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Classes may have ended for the year but we are having social dancing at the Dance-O-Mat in town on Monday! What better way to spend your public holiday. Details here.
23 Oct 2014 Dance-O-Rama

Hello everybody!
This past week we've had our AGM, our last class for the year, and a picnic to boot! Thank you to everyone who brought their happy faces and delicious food. While this may be the last of our classes at Burnside, there are still other things happening on the dance scene, such as the Dance-O-Rama.

AGM Results in Brief

On Monday we held our annual AGM where we reflected on the challenges this year has presented, had some food, and planned for the year ahead. A huge thank you to the 2014 UCanDance committee for all of their endeavours.
Introducing the new UCanDance Committee for 2015:

  • President: Finn LeSueur
  • Vice President: Amelia Farrow
  • Secretary: Jason Middlemiss
  • Treasurer: Georgia Harwood
  • General Committee: Seonaid Palmer, Bindy Todd, Daniel van Beyere, Erin Smaill, and Sarah Mark.

Furthermore, two constitution amendments were passed. Their particular details can be read right here.
Full AGM Meeting Minutes available here.

UCanDance At Dance-O-Rama @ The Dance-O-Mat

On Monday the 27th of October, we're dancing it up on the Dance-O-Mat in town on the corner of Gloucester & Colombo Street. Come and join us for a couple of hours of dancing, including basic lessons for Bachata and Modern Jive. Check out the Facebook event for more details.
It's free, and on a public holiday, so come along at 1pm to share a dance with us.

Looking forward to some great dancing ahead!

- Jason
(New) UCanDance Secretary.

Other Dancing

- Salsa Nights on Thursdays: Salsa Latina, 12 Bath St, FREE Entry. Everyone welcome, 2 Djs in 2 Dance Rooms. BYO. Salsa, Bachata & Cha in Studio#1 & Zouk, Samba & Kizomba in Studio#3. Facebook page.
- 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 page.
- The Power of 3 at Cargo Bar, Lincoln Rd. A night of Bachata, Zouk, and Kizomba from 7:45pm onwards each Wednesday. Facebook page.

12 Oct 2014 Last Week of Dance for 2014!

Hey everyone,
I cannot believe this year has gone by so fast! 2014 has been so jam-packed with awesome events, dancing and friends, I don't want it to end! But alas, it must and to end the term with a good old UCanDance bang, we have a week filled with an AGM, final class and goodbye picnic!
Keep reading for more information on all of those.

UCanDance Annual General Meeting

The time to elect next year's committee has arrived and at our AGM tomorrow you will have the opportunity to run or vote for who you think will best suit the roles. This meeting will be held in Undercroft 101 and will take place during usual class time, with a Pre-AGM starting at 7pm, followed by the actual AGM at 7:30pm.
The pre-AGM will give you a chance to gain an understanding of the roles on offer and ask the current committee any questions if you are interested in running.

AGM Agenda:
- Minutes of the previous AGM
- President's report
- Treasurer's report
- Election of new committee (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and 5 general committee members)
- Appointment of an auditor
- Two constitution amendments regarding disciplinary procedures
- Date of next AGM
- Other business

Two constitution amendments will be proposed and their full details can be read here.

Last Hurrah Picnic!

To celebrate the end of the uni term and mark the end of dance for the year, we will be meeting at Ilam gardens at 12pm on Sunday the 19th of October for a fun afternoon of feasting, chatting and playing games!
Make sure to bring your wonderful selves, a game perhaps and a plate to share with your UCanDance pals! See you all there! Check out the Facebook Event for more information.

Last Class of 2014!

It is sad but true... Wednesday 15th will be the last UCanDance class of the year!
We hope to see you all there, whether it be at the last Lindy Hop special class at 7.15pm till 8pm or during Modern Jive, Salsa and freestyle. I am sure we all want to get a dance in with out UCanDance buddies before the holidays commence.

Remember there is a McDonalds meet up after class, where you can hang out with your fellow UCanDancers over some delicious and (not-so) nutritious noms!

Can't wait to see you all at the AGM tomorrow!

- Caitlin
UCanDance Secretary.

Other Dancing

- - Salsa Nights on Thursdays: @ Salsa Latina, 12 Bath St, FREE Entry
Everyone welcome, 2 Djs in 2 Dance Rooms. BYO.
Salsa, Bachata & Cha in Studio#1 & Zouk, Samba & Kizomba in Studio#3 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.

5 Oct 2014 AGM

Hi everyone,
Hope you are managing to keep your stress levels down with the end of the uni year fast approaching. There are not many weeks of dance left now, but we do have our very important AGM on Monday 13th of October. This meeting will be replacing class, but it would be great to see you all there, supporting your club by having a say in how and who it is run by! Read on for more information.

UCanDance Annual General Meeting

The time to elect next year's committee has arrived and at our AGM on Monday the 13th of October you will have the opportunity to run or vote for who you think will best suit the roles. This meeting will be held in Undercroft 101 and will take place during usual class time, with a Pre-AGM starting at 7pm, followed by the actual AGM at 7:30pm.
The pre-AGM will give you a chance to gain an understanding of the roles on offer and ask the current committee any questions if you are interested in running.

AGM Agenda:
- Minutes of the previous AGM
- President's report
- Treasurer's report
- Election of new committee (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and 5 general committee members)
- Appointment of an auditor
- Two constitution amendments regarding disciplinary procedures
- Date of next AGM
- Other business

Two constitution amendments will be proposed and their full details can be read here.

Class Information

Just a reminder that our classes on Mondays are aimed at improvers, while our Wednesday classes are targeted at beginners. On Monday evenings, modern jive class begins at 7.30pm and our salsa class starts at 8.30pm with freestyle in between and at the end. On Wednesdays, while our Lindy Hop special class is on, Lindy Hop will start at 7.15pm and finish at 8pm. Then it's straight into Modern Jive from 8-8.45pm, followed by Salsa from 9-9.45pm.

Remember that we also have an after-class hang out session at Riccarton McDonalds on Wednesdays, which is a good chance to relax and recharge after three awesome dance classes!

Can't wait to see you all at dance tomorrow!

- 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.

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 La Nochecita Latina (Canterbury's largest upcoming 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!