Welcome to UCanDance
RUEDA SPECIAL CLASS: This special class will start on Wednesday the 7th of April at 7:15pm at Burnside High. $20 up front for 6 classes running once weekly. Hope to see you there!
13 Apr 2014 Dancing fun times!

Hi everyone! Congrats on making it through the last week of term, hope it wasn't too hectic! Dance will be carrying on during the holidays, so you don't need to worry about getting rusty over the break. Read on for more information on class and the upcoming events and special classes that we have in store for you next term!

Classes

Classes will be continuing as usual over the holiday period on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30pm to 10pm at Burnside High School. Classes are $3 for students and $5 for non-students and if you come on Monday you get Wednesday FREE! The classes for this term are Modern Jive and Bachata and we always go over what has been taught in the previous class, so don't worry if you've missed a class or two! Don't forget that you're always free to bring friends. Be sure to stick around for free dancing between 9:30pm and 10pm! More details on class here.

Rueda Special Class

Just a reminder that our Rueda Special classes will be starting at the beginning of term two on Wednesday 7th of May. This is your chance to have a go at the fantastic group latin dance that you have probably seen dancers doing during free dancing. It is an amazing dance to know, so if you like what you've seen be sure to sign up! Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings before normal class and will start at 7.15pm. The cost for the full six classes is $20 and try to sign up with a partner if possible, just so that we can ensure that there will be a good gender balance.

Concession Cards

Concession cards are now at their normal price of $25 for students and $45 for non-students and entitle the bearer to 11 weeks of classes. So save yourself from scrambling for change each week and get ready for a dance-overload!

Upcoming Events in 2014

On top of the dance classes that we offer, UCanDance is also a very social club and holds a number parties, trips and gatherings over the course of the year.

  • La Nochecita Latina: UCanDance's well known annual Latin dance party in undergoing a re-vamp and you will be witness to the unveiling of the event's new image and focus! More details on this exciting event to follow.
  • Hanmner Trip: Enjoy a weekend retreat to Hanmer Springs with dancing on top of Frog Rock, a fantastic dance party, hot pools, amazing food, and much mischief!
  • UCanDance Ball: Our annual ball is another great event to look forward to and this year we celebrate the club's 21st anniversary, so be prepared for an amazing night.

UCanDance Facebook Page

Make sure you keep up to date with everything that's going on in and around the club by checking out our Facebook page here.

Can't wait to see you all at class tonight!

- Caitlin
UCanDance Secretary.

Other Dancing

  • Mashina Salsa Nights + Free Salsa and Merengue Class at Mashina Lounge, 30 Victoria Street 8pm until late. R20. Tidy dress code. Facebook event.
  • Sunday Salsa Sessions (Co-Op) at Cargo Bar, Lincoln Rd. This is a co-op between the dance studios of Christchurch including UCanDance. Free entry, $15 pizza and $6 beer special for dancers. Facebook event.
  • The NZ Brazilian Dance Festival is happening from the 18th to the 20th of April at Impact Dance and Stage School (450 Tuam Street). Facebook Event.
    • There is a Showcase and Party being held on Friday the 18th as a part of the festival, as well as a Black and White Ball on Saturday the 19th. Check out the links here and here.
6 Apr 2014 Dancing fun times!

Hey guys,
Happy last week of uni! Hope you don't have too many assignments and tests to study for, but even if you do, just remember that you always have dance! This week we have our first end of term party, which should be a lot of fun, so read on for more information about this awesome event and much more!

Classes

Classes will be continuing as usual over the holiday period on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30pm to 10pm at Burnside High School. Classes are $3 for students and $5 for non-students and if you come on Monday you get Wednesday FREE! The classes for this term are Modern Jive and Bachata and we always go over what has been taught in the previous class, so don't worry if you've missed a class or two! Don't forget that you're always free to bring friends. Be sure to stick around for free dancing between 9:30pm and 10pm! More details on class here.

Rueda Special Class

Just a reminder that our Rueda Special classes will be starting at the beginning of term two on Wednesday 7th of May. This is your chance to have a go at the fantastic group latin dance that you have probably seen dancers doing during free dancing. It is an amazing dance to know, so if you like what you've seen be sure to sign up! Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings before normal class and will start at 7.15pm. The cost for the full six classes is $20 and try to sign up with a partner if possible, just so that we can ensure that there will be a good gender balance.

Concession Cards

Concession cards are now at their normal price of $25 for students and $45 for non-students and entitle the bearer to 11 weeks of classes. So save yourself from scrambling for change each week and get ready for a dance-overload!

End of Term Party

Come join us in celebrating the end of the first uni term! We are holding an end of term dance party on Friday 11th of April at the Ilam Primary School hall (66 Ilam road). The partying will begin at 8pm and end at 11.45pm. Entry is only $3 for students and $5 for non-students, so get ready for an awesome night of dancing fun!
Check out the Facebook event here.

Upcoming Events in 2014

On top of the dance classes that we offer, UCanDance is also a very social club and holds a number parties, trips and gatherings over the course of the year.

  • La Nochecita Latina: UCanDance's well known annual Latin dance party in undergoing a re-vamp and you will be witness to the unveiling of the event's new image and focus! More details on this exciting event to follow.
  • Hanmner Trip: Enjoy a weekend retreat to Hanmer Springs with dancing on top of Frog Rock, a fantastic dance party, hot pools, amazing food, and much mischief!
  • UCanDance Ball: Our annual ball is another great event to look forward to and this year we celebrate the club's 21st anniversary, so be prepared for an amazing night.

UCanDance Facebook Page

Make sure you keep up to date with everything that's going on in and around the club by checking out our Facebook page here.

Can't wait to see you all at class tonight!

- Caitlin
UCanDance Secretary.

Other Dancing

  • Mashina Salsa Nights + Free Salsa and Merengue Class at Mashina Lounge, 30 Victoria Street 8pm until late. R20. Tidy dress code. Facebook event.
  • Sunday Salsa Sessions (Co-Op) at Cargo Bar, Lincoln Rd. This is a co-op between the dance studios of Christchurch including UCanDance. Free entry, $15 pizza and $6 beer special for dancers. Facebook event.
  • Zouk @ Bardello on Wednesday at Bardello Bar, 154 Aikmans rd, Merivale. Free entry, drink specials. Great Zouk music from 8pm till 11pm. Facebook Event.
30 Mar 2014 Dancing fun times!

Hey guys,
Welcome to another exciting week of dance! Stress levels may be high with the first term of uni drawing to a close, but we are here to provide you all with some much needed relief, in dance form of course!
Read ahead to find out about new dance events that you can be a part of!

Classes

Remember that classes are on Monday and Wednesday from 7:30pm to 10pm at Burnside High School. Classes are $3 for students and $5 for non-students and if you come on Monday you get Wednesday FREE! The classes for this term are Modern Jive and Bachata and we always go over what has been taught in the previous class, so don't worry if you've missed a class or two! Don't forget that you're always free to bring friends. Be sure to stick around for free dancing between 9:30pm and 10pm! More details on class here.

Concession Cards

Concession cards are now at their normal price of $25 for students and $45 for non-students and entitle the bearer to 11 weeks of classes. So save yourself from scrambling for change each week and get ready for a dance-overload!

Bring A Friend Night

Tonight is 'Bring a Friend Night' at UCanDance, so be sure to bring along any potential new dancing buddies! Remember friends get in FREE with a paying member.

Rueda Flash-Mobs

Unfortunately our plans for this last week were cut short by university security, but alas a new week has arrived and we have been given the go ahead! We are holding a series of flash-mobs at uni over the week, in order to bring the awesomeness of dance to the general public and advertise our upcoming Rueda special class (term two). On Tuesday we will be having a Rueda flashmob followed by a have-a-go session in the Undercroft at 12pm. We will be flash mobbing various lectures later in the week on Wednesday at 2pm, Thursday 3pm and Friday 11am. If you have danced Rueda before and would like to help out, please fill out this form to let us know of your availability and interest!

ZUMBA!!!

On Sunday the 6th of April your UCanDance pals will be expanding their dancing horizons and attending a Zumba class at the University Recreation Centre (off Kirkwood Ave). Class starts at 5.10pm and goes for 50 minutes. It is free for registered uni students and $10 for everyone else. We would love to see you there and we may even grab a sneaky bite to eat at Captain Ben's afterwards! Check out the facebook event here.

Upcoming Events in 2014

On top of the dance classes that we offer, UCanDance is also a very social club and holds a number parties, trips and gatherings over the course of the year.

  • End of Term Parties: Are held at the end of each term. What better way to celebrate the end of lectures than with an evening of dancing?
  • Potluck Picnic: Our first social event, the picnic will be held on Saturday 15th of March at Ilam fields. So bring a plate of something tasty and come join your dancing friends for a feast and some fun.
  • La Nochecita Latina: UCanDance's well known annual Latin dance party in undergoing a re-vamp and you will be witness to the unveiling of the event's new image and focus! More details on this exciting event to follow.
  • Hanmner Trip: Enjoy a weekend retreat to Hanmer Springs with dancing on top of Frog Rock, a fantastic dance party, hot pools, amazing food, and much mischief!
  • UCanDance Ball: Our annual ball is another great event to look forward to and this year we celebrate the club's 21st anniversary, so be prepared for an amazing night.

UCanDance Facebook Page

Make sure you keep up to date with everything that's going on in and around the club by checking out our Facebook page here.

Can't wait to see you all at class tonight!

- Caitlin
UCanDance Secretary.

Other dancing

  • Mashina Salsa Nights + Free Salsa and Merengue Class at Mashina Lounge, 30 Victoria Street 8pm until late. R20. Tidy dress code. Facebook event.
  • Sunday Salsa Sessions (Co-Op) at Cargo Bar, Lincoln Rd. This is a co-op between the dance studios of Christchurch including UCanDance. Free entry, $15 pizza and $6 beer special for dancers. Facebook event.
  • Zouk @ Bardello on Wednesday at Bardello Bar, 154 Aikmans rd, Merivale. Free entry, drink specials. Great Zouk music from 8pm till 11pm. Facebook Event.

UCanDance is the University of Canterbury's dance club, specialising in popular partner dances such as Modern Jive, Salsa and Bachata. We run classes twice a week during the university year for just $3 for students and $5 for everyone else. Plus, if you come on Monday, Wednesday is free! Concession cards are also available.

We also run a variety of events throughout the year, including Fuego (Canterbury's largest Latin dance party), a ball, a weekend retreat to Hanmer Springs, a car rally, end of term parties and more!

Everyone is welcome - no experience or partner required!