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 band.is 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

Goody

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

Thanks

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.
WHAT’S A “DROP-IN SERIES?”

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!

WHAT’S A “SWING PASSPORT?”

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.

Reuben Wier Swingset at Nothin’ But Swing

If you haven’t seen it on Facebook…

Saturday December 13, 2014, Nothin’ But Swing will have The Reuben Wier Swingset for our dancing pleasure to go with the Winter Wonderland theme dance.

Come out to celebrate a little holiday cheer. The Reuben Wier Swingset will keep your toes tapping and cheeks rosy all night long.

Band line up:
Reuben Wier
Damien Graham
Clark Brendan
Richard Moody
Stuart Munro

Tickets:
Adult – $13
Member – $12
Student – $10

PLUS… This is the last night of the SNEAK PEAK Lindy Hop Lessons (included in the door price). Check out the lesson at 7:30pm, prior to the beginner lesson at 8:30pm.

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.