Swing is so much more than a dance, it’s a way of life. The music gets stuck in your mind and the dance is in your heart and the whole scene is engraved in your soul. You can fly. - Nicholas Hope

Learn to fly (okay, maybe learn to be a little lighter on your feet and in your soul) this Friday at Swing City. Warren will teach you some fun ways to play with East Coast Swing and Jive 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 keep the classes balanced, advertise events of interest to singles and couples and set up classes and events for singles. Please note: Information on the sign up sheet is for my eyes only and will not be shared - you do not need to fill in all sections of the sign up form. If you would like to be on this list you can sign up for it at: http://eepurl.com/cfOn-n

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

Due to unfortunate circumstances the Costume Ball on October 29th has been cancelled. I will plan for a big band dance in 2017.

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 dancevictoria@telus.net for more information.

Check out upcoming dances under Advance Tickets below.

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Dances for the next week:

Wednesday September 28 -----------

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 30 ----------

Event: Swing City Swing Dance 8-11pm
Workshop: Swing/Jive with Warren & Tara 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, October 1 ----------

Event: The Last Farewell Social Dance for Ruman & Rennie: 8-10:30pm
Place: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Road,
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $15pp. danceinstyle@shaw.ca 250-391-1178

Event: 35th Anniversary NBDS Dinner & Dance - 5 pm until midnight
Place: Bowen Park Recreation Center, Nanaimo.
Dance Floor: Large/Wood
Tickets: See Advance Tickets for prices

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

Sunday, October 2 ----------

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

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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. danceinstyle@shaw.ca 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 tickets@ballroomnanaimo.ca 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) 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.

5) Victoria Chinese Ladies Club Winter Gala Dance, Saturday, November 26th, 8pm - midnight at Commonwealth Place. Live music with MC2, refreshments, dance demonstrations and lots of door prizes. Tickets are $25 each and are available from Linda Ng at 250-727-5838 or Betty Choy at 250-658-0308.

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.

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Minions Quotes (translation guesstimates - if you have watched their movies you will understand why they are only guesses):

I was just wondering... does anyone else get road rage pushing a cart through Walmart... or is it just me?

Men say that women should come with instructions... What's the point of that? Have you ever seen a man actually read the instructions?

Husbands are the best people to share secrets with. They'll never tell anyone because they aren't even listening.

I'm not short, I'm just more down to earth than other people.

SNAUGHLING: Laughing so hard you snort, then laugh because you snorted, then snort because you laughed.

EXERCISE? I thought you said "Extra Fries"

The officer said, "You drinking?" I said, "You buying?" We just laughed and laughed. I need bail money.