Welcome to UCanDance
We are gearing up for the first class of 2018! Get excited everyone its going to be a great year!
21 Feb 2018 Club's day and First Class of 2018

Hello Everyone!

A very warm welcome to all of you who are returning to us for another year of dancing! It's going to be a fantastic year and here's a quick update with everything you need to know about the getting started with UCanDance in 2018.

Club's day

Club's day for 2018 begins tomorrow and runs from 11-2 on both Thursday and Friday. You can find us on C-block lawn at site 25, just listen for the music!

The map for clubs day can be found here, if you need any extra info be sure to check out the Facebook Event

A reminder that all UCanDance members should come and sign up for 2018 if they wish to be involved with the club this year. We'll also be selling UCanDance member t-shirts for $20 and branded drawstring bags for $10.

If you can't make it to Club's day for any reason you can sign up online here: signup form.

Otherwise, if you've moved on from the club and no longer wish to receive emails you can unsubscribe by clicking the link unsubscribe.

First Class

Our first class kicks off next Monday at 8:15pm, in the Riccarton High School hall. The doors will be open from 8pm onwards, so be there early when we start the class at 8:15! There should be plenty of parking available at the area on the map, which you can see here.

Note that Wednesday classes run at a different time. Doors open at 7pm for a 7:15 start.

You can also click 'Going' on the Facebook Event, and invite your friends who might also be interested.
There is going to be a lot of brand new members and dancers there, so beginners are encouraged to take this chance to join in with like-minded people.
The cost is $3 per student and $5 per non-student, CASH ONLY, so please bring some change with you. And remember, if you pay on Monday, the Wednesday class is free!

Facebook Events

Make sure that you like us on our Facebook page and join our Facebook group to stay up to date with the latest UCanDance news.
The group is the BEST way to keep in touch with other members of the club, and to keep an eye on any important updates that might happen from day-to-day. You can also use the group to arrange carpooling, make a comment thread for music requests, and organise trips to other social dancing events.


Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

16 Oct 2017 AGM Tonight!

Hello Everyone!

We've come to the last week of term, and it's time to pass the torch onto the future leaders of UCanDance!
Week 12 is notorious for being a rather action-packed week in both clubs and university itself, and UCanDance is no different...
The upcoming week includes the AGM, the Chocolate Giveaway, and the final End of Term Party!

AGM Monday 16th October

The AGM is one of the most important events of the entire year where we go over what happened in the last financial year, whilst also electing our UCanDance committee for 2018!
We encourage as many members to attend as possible, since this is the best opportunity to get your voices heard for which direction you think the club should be heading in next year.
We also supply some top-quality food and beverages for those who attend!

The AGM is TONIGHT, Monday October 16, in Kirkwood Room KH03 starting at 7:30pm.
If you want to discuss committee roles with the current members, the Committee will be there at 6:45pm.
ANYONE can run for committee, so if you're interested, throw your hat in the ring!

2017 Committee Roles
- President: Courtney Brown
- Vice President: Yuri Filatov
- Treasurer: Finn LeSueur
- Secretary: Regan Harding
- General Committee - Noel Bisson, Matthew Ruffell, Ollie Scott, Phoebe King.

UCanDance Annual Chocolate Giveaway

Now this is something we can all get behind: FREE CHOCOLATE!
Instead of having a proper class this Wednesday, we like to focus our time on having a series of different dances that people can participate in, all with the common goal of winning chocolate!

Our panel of judges will be grading a solid number of different styles and speeds that we've all been learning throughout the year, combined with an abundance of party games and giveaways.
Everyone will be leaving with something in their bellies at the end of the night!

The Chocolate Giveaway will be held at Riccarton High School Hall, on Wednesday October 18, starting at 7:00pm.

From Jack 'n Jill to Role Reversals, it's gonna be a blast for all! So come along and try your hand at winning some free chocolate, entry is FREE for all!

Final End of Term Party

It's almost time for Halloween! There's a solid amount of us who celebrate this holiday in New Zealand, so in true UCanDance fashion, we're making it the theme for our final End of Term Party!

The End of Term Party will be held at Riccarton High School Hall, on Saturday October 21, starting at 8:00pm with $5 entry for all. The theme is HALLOWEEN, so get spooky!

Halloween themed food and drink will make an appearance, so come along and round off the year in style!



One last time from me, dance on!

Regan Harding
UCanDance Secretary

(p.s. love you all <3)

11 Sep 2017 Dance returns tonight!

Hello Everyone!

This is just a quick reminder that our weekly dance classes begin again tonight. Hopefully you've all come back to uni (relatively) refreshed and ready to go!

Rueda Special Class

Rueda kicks off this Wednesday! Come into dance tonight, or Wednesday from 7:00pm - 7:15pm to sign up for the class!

Rueda will be held every Wednesday, for the first 5 weeks of Term 4. Held from 7:15pm - 8:00pm, the first class will begin on Wednesday the 13th of September.

The cost of this special class is $20 for all 5 classes. You can pay electronically, or on the door just before classes on Monday the 11th and Wednesday the 13th of September.
See the event for more details on how to pay electronically.

Wednesday Time Changes for Term 4

The first five Wednesdays of Term 4 are going to be slightly different due to the Rueda Special Class:

Mondays remain unchanged.

Week 1 - Week 5 Wednesdays:
- Rueda (7:15pm - 7:55pm),
- Modern Jive (8:00pm - 8:45pm),
- Salsa (9:00pm - 9:45pm),
- FreeDance (9:45pm-10:00pm).

Week 6 Onwards Wednesdays: Revert back to Monday times.


Let's get back into it!

Dance on!

Regan Harding
UCanDance Secretary

Classes are back on Feb 26th, 2018!

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 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!