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.
Get in for FREE by signing up on our Volunteer Schedule –>

Capital City Stomp Registration is Live!

Registration for Capital City Stomp 2014 - Victoria’s Lindy Hop Workshop Weekend
is now open. Register early to secure the best pricing.

Click Here to Register 

The Swing Dance Association of Victoria (SDAV) is excited to bring
Kevin St. Laurent and Jo Hoffberg from San Francisco to Victoria
to teach a two-day workshop.

September 5 – 7, 2014

Celebrate Frankie 100 this Saturday with the Reuben Wier Septet

What do you do when you can’t go to New York and celebrate Frankie’s birthday with lindy hoppers from all over the globe? You come out to a Frankie event happening in your very own city!

The Swing Dance Association of Victoria is putting on a birthday party for one of our founders and you’re invited! Come out to this once-in-a-lifetime event and celebrate with us with the Reuben Wier Septet, cake, and memory wall dedicated to Frankie.

When: Saturday, May 24th

Where: Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 3277 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z 3K9

What: Dancing! The lesson is at 8:30, followed by the the Reuben Wier Septet playing all night long.

Prices are $10 for students, $12 for members, and $13 for adults.

The facebook event can be found here.

P.S. Want to get in for FREE? There’s only two spots left on the volunteer schedule for this week, get ‘em now and enjoy a night of dancing to Reuben Wier’s Septet!

Pacific Tattoo Performance

Ever wanted to perform to a live band showcasing 40s era swing dancing? Great! We have just the opportunity for you and 39 others :)

The Swing Dance Association of Victoria and Pacific Tattoo are looking for at least 40 dancers to get all dolled up and party like it’s 1945!

All you need is to know is how to do the Shim Sham and social swing dance. If you’re shaky on the Shim Sham, not to worry, we can show you the ropes at the upcoming open practice spaces (see the SDAV calendar for details).

Rehearsal and performance schedule for July:

Friday July 11th

  • 6:30pm rehearsal

Saturday July 12th

  • 12:30pm cast call
  • 1:30pm Full dress rehearsal (in costume)
  • Dinner (provided by Pacific Tattoo)
  • 6:30pm cast call for the Show!
  • Cast Party afterwards :)

Sunday July 13th

  • 1:00pm Cast call for Matinee show :)

*We need 40 people by May 31st signed up and committed to the two performances or it’s a no-go.

If you have any questions please contact Katie Liebault and join the facebook event.

See you on the dance floor!

Nothin’ But Swing moves to the summerhouse

Nothin’ But Swing is feeling the heat, so we’re moving into the summerhouse. You’re invited too! Get sweaty with us this Saturday, May 17, at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 3277 Douglas St. (Between Roderick St and Cloverdale Ave, Entrance on Roderick St).

We’ll be there for almost all of our Saturday dances through the end of July. Check out the calendar at for all the latest and greatest.
Standard Nothin’ But Swing format:
Beginner lesson from 8:30-9:15, followed by dancing until 12:30.
$8 – Adults
$7 – Members
$5 – Students