There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent. ~ Michel de Montaigne

Spend your time wisely with music and dance. Swing City is cancelled this week but we will be back next week. Check out other dance opportunities below.

Classes for September are listed on the Lessons Page.

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.


Bring in the New Year in style with the Commodores 18 Piece Band I will co-host a New Year's dance at the Edelweiss Club with the Commodores. You have the option of a dinner/dance or just come for the dance. Advance tickets will be available soon.

Dances for the next week

Tuesday, September 19 -----------

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

Wednesday, September 20 -----------

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

Thursday, September 21 -----------

Event: A Glitzy Affair - Dinner/Dance with Elvis: 5-9pm
Place: Monterey Centre, 1442 Monterey Ave
Dance Floor: Large, Linoleum.
Admission: $25 - See Advance Tickets

Friday, September 22 ----------

Event: Swing City Cancelled this week

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 23 ----------

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

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, September 24 ------------

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


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 at

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


More quotes from Groucho:

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.
Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing.
If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.

Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.

I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas.
How it got into my pajamas I’ll never know.

I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening.
But this wasn’t it.

Man does not control his own fate.
The women in his life do it for him.

Those are my principles and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.

No man goes before his time.
Unless the boss leaves early.