Welcome to UCanDance
12 Sep 2019 UCanDance Ball Saturday!

Greetings dancers, far and wide.

Come to Village Church this Saturday evening to experience Four Seasons in One Ball. Dress up, bring friends, eat snacks and delicious home baking, socialise, and, of course, dance! Get excited for four awesome performances by EDP Ladies Bachata, Liz 'n' Caz from Swingtown Rebels, Code 03 Swing, and Salsa Misfits! Tickets are $18 for students, $20 for non-students, or $25 on door Saturday. Online sales close at 2pm Saturday. Buy your tickets now - it is sure to be a great night.

  • Date/Time: Saturday 14 September, 7.30 - 11.30pm
  • Location: Village Church, 365A Ilam Rd
  • Cost: $18/$20/$25
  • Tickets: Available on Door or online at eventbrite

See you all there!

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary

9 Sep 2019 Dance tonight!


UCanDance resumes tonight at 7.15pm at Riccarton High School! Read on for reminders about class times this term, Lindy hop, Four Seasons in One Ball, and next month's AGM.

Term 4 Classes

In term 4, we will be teaching Modern Jive and Salsa, with Lindy hop as a special class on Mondays.

Class times for tonight and every Wednesday:

  • Doors open (7:00pm)
  • Modern Jive (7:15 - 8:00pm)
  • Salsa (8:15 - 9:00pm)
  • Free dance (9:00 - 10:00pm)

Class times for Mondays Sept 16th onwards:

  • Doors open (7:00pm)
  • Lindy hop (7:05 - 7:50pm)
  • Modern Jive (7:55 - 8:40pm)
  • Salsa (8:45 - 9:30pm)
  • Free dance (9:30 - 10:00pm)

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 can find more information on the website or the Facebook page.

Special Class - Lindy hop

It's not too late to sign up for Lindy hop! Lindy hop is a popular swing dance style that originated in the 1920s and 30s in Harlem, New York. It's heaps of fun and will be taught by two great dancers from Swingtown Rebels. Sign ups are on Door this week.

  • Date/Time: Monday, September 16 - Oct 14, 7.05 - 7.50pm
  • Cost: $25 for the 5 week set

Four Seasons in One Ball

This coming Saturday is the UCanDance Ball. Remember, if you purchase your ticket before 11.59pm tonight, you enter a draw to win your ticket money back!

  • Date/Time: Saturday 14 September, 7.30 - 11.30pm
  • Location: Village Church, 365A Ilam Rd
  • Cost: $18/$20/$25
  • Tickets: Available on Door or online at eventbrite

AGM Save the Date

The 2019 AGM where we discuss the past year of UCanDance and elect the 2020 committee will be on Wednesday 9th October. More information to follow next week.

See you TONIGHT,

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary

12 Aug 2019 No normal class this week

Happy Monday, all!

Here is a reminder for our weird week of events and some upcoming parties.

Rueda August 12th - Tonight!

Monday we will be holding a one-off Rueda class at Riccarton Primary School. Come along to brush up on your Rueda skills or to learn moves from scratch. Doors open at 7 and class starts at 7:15.

  • Date/Time: Monday 12 August, 7.00 - 9.00pm
  • Location: Riccarton Primary School Hall, 1 English St
  • Cost: Normal class

Arcadia August 14th

On Wednesday, August 14th, we will be hanging out at Arcadia, a place of retro arcade games, pinball, and karaoke.

  • Date/Time: Wednesday 14 August, 7.00 - 9.00pm
  • Location: Arcadia Retro Arcade and Pinball Emporia, 206 Barbadoes St

Arcadia is only a couple of streets away from the bus exchange and we'll make a post on the UCanDance Facebook Page for people to arrange car pooling early next week.

Knights and Dragons

I hope you're all putting costumes together for the Fantasy Medieval end of term party on Saturday, August 24th! It will be a great break from working hard all term.

  • Date/Time: Saturday 24 August, 8.00 - 11.00pm
  • Location: Riccarton High School Hall
  • Cost: $5

Four Seasons in One Ball

Our annual Ball is coming up in September. This year the theme is Four Seasons in One Ball, so start thinking about costumes. You can dress to epitomise a season, or simply wear something that's seasonally appropriate - Autumn is your pumpkin! Be creative, as there will be a prize for best costume. Tickets are $18 for students, $20 for non-students, or $25 on door. We will provide a plethora of snacks and there will be a few exciting performances by dance teams from the wider Christchurch community.

  • Date/Time: Saturday 14 September, 7.30 - 11.30pm
  • Location: Village Church, 365A Ilam Rd
  • Cost: $18/$20/$25
  • Tickets: Available on Door or online at eventbrite

See you at dance,

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary

Welcome back for Semester 2!

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 $3 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.

Everyone is welcome - no experience or partner required!