Welcome to UCanDance
We are taking a break until February 2019. See you then!
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.

AGM

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

9 Oct 2018 AGM, Chocolate Giveaway and End of year party

Hello Everyone!

It's going to be the last regular class of 2018 tomorrow so come along and do some Modern Jive and Rueda. That won't be the end of UCanDance this year though, as we have 3 big events coming up next week to round out the term.

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 (or email us) to get some more information about what it involves. The vacant roles are:

President (must be a student or alumnus) -> Currently Lauren Duke
Vice President -> Currently Phoebe King
Secretary -> Currently Noel Bisson
Treasurer -> Currently Matthew Ruffel
General committee -> Currently Sam Bridge, Louisa Hall, Mutu Thompson, Tom Wilding and Hamish Fitzgerald

If you're interested in learning more about what a particular role entails have a chat to the person currently in that role

AGM

The AGM will be on instead of Monday class on October 15th from 7:00pm-9:30pm in Undercroft101 on UC campus. If you're interested in joining the committee 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. There'll be a bunch of delicious snacks available so you don't want to miss it.

The Facebook event can be found here: AGM Event

Chocolate Giveaway

The annual UCanDance chocolate giveaway is on Wednesday 17th October, 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 on Friday the 19th of October, 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

See you in February 2019! Have a good break!

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!