|18 Feb 2017||Welcome to the New Year!|
If you're receiving this email, it means you were a part of UCD sometime in the hopefully not too distant past (woo!). First and foremost, hopefully you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years, and you're all pumped for another year of fun antics and laughs with us. There have been a couple of minor changes for 2017:
New Venue for Semester One + Time Change
First, we have a new venue! Those of you with us last year will know we had class at Riccarton High, however a month ago they realised they were too busy for us in Semester One, so Burnside High came to our rescue. They have a brand new, cushioned dance floor imported from Australia over the summer (so dancers in heels MUST wear heel caps so we're invited back again if necessary). Wednesday classes will also be starting a tad later due to yoga in the room before us, so turn up at 8:00pm for classes to start around 8:15pm.
This year our classes will be MJ (with a new, exciting syllabus) and a term of Bachata, followed by three terms of Salsa so you'll all be Salsa pros! We will also be having holiday and study week/exam classes this year, which will be treated somewhat like a special class, so stay tuned for more info on that later in the term!
Clubs Day will also be happening next Tuesday and Wednesday (21st and 22nd), so to be included on our mailing list and so the system knows what active members we have in 2017, even you, our wonderful past dance members, need to sign up again (don't worry, you can also do this in our dance classes if you're too busy on Clubs Day). If you are free on Clubs Day and you want to have a bit of a boogie or want to stand in some shade to help people sign up and eat lollies, come along to the UCD stall (we'll be the fun stall playing music and dancing), all are welcome!
|3 Oct 2016||The Final Countdown|
We are on the final stretch of the year for UCanDance, tonight and Wednesday are our final nights of classes as we have alternate events running next week before our final party of the year next Saturday.
Our Annual General Meeting will be next Monday, 10th
October from 7:30pm, on campus in Kirkwood room KH08. There will be no classes at Riccarton High on this night.
Annual Chocolate Giveaway
On next Wednesday (12th October) instead of classes we will be holding our Annual Chocolate Giveaway, at our usual venue Riccarton High. This is a free night of dancing, fun and lots of chocolate. Don't miss it!
End of Year Party
Our final event of the year is a 1950s themed end of year party. This is on Saturday 15th October from 8-11pm at Riccarton
High. Entry is $5 for dancing, snacks and fun before exams.
A Message from President Lauren
Due to events over the weekend, UCanDance would like to share our condolences with everyone and hope that you have safe and helpful support networks around you. We understand that some people may not be feeling like turning up to dance this week, which is absolutely fine - take your time to rest and recover, and don't be afraid to talk to those around you if you need. Stay safe and be well, each and every one of you is awesome and a valued part of our club <3
If you do need support, there are a number of resources available, both through the university and outside. Some of these include:
• Lifeline: 0800 543 354 (available 24/7)
|21 Sep 2016||Movie Night and 2017 Committee|
Thanks so much to everyone who came along to the Enchanted Ball. It was a fantastic night and the photobooth photos are now available on Facebook.
Movie Night: Swing Kids
This Sunday we are holding a movie night showing the film Swing Kids. This will be on campus in the Living Room from 7pm,
with the movie starting at 7:30pm.
AGM and 2017 Committee
The UCanDance Annual General Meeting is coming up on Monday 10th October (instead of usual classes). This is your chance to
put yourself forward to join the committee for 2017. Being on the committee is great if you enjoy organising events and
developing your teamwork, communication and leadership skills. It also looks great on your CV.
Annual Chocolate Giveaway and End of Year Party
The last week of term is a busy one at UCanDance. On Monday (10th October) we will have the AGM, on Wednesday (12th October) it is the Annual Chocolate Giveaway, so save the date if you love chocolate and dancing (who doesn't?!). We will finish off the year with an epic End of Year Party at Riccarton High on Saturday 15th October.
Classes are back on Feb 27th, 2017!
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.
Everyone is welcome - no experience or partner required!