To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance. - Aubrey Lync

Touch, move and be inspired by the most romantic dance on the planet - learn Night Club Waltz - a great gift to yourself:

  • On Friday John will teach Night Club Waltz in the workshop at Swing City at 8pm followed by a Ballroom Dance from 9 to 11pm and the NBDS is hosting Dance Fest in Qualicum Bay.

  • On Saturday the VBDS has a Ballroom Dance at the Les Passmore Centre and the NBDS is hosting Dance Fest in Qualicum Bay.

  • Then on Sunday there are more outdoor dance events for those of us who wish to experience some of the local bands in their natural habitat.

Only three more Swing City Dances this summer - we have had some great dances this month but there are only three opportunities left to enjoy the great atmosphere, dance floor, workshops and music at Swing City before we close for the month of August. We hope to see you there soon.

New Classes for September are listed below and are now open for registration.

The last Summer Dance Camp on the island takes place July 15th and 16th - talk to John soon for tickets: http://ballroomnanaimo.ca/events/dance-fest/

Toes 'n Taps Dance Shoppe 4th Annual Clearance Sale takes place July 18th to 23rd with discounts on footwear and bodywear - 1733 Cook St.

Do you want to take a dance cruise to the Caribbean in February? You could get the last cabin for our group. Email me at dancevictoria@telus.net for more information.

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Dances for the next week:

Monday, July 11 ----------

Event: Ballroom Dancing in the Square: Workshop 7-8pm
Band: Orion (Chris Millington) from 8-9:30pm
Place: Centennial Square
Dance Floor: Concrete
Admission: FREE http://www.victoria.ca/assets/Departments/Parks~Rec~Culture/Culture/Documents/CityVibe%202016e.pdf

Tuesday, July 12 -----------

Event: Butchart Gardens Outdoor Dance: 8-9:30pm
Featuring: Commodores Big Band
Place: Butchart Gardens
Dance Floor: Medium/Danceable
Admission: Best bet is an annual pass - check out: http://www.butchartgardens.com/files/8214/6376/5479/2016_Entertainment_calendar.pdf

Event: Saanich Music in the Park Series: 6-8pm
Featuring: The Sutcliffes (Beatles Music)
Place: Majestic Park, 4380 Majestic Drive
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE: http://saanich.ca/parkrec/parks/parks/documents/CMS-Flyer-MusicinthePark-RevA.pdf

Friday, July 15 ----------

Event: Swing City Ballroom Dance 8-11pm
Workshop: Night Club Waltz with John 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: ROMP in the Park (Dance)
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, July 16 ----------

Event: VBDS Ballroom Dance: 8-10pm
Place: Les Passmore Centre
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $$10/12 http://vbds.org/

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: ROMP in the Park (Dance)
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, 8:30pm-12:30am
Place: Burnside Gorge Community Centre, 3130 Jutland Road
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, July 17 ----------

Event: Afternoon Concerts in the Park: 1:30-3:20pm
Band: ROMP in the Park (Dance)
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: Sidney Summer Sounds Concert 2-4pm
Band: Timebenders
Place: Beacon Bandshell in Sidney
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: FREE or by donation: http://www.peninsulacelebrations.ca/events/summer-sounds/

Event: Ford & Friends Car Show 10am-4:30pm
Featuring: Rukus (playing time unknown)
Place: Heritage Park, 7321 Lockside Drive
Dance Floor: Grass
Admission: By Donation http://heritageacresbc.ca/events/

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Advance Tickets: Dance Camps:

1) Dance Fest - a great annual event - 6 Ballroom Dance workshops with several instructors and 2 evening dances on Friday, July 15th and Saturday, July 16th for only $50pp for early bird tickets. The event is held at the 5000 square foot Lighthouse Community Centre in Qualicum Bay. Tickets are available from John de Pfyffer at dancevictoria@telus.net. Visit the website for more info: http://ballroomnanaimo.ca/events/dance-fest/

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Another Canadian Comedian who likes to dance (watch "The Mask"): Quotes by Jim Carrey:

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.

My upbringing in Canada made me the person I am. I will always be proud to be a Canadian.

I don't care if people think I am an over-actor, as long as they enjoy what I do. People who think that would call Van Gogh an over-painter.

"I don't want to be a vampire. I'm a day person."

If I'm not back in five minutes... just wait longer!

One thing I hope I'll never be is drunk with my own power. And anybody who says I am will never work in this town again.