Be Divine this Friday at Swing City: A fun side-by-side Polka will be taught in the workshop.    Caution - this is only for those people who want to have fun on the dance floor.     A Ballroom, Latin and Swing dance follows the workshop.

SINGLES: I have started a list for those dancers who do not have regular dance partners (a singles list). I plan to use this to help keep the classes balanced, advertise events of interest to singles and couples and set up classes and events for singles. Please note: Information on the sign up sheet is for my eyes only and will not be shared - you do not need to fill in all sections of the sign up form. If you would like to be on this list you can sign up for it at:

Happy Birthday to 13 dancers who celebrate birthdays in October - you get a free ticket to Swing City in October. If you want a free ticket to Swing City in your birthday month simply enter your birthday info (month & day only) when you click on "update your preferences" at the bottom of this newsletter. Happy Birthday to: Arne P, Mary S, Derrell S, Nicole H, Maxine D, Sue M, Wayne S, Craig G, Deborah C, Adrian M, Lee-Anne M, Clarence G and Richard P.

October dance classes are listed on the Lessons page and start soon.

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 for more information.

Check out upcoming dances under Advance Tickets below.


Dances for the next week:

Tuesday, October 4 -----------

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

Wednesday, October 5 -----------

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, October 7 ----------

Event: Swing City Ballroom Dance 8-11pm
Workshop: Polka with John at 8pm
Place: Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $10

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, October 8 ----------

Event: VBDS Thanksgiving Dance, 8-10:30pm
Place: Les Passmore Centre, 186 Hampton Road
Dance Floor: Large/Hardwood
Admission: $12/$15

Event: Nothin' But Swing, 8:45pm-midnight
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


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) Island Singles II Halloween Costume Dance - Saturday, October 29th, 9pm-1am, Da Vinci Centre, 195 Bay St. Fundraiser for Central Italy's Earthquake. $15pp. Costume Prizes. Call 250-383-8041 to reserve tickets.

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) Victoria Chinese Ladies Club Winter Gala Dance, Saturday, November 26th, 8pm - midnight at Commonwealth Place. Live music with MC2, refreshments, dance demonstrations and lots of door prizes. Tickets are $25 each and are available from Linda Ng at 250-727-5838 or Betty Choy at 250-658-0308.

5) NBDS Christmas Gala Dinner & Dance - Saturday December 17th from 5 pm until midnight at the Bowen Park Recreation Center, Nanaimo. 5pm – 6pm Cocktail hour; 6pm Dinner; 7:30pm Dancing - your DJ is Nelson Wong. Tickets will go on sale on October 1st.

6) 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 are now available. I have tables set aside - let me know soon if you wish to be at one of them at the early bird rate - email me at

7) NBDS New Year’s Eve Ball - December 31st 2016 at Nanoose Place Community Centre 2925 Northwest Bay Rd, Nanoose BC 9pm–1am Annual New Year’s Eve Party Dance with DJ Andy Mundy. Licensed bar.  Pot luck finger foods and/or appetizers  – please bring some festive edibles to share. Admission:$20 – includes complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Tickets MUST be either purchased or reserved in advance. For tickets email Sara at


Just a little bit silly: 

Got a birthday card from the funeral home.
I'm not impressed.
They only want me for my body.

To neigh or not to neigh,
that is equestrian

"Along with 'Antimatter' and 'Dark Matter' we have recently discovered the existence of 'Doesn't Matter,' which appears to have no effect on the universe whatsoever."

My boss said "Dress for the job you want, not the job you have."
Now I'm sitting in a disciplinary meeting dressed as Batman.