Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain ~ Shanna LaFluer

The Good News Dance Update:

  1. The Winter Wonderland dance on Saturday is now sold out (good news, if you have tickets),

  2. There is a wait list for the Winter Wonderland dance, so you might still be able to join us (good news if you don't yet have tickets),

  3. Swing City is this Friday with a very fun East Coast Swing (Jive) workshop followed by a lively Ballroom/Latin/Swing dance (good news for all dancers),

  4. Swing City is still only $10 for the evening (an amazingly good deal),

  5. Gung Hay Fat Choy - Celebrate Chinese New Year's this weekend and bring in the year of the Rooster (a good time to strut onto the dance floor),

  6. 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 and save money (no sales outlet fees). These group advance tickets are only available until February 7th and I have almost sold all of the tables allotted to me. (we can all use a good road trip),

  7. Here is a link to a fun short video on how to improve your memory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBjr4jKYEpw (good brain cell fodder for remembering those new dance steps),

  8. New classes for February & March are listed on the Lessons Page (good for the mind, body and soul) and

  9. Funnies are at the end of the page - for dancers & those who aspire to be... (dance and humour go together - a good start, middle or finish to any day)

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Advance Tickets:

1) Canada's 150th Winter Wonderland Dance - SOLD OUT - Add your name to the wait list at dancevictoria@telus.net Celebrate Canada's 150th Winter at our semi-formal dance at the Victoria Edelweiss Club on Saturday, January 28th. Winter Waltz Workshop With John at 7:30pm.

2) 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 are $13 in advance through paypal at: LeonardoDaVinci.payments@gmail.com. Tickets are $15.00 at the door http://www.davincicentre.ca/ 250.383.8041

3) 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.

4) 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 February 7th only - these will sell quickly 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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BLESSED ARE THE CRACKED, FOR THEY LET IN THE LIGHT! (Yes, I sent these a few years back, but some things are funny a second time)

  1. My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was God and I didn't.

  2. I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.

  3. I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

  4. Don't take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.

  5. You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me

  6. Earth is the insane asylum for the universe.

  7. I'm not a complete idiot -- Some parts are just missing.

  8. Being 'over the hill' is much better than being under it!

  9. Wrinkled Was Not One of the Things I Wanted to Be When I Grew up.