Dance with a sparkle in your eyes. Anon

Rumba adds that sparkle to your eyes - add more this Friday.
I will teach Rumba in the workshop at 8pm at Swing City.
A Social Ballroom dance follows the workshop.

New Classes for September are listed on the Lessons Page.
Classes start this week!!

See Advance Tickets for some great upcoming events.

Do you have old dance shoes? The students in the U.Vic dance club would love to have them. In September I will be collecting any dance shoes you wish to donate to young dancers who want to join the dance community. Donations gratefully accepted at Swing City or in class.

Dances for the next week

Wednesday, September 13 -----------

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, September 15 ----------

Event: Swing City Ballroom Dance: 8-11pm
Workshop: Rumba 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, September 16 ----------

Event: VBDS Disco Dance: 8:30-10:30pm
Place: Les Passmore Centre, 186 Hampton Road
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $12/$15

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) It’s….A Glitzy Affair Thursday, September 21st 5:30‐9pm (Bar opens at 5pm) at the Monterey Centre, 1442 Monterey Ave. A delicious meal followed by a Vegas style performance featuring the King of Rock-n-Roll…Elvis! Take a turn on the dance floor or sit back and enjoy the show. You’ll want to ‘dress to excess’ to attend this “glittery” event! The Monterey Centre hosts this event in partnership with People Meeting People (PMP). Tickets are limited and are only available in advance: $25.50/person. Reservations: 250-370-7300.

2) Victoria Chinese Ladies Club Autumn Dance: This annual fundraising dance will be held on Saturday, September 30th from 8 to 11:30pm at Commonwealth Place. Light meal, refreshments, great door prizes, dance demos and live music with MC2. Tickets are $25/person from John .

3) NBDS 36th Anniversary Dinner/Dance - on Saturday, October 7th at Bowen Park Auditorium in Nanaimo. Tickets are $45 each for the dinner/dance and $15 for just the dance. Tickets are available from John at

4) Oktoberfest 2017 at the Victoria Edelweiss Club. Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 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 or call 250 383-4823 and leave a message. Tickets will sell quickly and will not be available at the door.

5) 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


Random Funnies:

I finally realized it…
People are prisoners of their phones – that’s why they are called Cell Phones.

Maybe if we tell people the brain is an app, they’ll start using it.

Remember when you could refer to your knees as right and left?
Instead of good and bad.
Ah, Good times eh!

I wonder if common sense will ever make a come back…

Heat makes things expand.
So I don’t have a weight problem.
I’m just hot.

I can’t wait to retire so I can get up at 6 o’clock in the morning and go drive around really slow and make everyone late for work.

I think I’m starting to lose my mind.
But as long as I keep the part that tells me when I gotta pee, I should be okay.

It doesn’t bother me that Disney has given me unrealistic ideas about men.
I’m more annoyed that, no matter how much I sing, woodland animals have not helped with the housework.

I couldn’t hear you, so I’ll just laugh and hope it wasn’t a question.

I’m great at multitasking.
I can listen, ignore and forget all at once.

I want to be like a caterpillar.
Eat a lot.
Sleep for a while.
Wake up beautiful.