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