Welcome to UCanDance
Thanks for coming and dancing with us everyone! We had a great time. We will be taking a break over the summer, and we will be back when University starts again next year. See you then!
3 Oct 2016 The Final Countdown

Hey everyone!

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.
This is where we will hear from the President and Treasurer about how the year has gone and vote in a new committee. If you would like to be nominated for the new committee feel free to talk to a current committee member about what is involved and the different roles available.
We will also be voting on a change to the constitution, more information about this can be found on our website.

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.
So pull out your poodle skirts, gel down your hair, and invite your friends on Facebook!

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)
• Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) (available 24/7)
• Depression helpline: 0800 111 757 (available 24/7)
• Rainbow Youth: (09) 376 4155
• Samaritans 0800 726 666
• If it is an emergency and you feel like you or someone else is at risk, call 111.

Happy Dancing!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

21 Sep 2016 Movie Night and 2017 Committee

Hey everyone!

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.
Entry is free but feel free to bring some snacks or dessert to share and wear your comfiest clothes (onesies encouraged!)
Everyone is welcome, invite your friends on Facebook.

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.
If you are interested have a chat to a current committee member or reply to this email with any questions.
You may also feel free to come to our next committee meeting, next Friday 30th September, 2pm in the Central Library 906.

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.

Happy Dancing!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

11 Sep 2016 Come Dance on Campus Tomorrow!

Hey everyone!

This week is one of the most jam packed weeks on the UCanDance calendar, so come along and have a dance!

Dancing on Campus

Tomorrow (Monday 12th September) come join us for a bit of spontaneous fun dancing on campus.
We will be meeting around 11:30am on the quad area between C Block and A Block. See you there!

Enchanted Ball

It is now only six days until the UCanDance Ball for 2016! This is our biggest event of the year and the committee have been working very hard to put on a wonderful event.
There will be a live band, photobooth, fantastic food, and amazing performances from Swingtown Rebels, Latin Fire Bachata Team, and Jason & Ondine (Zouk). Come along and dance to a selection of music including Salsa, Bachata, Rueda and Lindy Hop.
Tickets are a bargain $18 for students, $20 for non-students, or $25 on the door - so buy this week in classes or online to save!
Everyone is welcome so bring your friends, dancers and non-dancers alike.

Lindy Hop Special Class

Our second special class set of the year is Lindy Hop! This will be running for four Wednesdays, starting on September 14th. The class will run from 7:15-8:00pm, pushing regular classes back slightly.
Lindy hop is a popular swing dance style that originated in the 1920s and 30s in Harlem, New York. It's an energetic dance full of pulse and musicality, danced with a partner to jazz music. The class will be taught by el Presidente Lauren Duke and Andrew Robertson from Swingtown Rebels.
The class is $15 for four weeks, invite your friends on Facebook and sign up on the door!

Happy Dancing!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

Classes Have Finished, See You Next Year!

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!