Chocolate Giveaway Tomorrow!

Hello everyone,

A warm welcome to the new committee, who are putting on the last two events for you this Semester - the Chocolate Giveaway and the End of Term Party!

Chocolate Giveaway

This Wednesday is the annual Chocolate Giveaway, where you can compete to win candy and chocolate. Worried that you aren't the best dancer out there? It doesn't matter! The judges will be basing their decisions on who has the most fun. Besides, there will be enough choc for everyone to get something tasty.

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, 16 October at 7pm
  • Cost: Free!

End of Year Party

Come along and dress spooky for the last UCanDance party of the year, a Halloween themed dance party! Tickets are $5 at the door and there will be plenty of snacks.

  • Date/Time: Saturday, 19 October from 8 - 11pm
  • Cost: $5

2020 Committee

Thank you to those of you who came and voted at the AGM last week. Our new committee includes:

Angus Hunt as President
James Tennant as Vice President
Lauren Duke as Secretary
Patrick Buck as Treasurer
and Julia Langrish, Sam Hamilton, Brodie Grave, and Anna Treffer as the general committee.


Thank you for a good year,

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary 2019

AGM tomorrow!

Hello folks,

This semester is nearly over and it is time to decide next year's committee at the UCanDance AGM Wednesday evening! Please come exercise your right to vote and have a say on who runs the club and what sorts of events and activities you'd like to see in 2020. Pizza, snacks, and drinks provided!

  • When: 7.00pm, Wednesday 9 October
  • Where: Undercroft 101

See you tomorrow,

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary

UCanDance Ball Saturday!

Greetings dancers, far and wide.

Come to Village Church this Saturday evening to experience Four Seasons in One Ball. Dress up, bring friends, eat snacks and delicious home baking, socialise, and, of course, dance! Get excited for four awesome performances by EDP Ladies Bachata, Liz 'n' Caz from Swingtown Rebels, Code 03 Swing, and Salsa Misfits! Tickets are $18 for students, $20 for non-students, or $25 on door Saturday. Online sales close at 2pm Saturday. Buy your tickets now - it is sure to be a great night.

  • Date/Time: Saturday 14 September, 7.30 - 11.30pm
  • Location: Village Church, 365A Ilam Rd
  • Cost: $18/$20/$25
  • Tickets: Available on Door or online at eventbrite

See you all there!

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary

Dance tonight!

Hello!

UCanDance resumes tonight at 7.15pm at Riccarton High School! Read on for reminders about class times this term, Lindy hop, Four Seasons in One Ball, and next month's AGM.

Term 4 Classes

In term 4, we will be teaching Modern Jive and Salsa, with Lindy hop as a special class on Mondays.

Class times for tonight and every Wednesday:

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

Class times for Mondays Sept 16th onwards:

  • Doors open (7:00pm)
  • Lindy hop (7:05 - 7:50pm)
  • Modern Jive (7:55 - 8:40pm)
  • Salsa (8:45 - 9:30pm)
  • Free dance (9:30 - 10:00pm)

Classes are $5.00 for students and $7.00 for non-students. 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 page.

Special Class - Lindy hop

It's not too late to sign up for Lindy hop! Lindy hop is a popular swing dance style that originated in the 1920s and 30s in Harlem, New York. It's heaps of fun and will be taught by two great dancers from Swingtown Rebels. Sign ups are on Door this week.

  • Date/Time: Monday, September 16 - Oct 14, 7.05 - 7.50pm
  • Cost: $25 for the 5 week set

Four Seasons in One Ball

This coming Saturday is the UCanDance Ball. Remember, if you purchase your ticket before 11.59pm tonight, you enter a draw to win your ticket money back!

  • Date/Time: Saturday 14 September, 7.30 - 11.30pm
  • Location: Village Church, 365A Ilam Rd
  • Cost: $18/$20/$25
  • Tickets: Available on Door or online at eventbrite

AGM Save the Date

The 2019 AGM where we discuss the past year of UCanDance and elect the 2020 committee will be on Wednesday 9th October. More information to follow next week.

See you TONIGHT,

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary

No normal class this week

Happy Monday, all!

Here is a reminder for our weird week of events and some upcoming parties.

Rueda August 12th - Tonight!

Monday we will be holding a one-off Rueda class at Riccarton Primary School. Come along to brush up on your Rueda skills or to learn moves from scratch. Doors open at 7 and class starts at 7:15.

  • Date/Time: Monday 12 August, 7.00 - 9.00pm
  • Location: Riccarton Primary School Hall, 1 English St
  • Cost: Normal class

Arcadia August 14th

On Wednesday, August 14th, we will be hanging out at Arcadia, a place of retro arcade games, pinball, and karaoke.

  • Date/Time: Wednesday 14 August, 7.00 - 9.00pm
  • Location: Arcadia Retro Arcade and Pinball Emporia, 206 Barbadoes St

Arcadia is only a couple of streets away from the bus exchange and we'll make a post on the UCanDance Facebook Page for people to arrange car pooling early next week.

Knights and Dragons

I hope you're all putting costumes together for the Fantasy Medieval end of term party on Saturday, August 24th! It will be a great break from working hard all term.

  • Date/Time: Saturday 24 August, 8.00 - 11.00pm
  • Location: Riccarton High School Hall
  • Cost: $5

Four Seasons in One Ball

Our annual Ball is coming up in September. This year the theme is Four Seasons in One Ball, so start thinking about costumes. You can dress to epitomise a season, or simply wear something that's seasonally appropriate - Autumn is your pumpkin! Be creative, as there will be a prize for best costume. Tickets are $18 for students, $20 for non-students, or $25 on door. We will provide a plethora of snacks and there will be a few exciting performances by dance teams from the wider Christchurch community.

  • Date/Time: Saturday 14 September, 7.30 - 11.30pm
  • Location: Village Church, 365A Ilam Rd
  • Cost: $18/$20/$25
  • Tickets: Available on Door or online at eventbrite


See you at dance,

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary

Welcome to Term 3

Hi folks,

It has been great to see so many new faces the past few weeks. We hope you're enjoying our classes! There are a number of notices and exciting events coming up, so keep reading for information on a one-off Rueda class, karaoke, term 4 Special Class, End of Term Party, and a save-the-date for our annual Ball.

No normal classes August 12, 14

We could not book Riccarton Hall on the 12th and 14th of August, so there will not be class there. Instead, join us for two one-off events.

Monday August 12, we will hold a night of Rueda. Have you been at UCanDance and wondered what is going on when someone calls out "Rueda!" and a large group amasses to mysteriously dance complex patterns around a circle? This is Rueda, a form of Cuban salsa where people dance salsa patterns as directed by a caller. Come along to learn moves like Pise and Dame so that you can join in on future rueda songs!

  • Date/time: Monday 12 August, Time 7.00 - 9.00pm
  • Location: Riccarton Primary School Hall, 1 English St, Sockburn
  • Cost: Normal class

Wednesday August 14 we will meet for pinball and karaoke at Arcadia.

  • Date/time: Monday 12 August, 7.00pm
  • Cost: Free!

End of term party

On August 24, UCanDance is going fantasy medieval with our next End of Term Party, Knights and Dragons. Magic together a fantastic costume and dance until your carriage returns to pumpkin form or you depart to Save the Kingdom.

  • Date/Time: Saturday, August 24, 8.00 - 11.00pm
  • Location: Riccarton High School Hall
  • Cost: $5 cash on the door
  • Event: Knights and Dragons

Special Class - Lindy hop

The term 4 special class is Lindy hop. 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.

Rachel from Swingtown Rebels will be coming to class on Monday 5 August to perform a demo, so get excited!

  • Date/Time: Monday, September 16 - Oct 14, 7.05 - 7.50pm
  • Location: Riccarton High School Hall
  • Cost: $25 for the 5 week set
  • Event: Lindy hop

Save-the-date Seasonal Ball

The UCanDance Ball is our largest dance party of the year! This year it will be held on September 14, at the Village Church Community Centre. More information to follow.

  • Date: Saturday, September 14
  • Location: Village Church, 365A Ilam Rd
  • Event: UCanDance Ball

Term 3 Classes

Below is a reminder of the class schedule. Mondays are beginner nights, and Wednesdays are improvers, where we teach slightly more complex moves.

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

Classes are $5.00 for students and $7.00 for non-students. Concession cards (worth 10 classes) are $40 for students and $60 non-students. 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 page.

Hanmer Trip

The 2019 Hanmer Trip this past weekend was a big success! The weather was clear and surprisingly warm, and Loz's dance party playlist included many "Under-the-sea" themed songs. Check out the Facebook Group for photos. Thank you to all who volunteered to help cook, clean, and decorate. We couldn't have done it without you!


Keep dancing,

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary

Classes resume Monday

Hello everyone,

Semester break is wrapping up, so get excited to see all your dance friends at tonight's movie night, when you return to dance classes next week, and on the Hanmer trip at the end of July.

Movie Night

Bring snacks, pillows, and blankets, and come watch Into The Spiderverse with all us nerds tonight!

  • Date/time: Friday 12 July, Time 6.30 - 9.00pm
  • Location: Undercroft 101
  • Cost: Free!

Term 3 Classes

Classes resume next Monday, 15 July at 7pm in the Riccarton High School Hall.

In term 3, we will be teaching Modern Jive and Salsa. Class times are as follows:

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

Classes are $5.00 for students and $7.00 for non-students. Concession cards (worth 10 classes) are $40 for students and $60 non-students. 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 page.

Hanmer Trip

It's not too late to sign up to our annual Hanmer Trip. It's a great chance to better get to know the UCanDance community while dancing on Frog Rock, chilling and playing boardgames, eating tasty food cooked by the committee, dancing some more Saturday evening, and relaxing in the hot springs Sunday morning. The price is $70, which includes 3 meals, accommodation, transport, visiting the hot pools, and a dance party.

  • Date/time: July 27-28
  • Cost: $70


See you all soon!

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary

Holiday events

Hi folks,

Now that exams are finished, we've planned some fun events to keep social during the semester break. Come along to ice skating and a movie night in July!

Ice Skating

What better way to spend a chilly winter's eve than pirouetting across ice? Of course Christchurch is too warm for outdoor ice rinks, so we're meeting at Alpine Ice instead.

  • Date/time: Saturday 6 July, 7.30pm
  • Location: Alpine Ice, 495 Brougham St.
  • Cost: $15 (including skate hire)

Movie Night

Bring some pillows, blankets, and snacks and join us for a movie Friday 12 July in a cosy room on campus. We're planning on showing something recent and fun. Detective Pikachu? Captain Marvel? The Man Who Killed Don Quixote? Your suggestions are welcome!

  • Date/time: Friday 12 July, Time TBC
  • Location: Campus, TBC
  • Cost: Free!


Hope to see you there,

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary

Semester break update

Hello Everyone!

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

Here at UCanDance we are enjoying a small break from classes, planning events to be held after Exams, and getting ready for next semester! We will return to regular classes on Monday, July 15th.

Social Dancing over break

There are a myriad of other dance opportunities in Christchurch where you can have fun, meet new people, and get some practice and exercise while UCanDance is on holiday.

If you enjoy Salsa and Bachata, Casa Publica has Latin dance nights every Thursday, from 8:30pm to late.

If Modern Jive is more your thing, there are two upcoming social dance nights at A Rolling Stone, on June 15th and June 30th.

It's pretty intimidating to up and go to these on your own! We will be making facebook posts in the UCanDance group to share when some of the Committee are going out dancing.

Holiday events

After exams end we will be organising some dance and social events, like meeting up at the Dance-o-mat, going ice skating, maybe going to karaoke, or watching a movie. Dates and events are still to be confirmed - we will send out a poll to see when the most people are free.

Semester 2 price increase

Starting semester 2, class and concession card prices will be increasing. We do this with a heavy heart, but we have been hard-pressed to afford our venue and pay our teachers the past few years.

The new prices are

  • $5 Students/$7 Non-Students
  • $40 for a Student Concession Card/$60 Non-Student

Same as before, if you attend Monday's class, you can come to Wednesday's for free.

If any of you still want to purchase a concession card at the past rate of $25/$45, you may do this through internet banking anytime before classes resume on Monday July 15th.

Semester 2 venue - Always Riccarton

We will be changing our Monday venue at the start of term 3. Instead of one night in Burnside, one in Riccarton, both Monday and Wednesday classes will be held in Riccarton High School Hall.

Hanmer trip info

It's not too late to sign up for the winter Hanmer trip! The UCanDance Hanmer Weekend is a great chance to get to know your fellow dancers better while dancing the night away and soaking in the hot pools the next day. The cost is $70, which includes accommodation, 3 meals, a dance party, and entry to the hot spring. Signups are now available online through UCanDance Hanmer Signup.

Date: July 27-28
Cost: $70
Event: Hamner Trip


Good luck with exams and enjoy your break!

Louisa Hall
UCanDance Secretary

End of Term Party this Saturday!

Hello Everyone!

Students are halfway through the final week of term, but students and non-students alike should get ready to de-stress with a Saturday of dance.

End of Term Party - This Saturday!

The End of Term Party is on this Saturday! Come along dressed as something that starts with the First Letter Of Your Name for a night of dancing fun.

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

Hanmer Trip - Spots filling

About half of the spaces on the Hanmer Trip are filled, so sign up soon! The UCanDance Hanmer Weekend is a great chance to get to know your fellow dancers better while dancing the night away and soaking in the hot pools. The cost is $70, which includes accommodation, 3 meals, a dance party, and entry to the hot spring. Signups are now available online through UCanDance Hanmer Signup.

Date: July 27-28
Cost: $70
Event: Hamner Trip

No classes over break

The last class for the semester was yesterday, 29 May. We won't be holding classes over exams and semester break, but we will have a few events, so stay tuned!


Keep dancing,

Louisa
UCanDance Secretary

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