Talk about dance? Dance is not something to talk about. Dance is to dance. ~Peter Saint James

Dance more, talk less.
Learn a little waltz at Swing City Friday then dance the evening away.

Classes for October have started.
See the list below.

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


Ron Smailes Ron is still in recovery in Vic General Hospital. He suffered 2 strokes over the past few weeks and is fine physically, but he is not his usual self yet. Please contact Elizabeth first if you wish to see Ron and send me an email if you wish to receive a copy of Elizabeth's update on how Ron is doing.

Dances for the next week

Tuesday, October 31 -----------

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

Wednesday, November 1 -----------

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 3 ----------

Event: Swing City Ballroom Dance: 8-11pm
Workshop: Waltz 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 4 ----------

Event: U.Vic Ballroom Dance Club Semi-Formal Dance: 7-11pm
Place: Dance Victoria Studio, 2750 Quadra
Dance Floor: Medium/Hardwood
Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the door - see Advance tickets

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) U.Vic Ballroom Dance Club Semi-Formal Winter Dance: Saturday, November 4th, 7:30-11pm at Dance Victoria Studio, 2750 Quadra St. Tickets are $10 in advance from John or $15 at the door.

2) 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

3) 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.

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 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 or at 250-920-7556.


Eat, sleep, think and dance:

Well, it's the first of November. Time to buy next year's Halloween candy.

I am starting to think I will never be old enough to know better.

I may look like I’m having deep thoughts, but 99% of the time I’m thinking about what I’m going to eat later.

Morning: Tired.
Afternoon: Dying for a rest.
Night: Can’t Sleep.

I got called ‘Pretty’ today!
Well, actually, the full statement was ‘You’re pretty annoying”
But I only focus on positive things.

I have a condition that prevents me from going on a diet…
I get hungry.

Be the reason someone smiles today.
Or the reason they drink.
Whatever works.

I always knew I’d get old.
How fast it happened was a bit of a surprise, though.

Apparently you have to eat healthy more than once to get in shape.
This is cruel and unfair.