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16 Jul 2018 Welcome back for Semester 2

Hello Everyone!

A very warm welcome back to Semester 2 at UCanDance. We hope you've all had a relaxing break and are ready for another fantastic set of dance classes and events.

Class Location and Styles

Classes for this term will be held at Riccarton High School Hall, the same location as terms 1 and 2.

Modern Jive is making a return for term 2 so be sure to get involved with the class whether you're an experienced modern jiver or a complete beginner. Note that Monday Modern Jive classes are aimed at improvers and so will feature harder moves than the Wednesday class which is aimed at beginners.

The other style for Semester 2 is Rueda, a latin style which is one of my personal favorites. It involves pairs of dancers in a circle with a leader calling the moves and constant partner changes. It's heaps of fun and I encourage dancers of all experience levels to get involved with the class.

Because we're all dancing the same moves it's very important to stay up to date with the Rueda classes. To help with this only one set of moves will be taught each week. So the material taught in the Monday Rueda class will be repeated on Wednesday.

This should help people who can only make it to one class each week to keep up and will also provide valuable practice once we get into the trickier moves.

Monday Class times

Classes begin tonight. Doors open at 8:00pm and classes start at 8:15 sharp. It will take some time to get in the door so please be there at 8.

The Monday class timetable is:
- Freedance (8:00pm - 8:15pm)
- Modern Jive (8:15pm - 9:00pm),
- Freedance (9:00pm - 9:15pm),
- Rueda (9:15pm - 10:00pm),
- FreeDance (10:00pm - 11:00pm).

Wednesday times

Wedensday class starts earlier than Monday with doors opening at 7:00pm. The times for the night are:
- Freedance (7:00pm - 7:15pm)
- Modern Jive (7:15pm - 8:00pm),
- Freedance (8:00pm - 8:15pm),
- Rueda (8:15pm - 9:00pm),
- FreeDance (9:00pm - 10:00pm).

Hanmer trip

There are still spots available for the Hanmer trip so sign up at the door to join in on the fun.

If you have signed up please pay your $70 cash to us!

Also check out the event Hanmer Trip for everything you need to know about going on the trip.



Have a great Semester 2 (and do Rueda!!)

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

11 Jul 2018 Last week of holiday classes and Hanmer trip

Hello Everyone!

It's the final week of classes in Dovedale and the Hanmer trip is only a few weeks away. Read on to find out everything you need to know for the beginning of Term 3 at UCanDance.

Final week of holiday classes

Holiday classes finish this week and normal classes at Riccarton High School resume on Monday.

The times for term 3 classes will be the same as term 2, doors opening at 8pm on a Monday and 7pm on a Wednesday.

Hanmer trip

Three spots are still available for the Hanmer trip so sign up at the desk during class to secure one. Info about the trip can be found on the Facebook event Hanmer Trip.

For those of you who are coming along please note the following:
- You need to fill out an individual form as well as putting your name on the list. These are available at the door during classes.
- You need to pay $70 cash to lock in your spot(This needs to be done by the end of next week)
- The theme for the party is musicals, so get creative and find a cool costume to wear.
- Bring along any spare ice cream containers you have to dance class. We need some to transport food for the trip in
- Please bring along some baking or other sweet item of food to share for dessert.


See you at dance!

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

6 Jun 2018 Holiday Classes starting today!

Hello Everyone!

Thank you to everyone who came along to the End of Term party on Saturday, we hope you all had a great night.

Currently at UCanDance, we're moving to Dovedale campus for the exam period/inter-semester break and are getting ready for the Hanmer trip next semester.

Holiday classes

From today (Wednesday June 6th) onwards, classes will be held in the Jack Mann Auditorium on Dovedale Campus. No classes will be held at Riccarton high until next term (July 16th).

Class runs from 7pm-10pm and will be held every Monday and Wednesday.

Monday class will be all Modern Jive and will focus on technique. Wednesday Modern Jive will be a standard class with Salsa replacing Bachata for the Latin class.

The pricing for the classes is the same as usual, $3 per week for students and $5 per week for non-students.

Hanmer trip info

Tickets are still available for the Hanmer trip so sign up at the desk during class to secure a spot. Info about the trip can be found on the Facebook event Hamner Trip.

For those of you who are coming along please note the following:
- You need to fill out an individual form as well as putting your name on the list. These are available at the door during classes.
- You need to pay $70 cash to lock in your spot.
- The theme for the party is musicals, so get creative and find a cool costume to wear.
- Start collecting ice cream containers. We need some to transport food for the trip in
- Please bring along some baking or other sweet item of food to share for dessert.



See you at dance!

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

Classes are back on July 16th, 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!