You can raise welts like nobody else, as we dance to the Masochism Tango - Tom Lehrer Listen to and watch Tom Lehrer play one of my favourite Tango songs:

I choreographed a very fun routine on stage to Tom Lehrer's Masochism Tango for Stars on Stage a few years back. It will be entertaining to teach some of those moves in the workshop on Friday at Swing City.

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 dancers find partners for various classes, advertise events of interest to singles and couples and set up classes and events for singles. If you would like to be on this list you can sign up for it at:

October dance classes are listed on the Lessons page and are now open for registration.

One outside cabin for our February Dance Cruise to the Caribbean has just come available. It is the last cabin we are able to get for our group and is at the reduced group rate. Email me at for more information.

Check out upcoming dances under Advance Tickets below.


Dances for the next week:

Tuesday, September 20 -----------

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 21 -----------

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 23 ----------

Event: Swing City Ballroom Dance 8-11pm
Workshop: Tango with John at 8pm
Place: Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $10

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

Event: Club Revue Cancelled 

Event: Liz & Ron's Ballroom Dance 8-10:30pm
Place: Commonwealth Place, Elk Lake Drive
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $9/$12

Event: VG Dance Potluck & Ballroom Dance 7-10:30pm
Place: Les Passmore Centre, 186 Hampton Road
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $13/$15

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


Advance Tickets:

1) The Last Farewell Social Dance - hosted by Roman & Rennie. This is Roman and Rennie's retirement dance - the last dance they will host. Saturday, October 1st at Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Road, 8 - 10:30 pm  Door open at 7:30 pm. $15pp.  250-391-1178    2) 35th Anniversary NBDS Dinner & Dance - Saturday October 1st from 5 pm until midnight at the Bowen Park Recreation Center, Nanaimo. 5pm – 6pm Cocktail hour; 6pm Dinner; 7:30pm Dancing - your DJ is Nelson Wong. Tickets: Dinner & Dance – Members = $35 Nonmembers = $40  Dance Only – Members = $10, Nonmembers = $15, For tickets: please contact Sara at Dinner will be catered by Coastal Culinary Creations

3) Oktoberfest at the Edelweiss Club - Saturday, October 15th with the Victoria Accordion Club and Ron Sera - members $15, guests $20. Also 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.

4) John's Big Band Halloween Costume Ball - featuring the Commodores Big Band at SJ Willis Auditorium on Saturday, October 29th at 8pm. Desserts, non-alcoholic refreshments and plenty of dance music included. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, September 6th at 9am when you can reserve by email at Tickets ($30pp) will be sold for couples and for tables of ten. 

5) West Shore Lions Club presents the Decades of Rock Dance with 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.

6) NBDS Christmas Gala Dinner & Dance - Saturday December 17th from 5 pm until midnight at the Bowen Park Recreation Center, Nanaimo. 5pm – 6pm Cocktail hour; 6pm Dinner; 7:30pm Dancing - your DJ is Nelson Wong. Tickets will go on sale on October 1st.

7) 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 will be available September 17th. I will be purchasing a few tables - Please email me before September 10th if you wish to be at one of my tables at the event -


Confucius Say: 

Man who run in front of car get tired.  ~~~ 
Man who run behind car get exhausted.  ~~~ 
Man with one chopstick go hungry.  ~~~ 
Man who want pretty nurse must be patient. ~~~ 
Man who eat many prunes get good run for money.  ~~~ 
War does not determine who is right, war determine who is left.  ~~~ 
Man who drive like hell, bound to get there..  ~~~ 
Man who live in glass house should change clothes in basement.  ~~~ 
Man who sit on tack get point! ~~~ 
Man who jump off cliff jump to conclusion! ~~~ 
He who thinks only of number one must remember this number is next to nothing. ~~~ 
Man who fall in vat of molten glass make spectacle of self. ~~~ 
Man who cut self while shaving, lose face. ~~~ 
Man who stand on toilet high on pot.