Dance to the beat of your dreams. Anon

We are living the dream on the West Coast - this is why we dance I will teach West Coast Swing in the workshop at 8pm at Swing City this Friday. Our first Swing dance of September follows the workshop.

New Classes for September are listed on the Lessons Page. Classes start the week of September 10th to 15th.

I am extremely sad to announce the sudden passing of Denny Gibbs (Dennys Canned Music and co-founder of Swing City) early in the morning on Friday, September 1st. A celebration of his life will be held in October. I will send more information when the details are finalized. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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

Monday, September 4 ------------

Event: Blues Fest: noon to 5pm
Place: Ship Point, Inner Harbour
Dance Floor: Pavement
Admission: Free or by donation

Tuesday, September 5 -----------

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 6 -----------

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 8 ----------

Event: Swing City Swing Dance: 8-11pm
Workshop: West Coast Swing 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 9 ----------

Event: New Imperial Social Club Dance: 8-110:30pm
Featuring: Pulp Mills Band
Place: Chief & Petty Officer's Mess, 1575 Lyall St.
Dance Floor: Medium/Hardwood
Admission: $10 members/$14 guests

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 10 ------------

Event: PMP dance with Kingmixers: 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.


Groucho made his Marx (just a few of his may quotes):

Room service? Send up a larger room.

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

I didn't like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions - the curtain was up.

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot, but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot.

Look, if you don't like my parties, you can leave in a huff. If that's too soon, leave in a minute and a huff. If you can't find that, you can leave in a taxi.

From the moment I picked your book up until I put it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.

I don't have a photograph, but you can have my footprints. They're upstairs in my socks.

Although it is generally known, I think it's about time to announce that I was born at a very early age.

Now there's a man with an open mind - you can feel the breeze from here.

Marriage is the chief cause of divorce. (Groucho should know, he was married three times)

Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.

There's one thing I always wanted to do before I quit...retire!

I could dance with you till the cows come home, on second thought I'll dance with the cows till you come home.