UCanDance May update

Hello Everyone!

It's a busy term here at UCanDance so scroll through this email and see if any events catch your eye.

Games night

UCanDance isn't all about dancing! Join us this Saturday, May 18th for our first casual social event of the year - games night. Bring along your favourite board or card games and some snacks to share. There's rumors we might even set up VR with Beat Saber.

Date/Time: Saturday, May 18, 7-10pm
Location: Undercroft 101
Cost: Free!
Event: Games Night.

End of term party

The second of our term parties is coming up in a few weekends, on Saturday June 1st. The theme is "first letter of your name," so think creatively and surprise us with your costume!

Date/Time: Saturday, June 1, 8:00-11pm
Location: Riccarton High School Hall (same as Wednesday classes)
Cost: $5 cash on the door

Hanmer weekend

Every winter UCanDancers spend a weekend dancing and relaxing in Hanmer Springs. This years' Hanmer trip will be held on July 27th and 28th. Signups are now available online through UCanDance Hanmer Signup. The cost is $70, which covers transport, dancing, entry to the hot pools, and all meals except Saturday lunch. Register quickly, because we are limited to 40 people.

Date: July 27-28
Cost: $70
Party Theme: TBD - your suggestions welcome!
Event: Hanmer Trip

Class times Wednesday

Just a reminder that Wednesday's class times are different this term due to the special class. Wednesday times are as follows:

7:00-7:05pm Doors Open, Setup & Free Dancing
7:05-7:50pm Special Class: Cha Cha
7:55-8:40pm Modern Jive
8:40-8:45pm Free Dancing
8:45-9:30pm Salsa
9:30-10:00pm Free Dancing

Mondays still start with MJ at 7:15 and Salsa at 8:15.

See you at dance,

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary

Holiday classes and Key Dates

Hello all,

Term one comes to an end this week, but hopefully you aren't too swamped to come to one last week of class. Read further for information on upcoming holiday classes and annual events.

Holiday classes

During term break we will be running workshops every Wednesday in DW1 (In the Jack Mann theatre on Dovedale Campus). Join our fantastic teachers to learn more about technique and styling.

Wednesday 10 April: MJ Foundation Technique with Jeremy and Jess
Wednesday 17 April: Latin Styling and Musicality with Michael Hobbs and Amelia
Wednesday 24 April: MJ Styling and Musicality with Jeremy and Jess

Doors open at 7pm, with the workshop running from 7:15 - 8:15, followed by free dance until 9:15. Hope to dance with you there!

Special class: Chacha

Join us for the first special class of the year: five weeks of chacha classes for only $25! Experienced teachers from Latin Fire will be teaching this five week set, which starts at a total beginner friendly level and progresses each week.

The course runs all of term 2, from Wednesday 1 May through Wednesday 29 May. You can sign up at the door and pay either at the door or online. More information can be found on the Facebook event.

Term 2 classes

In term two, we will be teaching Modern Jive and Salsa. Class times for Mondays, in Burnside High, are as follows:

  • Doors open (7:00pm, Burnside HS)
  • Modern Jive (7:15 - 8:00pm),
  • Free dance (8:00 - 8:15pm),
  • Salsa (9:15pm - 9:00pm),
  • Free dance (9:00pm - 10:00pm).

Class times for Wednesdays, in Riccarton High, are different because of our Special Class: Chacha

  • Doors open (7.00pm, Riccarton HS)
  • Chacha (7:05 - 7:50pm)
  • Modern Jive (7:55 - 8:40pm)
  • Salsa (8:45 - 9:30pm)
  • Free dance (9:30 - 10:00pm)

Classes are $3.00 for students and $5.00 for non-students. And, if you come to class on Monday, you can come on Wednesday for free!

You can find maps to exactly where on the UCanDance website.

Welcome Back Party

Our first dance party of the year will be on Saturday 27 April from 8pm - 11pm at Riccarton High School. The theme is Half n' Half, so come dressed in a skirt and waistcoat; half red, half blue; as a bizarre chimera; or any half/half combination you can think of!

Tickets are $5 at the door. Dress up, bring your friends, and dance, socialise, and eat snacks.

Other annual events

Save the date for these future events:
End of Term Parties 2-4 will be on

  • 1 June
  • 24 August
  • 19 October

in the Riccarton High School Hall.

Hanmer Trip
Our annual weekend away to dance and relax in Hanmer Springs will be held on 27-28 July. More information and signups will follow in Term 2.


Happy dancing,

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary

Bring a Friend Night

Hello everyone!

It was wonderful to see all the new faces at UCanDance last week, and also great to see some of our old members returning. We hope to see you back tonight and on Wednesday.

Bring a Friend Night!

On Wednesday we are having a Bring a Friend Night. Bring all of your friends, make your friends bring their friends, get everyone to come along and share the enjoyment of dancing. This class is free for anyone who has never been to a UCanDance class before, so your friends have no excuses not to come.

Find out more on the Facebook event Bring a Friend Night!

Classes

A reminder to everyone that classes this year are held from 7 - 10pm Mondays and Wednesdays. Mondays will be in the dance studio at Burnside High School. Wednesdays will be held in the Riccarton High School Hall. You can find maps to exactly where on the UCanDance website.

In term one, we will be teaching Modern Jive and Bachata. Class times are as follows:
- Doors open (7:00pm)
- Modern Jive (7:15 - 8:00pm),
- Free Dance (8:00 - 8:15pm),
- Bachata (8:15pm - 9:00pm),
- Free Dance (9:00pm - 10:00pm).

Classes are $3.00 for students and $5.00 for non-students. And, if you come to class on Monday, you can come on Wednesday for free!

You can find more information on the website, or join the Facebook group to keep up with the latest news.

See you at class!

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary

Welcome to UCanDance

Hello everyone, old and new!

We are excited to welcome everyone who's new to UCanDance this year. I hope you're feeling pumped for the first class! Read further for information on class times and annual events.

Classes

Classes this year will be held from 7 - 10pm Mondays and Wednesdays. Mondays will be in the dance studio at Burnside High school. Wednesdays will be held in the Riccarton High school Hall. You can find maps to exactly where on the UCanDance website.

In term one, we will be teaching Modern Jive and Bachata. Class times are as follows:
- Doors open (7:00pm)
- Modern Jive (7:15 - 8:00pm),
- Free dance (8:00 - 8:15pm),
- Bachata (9:15pm - 9:00pm),
- FreeDance (9:00pm - 10:00pm).

Classes are $3.00 for students and $5.00 for non-students. And, if you come to class on Monday, you can come on Wednesday for free!

You can find more information on the website or the Facebook event.

UCanDance Online Payments

Reminder: You can now use your own internet banking to pay for class concession cards and merchandise. Details are below:

Account Name: UOC Dance Club
Account Number: 02-0875-0190919-000
Reference: Include your name and the purpose of the payment

Facebook Group

UCanDance has an official Facebook group. Signup to receive information about things like carpooling, move videos, club events, and dancing in the wider community. If you don't use Facebook, don't worry about being left out. I'll send out summaries of upcoming events through emails like this one.


See you Monday!

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary

Clubs Day and BBQ

Hello and welcome back to a new year of UCanDance!

We have a lot of things planned for the start of the semester, so read this newsletter and plan your week accordingly!

2019 Signup

If you haven't yet signed up for UCanDance in 2019 you can update your information here:
Update Details.

Clubs Day

Clubs Day runs tomorrow, Tuesday 19 February and Wednesday 20 February from 11 - 2. Come and show your support of the club, dance to some music, and bring your friends! You can find our table between North Arts and Locke.

We will also be selling club t-shirts ($15), drawstring bags ($10), and class concession cards ($25 for students, $45 for non-students).

UCanDance Online Payments

You can now use your own internet banking to pay for class concession cards and merchandise. Details are below:

Account Name: UOC Dance Club
Account Number: 02-0875-0190919-000
Reference: Include your name and the purpose of the payment

Back to Uni Potluck

Reconnect with your dancing pals and get hyped for the start of classes at our Back to Uni Potluck/BBQ, running from 6pm to 8.30pm this Wednesday, 20 Feb at 11 Ilam Road. Please bring a plate to share or food to cook. In classic UCanDance fashion, we will have tunes pumping, and feel free to bring along some games.


Have a great week,

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary

New year events

Hello Everyone!

Hope you are all having a great summer and are ready to get back into the new year of dance. We have a number of events coming up, outlined in this email.

UCanDance-o-mat

Join us for the last three summer UCanDance-o-mat gatherings on Sundays 20 January (today), 3 February, and 17 February, from 4-6pm. We will play a variety of music for your dancing fun, so put on your dancing shoes and bring your friends!

UCanDance Picnic

The height of summer requires two things - good food and good friends. Next Saturday, 26 January, at 12pm, come to the Botanic Gardnes for lunch, chats, and dancing in the grass. Please bring food or drink to share, and a picnic blanket if you have one. You'll find us set up on Archery Lawn, near Regret Fountain (the sad mask fountain behind the museum).

More information and weather updates can be found on the facebook event: UCanDance Picnic

Clubs Day

The academic year is soon to begin, and with that comes Clubs Day. Clubs Day will be on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 February. If you wish to be involved with the club this year, you'll need to sign up on our 2019 members' list, available at Clubs Day and on the door when classes resume.

More information to come in February.

Start of class

Classes will begin on 25 February - see you then at the very latest!

Enjoy the rest of summer,

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary

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

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

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

AGM, Chocolate Giveaway and End of year party

Hello Everyone!

A big thank you to everyone who attended the Mythological Ball at the weekend. There were some awesome costumes on display and it was great to see everyone enjoying the event.

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.

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

UCandance - Mythological Ball this weekend and End of year party date change

Hello Everyone!

The Mythological Ball is happening this weekend but the fun doesn't stop there. We have events happening all the way to the end of the university year.

The Mythological Ball is almost here!

Tickets are at long last on sale in class for the ball which is on this Saturday at 8pm.

Tickets cost $18 for students and $20 for non-students however they cost $25 cash for everyone on the door. As such, make sure you get your ticket before the event either online or in class.

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

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite here: Ticket sales

End of Year Party

We've had to move the party back a day due to venue unavailability. It's now happening on Friday the 19th of October, 8pm-11pm.

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.

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. 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 approximately. 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.

Venue is still to be confirmed but will be on UC campus, probably Undercroft101.

Chocolate Giveaway

The annual UCanDance chocolate giveaway is on Wednesday 17th October, 7pm at Riccarton High School Hall.

There will be social dance competitions, limbo and heaps of chocolate for everyone!



See you at dance!

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

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

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

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

No classes over the holidays

Hello Everyone!

It's the university holidays, so we hope all our student members are having a well deserved break. Hopefully those pesky lecturers haven't been setting assignments due at the start of next term again! Condolences to all of the non-students who have to work as if nothing has changed, at least you don't have tests and exams to worry about.

No classes over the holidays

The university holidays are officially under way so there will be no UCanDance classes for 2 weeks. Normal classes resume on Monday the 10th of September.

Rites of Spring

This is an annual UCanDance tradition, and an epic way to say goodbye to Winter and welcome in Spring! Please join us as we make a mad run into the ocean at midnight on the last night of Winter, then dry off and shiver in good company on the beach :)

What: Jumping into the ocean at Sumner beach at midnight to usher in the Spring with all your UCanDance friends!
When: Friday August 31st, 11:59pm
Event: Rites of Spring

Please bring your togs, towels, VERY warm clothing (for before and after), a torch if you have/want one, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages!


See you next term :)

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

Class tonight is happening in Papanui!

Hello Everyone!

First off, thank you to everyone who came out to the Dance-O-Mat last night. It was heaps of fun and we managed to get some passers by dancing!

We have a venue for class this Wednesday - Papanui High School Hall.

Papanui High is located near Northlands mall so we recommend either catching a bus or posting in the UCanDance facebook group to find a ride.

Here's a map of the school, the hall is block E in the bottom left corner. You're welcome to park in the visitor car-park beside it - Papanui High Map

Class times/format will be as usual, doors open 7pm and modern jive class starts at 7:15.

UCSA Elections

A reminder for our UC student members that the elections for the 2019 student association executive open today and close on Friday.
We encourage you all to vote and have a voice in what the student association focuses on next year. You should receive an email through your UC account later today with the link to the voting.
Information about the candidates can also be found outside the UCSA office in the undercroft.



We hope to see you all tonight for an enjoyable evening :)

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

Wednesday class new location (this week only

Hello Everyone!

First off, thank you to everyone who came out to the Dance-O-Mat last night. It was heaps of fun and we managed to get some passers by dancing!

We have a venue for class this Wednesday - Papanui High School Hall.

Papanui High is located near Northlands mall so we recommend either catching a bus or posting in the UCanDance facebook group to find a ride.

Here's a map of the school, the hall is block E - Papanui High Map

Class times/format will be as usual, doors open 7pm and modern jive class starts at 7:15.



We hope to see you all there for an enjoyable evening :)

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

Changes to class this week!

Hello Everyone!

There's been a change to our regularly scheduled classes tonight but tonight's class has been replaced by an awesome social event!

We also have an end of term party this Saturday and the Rites of Spring event in a short couple of weeks.

Class changes (this week only)

Due to school exams Riccarton High School is unavailable for class. As such there will be a social event tonight instead of the Monday class. We're having a dinner and dance event in town to satisfy your dance craving!

Tonight: Dinner and Dancing

Description: Dinner at Little High eatery then heading to the Dance-O-Mat for a quick lesson (beginner and intermediate friendly). You're welcome to eat your own dinner then meet us at the Dance-O-Mat at 8pm.

When: 6:30pm at Little High eatery then 8pm at the Dance-O-Mat tonight.
Cost: Bring some $2 coins to keep the music going.
Event: Dinner and dancing

Wednesday class may still happen but not at Riccarton high. Keep an eye out for another email with further details.

Normal classes resume next week which is the final week of classes for the term.

End of term party

While it's not quite the end of term, the comics and cartoons party is happening this Saturday due to the venue being unavailable next weekend. Get dressed up for an exciting evening of dance and we'll see you there!

What: End of term dance party
When: Saturday 18th August (this week!)
Time: 8-11pm
Where: Riccarton High School Hall (same as normal class)
Theme: Comics and cartoons, get dressed up!
Cost: $5 cash on the door (students and non-students)
Event: Comics and Cartoons party

Rites of spring

This is an annual UCanDance tradition, and an epic way to say goodbye to Winter and welcome in Spring! Please join us as we make a mad run into the ocean at midnight on the last night of Winter, then dry off and shiver in good company on the beach :)

What: Jumping into the ocean at Sumner beach at midnight to usher in the Spring with all your UCanDance friends!
When: Friday August 31st, 11:59pm
Event: Rites of Spring

Please bring your togs, towels, VERY warm clothing (for before and after), a torch if you have/want one, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages!



See you at dance!

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

UCanDance - Bring a friend night tonight!

Hello Everyone!

We've got several of exciting events coming up so read on to find out all the details you require.

Bring a friend night tonight!

Today at 7pm at Riccarton High School(same as usual) we'll be running beginner classes for people new to UCanDance.

Anyone who hasn't been to a UCanDance class before can attend for free so bring along all your friends and relations who've ever expressed interest in learning to dance.

For more details check out the Facebook event

For info on the class times/location see our website UCanDance

UCanDance gets a lift

Next Friday (10th August) at 12pm we're trying to fit 27 people(the maximum allowed) into a lift in central library.

We need people to fill the lift so mark yourself as going on the Facebook event and come along for what's sure to be a.....memorable experience.

Comics and Cartoons Party

We've got an End of Term party happening in a few short weeks. Get dressed up as you favourite comic or cartoon character for an awesome night of dancing!

Date/time: August 18th, 8pm-11pm (end of week 5)
Location: Riccarton High School Hall
Theme: Comics and Cartoons
Cost: $5 on the door for everyone
Event:
Party!

Mythological Ball

The annual UCanDance ball will be happening on the 22nd of September at Brazilian Beats dance studio.

The theme is Mythology so start preparing a cool costume.

Tickets can be bought in class(with cash) or online (coming soon). Prices as below:
- Student: $18
- Non-Student: $20
- On the door: $25

Facebook event also coming soon...



See you at dance!

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

UCanDance Week 2 Update

Hello Everyone!

Its week 2 of term here at UCanDance and its shaping up to be a busy one. We're holding a Bring a friend night next Wednesday and the Hanmer trip is happening this weekend!

Bring a friend night

Next Wednesday(1 August) we'll be running beginner classes for people new to UCanDance.
Anyone who hasn't been to a UCanDance class before can attend for free so bring along all your friends and relations who've ever expressed interest in learning to dance.

For more details check out the Facebook event

Hanmer trip this weekend!

The Hanmer trip is happening this weekend so it's your last chance to sign up.
Info about the trip can be found on the Facebook event Hamner Trip.

If you have signed up, this week of classes is your last chance to pay the $70 cash. If you have not paid by Saturday you will not be able to come on the trip.

Everyone on the sign up sheet should have received an email containing details for the trip as well as the car groups. If you have not received this info or wish to be moved to a different car group please contact one of the committee members or email us at ucandance.nz@gmail.com

We're looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday for a great weekend :)



See you at dance!

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

Welcome back for Semester 2

Hello Everyone!

A very warm welcome back to Semester 2 at UCanDance. We hope you've all had a relaxing break and are ready for another fantastic set of dance classes and events.

Class Location and Styles

Classes for this term will be held at Riccarton High School Hall, the same location as terms 1 and 2.

Modern Jive is making a return for term 2 so be sure to get involved with the class whether you're an experienced modern jiver or a complete beginner. Note that Monday Modern Jive classes are aimed at improvers and so will feature harder moves than the Wednesday class which is aimed at beginners.

The other style for Semester 2 is Rueda, a latin style which is one of my personal favorites. It involves pairs of dancers in a circle with a leader calling the moves and constant partner changes. It's heaps of fun and I encourage dancers of all experience levels to get involved with the class.

Because we're all dancing the same moves it's very important to stay up to date with the Rueda classes. To help with this only one set of moves will be taught each week. So the material taught in the Monday Rueda class will be repeated on Wednesday.

This should help people who can only make it to one class each week to keep up and will also provide valuable practice once we get into the trickier moves.

Monday Class times

Classes begin tonight. Doors open at 8:00pm and classes start at 8:15 sharp. It will take some time to get in the door so please be there at 8.

The Monday class timetable is:
- Freedance (8:00pm - 8:15pm)
- Modern Jive (8:15pm - 9:00pm),
- Freedance (9:00pm - 9:15pm),
- Rueda (9:15pm - 10:00pm),
- FreeDance (10:00pm - 11:00pm).

Wednesday times

Wedensday class starts earlier than Monday with doors opening at 7:00pm. The times for the night are:
- Freedance (7:00pm - 7:15pm)
- Modern Jive (7:15pm - 8:00pm),
- Freedance (8:00pm - 8:15pm),
- Rueda (8:15pm - 9:00pm),
- FreeDance (9:00pm - 10:00pm).

Hanmer trip

There are still spots available for the Hanmer trip so sign up at the door to join in on the fun.

If you have signed up please pay your $70 cash to us!

Also check out the event Hanmer Trip for everything you need to know about going on the trip.



Have a great Semester 2 (and do Rueda!!)

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

Last week of holiday classes and Hanmer trip

Hello Everyone!

It's the final week of classes in Dovedale and the Hanmer trip is only a few weeks away. Read on to find out everything you need to know for the beginning of Term 3 at UCanDance.

Final week of holiday classes

Holiday classes finish this week and normal classes at Riccarton High School resume on Monday.

The times for term 3 classes will be the same as term 2, doors opening at 8pm on a Monday and 7pm on a Wednesday.

Hanmer trip

Three spots are still available for the Hanmer trip so sign up at the desk during class to secure one. Info about the trip can be found on the Facebook event Hanmer Trip.

For those of you who are coming along please note the following:
- You need to fill out an individual form as well as putting your name on the list. These are available at the door during classes.
- You need to pay $70 cash to lock in your spot(This needs to be done by the end of next week)
- The theme for the party is musicals, so get creative and find a cool costume to wear.
- Bring along any spare ice cream containers you have to dance class. We need some to transport food for the trip in
- Please bring along some baking or other sweet item of food to share for dessert.


See you at dance!

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

Holiday Classes starting today!

Hello Everyone!

Thank you to everyone who came along to the End of Term party on Saturday, we hope you all had a great night.

Currently at UCanDance, we're moving to Dovedale campus for the exam period/inter-semester break and are getting ready for the Hanmer trip next semester.

Holiday classes

From today (Wednesday June 6th) onwards, classes will be held in the Jack Mann Auditorium on Dovedale Campus. No classes will be held at Riccarton high until next term (July 16th).

Class runs from 7pm-10pm and will be held every Monday and Wednesday.

Monday class will be all Modern Jive and will focus on technique. Wednesday Modern Jive will be a standard class with Salsa replacing Bachata for the Latin class.

The pricing for the classes is the same as usual, $3 per week for students and $5 per week for non-students.

Hanmer trip info

Tickets are still available for the Hanmer trip so sign up at the desk during class to secure a spot. Info about the trip can be found on the Facebook event Hamner Trip.

For those of you who are coming along please note the following:
- You need to fill out an individual form as well as putting your name on the list. These are available at the door during classes.
- You need to pay $70 cash to lock in your spot.
- The theme for the party is musicals, so get creative and find a cool costume to wear.
- Start collecting ice cream containers. We need some to transport food for the trip in
- Please bring along some baking or other sweet item of food to share for dessert.



See you at dance!

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

End of Term Party this Saturday!

Hello Everyone!

It's the final week of term so get those assignments finished and prepare for an inter-semester break of dance. As well as the End of Term party, there'll be holiday classes on Dovedale Campus until the beginning of Term 3.

End of Term Party - This Saturday!

The End of Term Party is on this Saturday! Come along dressed to the Science theme for a night of dancing fun.

Date/Time: Saturday, June 2, 8:00-11pm
Location: Riccarton High School hall (same as regular classes)
Cost: $5 cash on the door
Event: EOT party

Hanmer Trip - Spots still available

Spots on the Hanmer trip are still available. The cost per person is $70 and places are limited to 40 people so sign up quick! Note that you can sign up even if you don't have the cash on you and pay a few classes later instead.
To sign up, come and see us at the desk during class.

The Hanmer trip involves a weekend away with all your friends from UCanDance. There'll be dancing on frog rock, a dance party in Hanmer and a bathe in the hot pools as well as all the fun in between. The ticket price includes accommodation, transport, 3 meals(Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch), the dance party and entry to the hot pools.

Date: July 28-29
Cost: $70
Party Theme: Musicals
Event: Hamner Trip

Holiday Classes - Begin Wednesday next week

Holiday classes begin next Wednesday 6 June. Note that there is no Monday class on June 4th due to Queen's birthday weekend.
Classes will be held in one of the drama rooms in the Jack Mann Auditorium on Dovedale Campus. No classes will be held at Riccarton high until next term (July 16th).

Class runs from 7pm-10pm and will be held every Monday and Wednesday after the first week.



See you at dance!

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

End of Term Party and Hanmer

Hello Everyone!

Thank you to everyone who came along to the movie night on Sunday. It was heaps of fun and we enjoyed seeing you all there.

Hanmer Tickets Available now

Tickets for the annual UCanDance Hanmer Springs trip will be available for purchase during regular classes from tonight onwards. The cost per person is $70 and places are limited to 40 people so get in quick. Note that you can sign up even if you don't have the cash on you and pay a few classes later instead.

The Hanmer trip involves a weekend away with all your friends from UCanDance. There'll be dancing on frog rock, a dance party in Hanmer and a bathe in the hot pools as well as all the fun in between. The ticket price includes accomdation, transport, 3 meals(Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch), the dance party and entry to the hot pools.

Date: July 28-29
Cost: $70
Party Theme: Musicals
Event: Hamner Trip

End of Term Party

There's an End of Term party on at, you guessed it, the end of this term! Get dressed up to the Science theme and we'll see you there to dance your way into the inter-semester break.

Date/Time:
Saturday, June 2, 8:00-11pm
Location: Riccarton High School hall (same as regular classes)
Cost: $5 cash on the door
Event: EOT party



See you at dance!

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

UCanDance - Week 4 update

Hello Everyone!

Week 4 is an action packed week for UCanDance with a committee meeting and movie night on, in addition to regular classes. Read on for the details.

Committee meeting Today 5pm!

There's a UCanDance committee meeting on today at 5pm, Room 906 of the Puaka-James-Hight Library.

We currently have a vacancy on committee so if you're interested in filling it and becoming involved in the running of the club, please come along to see what the position involves.

Movie Night Saturday

This Saturday we'll be hosting a movie night on campus for you guys to hang out outside of class. We'd love some suggestions for a (Dance themed) film to watch so email your suggestions to ucandance.nz@gmail.com. The current front-runner is Hugh Jackman's The Greatest Showman.
The movie starts at 7:30 and you can arrive anytime from 7:15 onwards. Bring along some snacks to share as well as blankets and onesies to make yourself comfortable.

Date/Time: Saturday, May 19, 7:15-10pm
Location: The Living Room, next to the University book shop on campus.
Cost: Free
Event: Movie night

End of Term party

There's an End of Term party on at, you guessed it, the end of this term! Get dressed up to the Science theme and we'll see you there to dance your way into the inter-semester break.

Date/Time: Saturday, June 2, 8:00-11pm
Location: Riccarton High School hall (same as regular classes)
Cost: $5 cash on the door
Event: EOT party



See you at dance!

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

UCanDance Events Update

Hello Everyone!

We've got several awesome events coming up in the next few weeks so read on to find out all about them.

Bring a Friend Night this Wednesday!

This Wednesday is our Bring a Friend Night for Term 2. This is a night of basics focussed classes designed to introduce new people to Modern Jive and Bachata. Bring along all your flatmates, friends and family who dance for free if they've never been to UCanDance before!

Date/Time: Wednesday 9 May, 7:45-10pm
Location: Riccarton High School Hall (same as regular classes)
Cost:Free for people who have never been to a UCanDance class before. Standard Wednesday class rates for others
Event: Bring a friend night

Movie Night

In a few weeks we'll be hosting a movie night on campus for you guys to hang out outside of class. The movie will be dance themed and any suggestions for what we should watch are welcome.
The movie starts at 7:30 and you can arrive anytime from 7:15 onwards. Bring along some snacks to share as well as blankets and onesies to make yourself comfortable.

Date/Time: May 19, 7:15-10pm
Location: The Living Room, next to the University book shop on campus.
Cost: Free
Event: Movie night

UCanDance Merchandise

UCanDance member t-shirts and bags are available at the door during classes. Shirts cost $20 and bags $10.
Come and check them out and have a chat to those of us on door duty next time you're in class.

Committee Meeting next Monday

There's a UCanDance committee meeting at 5pm on 14 May, Room 906 of James Hight Library.

We currently have a vacancy on committee so if you're interested in filling it and becoming involved in the running of the club, please come along to see what the position involves.



See you at dance!

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

Welcome to UCanDance for 2018

Hello Everyone!

We've got several awesome events coming up in the next few weeks so read on to find out all about them.

Bring a Friend Night this Wednesday!

This Wednesday is our Bring a Friend Night for Term 2. This is a night of basics focussed classes designed to introduce new people to Modern Jive and Bachata. Bring along all your flatmates, friends and family who dance for free if they've never been to UCanDance before!

Date/Time: Wednesday 9 May, 7:45-10pm
Location: Riccarton High School Hall (same as regular classes)
Cost:Free for people who have never been to a UCanDance class before. Standard Wednesday class rates for others
Event: Bring a friend night

Movie Night

In a few weeks we'll be hosting a movie night on campus for you guys to hang out outside of class. The movie will be dance themed and any suggestions for what we should watch are welcome.
The movie starts at 7:30 and you can arrive anytime from 7:15 onwards. Bring along some snacks to share as well as blankets and onesies to make yourself comfortable.

Date/Time: May 19, 7:15-10pm
Location: The Living Room, next to the University book shop on campus.
Cost: Free
Event: Movie night

UCanDance Merchandise

UCanDance member t-shirts and bags are available at the door during classes. Shirts cost $20 and bags $10.
Come and check them out and have a chat to those of us on door duty next time you're in class.

You can check out pictures of the merchandise in the UCanDance Facebook group from tonight.

Committee Meeting next Monday

There's a UCanDance committee meeting at 5pm on 14 May, Room 906 of James Hight Library.

We currently have a vacancy on committee so if you're interested in filling it and becoming involved in the running of the club, please come along to see what the position involves.



See you at dance!

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

Salsa special class reminder and Term 2 Social events

Hi guys,

Here's a quick update on the Salsa special class, Wednesday class times and the social events happening in Term 2.

Salsa Special Class

- Starts this Wednesday at 7:00pm.
- $20 (cash) for for 5 weeks of classes. Note, this only covers the special class each Wednesday, not regular classes.
- Sign up at class tonight or before the Salsa class on Wednesday.
- Event: Salsa Special Class

Wednesday Format

The format for Wednesday classes for the remainder of the term is:
- Salsa special class 7:05pm-7:50pm
- Modern Jive (7:55pm - 8:40pm),
- Free Dance (8:40pm - 8:45pm),
- Bachata (8:45pm - 9:30pm),
- Free Dance (9:30pm - 10:00pm).

(Monday class times remain unchanged)

Term 2 Social Events

Bring a Friend Night:
Date/Time:
Wednesday 9 May, 7:45-10pm
Location:Riccarton High School Hall (same as regular classes)
Cost:Free for people who have never been to a UCanDance class before. Standard Wednesday class rates for others
Description: Basics focused class to introduce new people to Modern Jive and Bachata. Bring along all your flatmates, friends and family!
Event: Bring a friend night

Movie night
Date/Time:
May 19, 7:30-10pm
Location: The Living Room, next to the University book shop on campus.
Cost: Free
Description: Opportunity to meet and chat with your fellow dancers while enjoying a dance themed film. Let us know via Facebook of your movie suggestions.
Event: Facebook event and further details to come.



Have a great Term 2!

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

Salsa Special Class

Hello Everyone!

Term 2 is kicking off with a bang with the first special class of the year, Salsa, beginning in week 2. If you're not planning on attending, have no fear of missing more dancing fun as normal classes will still be running every Monday and Wednesday. From week 2 Wednesday class times will be different to normal however!

Read on to learn about this time change as well as the awesome special class.

Salsa Special Class

The first Special Class of the year is Salsa, a lively Latin style. Special classes will run from 7:05 to 7:50pm every Wednesday between 2 May(week 2) and 30 May. Doors open at 7:00pm and the class will begin promptly at 7:05 so please be punctual. Checkout the Facebook event here.

The class is being taught by two incredible Salsa dancers, Mike and Shannon from Latin Fire. They will be giving a Salsa demonstration during class on the Wednesday of week 1 (April 25). Please note that this class will still begin at 7:00pm as in Term 1.

The cost of the class is $20 for 5 weeks of classes and you can sign up and pay with cash at any dance class prior to the beginning of the special class.

Follower and Lead numbers need to be balanced for the class so get in quick to secure a spot!

The format for Wednesday classes with the special class is:
- Salsa special class 7:05pm-7:50pm
- Modern Jive (7:55pm - 8:40pm),
- Free Dance (8:40pm - 8:45pm),
- Bachata (8:45pm - 9:30pm),
- Free Dance (9:30pm - 10:00pm).

First Class of Term 2

Classes will resume on Monday, 23 April. Doors open at 8:00pm and class will begin after everyone has paid so please be there at 8.00! Remember to bring a drink bottle, deodorant, and a spare shirt if needed.
Location remains the Riccarton High School Hall, so we'll see you all there on Monday.

Classes will follow on from material taught in term 1 so we'll still be learning Modern Jive and Bachata. This said, new dancers are always welcome as we can easily run through the basic step at the beginning of (or before) class.

If you need help learning or remembering specific moves you can speak to a teacher during free dance or before class.

The times for Monday classes are
- Modern Jive (8:15pm - 9:00pm),
- Free Dance (9:00pm - 9:15pm),
- Bachata (9:15pm - 10:00pm),
- Free Dance (10:00pm - 11:00pm).

Wednesday Week 1 Class

The first Wednesday class of the term will follow the same format as those in term 1 with doors opening at 7:00pm. There will be a Salsa demo from Mike and Shannon, the Salsa special class teachers, so definitely come along.

The class times are:
- Modern Jive (7:15pm - 8:00pm),
- Free Dance (8:00pm - 8:15pm),
- Bachata (8:15pm - 9:00pm),
- Free Dance (9:00pm - 10:00pm).

From week 2, Wednesday classes will begin at 7:55pm with doors opening at 7:00pm as outlined in the Salsa special class section.


See you there next week,

Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

Term 1 Social Events

Hi everyone.

Hopefully you've all been enjoying classes so far this term and have learnt some awesome moves. The social events happening this term are a great opportunity practice your new dancing skills, as well as get to know other members of the club better.

Picnic in Ilam gardens tomorrow 2:30pm

Tomorrow is our first social event of 2018! We'll be having a picnic in Ilam gardens with some music and dancing to get to know each other a bit better.

Location: Beside the Ilam staff house in Ilam gardens where the picnic tables are.
Time: 2:30pm onwards
Cost: Free, but bring along some snacks or drinks to share.
Event: Pic-a-nic in the Garden!

End of Term Party

The first End of Term Party is happening on the first Saturday of the Easter Holidays, 31 March. Come along for a great night of themed social dancing.

Details: Social dancing, food and fun!
Theme: Outerspace
Location: Riccarton High School Hall (same as normal class)
Time: 8-11pm
Cost: $5 cash entry on the door
Event: Coming soon

Concession Cards and Dance Ettiquete

Concession cards can be purchased for $25(students) or $45(non-students) during class. They buy you 11 weeks of classes at a discounted rate and mean you don't have to remember those pesky gold coins.

The dance etiquette observed in free dance and at all UCD social events is:
- Always ask someone if they'd like to dance, never just drag them onto the floor
- Anyone may decline a request to dance without giving a reason

- Stay fresh. Bring along some deodorant, breath mints or a spare shirt if needed. Deodorant and mints are available at the desk during classes for you to use.

- Don't get stuck in stereotypes! Follows can ask leads to dance too
- Have fun!!



Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

Welcome to UCanDance for 2018

Hello Everyone!

A very warm welcome to all our new members as well as those who are returning to us for another year of dancing! It's going to be a fantastic year and here's a quick update with everything you need to know about getting back into dance in 2018.

First Class

Classes begin next Monday, 26 Feb. Doors open at 8:00pm and class will begin after everyone has paid so please be there at 8.00! Remember to bring a drink bottle, deodorant, and a spare shirt if needed.
Location is the Riccarton High School Hall, so we'll see you all there on Monday. Be sure to checkout the Facebook Event.

For the first semester we'll be teaching Modern Jive and Bachata (both at a beginner level). The times of Monday classes are:
- Modern Jive (8:30pm - 9:15pm),
- Freedance (9:15pm - 9:30pm),
- Bachata (9:30pm - 10:15pm),
- FreeDance (10:15pm - 11:00pm).

Wednesday times (different to Monday)

Wedensday class starts earlier than Monday with doors opening at 7:00pm. The times for the night are:
- Modern Jive (7:30pm - 8:15pm),
- Freedance (8:15pm - 8:30pm),
- Bachata (8:30pm - 9:15pm),
- FreeDance (9:15pm - 10:00pm).

Facebook Events

Make sure that you like us on our Facebook Page and join our Facebook Group to stay up to date with the latest UCanDance news.
The group is the BEST way to keep in touch with other members of the club, and to keep an eye on any important updates that might happen from day-to-day. You can also use the group to arrange carpooling, make a comment thread for music requests, and organise trips to other social dancing events.



Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

Club's day and First Class of 2018

Hello Everyone!

A very warm welcome to all of you who are returning to us for another year of dancing! It's going to be a fantastic year and here's a quick update with everything you need to know about the getting started with UCanDance in 2018.

Club's day

Club's day for 2018 begins tomorrow and runs from 11-2 on both Thursday and Friday. You can find us on C-block lawn at site 25, just listen for the music!

The map for clubs day can be found here, if you need any extra info be sure to check out the Facebook Event

A reminder that all UCanDance members should come and sign up for 2018 if they wish to be involved with the club this year. We'll also be selling UCanDance member t-shirts for $20 and branded drawstring bags for $10.

If you can't make it to Club's day for any reason you can sign up online here: signup form.

Otherwise, if you've moved on from the club and no longer wish to receive emails you can unsubscribe by clicking the link unsubscribe.

First Class

Our first class kicks off next Monday at 8:15pm, in the Riccarton High School hall. The doors will be open from 8pm onwards, so be there early when we start the class at 8:15! There should be plenty of parking available at the area on the map, which you can see here.

Note that Wednesday classes run at a different time. Doors open at 7pm for a 7:15 start.

You can also click 'Going' on the Facebook Event, and invite your friends who might also be interested.
There is going to be a lot of brand new members and dancers there, so beginners are encouraged to take this chance to join in with like-minded people.
The cost is $3 per student and $5 per non-student, CASH ONLY, so please bring some change with you. And remember, if you pay on Monday, the Wednesday class is free!

Facebook Events

Make sure that you like us on our Facebook page and join our Facebook group to stay up to date with the latest UCanDance news.
The group is the BEST way to keep in touch with other members of the club, and to keep an eye on any important updates that might happen from day-to-day. You can also use the group to arrange carpooling, make a comment thread for music requests, and organise trips to other social dancing events.


Noel Bisson
UCanDance Secretary

AGM Tonight!

Hello Everyone!

We've come to the last week of term, and it's time to pass the torch onto the future leaders of UCanDance!
Week 12 is notorious for being a rather action-packed week in both clubs and university itself, and UCanDance is no different...
The upcoming week includes the AGM, the Chocolate Giveaway, and the final End of Term Party!

AGM Monday 16th October

The AGM is one of the most important events of the entire year where we go over what happened in the last financial year, whilst also electing our UCanDance committee for 2018!
We encourage as many members to attend as possible, since this is the best opportunity to get your voices heard for which direction you think the club should be heading in next year.
We also supply some top-quality food and beverages for those who attend!

The AGM is TONIGHT, Monday October 16, in Kirkwood Room KH03 starting at 7:30pm.
If you want to discuss committee roles with the current members, the Committee will be there at 6:45pm.
ANYONE can run for committee, so if you're interested, throw your hat in the ring!

2017 Committee Roles
- President: Courtney Brown
- Vice President: Yuri Filatov
- Treasurer: Finn LeSueur
- Secretary: Regan Harding
- General Committee - Noel Bisson, Matthew Ruffell, Ollie Scott, Phoebe King.

UCanDance Annual Chocolate Giveaway

Now this is something we can all get behind: FREE CHOCOLATE!
Instead of having a proper class this Wednesday, we like to focus our time on having a series of different dances that people can participate in, all with the common goal of winning chocolate!

Our panel of judges will be grading a solid number of different styles and speeds that we've all been learning throughout the year, combined with an abundance of party games and giveaways.
Everyone will be leaving with something in their bellies at the end of the night!

The Chocolate Giveaway will be held at Riccarton High School Hall, on Wednesday October 18, starting at 7:00pm.

From Jack 'n Jill to Role Reversals, it's gonna be a blast for all! So come along and try your hand at winning some free chocolate, entry is FREE for all!

Final End of Term Party

It's almost time for Halloween! There's a solid amount of us who celebrate this holiday in New Zealand, so in true UCanDance fashion, we're making it the theme for our final End of Term Party!

The End of Term Party will be held at Riccarton High School Hall, on Saturday October 21, starting at 8:00pm with $5 entry for all. The theme is HALLOWEEN, so get spooky!

Halloween themed food and drink will make an appearance, so come along and round off the year in style!



One last time from me, dance on!

Regan Harding
UCanDance Secretary

(p.s. love you all <3)

Dance returns tonight!

Hello Everyone!

This is just a quick reminder that our weekly dance classes begin again tonight. Hopefully you've all come back to uni (relatively) refreshed and ready to go!

Rueda Special Class

Rueda kicks off this Wednesday! Come into dance tonight, or Wednesday from 7:00pm - 7:15pm to sign up for the class!

Rueda will be held every Wednesday, for the first 5 weeks of Term 4. Held from 7:15pm - 8:00pm, the first class will begin on Wednesday the 13th of September.

The cost of this special class is $20 for all 5 classes. You can pay electronically, or on the door just before classes on Monday the 11th and Wednesday the 13th of September.
See the event for more details on how to pay electronically.

Wednesday Time Changes for Term 4

The first five Wednesdays of Term 4 are going to be slightly different due to the Rueda Special Class:

Mondays remain unchanged.

Week 1 - Week 5 Wednesdays:
- Rueda (7:15pm - 7:55pm),
- Modern Jive (8:00pm - 8:45pm),
- Salsa (9:00pm - 9:45pm),
- FreeDance (9:45pm-10:00pm).

Week 6 Onwards Wednesdays: Revert back to Monday times.


Let's get back into it!

Dance on!

Regan Harding
UCanDance Secretary

Term 4 and Rueda!

Hello Everyone!

It almost pains me to say it, but this is the last term of UCanDance before we all start thinking about locking ourselves in for the wild ride known as final exams. But before we start thinking about all that, we've got another fun time coming up very soon...the Rueda Special Class!

Note: there are going to be time changes for Term 4 because of the special class!

Rueda Special Class

As far as group dances go, Rueda is a staple of UCanDance in recent years, with a flurry of people rushing to the centre of the floor once the call is announced. If you want to be a part of this phenomenon, you should sign up to the special class this term!

Rueda will be held every Wednesday, for the first 5 weeks of Term 4. Held from 7:15pm - 8:00pm, the first class will begin on Wednesday the 13th of September.

The cost of this special class is $20 for all 5 classes. You can pay electronically, or on the door just before classes on Monday the 11th and Wednesday the 13th of September.
See the event for more details on how to pay electronically.

Wednesday Time Changes for Term 4

The first five Wednesdays of Term 4 are going to be slightly different due to the Rueda Special Class:

Mondays remain unchanged.

Week 1 - Week 5 Wednesdays:
- Rueda (7:15pm - 7:55pm),
- Modern Jive (8:00pm - 8:45pm),
- Salsa (9:00pm - 9:45pm),
- FreeDance (9:45pm-10:00pm).

Week 6 Onwards Wednesdays: Revert back to Monday times.


Answer the call of Rueda!

Dance on!

Regan Harding
UCanDance Secretary

Ball this weekend!

Hello Everyone!

We're less than a week away from one of the most anticipated events of the year, the annual UCanDance Ball! This year's event will be held this Saturday, August 19, starting at 7:30pm and finishing at 12:00am.

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased online through Dash Tickets here, $18 for Students and $20 for Non-Students. Feel free to also grab tickets on door for classes tonight and on Wednesday night for the same prices.

They can also be purchased at the event's door at $25 for both Students and Non-Students, so get your tickets as soon as you can to get the best deal!

Venue

The ball is being held at Brazilian Beatz Dance Academy, located on 407 Tuam Street. We are very lucky to be able to make use of the UV lighting inside the studio, in order to make our theme really stand out!

Parking is available around the entire building, and there is also a bus stop directly in front of the building.

Theme + Music

Since we have such a good opportunity to use a venue with UV lighting, we've decided to make the most of it with our Glow In The Dark theme! Get bright and beautiful with body/face paint, or just make sure something you're wearing is glow-able! (hint - white shirts are very useful for this).
We have a themed photo booth this year to capture all your cool memories for the night!

IMPORTANT - PAINT MUST BE COMPLETELY DRY BEFORE ENTERING. Paint is not to be applied on-site.

Our playlist will be a mixture of everything we've covered this year, make sure to have a look at the videos on the Facebook group to refresh your memory on the moves!

Around 9:30pm there will be some awesome performances from some of our very own UCanDance alumni, look forward to a bundle of energetic displays!

Food

Savoury nibbles and sweet snacks will be provided at no additional charge, with options for every dietary requirement available. Soft drinks and water are also available, and will definitely come in handy as the night progresses!

Remember, this is a zero-alcohol event. People who are intoxicated or in possession of alcohol will be asked to leave.


Shine bright like a fluro diamond!

Dance on!

Regan Harding
UCanDance Secretary

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Monday's Classes

Hello Everyone!

This is just a quick update regarding Monday's Classes from tomorrow, Monday the 24th of July, onwards.

- Doors now open at 7:00pm on BOTH Monday and Wednesday Nights.
- Modern Jive now begins at 7:30pm on BOTH Monday and Wednesday Nights.


More freedance is never a bad thing!

Dance on!

Regan Harding
UCanDance Secretary

We have a new venue!

Hello Everyone!

Big thanks to everyone who came along on the Hanmer Trip, it was a brilliant weekend and everyone went home with a bundle of great memories. And now it's back to business as usual, but with a brand new time and place!

New Venue

We are no longer at Burnside High. We have relocated to Riccarton High School, on 31 Vicki Street, and we will be dancing in their main hall.

The main hall is the biggest building just behind the carpark, which is accessed through the entrance on 31 Vicki Street.

New Times

Mondays start with door opening at 8:00, with MJ set to go from 8:15 to 9:00, with Salsa starting at 9:00 to 9:45, with free dancing afterwards.

Wednesdays start with door opening at 7:00, with MJ starting at 7:30 to 8:15, and Salsa from 8:30-9:15, with free dancing afterwards until 10:00.

Prices for regular entrance + concession cards have not changed.


See you all tonight!

Regan Harding
UCanDance Secretary

Hanmer is almost here!

Hello Everyone!

Hopefully everyone is starting the recovery period for exams! Before the new semester kicks off, we've got a pretty exciting event coming up soon: the annual UCanDance Hanmer Trip!

Information: July 15 - July 16

Meet in the UCSA Carpark, outside the Foundry, at no later than 9:45am on Saturday July 15.

This years trip will be during the last weekend before Term 3, from the 15th to the 16th of July. We plan to leave Christchurch at 10:00am, with an assigned vehicle roster taking everyone up to Culverden for lunch, then stopping briefly to take in the sights at Frog Rock, before continuing on to Hanmer.

Once in Hanmer, we will set up our rooms and bunks at Alpine Adventure Holiday Park, then we'll all hang out/explore the town/do whatever we like, until it's time to get back to the lodge for dinner (cooked by our lovely committee).
The party in the Hanmer Hall will be starting around 7:30pm, with transport being provided by the rostered people who drove from Christchurch. Everyone is welcome to attend the party, even if you aren't participating in the entire trip itself. After the party, we will head back to the lodge and chill out for the rest of the night, but don't stay up too late!

Breakfast will be provided for the next morning, and then we will all be heading up to the Hot Pools for a post-party soak. Lunch will also be provided by the committee on the pool grounds.
Bring all your gear with you to the pools (you can leave most of it in the cars that will be travelling back to Christchurch), as we will not be returning to the lodge after we leave for the Hot Pools.
After the Hot Pools, everyone will pile back into their assigned cars and head back to Christchurch! If you need to get back to the city slightly earlier, this can also be arranged with the committee and drivers, so just ask!

Gear Requirements

Dress and pack appropriately for two days for an alpine environment during winter! Definitely bring your own sleeping bags and pillows, along with a practical supply of warm and wet weather clothes.
Remember to bring togs for the pool!
And don't forget your costume for the party! The theme is Childhood Aspirations, so get creative!

Costs and Benefits

The cost for the entire trip, including main meals, the party, and the Hot Pools, is $70.

Electronic sign-ups are now available here, get in quick to secure your space!

If you'd like to buy snacks, such as food in Culverden, you will be required to pay for this yourself.
Every meal provided by the committee will contain vegan and gluten free options for those who require them.

Drivers who are taking people will be financially compensated for petrol after the trip concludes.


This is one of the best events of the year, so come and make some great memories with your dance friends!

Dance on!

Regan Harding
UCanDance Secretary

Parties and Adventures!

Hello Everyone!

The second term has been quite a whirlwind so far! We've only got a couple weeks left until crunch time for exams, make sure to have a dance or two when you're taking study breaks, it's good for blood flow!

End of Term Party - Saturday 3rd June

It's almost time for another party! This is the perfect opportunity for you guys to showcase all the skills you've picked up this semester, because we'll playing songs from ALL the styles we've learnt!

The party is being held at Riccarton High School's Main Hall, and the party will start at 8:00pm. We've decided on the really cool theme of "Decades", so bring a costume that fits a decade of your choice!

The cost of entry will be $5 each, for everyone.

Closer to the date of the party, we will post a little map on the group so that nobody gets lost. Remember, this is being held next Saturday, the 3rd of June, from 8:00pm until 11:00pm!

Hanmer Trip

One of the best events of the year is coming up, and you don't want to miss out! UCanDance's annual Hanmer Trip will be taking place on the weekend of the 15th and 16th of July. This annual event is one of the highlights of our year, and always creates good memories/photos/banter!

What happens: we travel up there on the Saturday, with an organised roster of drivers who will be assigned to taking a certain number of people each. On Saturday night, we're having a cool costume party in the hall, and the theme for the Hanmer Party will be: Childhood Aspirations!
We will also be providing dinner for that night, and breakfast for the next morning, both being served in the lodge that we will all be staying in.

On Sunday, we take the cars to the Hot Pools, and spend some time warming up/recovering in the pools, before climbing back into the cars and heading back to the big city!

Gear List: Make sure you pack enough clothes for a two day trip to Hanmer in the winter. It will be cold at times, and rain is never ruled out, so dress warmly and plan for rain! Also, don't forget to bring your swimming gear for the Hot Pools, and of course, your costume for the party!
Note:
you will not need to pay for breakfast and dinner, but you might still want to bring money if you would like to purchase snacks.

The price for the whole trip is $70, and that covers EVERYTHING. (except for little snacks).
We only have 40 spaces for the whole trip, so sign up quickly on Monday night, in class, to confirm your place!


Big trips and cool parties are coming up, don't miss out!

Dance on!

Regan Harding
UCanDance Secretary

Mid - Holiday Update!

Hello Everyone!

We hope you've had a fantastic holiday so far, and that you were able to take some chill time for Easter!

Holiday Classes are still on!

Just a quick reminder that Holiday Classes are still on every Monday and Wednesday night at DW1, and they will be starting at 7:00pm.

We've had some great fun on these nights, so come along for a little while and practice your skills!

Movie Night: Footloose

We will be screening a showing of Footloose next Wednesday, on the 26th of April.
UCanDance movie nights are a great opportunity to come hang out with the people you've met in class, and also meet some new people who share the dancing love!

The exact time will be displayed on an upcoming Facebook event, so stay tuned in the coming days.

Term 2 Classes: May 1st (Time Changes!)

Modern Jive and Salsa classes will be kicking off on May 1st, just in time for the new uni term, and we will still be in the exact same venue as last term, the Burnside High School Dance Room.

Times have changed slightly! Read below:
- Modern Jive classes will begin at 8:15pm on BOTH Monday and Wednesday, for the first five weeks of term.
- Salsa classes will begin at 9:15pm on BOTH Monday and Wednesday, for the first five weeks of term.
- Zouk classes, for those who sign up, will begin at 7:15pm on the first five Mondays of term.

Remember, you can sign up for Zouk just before the first class begins! $20 gets you into all 5 classes.


Take a well earned rest in the near future, but make sure you come to the Movie Night!

Dance on!

Regan Harding
UCanDance Secretary

Term One Complete!

Hello Everyone!

Thank you for making Term One of 2017 so special! There have been a lot of new faces zipping around our dance floor, and we are delighted to see you all grow in skill and confidence.

Holiday Classes

The dancing doesn't stop with the holidays! Instead of regular classes, we will be holding free social dancing at DW1 in the Jack Mann Auditorium. This is a great opportunity to come and practice your skills, whilst also keeping your moves fresh in your mind for the new term. Entry is FREE, so bring your friends, and come have a good time.

Remember, we will go back to Burnside when Term 2 Classes begin. DW1 is only for the holidays.
Term 2 Classes will begin on the 1st of May.

Movie Night: Footloose

UCanDance has always loved putting on cool, dance-related movies to keep our members entertained. This time around, we will be holding a screening of Footloose during these holidays, one of the most iconic dance movies of all time.
Keep an eye out for upcoming information on Facebook. Details for this event will be released soon!


What a brilliant term it's been! Rest up during these holidays, cause Term 2 is going to be big!

Dance on!

Regan Harding
UCanDance Secretary

Term One Update!

Hello Everyone!

We've had a very productive term so far, and it's so good watching you all become better and better dancers with each passing week. We are now in the second half of Week Six, which means Term One is almost done! Here's a few things that you should keep in mind in the coming days...

End of Term Party

The End of Term party will be held next Saturday from 8:00pm - 11:00pm at the Burnside Dance Room (same venue as classes!). The theme is going to be High School Stereotypes, so get creative with your costumes! These parties are fantastic opportunities to display all the cool moves you've learned with your new friends, so make sure you come along and participate! Entry will be $5 for all participants.

Remember, there is a zero alcohol policy at all times for these parties.

Term Two Special Class: Zouk

We're delighted to announce that our special class for next term is Zouk! Lessons for this super cool dance will begin on May 1st and will run until May 29, the lessons will be run on Mondays between 7:15pm - 8:00pm. This means that from May 1st to May 29th, Modern Jive classes will begin at 8:15pm instead of 7:30pm, and Salsa classes will begin at 9:05.

Sign ups for this epic class will begin next Monday, and the cost is $20 for five Mondays of Zouk lessons! Please make sure that you pay upfront when signing up.

Last Week for Member T-Shirts

A lot of cool people have come up and said that they're keen to rock a fancy UCanDance member T-Shirt, so why not join in the fun? The last day to sign up for these shirts is next Wednesday, so get in quick before they disappear! The prices remain at $20 each, and if you're unsure about sizing come chat to the committee if you're curious about how the different sizes look.

Dance through the rain!

The wet weather can sometimes encourage us to stay huddled in our homes, but our classes will run regardless of rain, sleet, or snow, so come and move your feet to dance the cold away! If you need a ride to class, the group is the best place to find a ride with a fellow member, and there's a good chance that you live on someone else's route to class!

Plenty of bus routes travel in front of the school every day, you can find out more here.


Term One is almost done, it's been a great time so far, and we're only 1/4 of the way there!

Dance on!

Regan Harding
UCanDance Secretary

Picnic, T-Shirts, and Concession Cards

Hey everyone!

Two weeks of classes done and dusted! It's been great meeting all of our new members, and welcoming back those who have been with us before. I hope you're all starting to get comfy in your dancing shoes!

Sunday Picnic Postponed

Our first social event now has a different date! It will be held on March 19, a.k.a next Sunday. We're going to be holding a picnic on Ilam Fields starting from 2:00pm, complete with food, games and socialising! You are strongly encouraged to bring something for yourself, and maybe a little something to share too. Feel free to bring along some outside games as well, such as frisbees or a football.

Member T-Shirts

If you would like to order a sleek UCanDance member T-shirt, we are officially taking in orders, which you can put your name down for in class. There will be a picture of the design next to the laptop where sign-ups will be recorded.
The price for these shirts is $20 each, and you can choose to pay upfront when you register your name, or alternatively hold your payment until the shirts arrive. If you are unsure about your size, you are welcome to have a look at the 2017 Committee shirts for reference.

Concession Cards Prices

Our special price on concession cards has come to an end, which means that the cards will return to their standard pricing of $25 for a student, and $45 for a non-student.
Remember, these cards cover 10 weeks of dancing (including a free 11th week), so if you are a regular at UCanDance, we would strongly encourage you look into picking up your very own card.

I hope you're all having fun with your new friends and skills!

Happy Dancing!

- Regan Harding
UCanDance Secretary

Welcome to UCanDance 2017!

Hello Everyone!

A very warm welcome to all of our new members who came and had a chat with us on Clubs Day, and also to those who are returning to us for another year of dancing! It's going to be a great year, and we can't wait to get started.

Sign Ups

If you've received this email, that means that you're officially a member of our club!
If you are an exisiting member of UCanDance from a previous year, we would strongly encourage you to update your details so that we know you're still keen to be a part of our family! Click here to re-sign up.

If you've moved on from the club, and would like to stop receiving emails, you can unsubscribe here.

First Class

Our first class kicks off this Monday at 7:30pm, located in the Burnside High School dance room. The doors will be open from 7:00 onwards, so be there early when we start the class at 7:30! There should be plenty of parking available at the area on the map, which you can see here.

You can also click 'Going' on the Facebook Event, and invite your friends who might also be interested.
There is going to be a lot of brand new members and dancers there, so beginners are encouraged to take this chance to join in with like-minded people.
The cost is $3 per student and $5 per non-student, CASH ONLY, so please bring some change with you. And remember, if you pay on Monday, the Wednesday class is free!

REMEMBER, the Wednesday class does not start until 8:00pm!

Facebook Events

Make sure that you like us on our Facebook page and join our Facebook group to stay up to date with the latest UCanDance news.
The group is the BEST way to keep in touch with other members of the club, and to keep an eye on any important updates that might happen from day-to-day. You can also use the group to arrange carpooling, make a comment thread for music requests, and organise trips to other social dancing events.

Dance Etiquitte

If you're completely new to dancing, we strongly recommend that you take a look at our Dance Etiquette. UCanDance is very proud of the comfortable and social atmosphere at our club, and we want to make sure everyone comes to class feeling like they can participate with anyone and everyone.

The key information is to be comfortable, clean, and considerate. Wear clothes and shirts that you can move in: t-shirts, shorts, jeans, skirts, etc.
If you are wearing HEELS, you MUST wear caps on them, as we would like to keep Burnside's new dance floor as smooth as possible.
Safety and Harassment are two issues that take priority at UCanDance, so if you have any concerns at all, you are encouraged to talk to any of the committee with discretion assured.
If you would like to keep your concerns gender-specific, Matthew is our male Harassment Officer, and Phoebe is our female Harassment Officer.


We've got a brilliant year ahead of us and we're looking forward to all of you being a part of it! Hope to see you guys on Monday!

Regan Harding
UCanDance Secretary

Welcome to the New Year!

G'day everyone!

If you're receiving this email, it means you were a part of UCD sometime in the hopefully not too distant past (woo!). First and foremost, hopefully you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years, and you're all pumped for another year of fun antics and laughs with us. There have been a couple of minor changes for 2017:

New Venue for Semester One + Time Change

First, we have a new venue! Those of you with us last year will know we had class at Riccarton High, however a month ago they realised they were too busy for us in Semester One, so Burnside High came to our rescue. They have a brand new, cushioned dance floor imported from Australia over the summer (so dancers in heels MUST wear heel caps so we're invited back again if necessary). Wednesday classes will also be starting a tad later due to yoga in the room before us, so turn up at 8:00pm for classes to start around 8:15pm.

Upcoming Classes

This year our classes will be MJ (with a new, exciting syllabus) and a term of Bachata, followed by three terms of Salsa so you'll all be Salsa pros! We will also be having holiday and study week/exam classes this year, which will be treated somewhat like a special class, so stay tuned for more info on that later in the term!

Clubs Day

Clubs Day will also be happening next Tuesday and Wednesday (21st and 22nd), so to be included on our mailing list and so the system knows what active members we have in 2017, even you, our wonderful past dance members, need to sign up again (don't worry, you can also do this in our dance classes if you're too busy on Clubs Day). If you are free on Clubs Day and you want to have a bit of a boogie or want to stand in some shade to help people sign up and eat lollies, come along to the UCD stall (we'll be the fun stall playing music and dancing), all are welcome!



Well, that's all for now! We hope to see all your beautiful faces on the 21st and 22nd of February for Clubs Day and at our first class for 2017 on the 27th of February!

Thanks all,

Courtney Brown
UCanDance President

And,

Regan Harding
UCanDance Secretary

The Final Countdown

Hey everyone!

We are on the final stretch of the year for UCanDance, tonight and Wednesday are our final nights of classes as we have alternate events running next week before our final party of the year next Saturday.

AGM

Our Annual General Meeting will be next Monday, 10th October from 7:30pm, on campus in Kirkwood room KH08. There will be no classes at Riccarton High on this night.
This is where we will hear from the President and Treasurer about how the year has gone and vote in a new committee. If you would like to be nominated for the new committee feel free to talk to a current committee member about what is involved and the different roles available.
We will also be voting on a change to the constitution, more information about this can be found on our website.

Annual Chocolate Giveaway

On next Wednesday (12th October) instead of classes we will be holding our Annual Chocolate Giveaway, at our usual venue Riccarton High. This is a free night of dancing, fun and lots of chocolate. Don't miss it!

End of Year Party

Our final event of the year is a 1950s themed end of year party. This is on Saturday 15th October from 8-11pm at Riccarton High. Entry is $5 for dancing, snacks and fun before exams.
So pull out your poodle skirts, gel down your hair, and invite your friends on Facebook!

A Message from President Lauren

Due to events over the weekend, UCanDance would like to share our condolences with everyone and hope that you have safe and helpful support networks around you. We understand that some people may not be feeling like turning up to dance this week, which is absolutely fine - take your time to rest and recover, and don't be afraid to talk to those around you if you need. Stay safe and be well, each and every one of you is awesome and a valued part of our club <3

If you do need support, there are a number of resources available, both through the university and outside. Some of these include:

• Lifeline: 0800 543 354 (available 24/7)
• Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) (available 24/7)
• Depression helpline: 0800 111 757 (available 24/7)
• Rainbow Youth: (09) 376 4155
• Samaritans 0800 726 666
• If it is an emergency and you feel like you or someone else is at risk, call 111.


Happy Dancing!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

Movie Night and 2017 Committee

Hey everyone!

Thanks so much to everyone who came along to the Enchanted Ball. It was a fantastic night and the photobooth photos are now available on Facebook.

Movie Night: Swing Kids

This Sunday we are holding a movie night showing the film Swing Kids. This will be on campus in the Living Room from 7pm, with the movie starting at 7:30pm.
Entry is free but feel free to bring some snacks or dessert to share and wear your comfiest clothes (onesies encouraged!)
Everyone is welcome, invite your friends on Facebook.

AGM and 2017 Committee

The UCanDance Annual General Meeting is coming up on Monday 10th October (instead of usual classes). This is your chance to put yourself forward to join the committee for 2017. Being on the committee is great if you enjoy organising events and developing your teamwork, communication and leadership skills. It also looks great on your CV.
If you are interested have a chat to a current committee member or reply to this email with any questions.
You may also feel free to come to our next committee meeting, next Friday 30th September, 2pm in the Central Library 906.

Annual Chocolate Giveaway and End of Year Party

The last week of term is a busy one at UCanDance. On Monday (10th October) we will have the AGM, on Wednesday (12th October) it is the Annual Chocolate Giveaway, so save the date if you love chocolate and dancing (who doesn't?!). We will finish off the year with an epic End of Year Party at Riccarton High on Saturday 15th October.


Happy Dancing!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

Come Dance on Campus Tomorrow!

Hey everyone!

This week is one of the most jam packed weeks on the UCanDance calendar, so come along and have a dance!

Dancing on Campus

Tomorrow (Monday 12th September) come join us for a bit of spontaneous fun dancing on campus.
We will be meeting around 11:30am on the quad area between C Block and A Block. See you there!

Enchanted Ball

It is now only six days until the UCanDance Ball for 2016! This is our biggest event of the year and the committee have been working very hard to put on a wonderful event.
There will be a live band, photobooth, fantastic food, and amazing performances from Swingtown Rebels, Latin Fire Bachata Team, and Jason & Ondine (Zouk). Come along and dance to a selection of music including Salsa, Bachata, Rueda and Lindy Hop.
Tickets are a bargain $18 for students, $20 for non-students, or $25 on the door - so buy this week in classes or online to save!
Everyone is welcome so bring your friends, dancers and non-dancers alike.

Lindy Hop Special Class

Our second special class set of the year is Lindy Hop! This will be running for four Wednesdays, starting on September 14th. The class will run from 7:15-8:00pm, pushing regular classes back slightly.
Lindy hop is a popular swing dance style that originated in the 1920s and 30s in Harlem, New York. It's an energetic dance full of pulse and musicality, danced with a partner to jazz music. The class will be taught by el Presidente Lauren Duke and Andrew Robertson from Swingtown Rebels.
The class is $15 for four weeks, invite your friends on Facebook and sign up on the door!


Happy Dancing!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary