Yes, I dance in my car.
Yes, I see you staring at me.
No, I don’t care.

I do prefer the dance floor at Swing City to the one in my car.
Enjoy a fun Swing/Jive lesson at 8pm this Friday at Swing City.
Stay for a great social dance from 9 to 11pm.

New Classes for October are listed on the Lesson Page.
Check out the fun Swing, Salsa and Viennese Waltz classes.

See Advance Tickets for some great upcoming events.


Dances for the next week

Tuesday, September 26 -----------

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 27 -----------

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 29 ----------

Event: Swing City Social Dance: 8-11pm
Workshop: Swing/Jive 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 30 ----------

Event: Chinese Ladies Club Autumn Dance: 8-11:30pm
Band: MC2
Place: Commonwealth Place Gym
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $25 (includes light dinner)

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) 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

2) 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. See the menu and other details at Tickets are available from John at

3) 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.

4) 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

5) 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 10pm, a wonderful big band and incredible break music by DJ Johnny deP. Tickets go on sale October 1st: $60/person. Tickets are limited so please reserve your tickets soon at


More random thoughts:

Some people won’t admit their faults.
I would, if I had any.

I can’t believe how old people my age are.

If I weigh 200 pounds on earth I will only be 76 pounds on Mars.
I'm not overweight, I'm just on the wrong planet.

"Then they started driving a different route to avoid us.
So we started doing work on that road too...”
(Don't you just love construction season...)

My superpower is holding onto junk for years and then throwing it away a week before I need it.

I think senility is going to be a fairly smooth transition for me.

Sometimes I look at my husband and think
“Damn you are one lucky man”.