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20 Jan 2019 New year events

Hello Everyone!

Hope you are all having a great summer and are ready to get back into the new year of dance. We have a number of events coming up, outlined in this email.


Join us for the last three summer UCanDance-o-mat gatherings on Sundays 20 January (today), 3 February, and 17 February, from 4-6pm. We will play a variety of music for your dancing fun, so put on your dancing shoes and bring your friends!

UCanDance Picnic

The height of summer requires two things - good food and good friends. Next Saturday, 26 January, at 12pm, come to the Botanic Gardnes for lunch, chats, and dancing in the grass. Please bring food or drink to share, and a picnic blanket if you have one. You'll find us set up on Archery Lawn, near Regret Fountain (the sad mask fountain behind the museum).

More information and weather updates can be found on the facebook event: UCanDance Picnic

Clubs Day

The academic year is soon to begin, and with that comes Clubs Day. Clubs Day will be on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 February. If you wish to be involved with the club this year, you'll need to sign up on our 2019 members' list, available at Clubs Day and on the door when classes resume.

More information to come in February.

Start of class

Classes will begin on 25 February - see you then at the very latest!

Enjoy the rest of summer,

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary

29 Oct 2018 Summer Break

Hello Everyone!

Thank you all for a great year with us at UCanDance. I already miss seeing all of you at class twice a week. If, like me, you are wondering how you can keep up your dancing and dance-dependent social circle over the holidays, there are many clubs and opportunities for partner dancing in Christchurch. Plus, some of our members are already part of these clubs, so you will see familiar faces.

Where to dance?

If you're looking to improve your Salsa or Bachata, check out Latin Fire. The next beginner Salsa course starts tonight, Mon 29 Oct, at 6:00pm.

If Modern Jive is more your style, Fevah MJ classes run every week night at 7:30pm in various venues throughout the city.

For those of you who enjoyed Lauren's Charleston special class, or wish you had signed up, Swingtown Rebels offers a wide range of dances, including Charleston, Lindy Hop, Blues, and Balboa. The next beginner Lindy Hop course starts this Wednesday 31 Oct.

For other styles we haven't taught but you might like to try your foot at, Brazilian Beatz offers open level Zouk classes Friday evenings, and Tango Floorspace has a new beginner Tango session starting this Wednesday. Both styles are great for partner connection.

Of course, dance classes are fairly $$, but there are still ways to dance even on a tight budget. For free Latin dancing, Casa Publica hosts Thursday Latin nights every week, and SLaM is a night of dance every last Sunday.

UCanDance events

Keep an eye out for fun, free events we will hold over summer, like picnics in the botanic gardens or dancing at the Dance-o-mat. We'll send out an email and post on the facebook page prior to any event.

2019 Committee

Last but not least, the new UCanDance committee includes:

President: Phoebe King
Vice President: Mutu Thompson
Treasurer: Noel Bisson
Secretary: Louisa Hall
Harassment Officer 1: Anna Treffer
Harassment Officer 2: Regan Harding
Safety Officer: Tom Wilding
Promotions: Lauren Douglas
Social: Amelia-Rose Graham

We look forward to seeing you during the summer and next year!

Enjoy the weather and keep boogieing,

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary

15 Oct 2018 AGM tonight

Hello Everyone!

The final week of term is here and with it, a plethora of UCanDance events. There's something dance related happening every day except Thursday so read on to find out all about them.


The AGM is on instead of class tonight from 7:00pm-9:30pm in Undercroft101 on UC campus. If you're interested in joining the committee for next year then you will need to be there.

We encourage all of our members to attend if they can since we want as much input on how the club should be run next year as possible, and need a Quorum of members to vote in the new committee.

The Facebook event can be found here: AGM Event

YouDay Tuesday

Some of you may already have heard of YouDay Tuesday. It's an event happening on C-block lawn tomorrow from 11-1 focusing on student well-being. There will be a variety of clubs/groups hosting stalls (including UCanDance) as well as free food!

We'll be running a beginner Modern Jive class from 12-1 for anyone who wants to attend so come along and have some fun. Having people there who have danced before makes it much easier for new people to learn + the more people, the more fun.

We'll be dancing and chatting at the stall from 11 and for a little while after the class too, so come down and see us even if you're not doing the class.

More info about the event can be found on the Facebook event: YouDay Tuesday

Chocolate Giveaway

The annual UCanDance chocolate giveaway is on this Wednesday, 7pm at Riccarton High School Hall.

There will be social dance competitions, rueda, limbo and heaps of chocolate for everyone so come along and have some fun.

More info can be found on the Facebook event: Chocolate Giveaway or on the UCanDance events page: events

End of Year Party

The end of year party is happening this Friday, 8pm-11pm. at Riccarton High School Hall (same as usual classes)

The theme is rainbow so dress up as your favorite colour and light up the dance floor. As usual the cost is $5 cash per person and drinks and snacks will be provided. Check out the Facebook event here Rainbow end of year party.

See you at dance!

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

Classes start back on the 25th of February 2019! See you then!

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 $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!