Great Egg Hunt Theme Night at Rhythm Room

great-egg-hunt-themeOn Wednesday, April 16th, it is our Great Egg Hunt Theme Night at Rhythm Room. We will be running late till midnight.  Let’s get festive! Dressing up is optional. We will have some fun activities and prizes! Link to our Facebook event.

Located at 1303 Broad Street.  The evening starts with a 45 minute drop-in lesson at 8:30pm, followed by social music for your dancing pleasure.

ALL AGES; $4 – students; $6 – SDAV/RHS members & out-of-towners; $7 – adults

Get into the dance for FREE by signing up on our Volunteer Schedule.

Rhythm Room is brought to you by the Swing Dance Association of Victoria (SDAV), a non-profit society dedicated to promoting Swing Dancing in Victoria, BC.

Lindylocal Workshop: May 3, 2014

The next Lindylocal Workshop will be held on Saturday, May 3rd, and will feature instruction by Victoria’s own Kyle Murray.  A swing dance veteran of 15 years, Kyle is a former Pacific Northwest Lindy Hop Champion, a 10-time Lindy Bout finalist, and performed with Vancouver’s Hot Koko and Ottawa’s Swing Dynamite dance troupes.

This workshop will feature a pair of classes to build your lindy hop skills, plus you’ll learn “Mama’s Stew,” the exciting and popular jazz routine made famous by Mama Lu Parks.

Skill levels: low-intermediate to advanced. Knowing the swingout is required.*
*Learn the swingout at Rhythm Room or Swing 3 from Red Hot Swing.

Brought to you by the Swing Dance Association of Victoria (SDAV), the Lindylocal Workshops brings you a smorgasbord of new and exciting classes from a variety of Victoria’s best swing dance instructors.  These workshops will prepare you for the next Capital City Stomp: September 5 – 7, 2014.

Link to this Lindylocal Workshop facebook event.

To secure your spot, register early – http://lindylocalmay2014.dancecamps.org.
Online Registration is now open and closes on Thursday, May 1st.

Register online before May 1st, and you will be entered into a draw for a FREE pass to the Lindylocal Workshop on July 19, 2014.

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
$40 – student** and SDAV member**
$45 – student** or SDAV member** or out-of-towner
$50 – adult
**Bring valid student / SDAV membership cards when you check-in before your first class

For SDAV members only, attending this workshop includes FREE admission to 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).

Nothin’ But Swing Every Saturday Night

Wondering where Nothin’ But Swing will be held Saturday nights?
Here is the venue list for April.

  • March 29, 2014     St. John’s Hall (925 Balmoral Rd)
  • April 5, 2014         White Eagle Hall (90 Dock St)
  • April 12, 2014       St. Andrew’s Kirk Hall (924 Douglas St)
  • April 19, 2014       St. John’s Hall (925 Balmoral Rd)
  • April 26, 2014       St. John’s Hall (925 Balmoral Rd)

Keep up to date for all your dancing needs.
Interested in volunteering, sign up for a shift here: NBS Volunteer Sign-up

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  1. St. John’s Hall (925 Balmoral Rd)
  2. White Eagle Hall (90 Dock St)
  3. St. Andrew’s Kirk Hall (924 Douglas St)

 

Open Practice Spaces

The Swing Dance Association of Victoria is happy to announce the first open practice space. We have listened to all the requests we have received to start an open practice space in Victoria. This space can be used for solo or partner dance, or practicing those moves you learned in the latest Lindylocal workshop; in fact, it can be used for just about anything you want that is related to dance.

What: A space to practice your dance moves!

When: Sunday, March 23rd

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Where: Dance Victoria ( 111-2750 Quadra St.)

Cost: $5 non-SDAV member

$3 SDAV members

If you have any questions please email Katie Liébault at info@swingvictoria.net.

Doug Rhodes Quintet at Nothin’ But Swing

Saturday, March 8, 2014, Nothin’ But Swing will have a live band.
Get ready to dance the night away to the swinging sounds
of the Doug Rhodes Quintet. Remember your water bottle!

Venue: St. John’s Hall
Address: 925 Balmoral Rd.
Time: 8:30pm – 12:30am
Lesson: 8:30pm – 9:15pm

Cost:
$13 – Adults
$12 – Members
$10 – Students
Please refrain from aerials, lifts, throws, or air steps on the open, social dance floor.

* Costs are subject to change for special events.

DJ Battle and the Swing of War!

Victoria’s swing dancing DJ will square off to see who gets the honours of representing Victoria in Lindy Bout VII’s Battle of the Western DJs. Lindy Bout will be the weekend of April 4-6, 2014.

Want to join in on the fun? The preferred method is to send an email to info@swingvictoria.com so we give on an step by step instructions
to electronically submit 10 songs.

Still hanging onto those old school ways? Send us an email at info@swingvictoria.net and we will coordinate a time with you for Matt Bartlett to come pick it up. The ten songs submission must contain songs that you would consider playing at a Victoria swing event. They’ll be vetted by experts. Up to four people will be selected to compete in the prelims at Rhythm Room (March 19th). Two people will compete in the finals (March 29th). Please don’t put your name on the CDs. MP3 format please.

Deadline for CD submission is March 15th at 11:59 pm.
Swing of War:
Our annual Swing of War is back folks! Victoria’s dancers will come together to compete in three events: The Amateur Jack & Jill, Anything Goes Jack & Jill and Solo Jazz. New to dancing and want to compete? Then the Amateur Jack and Jill is just the event for you. More experience? Then give the Anything Goes Jack & Jill a try. Want to try something solo and have some jazzy fun? Then give the Solo Jazz a shot.The Prelims are March 12 at Rhythm Room. The finals are March 22nd at Nothin’ But Swing.
Registration is happening at the start of to the prelims event (March 12th) so come well before 9:40 pm if you want a spot! What’s the cost  you ask? Amateur Jack & Jill, Anything Goes Jack & Jill is 5 dollars each to enter. Solo jazz is free!!!

Lindylocal Workshop: March 8, 2014

  • Brought to you by the Swing Dance Association of Victoria (SDAV).
  • Opportunity to take 1-day lindy hop workshops from various local instructors.
  • Held on Saturday afternoons, and occurs bi-monthly (every 2 months).
  • Build & brush up on your lindy hop skills, and take it to the next level.
  • For low-intermediate to advanced skill levels. Knowing the swingout is required*.
  • Prepares you for the next Capital City Stomp: September 5 – 7, 2014.
  • Link to the Lindylocal Workshop facebook event.

To secure your spot, register early - http://lindylocalmar2014.dancecamps.org.
Online Registration opens on Saturday, February 1st and closes on Thursday, March 6th.

Register online before March 6th, and you will be entered into a draw for a FREE pass to the Lindylocal Workshop on May 3, 2014.

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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
(NEW) Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided during breaks.

Cost
$40 – student** and SDAV member**
$45 – student** or SDAV member** or out-of-towner
$50 – adult
*Learn the swingout at any of these: Red Hot SwingUVic Swing, and Rhythm Room.
**Bring valid student / SDAV membership cards when you check-in before your first class

For SDAV members only, attending this workshop includes FREE admission to our live band night on March 8th 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).

Here is an inspiring lindy hop performance by Peter Strom & Naomi Uyama:

Volunteer Positions

The Swing Dance Association of Victoria is run by volunteers. In order for us to continue producing the best quality dances, we need your help.

We have a few positions that we are looking to fill, if you are interested any of these positions, or interested in generally volunteering for the Swing Dance Association of Victoria, please e-mail us at info@swingvictoria.net. These positions are non-paying, but they do come with perks such as free entrance to dance events.

Graphic Designer

Designs graphics for handbills, posters, banners, websites, etc

Web Developer

Development, authoring, and mastering of websites maintained by SDAV

Congratulations to the new Board of Directors

Congratulations to the 2014 Swing Dance Association of Victoria Board of Directors! Your 2014 SDAV board members are:

President: Gregory Johnson

Vice-President: Alison McLeod

Treasurer: Carrie Courchene

Secretary: Keisha Everson

Marketing Manager: Matt Bartlett

Community Event Co-ordinator: Scott Goodmanson

Nothin’ But Swing Chair: Julia Franta

Rhythm Room Chair: Tina Lee

Hometown Shakedown Chair: Aubrey Bebar

Team Chair: Katie Liebault

Workshop Chair: David Lee

Victoria Lindy Exchange Chair: (Vacant)

Director at Large: Jeremy Balliston

Director at Large: Andrew Sanderson

Director at Large: Vivek Belgaumkar

A special thank you to our outgoing board members Kyle Murray, Marc Parent and Montanna Mills for your dedication this past year; you will be missed.