Welcome to UCanDance
12 Jul 2019 Classes resume Monday

Hello everyone,

Semester break is wrapping up, so get excited to see all your dance friends at tonight's movie night, when you return to dance classes next week, and on the Hanmer trip at the end of July.

Movie Night

Bring snacks, pillows, and blankets, and come watch Into The Spiderverse with all us nerds tonight!

  • Date/time: Friday 12 July, Time 6.30 - 9.00pm
  • Location: Undercroft 101
  • Cost: Free!

Term 3 Classes

Classes resume next Monday, 15 July at 7pm in the Riccarton High School Hall.

In term 3, we will be teaching Modern Jive and Salsa. Class times are as follows:

  • Doors open (7:00pm)
  • Modern Jive (7:15 - 8:00pm)
  • Free dance (8:00 - 8:15pm)
  • Salsa (8:15pm - 9:00pm)
  • Free dance (9:00pm - 10:00pm)

Classes are $5.00 for students and $7.00 for non-students. Concession cards (worth 10 classes) are $40 for students and $60 non-students. If you come to class on Monday, you can come on Wednesday for free!

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

Hanmer Trip

It's not too late to sign up to our annual Hanmer Trip. It's a great chance to better get to know the UCanDance community while dancing on Frog Rock, chilling and playing boardgames, eating tasty food cooked by the committee, dancing some more Saturday evening, and relaxing in the hot springs Sunday morning. The price is $70, which includes 3 meals, accommodation, transport, visiting the hot pools, and a dance party.

  • Date/time: July 27-28
  • Cost: $70


See you all soon!

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary

1 Jul 2019 Holiday events

Hi folks,

Now that exams are finished, we've planned some fun events to keep social during the semester break. Come along to ice skating and a movie night in July!

Ice Skating

What better way to spend a chilly winter's eve than pirouetting across ice? Of course Christchurch is too warm for outdoor ice rinks, so we're meeting at Alpine Ice instead.

  • Date/time: Saturday 6 July, 7.30pm
  • Location: Alpine Ice, 495 Brougham St.
  • Cost: $15 (including skate hire)

Movie Night

Bring some pillows, blankets, and snacks and join us for a movie Friday 12 July in a cosy room on campus. We're planning on showing something recent and fun. Detective Pikachu? Captain Marvel? The Man Who Killed Don Quixote? Your suggestions are welcome!

  • Date/time: Friday 12 July, Time TBC
  • Location: Campus, TBC
  • Cost: Free!


Hope to see you there,

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary

13 Jun 2019 Semester break update

Hello Everyone!

Thank you to everyone who came along to the End of Term party, we hope you all had a great night.

Here at UCanDance we are enjoying a small break from classes, planning events to be held after Exams, and getting ready for next semester! We will return to regular classes on Monday, July 15th.

Social Dancing over break

There are a myriad of other dance opportunities in Christchurch where you can have fun, meet new people, and get some practice and exercise while UCanDance is on holiday.

If you enjoy Salsa and Bachata, Casa Publica has Latin dance nights every Thursday, from 8:30pm to late.

If Modern Jive is more your thing, there are two upcoming social dance nights at A Rolling Stone, on June 15th and June 30th.

It's pretty intimidating to up and go to these on your own! We will be making facebook posts in the UCanDance group to share when some of the Committee are going out dancing.

Holiday events

After exams end we will be organising some dance and social events, like meeting up at the Dance-o-mat, going ice skating, maybe going to karaoke, or watching a movie. Dates and events are still to be confirmed - we will send out a poll to see when the most people are free.

Semester 2 price increase

Starting semester 2, class and concession card prices will be increasing. We do this with a heavy heart, but we have been hard-pressed to afford our venue and pay our teachers the past few years.

The new prices are

  • $5 Students/$7 Non-Students
  • $40 for a Student Concession Card/$60 Non-Student

Same as before, if you attend Monday's class, you can come to Wednesday's for free.

If any of you still want to purchase a concession card at the past rate of $25/$45, you may do this through internet banking anytime before classes resume on Monday July 15th.

Semester 2 venue - Always Riccarton

We will be changing our Monday venue at the start of term 3. Instead of one night in Burnside, one in Riccarton, both Monday and Wednesday classes will be held in Riccarton High School Hall.

Hanmer trip info

It's not too late to sign up for the winter Hanmer trip! The UCanDance Hanmer Weekend is a great chance to get to know your fellow dancers better while dancing the night away and soaking in the hot pools the next day. The cost is $70, which includes accommodation, 3 meals, a dance party, and entry to the hot spring. Signups are now available online through UCanDance Hanmer Signup.

Date: July 27-28
Cost: $70
Event: Hamner Trip


Good luck with exams and enjoy your break!

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary

Welcome back for Semester 2!

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 $3 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!