Welcome to UCanDance
The first class of 2017 is tonight at Burnside high! See you there for an epic time!
23 Jul 2017 IMPORTANT UPDATE: Monday's Classes

Hello Everyone!

This is just a quick update regarding Monday's Classes from tomorrow, Monday the 24th of July, onwards.

- Doors now open at 7:00pm on BOTH Monday and Wednesday Nights.
- Modern Jive now begins at 7:30pm on BOTH Monday and Wednesday Nights.


More freedance is never a bad thing!

Dance on!

Regan Harding
UCanDance Secretary

17 Jul 2017 We have a new venue!

Hello Everyone!

Big thanks to everyone who came along on the Hanmer Trip, it was a brilliant weekend and everyone went home with a bundle of great memories. And now it's back to business as usual, but with a brand new time and place!

New Venue

We are no longer at Burnside High. We have relocated to Riccarton High School, on 31 Vicki Street, and we will be dancing in their main hall.

The main hall is the biggest building just behind the carpark, which is accessed through the entrance on 31 Vicki Street.

New Times

Mondays start with door opening at 8:00, with MJ set to go from 8:15 to 9:00, with Salsa starting at 9:00 to 9:45, with free dancing afterwards.

Wednesdays start with door opening at 7:00, with MJ starting at 7:30 to 8:15, and Salsa from 8:30-9:15, with free dancing afterwards until 10:00.

Prices for regular entrance + concession cards have not changed.


See you all tonight!

Regan Harding
UCanDance Secretary

26 Jun 2017 Hanmer is almost here!

Hello Everyone!

Hopefully everyone is starting the recovery period for exams! Before the new semester kicks off, we've got a pretty exciting event coming up soon: the annual UCanDance Hanmer Trip!

Information: July 15 - July 16

Meet in the UCSA Carpark, outside the Foundry, at no later than 9:45am on Saturday July 15.

This years trip will be during the last weekend before Term 3, from the 15th to the 16th of July. We plan to leave Christchurch at 10:00am, with an assigned vehicle roster taking everyone up to Culverden for lunch, then stopping briefly to take in the sights at Frog Rock, before continuing on to Hanmer.

Once in Hanmer, we will set up our rooms and bunks at Alpine Adventure Holiday Park, then we'll all hang out/explore the town/do whatever we like, until it's time to get back to the lodge for dinner (cooked by our lovely committee).
The party in the Hanmer Hall will be starting around 7:30pm, with transport being provided by the rostered people who drove from Christchurch. Everyone is welcome to attend the party, even if you aren't participating in the entire trip itself. After the party, we will head back to the lodge and chill out for the rest of the night, but don't stay up too late!

Breakfast will be provided for the next morning, and then we will all be heading up to the Hot Pools for a post-party soak. Lunch will also be provided by the committee on the pool grounds.
Bring all your gear with you to the pools (you can leave most of it in the cars that will be travelling back to Christchurch), as we will not be returning to the lodge after we leave for the Hot Pools.
After the Hot Pools, everyone will pile back into their assigned cars and head back to Christchurch! If you need to get back to the city slightly earlier, this can also be arranged with the committee and drivers, so just ask!

Gear Requirements

Dress and pack appropriately for two days for an alpine environment during winter! Definitely bring your own sleeping bags and pillows, along with a practical supply of warm and wet weather clothes.
Remember to bring togs for the pool!
And don't forget your costume for the party! The theme is Childhood Aspirations, so get creative!

Costs and Benefits

The cost for the entire trip, including main meals, the party, and the Hot Pools, is $70.

Electronic sign-ups are now available here, get in quick to secure your space!

If you'd like to buy snacks, such as food in Culverden, you will be required to pay for this yourself.
Every meal provided by the committee will contain vegan and gluten free options for those who require them.

Drivers who are taking people will be financially compensated for petrol after the trip concludes.


This is one of the best events of the year, so come and make some great memories with your dance friends!

Dance on!

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!