Welcome to UCanDance
16 Feb 2020 Classes start next week!

Hi everyone!

As you will have seen on Facebook, our classes start back next Monday the 24th of February - we can't wait! There will be committee introductions, a couple of awesome demos from our teachers showing what kinds of dance you'll be learning this term, and two classes followed by social dancing into the night.

Clubs Day

Before our classes start, make sure you come and join us on Clubs Day! We will be stall number 40, in the space between Ernest Rutherford building and the C block lawn, on Tuesday the 18th and Wednesday the 19th of February. Listen out for the music and come dance with us!
Also, be sure to check out the cheeky chalking some of our committee dotted around campus on the weekend :P
As always, it is free to sign up, so make sure you let all your friends know about joining the friendliest club on campus :D

Find out more information and keep updated via our Facebook event here!

First Class

Classes are every Monday and Wednesday night, starting on Monday, 24th February at 7pm in DW1, Jack Mann auditorium, Dovedale campus.

In term 1, we will be teaching Modern Jive and Rueda!

Class times for Mondays and Wednesdays:

  • Doors open (7:00pm)
  • Modern Jive (7:15 - 8:00pm)
  • Rueda (8:15 - 9:00pm)
  • Social dancing (9:00 - 10:00pm)

Our teachers for week 1:
Modern Jive: Lewis and Lauren on Monday, and Rachel and Sam on Wednesday!
Rueda: Finn and Phoebe on Monday, and Louisa and Phoebe on Wednesday!

Find the event for the first class here and invite your friends!

Our Classes

Throughout the year, classes are $5.00 for students and $7.00 for non-students. If you come to class on Monday, you can come on Wednesday for free!

As always, you do not need a partner or any dance experience to attend our classes. Wear clothing that is comfortable to move in, and shoes with slightly slippery soles (or dance shoes) are highly recommended.
We recommend that you bring a drink bottle, deodorant, a spare shirt, and a positive attitude!

You can find more information via our Facebook page, Instagram, and website.

Can't wait to dance with you all!

Lauren Duke
UCanDance Secretary

9 Feb 2020 Welcome to 2020!

Hi everyone!

We are so excited to be bringing you another great year of UCanDance. We have so many fun things planned, and can't wait to see you at our first events!

Clubs Day

UCanDance will have a stall at Clubs Day as usual, just listen out for the music and come and see some of our dancers in action! We will be at Haere Roa (the new UCSA building) on Tuesday the 18th, and Wednesday the 19th, of February from 11am-2pm.

At the stall you can sign up as a member, which is free as always, and if you would like, purchase a concession card for our classes. These will be at our special discounted prices for a limited time only! Bring your friends along - UCanDance is one of the friendliest clubs out there, and a great way to meet new people! We will have some awesome tunes, and some of our crew will be demonstrating the various styles we teach at the club.

Clubs Day is a free event, and maps and Clubs Guides will be available on the UCSA website and at the event.

For more updates, find our Clubs Day event on Facebook here!

First Class of the Year

Classes resume on Monday the 24th of February, and will be held in DW1, a studio in the Jack Mann auditorium on Dovedale campus. We are so excited to be using this venue this year, especially as it's so close to the main campus!

In term 1, we will be teaching Modern Jive and Rueda. Modern Jive is a fun, easy to learn contemporary style, and Rueda is a Latin style danced in a circle with the moves called out! Our passionate teachers go through various forms of training and are outstanding dancers in their chosen styles.

Classes will run on Mondays and Wednesdays at the following times:

  • Doors open (7:00pm)
  • Modern Jive (7:15 - 8:00pm)
  • Small break for social dancing and notices (8:00pm - 8:15pm)
  • Rueda (8:15 - 9:00pm)
  • Social dancing (9:00 - 10:00pm)

Find the Facebook event for our first class here!

Our Classes

At UCanDance, if it is your first time in class, it's free! This applies throughout the year, so bring your friends along any time for their free first class!

After the first week of the year, classes are $5.00 for students and $7.00 for non-students. If you come to class on Monday, you can come on Wednesday for free!

You do not need a partner or any previous dance experience to attend our classes! Just come as you are, ready to gain a healthy, fun new hobby and meet some awesome people. Good things to bring include a drink bottle, deodorant, and a spare shirt.

You can find more information on our website, Instagram account or Facebook page.

See you all soon!

Lauren Duke
UCanDance Secretary

15 Oct 2019 Chocolate Giveaway Tomorrow!

Hello everyone,

A warm welcome to the new committee, who are putting on the last two events for you this Semester - the Chocolate Giveaway and the End of Term Party!

Chocolate Giveaway

This Wednesday is the annual Chocolate Giveaway, where you can compete to win candy and chocolate. Worried that you aren't the best dancer out there? It doesn't matter! The judges will be basing their decisions on who has the most fun. Besides, there will be enough choc for everyone to get something tasty.

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, 16 October at 7pm
  • Cost: Free!

End of Year Party

Come along and dress spooky for the last UCanDance party of the year, a Halloween themed dance party! Tickets are $5 at the door and there will be plenty of snacks.

  • Date/Time: Saturday, 19 October from 8 - 11pm
  • Cost: $5

2020 Committee

Thank you to those of you who came and voted at the AGM last week. Our new committee includes:

Angus Hunt as President
James Tennant as Vice President
Lauren Duke as Secretary
Patrick Buck as Treasurer
and Julia Langrish, Sam Hamilton, Brodie Grave, and Anna Treffer as the general committee.


Thank you for a good year,

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary 2019

Welcome to UCanDance 2020!

UCanDance is the University of Canterbury's dance club, specialising in popular partner dances such as Modern Jive, Salsa, Bachata and Rueda. We run classes twice a week during the university year for just $5 for students and $7 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 our annual UCanDance Ball and a weekend retreat to Hanmer Springs, end of term parties and more!

Stay in touch by joining our Facebook Group, and liking our Facebook page. Check us out on Instagram as well!

Everyone is welcome - no experience or partner required!