Welcome to UCanDance
Classes will resume on the 11th of July, see you there! We will also be stopping Salsa and starting Rueda, which will be very exciting!
30 May 2016 Masquerade Party This Saturday!

Hey everyone!

Sorry for the absence of a newsletter the last couple of weeks, I'm sure you all understand that the 'business end' of the semester can be stressful and busy. Thanks again to everyone who came along to our recent quiz and movie nights, it was awesome to see everyone outside of regular classes.

End of Term Party

It wouldn't be the end of term at UCanDance without an End of Term Party. This coming Saturday (4th of June) we are having a masquerade themed party, from 8-11pm at Riccarton High.
Entry is $5 and this includes dancing, snacks and a great night.
RSVP on Facebook and invite all your friends!

Study/Exam/Holiday Break

This week is our final week of classes before we take a 5 week break for the university study, exam and holiday period. Classes will restart the same day lectures do, Monday 11th July.
In the meantime we will have some awesome social events coming your way, so stay tuned on the Facebook Group.

Hanmer Trip

Wow - you guys are awesome! All 40 places on the Hanmer Trip (30-31 July) have now been filled. If you haven't already, please pay your $70 on the door this week to secure your place. If you have missed out, we do have a waitlist so get your name down ASAP if you want to come along.

Committee Update

The Committee is meeting this coming Wednesday 1st June, 12pm in the Central Library Discussion Room 1106. These meetings are open to anyone so feel free to come along if you want to have a say.
We also currently have an open spot on the Committee, so if you're interested in helping to run the club, especially our annual ball, let a committee member know or come along to the meeting on Wednesday.

Happy Dancing!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

9 May 2016 Bachata, Quiz Night & Hanmer Trip

Hey everyone!

It's a busy time of year here at UCanDance so read on about all the upcoming events.

Bachata Special Class

Bachata Special Class starts this coming Wednesday, the 11th of May. The Special Class runs for four weeks (May 11th, 18th, 25th, and June 1st). The class will be running from 7:15pm to 8pm, and Modern Jive will be starting a little later, at 8pm.
The cost is a $15 for all four weeks. Sign ups are on the door, ideally sign up tonight so that you're ready to go on Wednesday. You can also click attending on Facebook.

Quiz Night

Also this week, on Thursday night (the 12th May) is the UCanDance Quiz Night.
This will be held on campus in Undercroft 101, at 7:30pm
The Quiz is a fundraising event, entry is $5 on the door. Question rounds include; science, food, dancing and more!
Invite your friends along to the Facebook event, everyone is welcome, they don't have to be members.

Wednesday Night Class Times

From this week class times on a Wednesday will be slightly different due to the Bachata special class.
Modern Jive will be starting at 8pm and Salsa at 9pm. Freestyle time will be reduced and classes will still end at 10pm.
This change only affects Wednesday classes, Mondays will remain the same. More information can be found on our website.

Hanmer Trip

Looking a bit further ahead we have our annual Hanmer Trip on the 30th and 31st of July. The cost for the weekend is $70 which includes; transport, accommodation, food, the dance party and entry to the pools.
It's a super fun weekend and great time to get to know other members better outside of class. So mark off the days in your diaries and we'll let you know when tickets are available very soon.

Happy Dancing!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

7 Jun 2016 Holidays, Cargo Bar and more!

Hey everyone!

Thanks to everyone who came along to the End of Term Party on Saturday night. It was such a fun night and there were so many awesome masks.


As hopefully you know by now there are no UCanDance classes until semester two begins on July 11th.
In the meantime we have a few social events lined up, the best way to keep up to date with these is on our Facebook Group.

Cargo Bar Latin Night

A break from classes is the perfect opportunity to explore the wider social dance scene in Christchurch. This coming Sunday (12th June) there is a Latin night at Cargo Bar in Addington.
Social dancing is an awesome way to improve on your skills (in this case salsa and bachata). And better yet, it's free!
There will be a number of UCanDance members there, so come along, eat some yummy food and dance!
Full information about the event is available on Facebook.

Good luck with your exams, and enjoy the break!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

We are on Break for Exams and Holidays. See You After the Break!

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 Tormenta Latina (Canterbury's largest upcoming Latin dance party), and our annual UCanDance Ball. We also have a weekend retreat to Hanmer Springs, a car rally, 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!