Welcome to UCanDance
The first class of 2017 is tonight at Burnside high! See you there for an epic time!
10 Mar 2017 Picnic, T-Shirts, and Concession Cards

Hey everyone!

Two weeks of classes done and dusted! It's been great meeting all of our new members, and welcoming back those who have been with us before. I hope you're all starting to get comfy in your dancing shoes!

Sunday Picnic Postponed

Our first social event now has a different date! It will be held on March 19, a.k.a next Sunday. We're going to be holding a picnic on Ilam Fields starting from 2:00pm, complete with food, games and socialising! You are strongly encouraged to bring something for yourself, and maybe a little something to share too. Feel free to bring along some outside games as well, such as frisbees or a football.

Member T-Shirts

If you would like to order a sleek UCanDance member T-shirt, we are officially taking in orders, which you can put your name down for in class. There will be a picture of the design next to the laptop where sign-ups will be recorded.
The price for these shirts is $20 each, and you can choose to pay upfront when you register your name, or alternatively hold your payment until the shirts arrive. If you are unsure about your size, you are welcome to have a look at the 2017 Committee shirts for reference.

Concession Cards Prices

Our special price on concession cards has come to an end, which means that the cards will return to their standard pricing of $25 for a student, and $45 for a non-student.
Remember, these cards cover 10 weeks of dancing (including a free 11th week), so if you are a regular at UCanDance, we would strongly encourage you look into picking up your very own card.

I hope you're all having fun with your new friends and skills!

Happy Dancing!

- Regan Harding
UCanDance Secretary

26 Feb 2017 Welcome to UCanDance 2017!

Hello Everyone!

A very warm welcome to all of our new members who came and had a chat with us on Clubs Day, and also to those who are returning to us for another year of dancing! It's going to be a great year, and we can't wait to get started.

Sign Ups

If you've received this email, that means that you're officially a member of our club!
If you are an exisiting member of UCanDance from a previous year, we would strongly encourage you to update your details so that we know you're still keen to be a part of our family! Click here to re-sign up.

If you've moved on from the club, and would like to stop receiving emails, you can unsubscribe here.

First Class

Our first class kicks off this Monday at 7:30pm, located in the Burnside High School dance room. The doors will be open from 7:00 onwards, so be there early when we start the class at 7:30! There should be plenty of parking available at the area on the map, which you can see here.

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!

REMEMBER, the Wednesday class does not start until 8:00pm!

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.

Dance Etiquitte

If you're completely new to dancing, we strongly recommend that you take a look at our Dance Etiquette. UCanDance is very proud of the comfortable and social atmosphere at our club, and we want to make sure everyone comes to class feeling like they can participate with anyone and everyone.

The key information is to be comfortable, clean, and considerate. Wear clothes and shirts that you can move in: t-shirts, shorts, jeans, skirts, etc.
If you are wearing HEELS, you MUST wear caps on them, as we would like to keep Burnside's new dance floor as smooth as possible.
Safety and Harassment are two issues that take priority at UCanDance, so if you have any concerns at all, you are encouraged to talk to any of the committee with discretion assured.
If you would like to keep your concerns gender-specific, Matthew is our male Harassment Officer, and Phoebe is our female Harassment Officer.

We've got a brilliant year ahead of us and we're looking forward to all of you being a part of it! Hope to see you guys on Monday!

Regan Harding
UCanDance Secretary

18 Feb 2017 Welcome to the New Year!

G'day everyone!

If you're receiving this email, it means you were a part of UCD sometime in the hopefully not too distant past (woo!). First and foremost, hopefully you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years, and you're all pumped for another year of fun antics and laughs with us. There have been a couple of minor changes for 2017:

New Venue for Semester One + Time Change

First, we have a new venue! Those of you with us last year will know we had class at Riccarton High, however a month ago they realised they were too busy for us in Semester One, so Burnside High came to our rescue. They have a brand new, cushioned dance floor imported from Australia over the summer (so dancers in heels MUST wear heel caps so we're invited back again if necessary). Wednesday classes will also be starting a tad later due to yoga in the room before us, so turn up at 8:00pm for classes to start around 8:15pm.

Upcoming Classes

This year our classes will be MJ (with a new, exciting syllabus) and a term of Bachata, followed by three terms of Salsa so you'll all be Salsa pros! We will also be having holiday and study week/exam classes this year, which will be treated somewhat like a special class, so stay tuned for more info on that later in the term!

Clubs Day

Clubs Day will also be happening next Tuesday and Wednesday (21st and 22nd), so to be included on our mailing list and so the system knows what active members we have in 2017, even you, our wonderful past dance members, need to sign up again (don't worry, you can also do this in our dance classes if you're too busy on Clubs Day). If you are free on Clubs Day and you want to have a bit of a boogie or want to stand in some shade to help people sign up and eat lollies, come along to the UCD stall (we'll be the fun stall playing music and dancing), all are welcome!

Well, that's all for now! We hope to see all your beautiful faces on the 21st and 22nd of February for Clubs Day and at our first class for 2017 on the 27th of February!

Thanks all,

Courtney Brown
UCanDance President


Regan Harding
UCanDance Secretary

Classes are back on Feb 27th, 2017!

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!