We hold classes on Wednesday and Monday evenings during the university term. Our focus is to provide a fun, social atmosphere that always welcomes new members. No partner required!

Class dates

Term 4 classes will run from 13th September till 18th October.

Monday night Special classes for Term 4 will be Line Dance! We'll be joining classes held by Line Dance Christchurch at Westburn School (257 Waimairi Road, Ilam). Beginners class starts at 6pm, arrive early to grab a spot with us.

Wednesday night regular classes will be Mid Week Modern Jive! We'll be teaching one class each night that will be suitable for all levels. Any class is a good time to start learning.


As a non-profit organisation, we aim to keep our classes at a fraction of the cost of commercial studios.

Regular Wednesday classes are only $3 for students (or $5 for non-students). Or grab a 5 class pass - $12 for students, $20 non-student.
Line Dance Christchurch is offering a special deal for UCanDance members, with each classes costing just $5. Meet us at the door before class starts to get this deal.

Class Format and Times

Monday Line Dance class starts at 6pm. Aim to arrive early to find us in the hall and secure your spot. An exec member will be at the door until 6pm to help you get the UCanDance deal.

Wednesday is all Modern Jive all night long! We'll wrap things up up a little earlier than usual so you can head home for sleep or study.

7:15 - 7:30pm Doors open, sign in and say hi

7:30 - 8:15pm Modern Jive Class. Suitable for all levels

8:15 - 8:20pm Notices

8:20 - 9:30pm Music plays for free-dance

Dance Styles

We aim to offer a variety of dance styles at UCanDance. The main ones are:

  • Modern Jive, a flashy and fun dance set to modern dance music. It features plenty of fancy-looking spins and dips without complex footwork.
  • Bachata, a Latin dance from the Dominican Republic.
  • Salsa, a popular Latin dance with slightly more complex footwork.
  • Rueda, a exciting group dance that is danced in a large circle.
  • We run occasional special classes introducing other styles. Examples include Cha, Zouk, Rock and Roll, Hip Hop, and Line Dance. Keep an eye on our newsletters to see what's coming up!