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The UCanDance 21st Ball is here and it's going to be huge! Make sure to get a ticket in class and come along! Check out the Facebook event!
21 Sep 2014 Competitions and AGM

Hey guys,
A huge thank you to everyone that came along to the 21st ball this weekend! It was such a great night and we hope you all enjoyed yourselves as much as we did! The end of the uni year is fast approaching, but things are still as busy as ever at UCanDance, so read below for some information on upcoming events.

Lindy Hop Special Class!

Our Lindy Hop special class in now in full swing (pun intended)! Whether you are an old pro or brand new to Lindy Hop we have the fantastic Sarah and Michael from Swingtown Rebels to introduce you to the style! As it is based on various dances from the swing era, you'll get to dance to some groovy jazz and have a really great time! If you missed out on the first class, don't worry, it isn't too late to sign up! Classes start at 7.15pm and run till 8pm, followed by our usual classes. The five week long special class is only $20, so be sure to sign up and pay in class!

UCanDance Dance Competition!

On Monday 29th of September UCanDance will be holding their annual dance comps! If you love to dance and have fun doing it, then this is definitely for you! The evening will comprise of a series of fun dance categories that anyone of any level can enter. You will have a chance to win chocolate if you need another reason to take part in what will be an awesome night! Take a look at the Facebook Event for more information.

UCanDance Annual General Meeting

The time to elect next year's committee has arrived and at our AGM on Monday the 13th of October you will have the opportunity to run or vote for who you think will best suit the roles. This meeting will be held in Undercroft 101 and will take place during usual class time, with a Pre-AGM starting at 7pm, followed by the actual AGM at 7:30pm.
The pre-AGM will give you a chance to gain an understanding of the roles on offer and ask the current committee any questions if you are interested in running.

AGM Agenda:
- Minutes of the previous AGM
- President's report
- Treasurer's report
- Election of new committee (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and 5 general committee members)
- Appointment of an auditor
- Two constitution amendments regarding disciplinary procedures
- Date of next AGM
- Other business

Two constitution amendments will be proposed and their full details can be read here.

Class Information

Just a reminder that our classes on Mondays are aimed at improvers, while our Wednesday classes are targeted at beginners. On Monday evenings, modern jive class begins at 7.30pm and our salsa class starts at 8.30pm with freestyle in between and at the end. On Wednesdays, while our Lindy Hop special class is on, Lindy Hop will start at 7.15pm and finish at 8pm. Then it's straight into Modern Jive from 8-8.45pm, followed by Salsa from 9-9.45pm.

Remember that we also have an after-class hang out session at Riccarton McDonalds on Wednesdays, which is a good chance to relax and recharge after three awesome dance classes!

Can't wait to see you all at dance tomorrow!

- Caitlin
UCanDance Secretary.

Other Dancing

- Mashina Salsa Nights + Free Salsa and Merengue Class at Mashina Lounge, 30 Victoria Street 8pm until late. R20. Tidy dress code. Facebook event.
- Sunday Salsa Sessions (Co-Op) at Cargo Bar, Lincoln Rd. This is a co-op between the dance studios of Christchurch including UCanDance. Free entry, $15 pizza and $6 beer special for dancers.Facebook Event.
- Irishman Salsa Night at the Irishman on St Asaph street on the 26th of September. This co-op event runs from 8.30pm till late. Facebook Event
- Ceroc Sci-Fi Party at St Albans Shirley Club on Saturday 27th September. Come dressed in your best sci-fi costume and dance the night away with the awesome Ceroc crowd. Entry is $14 cash or eftpos. See more on their event here.

14 Sep 2014 Happy 21st to UCanDance!

Hi guys,
As I am sure you all know (unless you have been living under a rock), the UCanDance 21st Birthday Ball is this Saturday!! We are very excited to be celebrating so many years of this awesome club with you all. So break out those party dresses and bow ties and we will see you there! Keep reading for more information on the Ball and other UCanDance news and events.

Lindy Hop Special Class!

This Wednesday the 17th we have the first lesson of our awesome Lindy Hop special class! Whether your are an old pro or brand new to Lindy Hop we have the fantastic Sarah and Michael from Swingtown Rebels to introduce you to the style of dance! As it is based on various dances from the swing era, you'll get to dance to some groovy jazz and have a really great time! For the next five Wednesdays their classes will start at 7.15pm and run till 8pm, followed by our usual classes. The five week long special class is only $20, so be sure to sign up and pay in class!

UCanDance 21st Ball!

It's UCanDance's 21st birthday and to celebrate this momentous occasion we are having a ball on Saturday 20th of September at the Woolston Club! Like any classic 21st, there will be friends, food, drinks and of course, embarrassing photos! There will be Modern Jive and Latin styles and the playlist is decided by you, so make sure you request your favourite songs on Facebook! Tickets are now available on our website, on Facebook and in class costing $15 for students, $18 for non-student. There will also be $20 door sales on the night, so don't panic if you are a little disorganized! The event will run from 7.30pm til' late, so be prepared for an epic night of dancing and fun! Check out the Facebook Event for more on this.

Class Information

Just a reminder that our classes on Mondays are aimed at improvers, while our Wednesday classes are targeted at beginners. On Monday evenings, modern jive class begins at 7.30pm and our salsa class starts at 8.30pm with freestyle in between and at the end. On Wednesdays, while our Lindy Hop special class is on, Lindy Hop will start at 7.15pm and finish at 8pm. Then it's straight into Modern Jive from 8-8.45pm, followed by Salsa from 9-9.45pm.

Remember that we also have an after-class hang out session at Riccarton McDonalds on Wednesdays, which is a good chance to relax and recharge after three awesome dance classes!

Can't wait to see you all at dance tomorrow!

- Caitlin
UCanDance Secretary.

Other Dancing

- Mashina Salsa Nights + Free Salsa and Merengue Class at Mashina Lounge, 30 Victoria Street 8pm until late. R20. Tidy dress code. Facebook event.
- Sunday Salsa Sessions (Co-Op) at Cargo Bar, Lincoln Rd. This is a co-op between the dance studios of Christchurch including UCanDance. Free entry, $15 pizza and $6 beer special for dancers.Facebook Event.
- Irishman Salsa Night at the Irishman on St Asaph street on the 26th of September. This co-op event runs from 8.30pm till late. Facebook Event
- Ceroc Sci-Fi Party at St Albans Shirley Club on Saturday 27th September. Come dressed in your best sci-fi costume and dance the night away with the awesome Ceroc crowd. Entry is $14 cash or eftpos. See more on their event here.

7 Sep 2014 Dance Returns!

Dance is back at last! Classes begin tomorrow for term four and we look forward to getting back into the swing of things. There will be lots of fun events and parties to fill up the term and you can find more information about some of them below.

Barbecue Time!

What better way to enjoy the company of your UCanDance friends, than being surrounded by nommy food! Join us this Saturday the 13th of September at 27 Lansbury Avenue for a pot luck feast. Bring along some nibbles, drinks or meat to barbecue and let the fun times begin. See the Facebook Event for more!

UCanDance 21st Ball!

It's UCanDance's 21st birthday and to celebrate this momentous occasion, we are having a ball on Saturday 20th of September at the Woolston Club! Like any classic 21st, there will be friends, food, drinks and of course, embarrassing photos! There will modern jive and latin styles and the playlist is decided by you, so make sure you request your favourite songs! Tickets will be available soon and will be $15 for students, $18 for non-students and $20 door sales. The event will run from 7.30pm till late, so be prepared for an epic night of dancing and fun! Check out the Facebook Event for more on this.

Back to Dance!

Class starts back tomorrow night! It will be great to see you all again and enjoy a dance or two. Class will run as usual with modern jive at 7.30pm and salsa at 8.30pm.

Remember that we also have an after-class hang out session at Riccarton McDonalds on Wednesdays, which is a good chance to chat and have fun with your UCanDance buddies outside of class.

Can't wait to see you all at dance tomorrow!

- Caitlin
UCanDance Secretary.

Other Dancing

- Mashina Salsa Nights + Free Salsa and Merengue Class at Mashina Lounge, 30 Victoria Street 8pm until late. R20. Tidy dress code. Facebook event.
- Sunday Salsa Sessions (Co-Op) at Cargo Bar, Lincoln Rd. This is a co-op between the dance studios of Christchurch including UCanDance. Free entry, $15 pizza and $6 beer special for dancers.Facebook Event.
- Irishman Salsa Night at the Irishman on St Asaph street on the 26th of September. This co-op event runs from 8.30pm till late. Facebook Event

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 La Nochecita Latina (Canterbury's largest upcoming Latin dance party), a ball, a weekend retreat to Hanmer Springs, a car rally, end of term parties and more!

Everyone is welcome - no experience or partner required!