Welcome to UCanDance
The first half of semester two has come and gone, but never fear! Come celebrate the start of the holidays with us at our Mid-Semester Party!
25 Aug 2014 Holidays and Upcoming Events

Hey guys,
The holidays are now underway and we hope you are coping alright with any dance withdrawal symptoms! Fear not though, as the Urban Adventure Race is coming up, as well as the UCanDance 21st Ball. Be sure to note down dates and other details, so that you don't miss these epic opportunities for fun times with your UCanDance friends!

UCanDance Urban Adventure Race

Come along this Saturday (30th August) for an event that you will not want to miss (especially if you like racing around, completing crazy challenges and having heaps of fun with your UCanDance pals!) Teams will compete in a urban survival themed, scavenger-hunt race beginning at 1pm. This epic afternoon will conclude with a dinner of fish and chips at the finish line, where we can share tales of the crazy journey you will have just completed! The cost is $10, but the fun you will be having is priceless!
Make sure to signup by emailing ucandance.nz@gmail.com and take a look at the Facebook Event for more information.

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!

Class Break Reminder

Just a reminder that there will be no class over the break, but we will be back on Monday September 8th to bring you another term of dancing awesomeness!

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 the Adventure Race this weekend!

- 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.
  • The New Zealand Bachata Festival is coming up on the 29th of August and it is going to be awesome! Check out the Facebook Event for more details. Student passes available!!
17 Aug 2014 End of Term Time!

Hi everyone!
One more week to go of term 3 and then it's party time! Hope to see you guys at the UCanDance Mid-Term Party and at all the other great events we have coming up as well! Keep reading for more information on them all.

Mid-Term Party

The time has come for another UCanDance party, so join us on Saturday August the 23rd, from 8pm till midnight and together we shall dance the night away! There will be music for modern jive as well as a selection of latin styles for you to enjoy. Entry is $4 for students and $6 for non-students. What better way to celebrate the end of term?!
For more details, see the Facebook Event.

UCanDance Urban Adventure Race

Keep the 30th of August free guys, because this is an event you will not want to miss (especially if you like racing around, completing crazy challenges and having heaps of fun with your UCanDance pals!) Teams will compete in a urban survival themed, scavenger-hunt race beginning at 1pm. This epic afternoon will conclude with a dinner of fish and chips at the finish line, where we can share tales of the crazy journey you will have just completed! The cost is $10, but the fun you will be having is priceless!
Make sure you sign up in class this week and take a look at the Facebook Event for more.

Class Break Reminder

As I'm sure you are all aware (and eagerly waiting for) the uni holidays are coming up and while you guys take a much needed break, UCanDance will also. Our last class will be on Wednesday August 20th and after the two week holiday, but we will be back on Monday September 8th.

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 class tonight!

- 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.
  • The New Zealand Bachata Festival is coming up on the 29th of August and it is going to be awesome! Check out the Facebook Event for more details. Student passes available!!
11 Aug 2014 So many events!

Hey dancers!
I hope you are all taking advantage of the beautiful weather we are having at the moment! On top of that I seriously hope you are going to be joining us for all the awesome events we have planned, because without you it just wouldn't be the same! Read below for more information on our upcoming social events.

Quiz Night!

This Thursday is our UCanDance quiz night and it is sure to bring loads of laughs! Come along and help your team rise through the ranks to become quizmaster (and have lots of fun along the way!) The event is being held at the Living Room (on campus, next to the bookshop) and will run from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. You will be randomly assigned to teams upon arrival. Some snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring more as there is no such thing as too many snacks!
Check out the Facebook Event for more and we look forward to seeing you all there!

Mid-Semester Party

The time has come for another UCanDance party, so join us on Saturday August the 23rd, from 8pm till midnight and together we shall dance the night away! There will be music for modern jive as well as a selection of latin styles for you to enjoy. Entry is $4 for students and $6 for non-students. What better way to celebrate the end of term?!
For more details, see the Facebook Event.

UCanDance Urban Adventure Race

Keep the 30th of August free guys, because this is an event you will not want to miss (especially if you like racing around, completing crazy challenges and having heaps of fun with your UCanDance pals!) Teams will compete in a urban survival themed, scavenger-hunt race beginning at 1pm. This epic afternoon will conclude with a dinner of fish and chips at the finish line, where we can share tales of the crazy journey you will have just completed! The cost is $10, but the fun you will be having is priceless!
Take a look at the Facebook Event for more.

Class Break Reminder

As I'm sure you are all aware (and eagerly waiting for) the uni holidays are coming up and while you guys take a much needed break, UCanDance will also. Our last class will be on Wednesday August 20th and after the two week holiday, but we will be back on Monday September 8th.

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 class tonight!

- 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.
  • The New Zealand Bachata Festival is coming up on the 29th of August and it is going to be awesome! Check out the Facebook Event for more details. Student passes available!!

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!