Welcome to UCanDance
Regular Classes resume 10 September (start of university term 4)
17 Sep 2018 UCandance - Week 2 update

Hello Everyone!

It's a busy term here at UCanDance so have a scroll through this email and see if any events catch your eye. Be sure to check the updated class times for Wednesdays this term and consider helping out with decorating the Mythological Ball or registering your interest in joining the 2019 committee.

Solo Charleston Special Class

UCanDance's second special class of the year is be solo Charleston! This is an active, jazzy, musical, and most of all fun vintage dance style!

The classes are on every Wednesday at 7pm and run for the first 5 weeks of term (last class is Weds 10 October). You can still join in the class even if you missed out last week. Sign up in class tonight or on Wednesday for $16 cash which covers the remaining 4 classes.

Each class runs from 7:05pm-7:50pm so be on time!

Check out the Facebook event for extra details about the class.

Changes to Wednesday class times

Due to the special class on Wednesdays the timetable for the evening is slightly different to usual. The class times are:

7:00pm doors open
7:05-7:50 solo charleston special class
7:50-8 free dance
8-8:45 modern jive
8:45-8:55 free dance
8:55-9:40 rueda
9:40-10:00 free dance

Monday class times are the same as usual. Review them here

Mythological Ball - Online tickets available

UCanDance is having a ball, a Mythology themed ball! Get creative & inspire us with your costumes! The ball is on the 29th of September from 8 pm until midnight at the Brazilian Beatz dance studio, 407 Tuam Street.

Tickets are $18 for students, $20 for non-students, and $25 on the door. Included in the ticket price is one free beverage, but additional drinks are available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased either in class or online. Door tickets are cash only and we will also have non-alcoholic drinks to purchase on the night. Delicious sweet and savoury nibbles will also be provided at no cost, and there will be a themed and decorated photo booth to save your memories of the night!
There will also be some awesome performances to show off some different dancers and styles from around Christchurch.

Check out the Facebook event or the website event for further details.

Tickets are on sale now!
Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite here: Ticket sales

Decoration helpers for the ball

We're in need of a few wonderful UCanDancers to help decorate the venue for the ball during the afternoon of the ball. We'd also like you to help out with planning and creating the decorations if you can.

Please let the club or any committee member know if you're interested in helping out either in person, via email or through facebook.

End of Year Party

We'll be having an end of year party on Saturday the 20th of October from 8pm-11pm so come along and celebrate the end of lectures with us. 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.

Please note that this is the same day as tea party and anyone arriving intoxicated or bringing alcohol will be asked to leave.

2019 Committee expressions of interest

If you're interested in helping run UCanDance as part of the 2019 committee please come and speak to one of the current committee members during class to get some more information about what it involves.



See you at dance!

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

10 Sep 2018 Classes start back today, Special class starts Wednesday!

Hello Everyone!

We hope you've all had a refreshing break from University or at the least an enjoyable few weeks if you're not a student.

Term 4 classes start tonight!

Term 4 classes start today and will run until Wednesday the 17th of October. Doors open on Mondays at 8pm and on Wednesdays at 7pm as usual. However, Wednesdays will have a special class running from 7:05pm-7:50pm (read on for details). As such, Modern Jive class will begin at 8pm on a Wednesday.

Check out the class times for specifics.

The final week of classes (15th October and 17th October) will run slightly differently. Monday is the AGM which we encourage everyone to attend especially if you're interested in running for committee next year. Wednesday is the annual chocolate giveaway which is an awesome night of friendly dance competitions and (of course) chocolate consumption. Keep an eye out for details later in the term.

Solo Charleston Special Class

UCanDance's second special class of the year will be solo Charleston! This is an active, jazzy, musical, and most of all fun vintage dance style!

The classes start this Wednesday and run for the first 5 weeks of term (last class is Weds 10 October). The cost is $20 cash for the full course and you can sign up at dance tonight or before the special class begins on Wednesday.

Each class runs from 7:05pm-7:50pm so be on time!

Check out the Facebook event for extra details about the class.

Quiz night

This Friday at 7pm UCanDance is having a quiz night in undercroft 101. The cost is $5 cash on the door but also bring along some cash to purchase the delicious baking which will be on sale.

Check out the Facebook event or the website event for further details. Teams will be randomly assigned on the night so you can come along solo or with friends. Either way it'll be a great opportunity to meet some new people and have fun.

Mythological Ball

UCanDance is having a ball, a Mythology themed ball! Get creative & inspire us with your costumes! The ball is on the 29th of September from 8 pm until midnight at the Brazilian Beatz dance studio, 407 Tuam Street.

Tickets are $18 for students, $20 for non-students, and $25 on the door. Included in the ticket price is one free beverage, but additional drinks are available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased either in class or online. Door tickets are cash only and we will also have non-alcoholic drinks to purchase on the night. Delicious sweet and savoury nibbles will also be provided at no cost, and there will be a themed and decorated photo booth to save your memories of the night!
There will also be some awesome performances to show off some different dancers and styles from around Christchurch.

Check out the Facebook event or the website event for further details.
Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite here: Ticket sales

2019 Committee expressions of interest

If you're interested in helping run UCanDance as part of the 2019 committee please come and speak to one of the current committee members during class to get some more information about what it involves.



See you at dance!

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

3 Sep 2018 Club executive info session. Classes start again next week!

Hi everyone,

The UCSA have asked us to tell you about an info session about running for club executives. Also, classes start back next Monday at 8pm! (10 September)

Club Exec 101

The UCSA in collaboration with UC Careers are running an info session on why your members should run for your Execs on Wednesday the 12th of September @ 3pm in the Foundry. For more information and to RSVP check out www.ucsa.org.nz/clubexec101



See you in class next week!

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

Classes are back on July 16th, 2018!

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!