“Yule Be Swinging” 2015 Santa’s Lights Parade November 28

Hey Everyone,

Well we got the final orders from the parade Society and here is the scoop.

I will be lined up on the north side of Superior St, behind the BC Legislative Buildings in my red Dodge pick up.

We are entry #22 of 82 entries.

It is going to be a big parade this year and luckily we are near the beginning.

I will arrive by around 4:30pm.

The parade kicks off at 5:45pm, but they are hoping as many of you can be at the truck by around 5pm or so.

We will have music and lights covering the truck.

This years theme is “Yule be Swinging” .  Imagine you are sitting, standing and dancing around a nice big outdoor Yule fire.  Think big warm sweaters, gloves, leggings, jeans, toques, fleece, etc.

I will keep updating the SDAV facebook page with new info as we get it.

See you guys soon


P.s.  Everyone in attendance to our entry for the parade will receive free entry to Nothn’ But Swing afterwards on Saturday night.



Christmas Lighted Parades and SDAV SGM (Special General Meeting)


Hey Victoria,

SDAV is excited to announce 2 upcoming events in November for the Victoria Swing Dance scene.

1st – Tuesday November 24th 7-9pm is our SGM (Special General Meeting)

Burnside Gorge Community Centre  –   471 Cecelia Rd, Victoria, BC 

This is YOUR chance to tell us what you want, to see how we are doing and engage our Board and members. Remember SDAV is Victoria’s only not-for-profit Swing dance association. Everything we bring bring in is directed back to the swing dance scene and the more you tell us what you want, the better we can serve you, our swing dance population.

2nd- Saturday November 28th, 5pm (approx.) Back by popular demand, SDAV is once again entered in the City of Victoria Island Farms Santa’s Lights Parade. As in the past, we will have a Christmas light covered truck, speakers playing the best of the Christmas and Holiday jazz music we can find and YOU, dancers, dancers, dancers, – dancing your way down the brief Christmas route.

More details to come on both of these events so stay tuned or come see me for information.
Have a great night

P.s.  We are also entertaining entering both the Sidney Sparkles Christmas Parade and lighted ships sail-past on Sunday December 6  http://www.peninsulacelebrations.ca/events/sidney-sparkles


the Esquimalt Celebration of Lights parade http://www.esquimaltcelebrationoflights.ca/

Halloween Party with Louise Rose and the Capital City Syncopators!

Get your costumes ready – on October 31st, we will be having a Halloween party at Nothin’ But Swing, in collaboration with the Victoria Good News Choir!

Halloween Fundraiser Poster

Doors will open at 8:00 pm, with a half-hour beginner lesson starting at 8:30. At 9:00, we will have live music from the fabulous Louise Rose and the Capital City Syncopators! There will be no Swing Dance Basics class this week.

Tickets are $20 and available in advance at Ivy’s Book Shop on Oak Bay Ave, or at the door on the night of the event. We hope to see you there for a night of incredible live music and dancing!

Nothin’ But Swing is CLOSED Sept 12… Instead come to Capital City Stomp!

Nothin’ But Swing will be CLOSED Saturday, September 12, 2015. Why you ask… Because it is the Capital City Stomp Weekend! The Swing Dance Association of Victoria is bringing you 3 nights of dancing and 2 days of classes with our amazing instructors: Casey Schneider and Michael Jagger.

The CCS Saturday Night Dance will be held at Dance Victoria, 2750 Quadra Street.

Can’t afford the whole weekend or don’t have time for both days? No problem! We have one-day Workshop passes available ($80 per day) and Live Band Dance passes available ($30 for all three nights). Both available at: ccs.swingvictoria.net or at-the-door. Dance passes also available at Lyle’s Records. Join us for an awesome weekend of dancing!

*REMINDER* – Groupon passes for Nothin’ But Swings’ Intro to Swing and Swing Dance Basics are not valid during Capital City Stomp.
CCS will be hosting beginner friendly swing lessons on Friday and Saturday night starting at 8:30pm. Tickets are only $13 for adults and $10 for student.
Please check out ccs.swingvictoria.net for full details.

CCS 2015 Registration Open!

CCS 2015Shout it from the roof tops – Registration is open for the 3rd annual Capital City Stomp!
We are excited to have Casey Schneider and Michael Jagger coming to Victoria
September 11-13, 2015.

Price Structure (CAD):
$110 – Gatecrasher for first 5 leads & 5 follows
$120 – “My First Workshop” (May 2nd – Sept 5th)
$125 – Super Early Bird (May 2nd – 31st)
$145 – Early Bird (June 1st – July 31st)
$155 – Regular Price (Aug 1st – Sept 5th)
$165 – At Door Pricing

Check out the website for full details and updates.

Double Header DJ Tonight

After a fantastic live band last week, we are proud to give you a dj double header tonight.

Starting off we have our ever popular DJ “DJ” who has been swinging tunes for us ever since we began way back in 2008

Dave has a loyal following and will always find way to fill the floor to your delight.

Rounding the second half of the night we have in his premiere showing at Nothin’ But Swing, all the way from the dance halls of Asgard, DJ “Thruma” spinning a mix of classic favourites and European swing that he doubts you’ve ever heard before.

3130 Jutland at the Burnside Dance Hall.

Doors open at 7:15

Swing Dance 8 counts Basics – Charleston 7:30-8:30  Instructors Julia F and Kyle M

Swing Dance Beginner Drop In – 8:30-9:15   Meagan J and Goody

Social Dancing 9:15- midnight

See you there

Your SDAV Crew

St Patricks Live Band and Late Night at Nothin’ But Swing

The rumours are true.

Once again Nothin’ But Swing is having another live band.

Saturday March 14, we are having our ST Patrick’s LIVE BAND and LATE NIGHT

  The Burnside Dance Hall  3130 Jutland  Rd.

That’s right folks, we’ve got a live band until 12:30 and then DJ Tina Lee spinning tunes until 2:00am.

Nick La Riviere – (from the 2014 Capital City Stomp) heads up this month’s band on trombone and vocals

Miguel, on trumpet

Devon McCagherty, on banjo

Ryan Tandy, on bass

and Damian Graham on the drum kit

Admission  is $13 for Adults, $12 for Members and $10 for students and includes the 8:30 drop in lesson, and social dancing until 2:00am

Feel like even more dancing?

We have our Swing Dance Basics – Lindy Hop series #2 starting the same night at 7:30

Please find more info on the classes here  Swing Dance Basics Lindy Hop classes.

You can take our Lindy Hop lesson from 7:30-8:30, our drop in lesson from 8:30 – 9:15 and then dance until 2:00am.  All for only $19

Those holding a valid SDB Passport, pay only $5.

Doors open at 7:15pm

Swing Dance Basics Lindy Hop Lessons drop in at 7:30pm

Beginner drop-in lesson at 8:30pm

Social dancing till 2:00am at 9:15pm

Don’t forget to wear your green

See you there








Flying Saucers at Nothin’ But Swing

You’ve seen them at Swans

You know you love dancing to them.

But instead of a tiny patch of a dance floor, come shake your moves on over 2500 square feet of dancing freedom.

That’s right,

Our unofficial house band.is back.

Live, February 7th, it’s The Flying Saucers at Nothin’ But Swing

Clark and the gang will be pushing out your favourite Lindy Hop and East Coast tunes all night long.

Feel like brushing up on your dance technique.

Drop into our Lindy Hop basics class at 7:30pm (This  week is Charleston)  or our Beginner Lesson at 8:30pm  (Or really dance it up and do both, there is always something new to learn)

See you on the dance floor


Where: 3130 Jutland Rd
When:7:30 Swing Dance Basics Lesson*  (*$19 includes Lindy Hop lesson and live band)
8:30 Drop-in lesson
9:15 Social dancing with The Flying Saucers!
Cost: $13 – Adults
$12 – Members
$10 – Students




SDAV Annual General Meeting 2015

What: Annual General Meeting
Where: Burnside Gorge Community Centre (Community Activity Room), 471 Cecelia Road, Victoria, BC, V8T 4T4
When: Sunday, February 22 1:00pm

This year’s Annual General Meeting of the Swing Dance Association of Victoria will be held on Sunday, February 22, starting at 1pm. The meeting will be held at the Burnside Gorge Community Centre (room location will posted once the booking is confirmed).

At this meeting we will be providing updates on what the society has been working on over the past year and we will be holding elections for the board of directors. There are a number of positions on the board where current members will not be standing for re-election, so it will be an excellent opportunity to recruit new members to join the team. SDAV is a not-for-profit society run by volunteers for the benefit of the swing dance community, so standing for election is an excellent way to give back.

SDAV is a non-profit organization run by the community, for the community. We’re interested in hearing your voice and would love your contribution!

Please come out to our annual general meeting, open to all! Remember, if you want to vote at the meeting you must have an up-to-date membership (don’t worry, memberships will be for sale at the door as well!).

Blue Monday Dancing

Blue Monday got you down?

Come out tonight and support your local music scene.

The Flying Saucers are playing at Swans Brew Pub

8:30 – 11:30

No cover, they only ask that we buy a drink or food or something.

Face it folks, if we don’t support our local bands and venue- we will lose them.

So beat the Blue Monday Blues and come out with everyone else


Your SDAV Team

Building your dance scene