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