9) 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

10) NBDS New Year’s Eve Ball - December 31st 2016 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


Are you ready for Halloween?:

I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween. 

Scare the chocolate out of the neighbours this Halloween - canvass the area shouting "Trump or Tweet".

Pumpkin Spice? Isn't that Donald Trumps preferred spraytan shade?

"I'm so happy that Halloween falls on a Monday this year!" said no teacher ever. 

The best dancer this Halloween will likely be the Boogie Man.

For Halloween I'm going to write "Life" on a plain white T-shirt and hand out lemons to strangers

Thank goodness for Halloween, all of a sudden, cobwebs in my house are decorations.

A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween. ~ Erma Bombeck

This Halloween the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him. ~ Conan O'Brien

Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates. ~ Fernando Pessoa

Forget love — I'd rather fall in chocolate! ~ Sandra J. Dykes