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 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



Hometown Shakedown Live Band

Have you heard?

The Swinging Pendulums are playing  SDAV’s first LIVE gig of 2015, at the Hometown Shakedown.  Even better, the band is donating their time so there is no extra cost that night at the door.

That’s right, a live band for the same price a normal.  (Although we will be putting a tip jar out for them and do encourage donations if you enjoy the show.)

Friday January 16, 2015

1303 Broad Street

21:00 – 00:00


SDAV Lindy Hop Drop-In Series

As you may have heard, SDAV is proud to present Victoria’s newest and best Lindy Hop lesson series.

Beginning Saturday January 17th, dancers will be able to access high-quality, affordable Lindy Hop lessons every Saturday night prior to Nothin’ But Swing.  Designed by top swing dance instructor Kyle Murray, these innovative classes are offered on both a drop-in basis OR as an 8-week series, and will have Victoria cutting a rug like never before.

Whether you’re new to swing, ready to dive head-first into Lindy Hop, or an experienced dancer wanting a fresh take on the fundamentals, these classes are for you.

Glad you asked!  It means you can purchase and take the classes the way that works best for you:
1. You can take all 8 weeks of classes in a row, OR you can spread them out over several months and take them in any order.  AND,
2. You can pay for each class separately at the door, OR you can pay for all 8 classes in advance at a discount.

All classes include your admission to Nothin’ But Swing, and with your Swing Passport, you can re-take any class at half price!


Your Swing Passport is a stamp card that lets you keep track of the classes you’ve taken. You’ll be given a passport when you purchase your series, or when you drop in for your first class.  Classes will be posted on the SDAV Calendar so you’ll know in advance which class in the series is being offered each week.

WHAT: SDAV Lindy Hop Drop-In Series lesson series
WHEN: 7:30-8:30pm every Saturday – first 8-week series begins January 17th, 2015
WHERE: The Dance Hall at 3130 Jutland Rd. (a short walk from Douglas St, just off the 8, 11, 21, & 22 bus routes)
COST: $80 for the series (that’s $10 a class!) or drop-in for $14 per class – both include admission to Nothin’ But Swing*

* Additional costs may apply on live music nights and special event weekends.