SDAV Swings the Island Farms Santa’s Lights Parade

Who: All of you, of course!

What:  The Island Farms Santa’s Lights Parade

Where: Government Street, Belville to Chattam.

When: Saturday November 29, 5:45 pm

Well as many of you have heard, the rumour is true.

We just got our official package for the 2014 Island Farms Santa’s Lights Parade.

The parade organizers are super excited to have us once again dance our way down the street.

For those who have been in the previous years parades, you know the scoop.

If you haven’t  participated in a parade yet, well here’s your chance.

The Santa’s Lights Parade is a short Christmas parade along Government St from Belville to Chattam Streets.  About a 20 min walk.

The awesome part is the parade happens at night and every entry must be decorated in coloured lights. It is the unofficial start to the Christmas Season in Victoria.

We’ll have speakers blasting swinging Christmas tunes from a lighted truck and dancers walking, dancing, and smiling all around.

The truck will be between The Legislative Buildings and the Museum on Government on the east (Museum side) of the road by 5:00pm.

We need everyone there by 5:45pm at the latest.

The Parade begins at 6:00pm and is broadcast live on Check 6.

It ends at the Capital Iron parking lot where they will have refreshments for everyone.

Most times people head out for dinner after and then we have the dance to finish the night.

You can contact me for more info or check out our FB page for further event details.

See you soon

Goody

 

 

 

Lindy Hop lesson series and sneak preview!

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SDAV is excited to announce the launch of Victoria’s newest and best lindy hop lesson series!  Beginning in January, students will be able to access high-quality, affordable lindy hop lessons every Saturday night prior to Nothin’ But Swing.  Designed and taught by top swing dance instructor Kyle Murray, these innovative classes will be available 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.

SNEAK PREVIEW!

Want a sample of things to come?  Beginning November 22nd, students will be able to test-drive these lessons as part of a 4-week series for no additional charge.  No registration or advanced payment required – simply show up at 7:30pm, and the lessons will be included as part of your admission to Nothin’ But Swing.

WHAT: Lindy Hop lesson series sneak preview
WHEN: 7:30pm, November 22, 29, December 6, 13
WHERE: The Ballroom at 3130 Jutland Rd. (a short walk from Douglas St, just off the 8, 11, 21, & 22 bus routes)
COST: Included with your Nothin’ But Swing admission! $5 students, $7 members, $8 non-member

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

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 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.

Goody

 

 

 

Halloween Bash Theme Night and FINAL Rhythm Room Dance

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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.

Cheers.

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 – http://lindylocaljul2014.dancecamps.org.
Online Registration is now open and will close on Thursday, July 17th.

Description
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)

Schedule
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

Cost
$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 info@swingvictoria.net 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 – http://ccs.swingvictoria.net/

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