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The annual UCanDance Hanmer Trip is this weekend! It's going to be huge so make sure you sign up! Spaces are almost gone. Facebook Event!
27 Jul 2014 The Hanmer Trip is here! (almost)

Hey everyone!
Hope you're ready for the weekend, because the UCanDance Hanmer trip is going to be epic! Sign-ups close on Wednesday, so if you haven't signed up yet, cross your fingers and toes that there will be a space left!

Hanmer Trip!

The UCanDance annual Hanmer Trip is THIS weekend and it is going to be awesome!!! There are only a couple of spaces left, so get in on Monday before you miss out! Sign-ups will close on Wednesday.

To all those that were smart enough to snap up the limited spaces, we will be meeting at the UCSA car park at 10am on Saturday, where passengers will be distributed into various cars, at which time, our trip will begin! Be sure to bring your 'fictional character' themed costume for the party, as well as togs for the pools (normal clothes would be a good idea also). A more comprehensive list of what you should pack will be emailed out soon.

Check out the Facebook Event for more info.

Class Schedule

Just a reminder that classes are held on Mondays for improvers and Wednesdays for beginners.

Doors open at 7.15pm and the modern jive class starts at 7.30pm and runs till 8.15pm. There is then free dancing until 8.30pm when our salsa class begins. Salsa ends at 9.15pm and then there is free dancing until 10pm then lights out and doors closed.

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.
  • New Zealand Bachata festival is coming up on the 29th of August and it's going to be awesome! Check out the link for more details! Facebook Event.
20 Jul 2014 Clubs Day and Bring a Friend Night!

It was great to see you all at class in the first week back of dance! We hope you are as excited about all the awesome events coming up for UCanDance as we are! There is Clubs Day and Bring a Friend Night this week and the Hanmer Trip on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of August. For more information on all of these, see below.

Clubs Day

Come along to the semester two Clubs Day on this Tuesday at the Foundry Bar and hang out with us as we sign up new members for an awesome new semester of dance! We will be there from 11am to 3pm and will be having a massive rueda at 12pm to show everyone what UCanDance is all about! It would be great to see you guys there, showing your support for the club by joining us for a dance or just a chat. Check out the Facebook Event for more details.

Bring a Friend Night

This is a chance for you to show all your friends what they have been missing! UCanDance is having a bring a friend night this Wednesday, where first-time dancers get into class for free. Classes will be run as usual, catering for beginners in both modern jive and salsa, so newbies will get a good taste of what the styles are like. So bring along all your friends, so that they can share in this awesome dancing community that you have been raving about!

Beginners nights are a great chance for the more experienced dancers to practice their fundamentals, so we shall see you all there! Beginners and more advance dancers alike! See the Facebook Event for more.

Hanmer trip!

As you all know, our epic annual Hanmer Trip is only two weeks away and spaces are filling up fast! This is a weekend you definitely do not want to miss, as it is renowned for being one of the highlights of the UCanDance calendar. Sign ups and payments can be made in class, but time is running out, so be in quick!
For further information, see the Facebook Event.

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.
  • New Zealand Bachata festival is coming up on the 29th of August and it's going to be awesome! Check out the link for more details! Facebook event.
14 Jul 2014 SEMESTER TWO & HANMER TRIP!

Hi all!
Hope the holidays treated you well and that you are gunning for another awesome semester at uni! We have a big semester coming up with lots of cool events including Hanmer Trip, 21st Ball, Adventure Race, Quiz Night and Dance Comps! Read on to hear about some of these cool things!

Hanmer Trip!

Three weeks and counting until the annual UCanDance Hanmer Trip! It's going to be such a huge weekend and spaces are almost gone so make sure to sign up this week in class!

We will be leaving the UCSA car park at 10am on Saturday August 2nd (carpooling), doing a rueda on Frog Rock, having some games at the cosy lodge in Hanmer and dancing our butts off at our fictional character themed party on Saturday night!! There will be pools on Sunday before heading back in the afternoon!

The trip costs $70 and this includes transport reimbursement (for the drivers), accommodation, lots and lots of food, pool entry and the party!

Sign up is in class and you can check out the Facebook Event here!

Bring a Friend Night!

Next week on Wednesday we are having a bring a friend to dance night! This is a perfect chance to bring your friends along if you want to show them what it's all about! If they have never been before then they get in for free!

It's going to be a super good evening and there might even be chocolate! See you there for some exciting modern jive and salsa! Check out the Facebook Event!

Future Events!

  • 21st Ball: The club is turning 21 and it's going a huge night!
  • Adventure Race: Race around Christchurch to be the first to complete all the checkpoints!
  • Quiz Night: Get your thinking caps on because it's going to be a night of thinking (and prizes)
  • Dance Comps: Think you've got what it takes to rock our socks off? Enter and show us what you've got!



Super excited for semester two! See you tonight!

- Finn
UCanDance President.

Other Dancing

  • Christchurch Ceroc Champs! A huge weekend of parties, competitions and sightseeing! Not to be missed! Facebook Event | Website
  • Fiesta Latina @ Salsa Latina! No performances, no interuptions, just pure solid dancing all nights long and you can choose your dance style between the 2 studios playing 100% pure non-stop Latin music. Facbook Event
  • 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.

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!