They call it dance. I call it life. ~ Anonymous (although many of us will claim this quote as our own)

It is always time to enjoy the dance of life. New Classes for September start this week and are listed below. Single men interested in dancing with beautiful women are needed for most classes - register soon.

Swing City starts again this Friday, September 9th at 8pm with a West Coast Swing workshop at 8pm followed by dancing from 9 to 11pm. 

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 a bunch of upcoming dances under Advance Tickets below.

Shaw Victoria just released a video about Sukhi - a member of our dance community dealing with Parkinson's with the help of dance. Sukhi gave me permission to share it with all of you. Check out this educational and inspiring video at: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K92vmd-Fjf4

We flashed a little West Coast Swing at the Parliament Buildings and at Bastion Square on Saturday. Check out the mob on a youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjopDoxVVFg&feature=em-share_video_user

Dances for the next week:

Tuesday, September 6 -----------

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 7 -----------

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 9 ----------

Event: Swing City Swing Dance 8-11pm
Workshop: West Coast Swing with Sam & Brittney at 8pm
Place: Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $10

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: Naden Band - Stage Band (Swing)
Place: Beacon Hill Park Bandshell
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE: http://www.victoria.ca/assets/Departments/Parks~Rec~Culture/Culture/Documents/CityVibe%202016e.pdf

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 10 ----------

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: Continuum Consort (Classical)
Place: Beacon Hill Park Bandshell
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE: http://www.victoria.ca/assets/Departments/Parks~Rec~Culture/Culture/Documents/CityVibe%202016e.pdf

Event: Nothin' But Swing, 8:45pm-12:30am
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, September 11 ----------

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: Bayside Big Band (Swing)
Place: Beacon Hill Park Bandshell
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE: http://www.victoria.ca/assets/Departments/Parks~Rec~Culture/Culture/Documents/CityVibe%202016e.pdf

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Advance Tickets:

1) 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.

2) 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 dancevictoria@telus.net. Plan your costumes now and get a group together. Tickets ($30pp) will be sold for couples and for tables of ten. 

3) 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.

4) 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 - dancevictoria@telus.net.

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Man: (a little saying from my sister in law)

Man is a woman’s best friend.
He will reassure her when
she feels insecure and
comfort her after a bad day.
He will inspire her to do 
things she never thought she
could and live without fear.
He will make her feel 
that she is the most beautiful
woman in the room and
enable her to be confident,
sexy, seductive and irresistible!

NO WAIT…. SORRY….
I’m thinking of Wine.
It’s wine that does all that.

SORRY….