Welcome to UCanDance
24 Sep 2020 Get ready for the UCanDance Ball 2020

Hi everyone,

The UCanDance ball is coming up on Saturday the 10th of October. Get your outfits ready for this years theme is Steampunk! You don't want to miss out, this is our biggest event of the year. Food and drinks will be provided for the evening. There will be live performances at the event to showcase different dance styles from around the city.

The event will run 7.30pm to 11.30pm at 365A Ilam Road. Tickets are $18 for students or $20 for non-students. Purchase in class or online at www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/ucandance-annual-ball-tickets-116552853723

See the Facebook event here: www.facebook.com/events/3580073558703425

Hope to see you there,

Julia Langrish
UCanDance Secretary

22 Sep 2020 UCanDance is Back!

Hey everyone!

With lockdown easing to alert level 1, we can resume our dance classes! We're back on Wednesday in Jack Mann DW1. This term we'll be learning Modern Jive and Bachata. You can join in even if you've never come to UCan before!
Remember to bring your cash - we also have internet banking available. See below for price details.

This Week's Class

Our schedule for Wednesday night will be:

  • 7:00pm: Doors open - During this time you can meet and greet other new members, our committee, and some of our teachers! Or even better, ask someone to dance and practice your moves!
  • 7.15-8.00: Modern Jive class
  • 8.00-8.15: Notices and MJ social dancing.
  • 8.15-9.00: Bachata class
  • 9:00-10:00: Social dancing to finish the night! Use this time to practice the moves you've learned on the dance floor, get some tips from our teachers, and catch up with other members.

Our teachers for this Wednesday:
Modern Jive: Rebecca & Patrick
Bachata: Hobbs & Amelia G

Our Classes

Our term 4 styles are Modern Jive and Bachata!

Each night, the moves that are taught in class are filmed and posted in our Facebook group. Be sure to join this and keep up to date with all our events, and be able to use the move videos for practice!

Also in the Facebook group is our teacher feedback form, which really helps us make classes as enjoyable and informative for you guys as possible - if you've got anything you want us to know about our classes (positive or a suggested improvement), leave a response via the form!

As always, you do not need a partner or any dance experience to attend our classes. Wear clothing that is comfortable to move in, and shoes with slightly slippery soles (or dance shoes) are highly recommended.
We encourage you to bring a drink bottle, deodorant, a spare shirt, and a positive attitude!

This week only the pricing is $3.00 for students and $5.00 for non-students. From next week we'll have 2 classes a week with prices at $5 for students and $7 for non-students, and if you come on Monday, Wednesday's class is be free.
If it's your first time in class, it's free as well - so bring all your friends!

You can find more information on the website, Instagram, or the Facebook page.

Hope to see you there,

Julia Langrish
UCanDance Secretary

25 Aug 2020 UCanDance Ball date change

Hey everyone,

The date for the UCanDance ball is being changed to Saturday the 10th of October. This is due to alert level 2 and to have more classes before the ball - including the introduction of bachata next term!

More details about the ball can be found on our Facebook page:

Julia Langrish
UCanDance Secretary

Welcome to UCanDance 2020!

UCanDance is the University of Canterbury's dance club, specialising in popular partner dances such as Modern Jive, Salsa, Bachata and Rueda. We run classes twice a week during the university year for just $5 for students and $7 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. Check us out on Instagram as well!

Everyone is welcome - no experience or partner required!