Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance ~ Oprah Winfrey

Kick off your shoes or keep them on and dance this Friday. It's time for a little West Coast Swing at Swing City - this is our last dance of the month so come out and dance your shoes off.

New classes for February and March are now open for registration.
See the list on the Lessons Page.

Island Fantasy Ball tickets are going fast. This huge competition (fun to watch or participate in) is held in Nanaimo in May. Join us at the Victoria tables & save money (no sales outlet fees). I have an extension on selling these tickets until mid-March. I have almost sold all of the tables allotted to me so contact me soon.

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Dances for the next three weeks:

Tuesday, February 7 -----------

Event: West Coast Swing Collective: 7:45 to 9:45pm
Place: Eastern Star Hall; 3281 Harriet Road
Dance Floor: Medium/Hardwood
Admission: $4

Wednesday, February 8 -----------

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, February 10 ----------

Event: Swing City Swing Dance: 8-11pm
Last Swing City this Month - we hope to see you there
Workshop: West Coast Swing with Sam 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, February 11 ----------

Event: VBDS Red Hot Valentine's Dance: 7-10pm
Place: Les Passmore Centre, 186 Hampton Road
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $12/$15

Event: Island Singles & Couples Valentine's Dance, 9pm-1am
Place: Da Vinci Centre, 195 Bay St.
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $13 Advance (see below), $15 at the door.

Event: Valentine's Latin Dance with Latin Project Band: 9pm-1am
Place: Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 3277 Douglas St
Dance Floor: Medium/Hardwood
Admission: $15

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, February 12 -----------

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

Wednesday, February 15 -----------

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, February 17 ----------

Event: Swing City Cancelled this Week

Event: Silver Slipper Dance 7:30-11pm
Place: Nanoose Place, 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood.
Admission: $10
For more details http://www.ballroomnanaimo.ca

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, February 18 ----------

Event: Liz & Ron Social Ballroom Dance 8-11pm
Place: Commonwealth Place
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $9/$12

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

Tuesday, February 21 -----------

Event: West Coast Swing Collective: 7:45 to 9:45pm
Place: Eastern Star Hall; 3281 Harriet Road
Dance Floor: Medium/Hardwood
Admission: $4

Wednesday, February 22 -----------

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, February 24 ----------

Event: Swing City Cancelled this Week

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, February 25 ----------

Event: New Imperial Social Club Ballroom Dance: 8-10:30pm
Featuring MC2 - Valentine's Dance
Place: Chief & Petty Officer's Mess, 1575 Lyall St
Dance Floor: Medium/Hardwood
Admission: $14

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, February 26 -----------

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

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Advance Tickets:

1) Island Singles II Red & White Valentine Dance - Saturday, February 11th at Da Vinci Centre, 195 Bay St. Doors open at 8pm, dance from 9pm to 1am to Paulasonic - featuring new music and plenty of great door prizes. Tickets - $13 in advance through paypal at: LeonardoDaVinci.payments@gmail.com Tickets are $15.00 at the door http://www.davincicentre.ca/ 250.383.8041

2) West Shore Lions Club Fundraiser Dance: Saturday, March 18, 2017, featuring Younger Than Yesterday playing 60’S, 70’s & 80’S dance music from 8:30pm to 12:30am at the Langford Legion, 761 Station Rd in Langford. Advance Tickets are $20 - at the Langford Legion - phone 250-478-8365 or at Long and McQuade, 756 Hillside Avenue, Victoria phone 250-384-3622.

3) The Island Fantasy Ball will celebrate its Silver Anniversary on May 6th and 7th at Beban Park in Nanaimo. Advance tickets for Victoria tables for this gala competition are available from John until mid-March - there are only a few left so get your tickets soon. This is a full weekend competition with top dancers from around the world competing in Ballroom and Latin. Competitions are held all day and evening on Saturday and all day on Sunday. I have front row and second row tickets available for both days. Seating and ticket details are available on line at: http://www.islandfantasyball.com/tickets/

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Happy Valentine's Day

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Do you have a date for Valentine’s Day? Yes. February 14th…

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt." Charles M. Schulz

“Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's too much fraternizing with the enemy.” Henry Kissinger

"Oh here's an idea: let's make pictures of our internal organs and give them to other people we love on Valentine's Day. That's not weird at all." Jimmy Fallon (as Robert Pattinson)

I’m on a diet. So you can buy me diamonds instead of candy on Valentine’s Day.

“Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.” Jules Renard

“True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” Erich Segal

“I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.” Anonymous