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