Nothin’ But Swing Halloween Dance

The weather is changing and the leaves are falling. Strange orange illuminated faces burn in the night…
It can only mean one thing… The pumpkins are rising.

Come celebrate Halloween at Nothin’ But Swing on October 25th and dance the night away. Costumes are encouraged and there may be a few treats lurking around.

Date:       October 25, 2014
Location: 3130 Jutland Rd.
Time:       8:30pm till around midnight

Door Price
$8 – Adults
$7 – Members
$5 – Students
Please refrain from aerials, lifts, throws, or air steps on the open, social dance floor.

Louise Rose and the Capital City Syncopators

Louise Rose FundraiserSpecial Notice

 In collaboration with the Victoria Good News Choir Society,  the Swing Dance Association of Victoria is super excited to announce the Capital City Syncopators with special guest Louise Rose.

For years we have wanted  Louise Rose to perform for us and now is your chance to witness her amazing talents live with the Capital City Syncopators.

Saturday November 1, 2014

3130 Jutland Road at the Noth’n But Swing Dance Hall

This a special event fundraiser for the Good News Choir, which Louise started in 1997

Tickets are $20 and available in advance at Ivy’s Book Shop on Oak Bay Ave or at the door.*

*There are a limited number of reduce priced tickets available in advance only  to SDAV members and available for purchase at Noth’n But Swing on Saturday nights or the SDAV AGM (Oct 26) for  just $16.00.
This is a steal of a deal for the talent you are going to witness at this event.

Please note the special times for this event.

Doors open at 6:30pm

Lesson begins at 7:00pm

Dancing starts at 8:00pm

See you there, Goody

October Special General Meeting

Hey Everyone,

Do you have a question about the Swing Dance Association of Victoria?

Want to see more or less of something?

Want to hear what is coming up in the near future for SDAV?

Then come to our Special General Meeting at 12 noon, on October 26, 2014.

Burnside Gorge Community Centre
471 Cecelia Road
Victoria, BC

This is a 2 minute walk from our usual dance spot on Saturday nights.

You can park on Cecelia or at the Burnside Campus parking lot where we hold NBS.

These meetings are important.

This is your chance to tell us what you as the membership want from your organization.

What changes do you want to see?

Is there a service we aren’t providing?

What do you like and what don’t you?

There have been some significant changes in the Victoria Swing Dance scene in the last 6 months.

This is an opportunity to have a discussion on where SDAV fits in the new scene.

We will also be updating you on the planned changes for the NBS Hall we have in the works.

See you all there.





Halloween Bash Theme Night and FINAL Rhythm Room Dance


Come in costume. Games. Prizes. Decorations. Halloween video clips. Treats.

And of course, social music that will swing and scare you.

It has been fun for almost 4 years, but all good things come to an end, and this will be our final Rhythm Room dance. Let’s celebrate what this dance has contributed to the Victoria swing dance community. Thank you to everyone who made this dance very special our hearts.

Join us at 1303 Broad St. (upstairs studio) on Wednesday Oct. 29th.


Lindylocal Workshop: July 19, 2014

The next Lindylocal Workshop will be held at Dance Victoria on Saturday, July 19th. Aimed for all skill levels, and has a $25 SPECIAL DEAL* for all 3 classes. These classes will give you the material you need to practice to take the upcoming Capital City Stomp: September 5 – 7, 2014.

To secure your spot, register early –
Online Registration is now open and will close on Thursday, July 17th.

Take your dancing to the next level and learn some Lindy Hop fundamentals. Start by breaking down the swing out and learn some core skills in the process. Then we’ll step-up the variety by combining some moves into your new shiny swing out. We’ll follow that up with teaching a short routine using all the things you have just learned!

This workshop is for you if you are comfortable with the basics of swing and want to learn a swing out for the first time or if you want to polish up your swing out technique.

Location: Dance Victoria (#111 – 2750 Quadra Street)

1:15pm – 1:30pm: check-in, warm-up, and last minute in-person registration
1:30pm – 2:45pm: class 1
3:00pm – 4:15pm: class 2
4:30pm – 5:45pm: class 3

$25 – SPECIAL DEAL (*if you have already registered for Capital City Stomp)
$40 – student** and SDAV member**
$45 – student** or SDAV member** or out-of-towner
$50 – adult
**Bring valid student / SDAV membership card when you check-in before your first class

UPDATE: If you are a SDAV member and attend this workshop, you get FREE admission to our LIVE BAND night on July 19th at Nothin’ But Swing. SDAV memberships can be bought at door of workshop event and at any of the SDAV weekly dances (Nothin’ But Swing, Hometown Shakedown, and Rhythm Room).

Brought to you by the Swing Dance Association of Victoria (SDAV), the Lindylocal Workshops bring you a smorgasbord of new and exciting classes from a variety of Victoria’s best swing dance instructors.

Canada Day Parade

We have put an entry into the Sidney Canada Day Parade. Sorry for the late notice on this, but we only just got details on the event.

Meet up 10:45-11:15 on Resthaven Dr. and James White Blvd. (We are entry 16, so come find us, check out the map here, we are at site 2) and the parade starts at 11:30 and will last approximately 30 minutes. There is
limited Parking at the Marry Winspear center or in neighbourhood north of Beacon St.

The organizers have asked for lots of dancers and the music to be LOUD! This is a great opportunity for us to get out and dance in front of lots of people. If you are doing the Pacific Tattoo, this is a great time to practice your performance skills

E-mail if you need a ride, or have one to offer.

Capital City Stomp 2014: Super Early Bird passes available only until June 30th. Register now!

CCS 2014: Kevin & JoSAVE THE DATES: September 5-7, 2014
Get ready Victoria! It’s the 2nd Annual Capital City Stomp, featuring international instructors – Kevin St. Laurent and Jo Hoffberg. Weekend includes 2 days of classes, theme nights, live music, NEW cabaret show, CCS Jack & Jill contest, and much more. Prizes include passes to Rhythm City Mess Around in Vancouver, Lindy Harvest in Edmonton, and Killer Diller Weekend in Seattle.

Registration is now open with our Super Early Bird price tier. This tier ends in less than two weeks (June 30th), then prices will go up.  Register early for best pricing. Tell and invite your friends.  More details here –

Here’s a Lindy Hop performance by Kevin St. Laurent and Jo Hoffberg:

Nothin’ But Swing Has A New Home!

While it’s been great fun roaming around Victoria, wearing down dance floors far and wide, SDAV is ecstatic to announce that Nothin’ But Swing has found a new, permanent venue!

Every Saturday night, starting June 14, you can get your swing dance fix at the Burnside Gorge Community Association, 3130 Jutland Rd.

They’re excited to have us, we’re excited to be there, and we need YOU to help make this hall into a home. Bring your dance shoes and your enthusiasm to the soft launch on the 14th, and stay tuned for details of the official grand opening party later in the summer!


The Swing Dance Association of Victoria provides a regular, casual, all ages, and welcoming environment for anyone interested in partner dancing. Near downtown Victoria, every evening starts with laughter, often ends with after-midnight snacks, and includes:

An introductory dance lesson (no partner required).
DJ’ed music that swings non-stop until around 12:30 am.
Dancing on a spacious hardwood floor.
Time to socialize with groovy hepcatz and hepkittenz!

Door Price
$8 – Adults
$7 – Members
$5 – Students

Please refrain from aerials, lifts, throws, or air steps on the open, social dance floor.

Fourth Annual Summer Soul-stice Party at Rhythm Room

summer soul-sticeThis Wednesday, June 18th, come celebrate the summer solstice with soul at          Rhythm Room (1303 Broad St). This is a special event night, so feel free to dress up in something bright/shiny/earthy and pose for photos with your friends. We’ll be running late till midnight. Social music will be soul, with tempos perfect for lindy hop, blues, or    breakin’ out your favourite moves along the soul train.

$5 – students; $7 – SDAV/RHS members & out-of-towners; $8 – adults; ALL AGES event

Drop-in lesson starts at 8:30pm, social dancing afterwards.
Featuring Soul Sisters…  DJ Frantana & DJ Miss T!!!

Check out our Rhythm Room facebook group for latest events & updates.
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