UCanDance Room Change This Week

Hey everyone!

Last week of term already, wow!

Change of Room for Classes this Week

Due to Riccarton High holding mock exams this week we are unable to use the hall.
So this Monday and Wednesday (15th and 17th August), our classes will be held in P7, which is part of Riccarton's Performing Arts Block. This is situated on the other side of the school, near the Upper Riccarton Public Library.
There is a map available on Facebook and we will have members pointing out the way from the hall.

End of Term Party

It's 1920's party time next Saturday, 20th August from 8-11pm.
$5 entry for dancing, snacks and fun! The location of this is unchanged, the Riccarton High School Hall. Invite your friends on Facebook!
Also please don't forget that this is an alcohol free event, anyone deemed intoxicated will be asked to leave.

Holidays

There will be no UCanDance classes over the university break (weeks beginning August 22nd and 29th). We will be back on September 5th, the same day lectures restart.

Enchanted Ball

Don't forget the Ball is only a month away on September 17th. Buy your tickets at class or on Dash Tickets now!


Happy Dancing!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

Dessert Night, Ball & 1920s Party!

Hey everyone!

This term has gone by so quickly, we only have three lessons left before the break! We have lots of awesome events coming up so read on for more information.

Strawberry Fare Dessert Night

Do you like dessert? Do you like hanging out with your dance friends?
If you answered yes to either of these questions you should come to our Strawberry Fare Dessert Night! Strawberry Fare is a Christchurch institution of delicious-ness where the dessert menu is the longest menu they have (gluten free, dairy free, and vegan options available!)
If you are interested in coming along please participate in the doodle poll today so we can make a booking.

1920's End of Term Party

Our third end of term party is next Saturday, 20th August from 8-11pm at Riccarton High School Hall (normal class venue). The party is 1920's themed so get out your feathers and fringing! Entry is $5 for dancing and snacks, invite all your friends on Facebook.

Enchanted Ball

Our ball is just over a month away and will be our biggest event of the year. Click attending on Facebook and invite all of your friends.
Tickets are now available online through Dash Tickets and at the door of class (cash only). Tickets are only $18 for students, $20 for non-students and will be $25 on the night of the event. Tickets include one non alcoholic drink, delicious nibbles, and an awesome night of dancing, performances, photos and fun.


Happy Dancing!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

Ball Tickets, New Committee Members and More.

Hey everyone!

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Hanmer Trip and dance party, your costumes were awesome and we had such a great time!

Ball

Our Enchanted Ball is only six weeks away now! Tickets will be available very shortly through Dash Tickets, keep your eye out on the Facebook Group. The committee is in the middle of planning a whole heap of awesome decorations, delicious food and clever costumes. If you'd like to help out and volunteer your time, discounted tickets would be available - talk to a committee member for more information.

Committee Members and Harrassment Issues

We have had a couple of changes to the committee and now have Yuri and Courtney as part of the committee.
We would also like to remind you that you can approach any committee member about any harrasment issue at any time. This is confidential and the club has policies in place to ensure that UCanDance is a safe, fun, environment for all at all times.
President Lauren and Yuri fill the specific roles of Harrassment Officers and we take your complaints very seriously.

New Member Sign Ups

If you brought a friend along for Bring a Friend night and don't think they had a chance to 'officially' sign up to the club, send them this link, which allows them to sign up to our mailing list. This means we can easily keep track of how many members the club has and we really appreciate it.

End of Term Party

We are halfway through the term already (crazy) so mark off Saturday 20th August, 8-11pm in your diaries for the end of term party.


Happy Dancing!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

Come Dance at Clubs Day!

Hey everyone!

A short bonus weekend email from your favourite university dance club!

Clubs Day

Winterlude Clubs Day is this coming Monday (18th July) between 11am and 2pm.
We will be based outside in the quad area between the Central and Arts Lecture blocks (near Cafe 1894). We will post a photo of the exact location on Facebook on Monday morning.
We would love if you all came for a dance or two. It would be particularly impressive if we could get a big group together to do Rueda. This will be at 11:10am, 12:10pm and 1:10pm.

Ice Cream Containers

Now for the strange requests portion of this email...
For the Hanmer trip we need a number of empty (clean) ice cream containers, the 2L square ones.
So if you have any lying around, unwanted, please bring them along to class.
Or, you could just eat as much ice cream as possible over the next two weeks!

Have a nice weekend everyone, we'll see you on Monday for Clubs Day and regular classes and on Wednesday for Bring a Friend night!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

Semester Two, Bring a Friend & Hanmer

Hey everyone!

Welcome back to UCanDance for Semester Two! I hope you've all had a restful break and the first day back hasn't been too much of a struggle.

Semester Two Dance Classes

Semester Two classes will be in the same place, at the same time as Semester One. This is Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30pm at Riccarton High School. $3 for students and $5 for non-students - cash only.
The only change from Semester One is that we will be teaching classes in Modern Jive and Rueda. Rueda is a fun Latin style danced in a circle, so make sure you come along and give it a go!

Bring a Friend Night

Our second Bring a Friend night for the year is coming up next week, Wednesday the 20th of July. You can bring along a friend, and if it's their first class, it's free!
This is the perfect time to bring along friends who want to give dancing a go, and there will be a lot of new members so we will be running a absolute beginners class.
Click attending and tag your friends who you want to bring along on Facebook.
If your friends would like to sign up to the club the best way to do so is through the Sign Up link on our website.

Hanmer Trip

The Hanmer Trip is only a few weeks away now. This week is your last chance to pay before your spot is given to someone on the waiting list.
If you have signed up you should have received an information email, please reply to this email if you have not received the information. Also a reminder that you need to send us your emergency contact information if you haven't already.

We will also be at Clubs Day next week on Monday the 18th between 11am and 2pm so come find us for a dance!

Happy Dancing!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

Laser Strike, Classes Restarting and Bring a Friend Night

Hey everyone!

I hope you've all had a restful break, we're looking forward to seeing everyone back and refreshed for Semester Two.

Laser Strike

This Friday, 8th July, at 6pm we are holding a social event at Laser Strike.
Sign ups are on the google doc and you need to sign up ASAP if you haven't already as we need to know numbers to alter our booking.

Classes Restarting

Classes will be restarting on next Monday, the 11th of July. UCanDance classes will remain at the same time and place (7:30-10pm, Riccarton High Hall). But this semester we will be teaching Modern Jive and Rueda (not Salsa).
It's going to be a lot of fun!

Clubs Day

Semester Two Clubs Day is a great chance for us to promote the club and get a whole lot of new members. We'd love for you to join us dancing on Monday the 18th of July. More details of exactly where and when to come.

Bring a Friend Night

Our second Bring a Friend night for the year is coming up on Wednesday the 20th of July (the second week of term). You can bring along a friend, and if it's their first class, it's free!
This is the perfect time to bring along friends who want to give dancing a go, and there will be a lot of new members so we will be running a absolute beginners class.
Click attending and tag your friends who you want to bring along on Facebook.

Hanmer Trip

Don't forget the Hanmer Trip is coming up on July 30th and 31st! If you have signed up and paid then you will be receiving further information this week.
If you have signed up but not paid, you have until Wednesday 13th July to do so or you place will be given to someone on the waitlist.
And if you have missed the opportunity to sign up you are still welcome to come along to the Saturday night dance party and to the hot pools on Sunday, you will just have to arrange your own transport, accommodation and food etc.


Happy Dancing!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

Holidays, Cargo Bar and more!

Hey everyone!

Thanks to everyone who came along to the End of Term Party on Saturday night. It was such a fun night and there were so many awesome masks.

Holidays

As hopefully you know by now there are no UCanDance classes until semester two begins on July 11th.
In the meantime we have a few social events lined up, the best way to keep up to date with these is on our Facebook Group.

Cargo Bar Latin Night

A break from classes is the perfect opportunity to explore the wider social dance scene in Christchurch. This coming Sunday (12th June) there is a Latin night at Cargo Bar in Addington.
Social dancing is an awesome way to improve on your skills (in this case salsa and bachata). And better yet, it's free!
There will be a number of UCanDance members there, so come along, eat some yummy food and dance!
Full information about the event is available on Facebook.


Good luck with your exams, and enjoy the break!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

Masquerade Party This Saturday!

Hey everyone!

Sorry for the absence of a newsletter the last couple of weeks, I'm sure you all understand that the 'business end' of the semester can be stressful and busy. Thanks again to everyone who came along to our recent quiz and movie nights, it was awesome to see everyone outside of regular classes.

End of Term Party

It wouldn't be the end of term at UCanDance without an End of Term Party. This coming Saturday (4th of June) we are having a masquerade themed party, from 8-11pm at Riccarton High.
Entry is $5 and this includes dancing, snacks and a great night.
RSVP on Facebook and invite all your friends!

Study/Exam/Holiday Break

This week is our final week of classes before we take a 5 week break for the university study, exam and holiday period. Classes will restart the same day lectures do, Monday 11th July.
In the meantime we will have some awesome social events coming your way, so stay tuned on the Facebook Group.

Hanmer Trip

Wow - you guys are awesome! All 40 places on the Hanmer Trip (30-31 July) have now been filled. If you haven't already, please pay your $70 on the door this week to secure your place. If you have missed out, we do have a waitlist so get your name down ASAP if you want to come along.

Committee Update

The Committee is meeting this coming Wednesday 1st June, 12pm in the Central Library Discussion Room 1106. These meetings are open to anyone so feel free to come along if you want to have a say.
We also currently have an open spot on the Committee, so if you're interested in helping to run the club, especially our annual ball, let a committee member know or come along to the meeting on Wednesday.


Happy Dancing!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

Bachata, Quiz Night & Hanmer Trip

Hey everyone!

It's a busy time of year here at UCanDance so read on about all the upcoming events.

Bachata Special Class

Bachata Special Class starts this coming Wednesday, the 11th of May. The Special Class runs for four weeks (May 11th, 18th, 25th, and June 1st). The class will be running from 7:15pm to 8pm, and Modern Jive will be starting a little later, at 8pm.
The cost is a $15 for all four weeks. Sign ups are on the door, ideally sign up tonight so that you're ready to go on Wednesday. You can also click attending on Facebook.

Quiz Night

Also this week, on Thursday night (the 12th May) is the UCanDance Quiz Night.
This will be held on campus in Undercroft 101, at 7:30pm
The Quiz is a fundraising event, entry is $5 on the door. Question rounds include; science, food, dancing and more!
Invite your friends along to the Facebook event, everyone is welcome, they don't have to be members.

Wednesday Night Class Times

From this week class times on a Wednesday will be slightly different due to the Bachata special class.
Modern Jive will be starting at 8pm and Salsa at 9pm. Freestyle time will be reduced and classes will still end at 10pm.
This change only affects Wednesday classes, Mondays will remain the same. More information can be found on our website.

Hanmer Trip

Looking a bit further ahead we have our annual Hanmer Trip on the 30th and 31st of July. The cost for the weekend is $70 which includes; transport, accommodation, food, the dance party and entry to the pools.
It's a super fun weekend and great time to get to know other members better outside of class. So mark off the days in your diaries and we'll let you know when tickets are available very soon.


Happy Dancing!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

Back to Dancing Tomorrow!

Hey everyone!

I hope you've all had a great uni break and are feeling refreshed for Term Two.
UCanDance classes start tomorrow at the usual time of 7:30pm at Riccarton High School. The start of a new term is a great time to bring all your friends along too!

Bachata Special Class

Twice a year we run a 'Special Class' of a style that is not being currently taught at UCD.
Our first special class this year is Bachata, starting on Wednesday the 11th of May and running for four weeks (May 11th, 18th, 25th, and June 1st). The class will be running from 7:15pm to 8pm, and Modern Jive will be starting a little later, at 8pm.
The cost is a $15 for all four weeks. You can sign up on the door starting tomorrow. You can also click attending on Facebook.

Wednesday Night Class Times

This week classes will be running at the usual times (Modern Jive starting at 7:30 and Salsa starting at 8:30). But from Wednesday 11th of May, the timing will be slightly different due to the Bachata special class.
Modern Jive will be starting at 8pm and Salsa at 9pm. Freestyle time will be reduced and classes will still end at 10pm.
This change only affects Wednesday classes, Mondays will remain the same. More information can be found on our website.

Quiz Night

The Annual UCanDance Quiz Night is less than two weeks away on Thursday May 12th. This will be held on campus (exact venue tbc) at 7:30pm.
The Quiz is a fundraising event, entry is $5 on the door. Question rounds include; science, food, dancing and more!
Invite your friends along to the Facebook event, everyone is welcome, they don't have to be members.


Looking forward to seeing you all at classes this week, Happy Dancing!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

No Classes for 3 Weeks

Hey everyone!

A short and sweet one today.

Thank You

Thanks to everyone for coming along to UCanDance in Term One! I hear the End of Term party was awesome, I'm gutted I couldn't be there myself. I hope you all enjoyed it if you went along and thanks to the Committee for pulling it all together.

Holidays

Another reminder that there are no classes tonight or for the next three weeks. We will restart when uni starts back on Monday the 2nd of May.


Happy Dancing!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

Bring a Friend Tonight!

Hey everyone!

I hope everyone had an awesome Easter break and ate way too much chocolate (I know I did).

Bring a Friend Night

Bring a Friend night is tonight (Wednesday 30th March)!!!
This means you can bring along a friend (or five), and if it's their first class, it's free!
This is the perfect time to bring along friends who want to give dancing a go, and there will be a lot of new members so we will be running a absolute beginners class.
Click attending and tag your friends who you want to bring along on Facebook.

Membership T-Shirts

It's your last opportunity to order one of our awesome member's t-shirts. Only $20 for a super cool and comfy shirt. Order and pay at the door before the end of term (last class Wednesday the 6th of April).
If you have already put your name down but not paid could you please do so by the end of term. Reminder that this is cash only.

End of Term Party

It's now less than two weeks to the end of term (yay!) and to celebrate we will be having our first end of term party.
This will be held at Riccarton High School on Saturday the 9th of April from 8-11pm.
It will be an awesome night of hanging out and practicing all the great dance moves you have learnt this term.
Entry is $5 which includes fizzy, chips and lollies.
RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook.

Holidays

Another reminder that there will be no classes during the April term break (9th to 29th April).

I'll see you and all your friends tonight, Happy Dancing!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

Bring a Friend, End of Term Party and Class Videos

Hey everyone!

Can you believe we've been back and dancing for almost a month now?! The improvement across the board has been incredible, especially from our new members. Thanks also to everyone who came along to our Pot Luck dinner last Sunday; the food and company was awesome.

Bring a Friend Night

Our first Bring a Friend night is coming up next Wednesday the 30th of March. You can bring along a friend, and if it's their first class, it's free!
This is the perfect time to bring along friends who want to give dancing a go, and there will be a lot of new members so we will be running an absolute beginner's class.
Click attending and tag your friends who you want to bring along on Facebook.

In Class Revision Videos

We have been filming videos recapping the moves taught in class and these are being uploaded to the UCanDance Facebook Group.
The videos are a great way to remind yourself what the moves that have been taught are or catch up if you missed a class.
If you aren't already, you can request to be added to the group.

End of Term Party

Our first end of term party for the year will be held at Riccarton High School on Saturday the 9th of April from 8-11pm.
It will be an awesome night of hanging out and practicing all the great dance moves you have learnt this term.
Entry is $5 which includes fizzy, chips and lollies.
RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook.

Membership T-Shirts

If you are wanting to order one of our awesome membership t-shirts, please pay your $20 at the door on or before the last class of the term (Wednesday 6th of April). We will hopefully have them ready for collection at the start of Term Two.

Another reminder that there will be no classes this coming Monday (Easter Monday, 28th of March), as it is a public holiday. There will also be no classes during the April term break (9th to 29th April).

Enjoy your long weekend and Happy Dancing!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

Pot Luck, Bring a Friend and Holidays.

Hey everyone!

I hope you're all coping ok with the change of seasons and uni getting busy. Coming to dancing is an awesome opportunity to take a study break and have some fun.

Pot Luck

Our first social event is this coming Sunday, the 20th of March. We will be having a pot luck picnic, so come along, bring some food to share and have a good time. It'll be a great opportunity to get to know other members a little better.
More information is available on the Facebook Event.

Bring a Friend Night

Our first Bring a Friend night is coming up on Wednesday the 30th of March (just after Easter). You can bring along a friend, and if it's their first class, it's free!
This is the perfect time to bring along friends who want to give dancing a go, and there will be a lot of new members so we will be running an absolute beginners' class.
Click attending and tag your friends who you want to bring along on Facebook.

Holidays

Just letting you all know that there will be no dancing on Easter Monday (28th of March), or during the April term break (9th to 29th April).
We will be having our End of Term Party on the 9th of April and holding other social events during the break.


Happy Dancing!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

Concession Cards, T-Shirts and Pot Luck!

Hey everyone!
I hope you have all enjoyed the first few dance lessons of the year, it's so exciting to have so many new members and awesome to see you all improving already.

It's Not Too Late to Join

We've had a number of messages and emails asking if it's too late to sign up and come along to classes, the answer is NO! We have new members joining throughout the year, and if you ever feel like you've missed something just ask for help from the teacher/other members in UCanDance shirts when the music is playing.
If you have friends that want to sign up they can fill in their details on our website.

Concession Cards

This Wednesday (9th March), is your last opportunity to buy a concession card at the special price of $20 for students and $40 for non-students for 11 lessons. Concession cards for 5 lessons are also available for $10 for students and $20 for non-students.
This is the cheapest way to pay for classes and saves you having to find change every week!

Pot Luck Picnic

Our first social event of the year is coming up next Sunday, the 20th of March. We will be having a Pot Luck Picnic dinner on campus (exact location tbc). It will be an awesome opportunity to get to know other members whilst eating great food, playing games and dancing.
You can RSVP and invite all your friends on the Facebook Event.

Member's T-Shirts

Don't forget you can order our awesome new member's shirts on door. They're only $20 for a super high quality shirt with a great design, men's and women's styles available.

We also have our first Bring a Friend Night coming up on Wednesday the 30th of March, so keep your eyes peeled for more information.

Happy Dancing!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

Welcome to UCanDance 2016!

Hey everyone!

Welcome to all of our new members, it was awesome meeting you on Clubs Day and we're all excited for dancing to get started.

Sign Ups

If you're reading this email, it means you have successfully joined our club (yay!).
For old members it would be great if you could update your details so we know you're still interested click here
And if you have moved on from the club, feel free to unsubscribe to stop recieving these emails.

First Class

Our first class for the year is this coming Monday, the 29th of February (Leap Day!) at the Riccarton High School Hall. Doors will be open from 7pm, so please come early and be prepared to dance at 7:30pm.
Information about how to get to the hall is available here. The best way is to come straight through the Vicki Street entrance.
You can click attending on our Facebook Event and invite all of your friends to come along too.
There will be a lot of new members so don't be afraid to come along if you are a beginner.
The cost is $3 per student and $5 per non-student, cash only so please bring change. And don't forget, if you pay on Monday, then Wednesday's class is free!

Keep in Touch on Facebook

Make sure you like us on Facebook and also request to join our new group.
The group is the easiest way for you to hear about what is happening at UCanDance, as things posted by the page won't always make it to your newsfeed.
You can also use the group to arrange carpooling, request music, and organise trips to social dancing events.

Dance Etiquette

If you're new to dancing I recommend you read our information about Dance Etiquette.
The key information is to be comfortable, clean, and considerate.
Wear clothes and shoes you can move in: t-shirts, shorts, jeans, skirts etc. You are welcome to wear dance heels but runnning shoes are fine too.
We also take safety and harassment issues very seriously at UCanDance, so if you have any concerns please let a committee member know.


If you have any more questions please feel free to ask, we'll see you on Monday!

- Loz
UCanDance Secretary

New Committee & End of Year

Hey everyone!
I hope everyone enjoyed the last week of classes and end of term party. Good luck for all your study and exams!

Thanks to our helpers

UCanDance would like to say a huge thank you to all of our helpers who have supported the club in 2015. This includes our teachers, offsiders, door helpers, event volunteers and our members in general. We appreciate all of your hard work to make this year a success.

If you are interested in helping out next year as a teacher, offsider or door helper, please reply to this email. We will be recruiting early next year as well and we are always on the look-out for members to join our wonderful team!

New Committee for 2016

At last week's AGM, UCanDance elected the committee for 2016. A big welcome to Lauren Duke, Ollie Scott, Lauren Douglas, Matthew Ruffnell, Matthew Boyland, Leah Jerard, Carly O'Flynn-Madden and Callum Labouche Entwistle who will be taking the reins for 2016.

You can read the full minutes here.

Events Over Summer

While the UCanDance year has come to an end, there are still plenty of opportunities to get your dancing fix. See the links below for a few of the upcoming events.


Have a fantastic summer, we'll see you all next year!

- Loz (Lauren Douglas)
UCanDance Secretary


Other Dancing:
- Thursday Salsa Nights at Topkapi, free entry, dancing from 9pm
- Sunday Salsa Sessions Co-Op at Cargo Bar, free entry, dancing from 6pm

AGM Tonight, End of Classes & End of Year Party

The AGM is happening this evening! This is a great chance to have your say in who will run the club for the coming year and to even be part of the committee. It starts at 7:30pm but make sure you're there early so we can get started on time!

AGM Schedule

The AGM itself starts at 7.30pm but we will be having a a pre-AGM at 7:00pm for those who are interested in running for committee and would like to ask questions. The AGM will be held in Undercroft 101, under Puaka-James Hight Library.

AGM Agenda:
- Minutes of the previous AGM
- President's report
- Treasurer's report
- Election of new committee (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and 5 general committee members)
- Appointment of an auditor
- Date of next AGM
- Other business

End of Year Party

Summer is almost here and UCanDance is coming to an end for the year, but before we all knuckle down for exams we are having one last party to celebrate a great year!

Come along to the Fendalton Community Hall this Saturday (17th Oct) from 8 'til 11pm for some dancing fun.

Entry is $5 on the door and there'll be nibbles provided like usual!

Classes Ending This Week

As the end of year approaches, sadly our classes must come to an end. We will be having our last classes on Wednesday this week (October 14). The night will be packed with dancing, with the end of our Cha Cha special class and of course, MJ and Salsa! Come along ready to dance your hearts out!


See you tonight for the AGM

- Finn
UCanDance President


Other Dancing:
- Thursday Salsa Nights at Topkapi, free entry, dancing from 8:30pm
- Sunday Salsa Sessions, free entry, dancing from 7pm

2015 AGM and Dance Competitions

Good afternoon, all!
I hope that you had a great time at the Ball last weekend - we certainly did! If you have any feedback about the Ball feel free to reply to this email or send us a message on Facebook. We would love to hear from you.

With the end of the year coming up soon, here is some information about the upcoming AGM and the Dance Competitions.

AGM

The time to elect next year's committee is coming up fast. At our AGM on October 12 you will have the opportunity to run or vote for who you think will best suit the roles. This meeting will be held in Undercroft 101 and will take place during usual class time, with a Pre-AGM starting at 7pm, followed by the actual AGM at 7:30pm.
The pre-AGM will give you a chance to gain an understanding of the roles on offer and ask the current committee any questions if you are interested in running.

AGM Agenda:
- Minutes of the previous AGM
- President's report
- Treasurer's report
- Election of new committee (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and 5 general committee members)
- Appointment of an auditor
- Date of next AGM
- Other business

If you would like to ask the committee any questions prior to the AGM feel free to come along to our committee meeting on Tuesday the 29th of September, 7pm in the Karl-Popper Student Lounge on the ground floor. You can also ask us anything via Facebook, email or in person at dance!

You can keep up to date with AGM news on the Facebook event.

Dance Competitions (Annual Chocolate Giveaway)

The dance competitions are here and they will make for a delicious night! Next Wednesday (the 30th) you have the chance to dance your heart out and win lots of yummy goodies. You will be judged on how much fun you are having rather than how technically correct you are, so come along and being you best happy dancing face!

Entry is free and we will be getting into it at 7:30pm, followed by free dancing until 10pm. Be there or be square!
Keep up to date on the Facebook event.


Come find me for a dance!

- Finn
UCanDance President


Other Dancing:
- Thursday Salsa Nights at Topkapi, free entry, dancing from 8:30pm
- Salsa Sessions 2 Year Anniversary, free entry, dancing from 7pm

The Ball is Here!

Good afternoon everybody!
I hope that you are all enjoying the Cha Cha special class and that you are excited for the annual UCanDance ball this weekend. Read on to find out how to request a song and for more details about the night! It's going to be great!

UCanDance Ball

The ball is here and it is going to be a fantastic night! If you did not buy a ticket during class this week, never fear you can still buy a ticket online here until midnight Friday. However, after midnight Friday tickets will only be available on the door for $20.

The ball is at the Woolston Club at 43 Hargood Street and the doors open at 7:30pm. There will be a bar open and nibbles provided throughout the night. Feel free to dress to the nines but make sure you can dance in your outfit! Music will be playing from 7:30pm until midnight when the event ends.

Ball Music Requests

If you have any song requests for the Ball feel free to send us a message on Facebook or reply to this email! We will be taking requests until tomorrow afternoon so that our DJ can get organised.

Also feel free to message us if you have any questions regarding the event. We will get back to you as soon as possible. You can contact us by responding to this email, sending us a message on Facebook or posting on the event on Facebook.


See you this weekend!

- Finn
UCanDance President

Welcome Back: ChaCha Special Class, Ball & Dance Competitions!

Welcome back!
Term four is here and it's going to be a busy one. We have the ChaCha special class starting this Wednesday, our annual ball on the 19th of September, dance competitions and an AGM coming up! Read on for more information.

Just a note that the class times for the upcoming term are as follows:
Monday:
7:00 - 7:30pm Setup
7:30 - 8:20pm Improvers MJ
8:20 - 8:30pm Freestyle
8:30 - 9:20pm Improvers Salsa
9:20 - 10:00pm Freestyle

Wednesday:
7:00 - 7:15pm Setup
7:15 - 8:00pm ChaCha Special Class
8:00 - 8:45pm Beginners MJ
8:45 - 9:00pm Freestyle
9:00 - 9:45pm Improvers Salsa
9:45 - 10:00pm Freestyle

ChaCha Special Class

Starting this Wednesday and running for six weeks with a night off on the 30th of September is a very exciting Cha Cha class! You can still signup in class for $20 at the door if you would like to attend. Please make sure you have signed up and paid before attending the class. See you there!

UCanDance Ball

T minus two weeks and counting! The night is getting closer and it's going to be a blast! Tickets are available in class ($15 for students and $17 for non-students) and online here.

Come dressed to impress and dance the night away with some great dancing friends! There'll be nibbles throughout the night to keep you energised, as well as photos and cake aplenty.

See you there on the 19th of September, 7:30pm! More details and information are available over here on the Facebook event.

Dance Competitions

The UCanDance Dance Competitions are also know as the annual chocolate giveaway! There will be a series of competitions including MJ, Salsa Bachata, Jack and Jill, Battle of the Sexes. The night is always a great amount of fun and chocolate often goes to the dancers having the most fun, so get excited for this great night.

The competitions will be happening in place of our regular classes on Wednesday the 30th of September! Entry is free, so make sure you come along and get some chocolate! We will have an event up soon with more information, so keep an eye out.


Come find me for a dance!

- Finn
UCanDance President


Other Dancing:
- Sunday Salsa Sessions at Cargo Bar, free entry, dancing from 7pm
- Latino Night at Mashina Lounge, 18th September, free entry, live band from 8pm
- Thursday Salsa Nights at Topkapi, free entry and dancing from 8:30pm

Dancing Pro Tips: Dancing and Class Etiquette

Hey, dancers!
It was great to see so many of you at the mid-semester party this weekend!
Since we don't have class for a couple of weeks I thought I'd give you guys a bunch of pro tips on how to conduct yourselves at dance!

Tip 1: Be on time

Show up early to class. If you are early you can have a chat to your friends or get straight into some dancing. We understand that sometimes people run late, but try to come in quietly so as not to disturb the class.

Classes will be starting promptly at 7:30 next term, so make sure you're not late!

Tip 2: Listening

Is the teacher talking? Then you should be listening and your conversation should halt. Try turning early if you want a longer chat or wait until after the lesson.

If you are talking while the teacher is trying to teach, this can make their life difficult and detract from the value of the class for everybody else.

Tip 3: Follow instructions

Been asked to take your partner's hands? Do so, and start listening. Don't rush ahead. Know the move already? Focus on a technique point to improve it. For example, focus on your posture, tension, or movement. If you can both lead and follow the move well and understand the associated safety issues, then you could help your partner if they are struggling.

It can be confusing for both you and your partner if you start doing moves out of sync with what the teacher is talking about or calling out. Be patient and move with the class; this will help the class progress with a good flow.

Tip 4: Let the teachers teach

If you are stuck or your partner is stuck, raise your hand. Ask the teachers to go over the point or help you in the break. Helping your partner is great when they are still working on something that the class is collectively moving past and if you can fix it that's helpful. However, there is no need to teach ahead. Also, stick to what is being taught in class. You can experiment with other moves during freestyle.

If you speed ahead then you may confuse your partner and disrupt the flow of class. Make sure to stay in sync with the teacher and to raise your hand if you have a question.

Tip 5: You know this

If you know the moves and so don't think you have anything to work on, ask the teachers during a song or before class for something to think about or focus on. You can always improve!

Even professional dancers can learn something new by attending a beginners class. There is literally always something you can be improving on. Take the time to progress in time with the class and to focus on what you need to improve on.

Tip 6: Don't teach sits/dips/tricks yourself

On a slightly more serious note: if you would like to perform a sit/dip/trick that you do not already know then you should ask one of the teachers. UCanDance takes its safety very seriously and students who have not been properly trained in teaching sits/dips/tricks are prohibited from teaching sits/dips/tricks. Committee members and teachers will not hesitate to reprimand you for doing this during any of our events or classes.


If you would like to read more about class etiquette, how to dress for classes and parties and how to act on the dance floor then you can read a set of guidelines here on the UCanDance website.

Feel free to ask the teachers about anything mentioned above or that we may have missed. We are always open to help out, give advice and be advised.

Thank you for reading this slightly more serious email!

- Finn
UCanDance President

End of Term 3!

Hey everyone!
I hope your last week of term is going well and that you're excited for a couple of weeks off! UCanDance will be taking a break over the holidays, same as you guys. Read on to find out what is coming up in Term 4!

End of Term Party

Come along this Saturday and have a dance to kick off the holidays with a bang. Entry is $5 and the doors open at 8pm. We'll have three hours of a variety of music and there'll be nibbles to keep you energised. See you this Saturday! Keep up to date on the Facebook event.

ChaCha Special Class

Signups are going well for ChaCha and it's looking to be a busy class, so make sure you get in on the fun.

The course starts on the first Wednesday of Term 4 and will run for five weeks with a break in the middle. The course is $20 up front and will be a really great chance to learn a style not usually taught at UCanDance. Signup in class and keep up to date on the Facebook event.

Magic on the Dance Floor

The annual UCanDance ball is here and it's going to be magical! The doors open at 7:30pm on the 19th of September and there will be a mix of styles played throughout the night.

Entry is $15 for students and $17 for non-students, free drink included! There will be awesome decorations, a photo booth, nibbles throughout the night and cake! It's going to be a great night so make sure you get a ticket in class next term or online. Check out the Facebook event for more details.


Come find me for a dance!

- Finn
UCanDance President


Other Dancing:
- Sunday Salsa Sessions at Cargo Bar, free entry, dancing from 7pm
- Latin Central @ The Cuban, 14th August, 9pm 'til late, free entry
- Salsa Nights @ Morrell & Co, Thursdays, 9:30pm, free entry
- Salsa Night Fever at Salsa Latina, more details through link

End of Term Party, ChaCha Special Class & The Ball!

Hey everyone!
I hope you have all recovered from Hanmer Trip and are excited to learn some more dancing and to attend some great events. Speaking of great events, we have many coming up so read on and find out more!

End of Term Party

If you are like me then this semester is going too fast! Never fear, come take a night off from study and celebrate the mid-semester break with your favourite dancing friends! We are throwing a party at the Fendalton Community Hall on the 22nd of August from 8pm. There'll be a great mix of Modern Jive, Salsa, Bachata, Zouk and Rueda. Entry is $5 and there'll be chips, fizzy and lollies provided. Keep up to date on the Facebook event.

ChaCha Special Class

We are very excited to announce that we will be offering a Cha Cha special class in the later half of this semester! The class will be taught by the amazing Michael Hobbs and Shannon Creighton.

The course will start on Wednesday 9th of September and run for five weeks with a break in the middle for a week (TBA). The course is $20 up front and will be a really great chance to learn a style not usually taught at UCanDance. Signup in class and keep up to date on the Facebook event.

UCanDance Ball

Coming up in Term 4 is the annual UCanDance Ball! This event is always a blast. It's a good excuse to wear your best and dance your heart out. The date is set for the 19th of September, from 8pm 'til 12am. Tickets will be on sale before the end of the term so keep an eye out for those and more information to come!


See you tonight!

- Finn
UCanDance President


Other Dancing:
- Sunday Salsa Sessions at Cargo Bar, free entry, dancing from 7pm
- Latin Central @ The Cuban, 14th August, 9pm 'til late, free entry
- Salsa Nights @ Morrell & Co, Thursdays, 9:30pm, free entry
- Weekly Zouk Dancing @ Salsa Latina, $5, 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Hanmer Trip This Week & Other Exciting News!

Good evening UCanDancers!
There is lots of news this week including Bring a Friend Night, Clubs Day, discounted concession cards and the upcoming special class! Read on to find out more.

Clubs Day

On Tuesday between 11am and 2pm you will be able to find UCanDance in the Foundry as part of clubs day! Make sure you come say hi to us, have a dance and bring your friends along to sign up. It'll be lots of fun to see you there and to see the other clubs on campus, don't miss it! Check out the Facebook Event!

Bring a Friend Night

To celebrate the start of a new semester we are having a bring a friend night this Wednesday! This is a great chance to bring (drag) along those friends who are on the fence about learning to dance as they will get in for free. It is bound to be a busy night so make sure you get there nice and early. It's going to be a great night of classes - not to be missed. Check out the Facebook event!

Hanmer Trip

Hanmer Trip is coming up this weekend and there are still a couple of spots up for grabs! The cost is $70 for transport, accommodation, food, party and pools. Signup in class on Monday or Wednesday if you want to come along as it's going to be a heck of a lot of fun. If there is snow then you can bet we're going to go play in it. Check out the Facebook event!

Discounted Concession Cards

We offer concession cards for UCanDance; these cards allow you to get classes even cheaper than they already are. Now, here's the exciting part: for the next two weeks you will be able to purchase these concession cards at a rate of $20 for students and $40 for non-students. The concession cards get you 11 pre-paid weeks of classes, so get in fast before the offer ends!

Cha-Cha Special Class!

We are very excited to announce that in term 4 we will be having a Cha-Cha special class taught by the lovely Michael Hobbs and Shannon Creighton from Latin Fire! Keep an eye out over the next two weeks for the Facebook event and in-class signups!


Stay warm this week!

- Finn
UCanDance President.


Other Dancing:
- Salsa Night @ Sugarhorse, 25th July, free entry, dancing from 9pm
- Thursday Salsa Nights @ Morell & Co, free entry, dancing from 9:30pm
- Sunday Salsa Sessions at Cargo Bar, free entry, dancing 6pm-10pm

Latin Festival Tomorrow!

Good evening, UCanDancers!
Just dropping by with some news for an exciting new event we are running tomorrow with the UC Spanish Club!

Between 12pm and 5pm outside C-Block you will be able to eat some South American food, dance with your favourite UCanDancers, compete in a limbo competition, hit some pinatas, take part in a dance class or two and dance a rueda! You will also be able to bring your friends to sign up to UCanDance or UC Spanish Club!

The Afternoon:

12:00pm: Introduction to Bachata
1:00pm: Limbo competition
1:55pm: Rueda
2:00pm: Introduction to Rueda
2:55pm: Rueda
3:00pm: Dancing and music

I hope to see lots of you there! The more of us there are the better the afternoon will be.

Make sure to come say hi to me and ask me for a dance!

- Finn
UCanDance President

Classes Are Back & Hanmer Trip!

Good afternoon, UCanDancers!
I hope that you are all keeping warm during this rather arctic weather! With classes starting back on Monday and our upcoming Hanmer Trip there is some important information below.

Classes for Semester 2

In semester two, Monday and Wednesday classes are split up so that more advance moves can be taught. On Mondays there will be improvers Modern Jive and Salsa, and on Wednesday there will be beginners Modern Jive and Salsa. You are all however welcome to come along to both!

The classes will run at their normal times, with Modern Jive beginning at 7:30pm and Salsa at 8:30pm on both nights. If you come on Monday you will also be able to come on Wednesday for free like usual. It's going to be awesome to be back so see you there!

Latin Festival

UCanDance is running a Latin Festival with UC Spanish Club as part of Re-Orientation Week this year! We are very excited to be able to do this and we are sure it is going to be an awesome afternoon.

On Thursday 16 of July from 12pm 'til 5pm there will be dancing, food carts, pinatas, music and games outside C-Block. There is no entry fee so come along, have a dance, eat some food and relax with your friends. See you there!

Bring a Friend Night

To celebrate the start of semester two we are throwing a bring a friend night! The night is the second Wednesday of semester (22nd July) due to the late Clubs day. We have a great lineup of classes and teachers for you; don't miss it!

This night is a great chance for you to bring, *cough* drag *cough*, your friends along to dance, as they get their first night of classes for free! Make sure you get there early as it's going to be a busy night. Keep up to date on the Facebook event.

Hanmer Trip

The UCanDance Hanmer trip is drawing near and we're getting very excited. If you would like to come along but have not yet signed up, do so on Monday as we are almost sold out! The cost is $70 and this covers transport, accommodation, food, pools and a party. It's not to be missed so get in quick on Monday.

If you would like to sign up before Monday you can reply to this email or send us a message on Facebook and we can sort that out. Keep up to date on the event here.


See you all on Monday!

- Finn
UCanDance President.


Other Dancing:
- Thursday Salsa Nights @ Morrell & Co, free entry, dancing from 9:30pm
- She Chocolat Salsa Night with Latin Fire, Governors Bay, $5 entry, music from 7pm

Movie Night & Hanmer Trip

Happy holidays, UCanDancers! I hope all your exams are going well and you've got some great plans for the holidays. Read on to find out how to celebrate ending the semester with UCanDance, and the upcoming Hanmer Trip.

Movie Night

This Sunday in the Living Room we will be gathering to watch a couple of movies to celebrate the end of exams! Come along and rug up for a great night with some friends. We will be picking the first movie at 7:30pm so be there or be square! Keep up to date on the Facebook event.

Hanmer Trip Signups

You have all been busy signing up for the awesome annual UCanDance Hanmer Trip and there are a few spaces left. If you would like to sign up for the trip over the holidays you can send UCanDance an email or message on Facebook and we can sort you out.

The trip is on July 25th and is $70 for transport, accommodation, food, pool entry and an awesome back to the future themed party! Hanmer Trip is easily the most fun event we do all year so get in quick if you are still on the fence! Keep up to date on the Facebook event.


See you all for classes on the 13th of July!

- Finn
UCanDance President.


Other Dancing:
- Thursday Salsa Nights @ Morrell & Co, free entry, dancing from 9:30pm
- Baile de Zouk Party, 10 Berwick Street, 8pm, $5 entry
- She Chocolat Salsa Night with latin Fire, Governors Bay, $5 entry, music from 7pm

Queen's Birthday, End of Semester & Hanmer

Good day dancers!
Today is Queen's Birthday so we will be taking the night off dancing. We will however be having class like normal on Wednesday with Zouk at 7:15, MJ at 8 and Salsa at 9.

End of Semester Party

The end of the first semester is here and exams are getting scarily close! Come along to Fendalton Community Hall this Saturday to dance the night away! This is a great chance to dance out some of that pre-exam stress before knuckling down.

Fendalton Community Hall is just down the road from Uni at 170 Clyde Rd. Entry is $5 and there will chips and fizzy like usual. Keep up to date on Facebook.

Hanmer Trip!

UCanDance's annual Hanmer Trip is here! Every year we hire a lodge up at Hanmer Springs, throw you a party, visit the hot pools and cook you lots of food. This is always a very popular weekend which sells out very quickly.

The trip is on the 25-26th of July. The cost is $70 and this gets you transport, accommodation, food, party and pools! What a bargain. It is possible that it will sell out on Wednesday so get in quickly! Keep up to date on Facebook.


See you on Wednesday!

- Finn
UCanDance President

Other Dancing

Coming Up...

I hope everyone had a great time at La Tormenta Latina on the weekend, we have more great events coming up like the annual Hanmer Trip plus weekly classes until the end of term.

Next week is the last week of classes and Queens Birthday is on Monday so there will be no class on that day.

End of Term Party

The end of the semester is near. Come along and have a dance before you knuckle down to study for those exams. We'll be dancing the night away at the Fendalton Community Centre hall. Come along and have a groove!

Entry is $5 at the door and there will be chips, lollies, fizzy, and lots of great music.

Hanmer Trip

The Hanmer trip is nearly here!
Come and spend a weekend away with your fellow dancers in a lodge at Hanmer Springs! Complete with a trip to Frog Rock, a dance party on Saturday (theme TBA) and of course a trip to the hot pools on Sunday!

This is a perfect weekend away with friends at a great student price of $70. Transport, accommodation, food, dance party, and pool entry on Sunday included.

Signups are in class, and spots are confirmed with payment. Get in quick, as this awesome weekend is limited to 40 spaces and often sells out in one night!


Come find me for a dance!

- Sam
UCanDance Secretary.


Other Dancing:
- Salsa Nights @ Morrell & Co, Thursdays, 9:30pm, free entry, Link
- Weekly Zouk Dancing @ Salsa Latina, $5, 8:30pm - 9:30pm, Link
-Mashina Latino Night feat: Live Salsa Band, 12th June, Free entry, Link

La Tormenta Latina is here!

This weekend UCanDance is proud to present La Tormenta Latina one of Christchurch's largest latin events!!!! There will be music and dance aplenty as well as performances from some of Christchurch's most talented!

Location: The Woolston Club, 43 Hargood Street
Date: 23rd May
Time: 8pm - 12am
Price: $15 students, $17 non-students, $20 door

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE until midnight on Friday.
Tickets also available in class, or at Salsa Latina or Latin Fire

Dance Etiquette

With La Tormenta Latina approaching now is a good time to refresh your memories of Dance Etiquette, helpful tips that keep dancing fun and friendly for everyone.

Classes

During the second half of this semester due to the special class Wednesdays will function a little differently while Monday will run as usual. Modern Jive at 7:30, salsa at 8:30.

7:00pm Setup and free dancing
7:15pm - 8pm Zouk special class
8:05 - 8:50pm Modern Jive class
9:00 - 9:45pm Salsa class



Come find me for a dance!

- Sam
UCanDance Secretary.


Other Dancing:
-Thursday Salsa Nights @ Morrell & Co, free entry, music from 9:30
-Zouk Practica @ Salsa Latina, $5 entry, 8:30pm
-One Night in Cuba @ Cargo Bar, free entry, from 6pm

More dancing fun!

Hi all,
It was great to see some of you at class last week, in addition to our weekly classes there will be lots of fun events and parties to fill up the term and you can find more information about some of them below

Classes

During term 2 the class times on Wednesday change in order to accommodate the special class. Class runs like normal on Monday. The class times on Wednesday are as follows:

Wednesday
7:00 - 7:15pm: Setup & freestyle dancing
7:15 - 8:00pm: Zouk special class
8:05 - 8:50pm: Modern jive class
8:50 - 9:00pm: Freestyle dancing
9:00 - 9:45pm: Salsa class
9:50 - 10:00pm: Freestyle dancing
Then off to Riccarton McDonalds!

Coming Up

Quiz Night Fundraiser
Come along to UCanDance's awesome quiz night at 7:30pm Thursday 14th May in the Undercroft to show your stuff, have a blast, and buy some delicious baking. Entry to the quiz night is $5 per person. Teams will be randomly assigned on the night.

This is a fundraiser for La Tormenta Latina, so come support us and don't forget to bring your spare change to buy some baking on the night!

Social Catch-up at Maccas
After class, come with us to McDonalds Riccarton Rd for a catch-up. If you're brand new, this is a good way to learn more about your fellow dancers and get some dancing friends.

La Tormenta Latina

2 WEEKS TO GO!!! - Make sure you get your tickets in class or online!

La Tormenta Latina is a dance party of epic size; the decorations will be bigger and better and there will be a DJ bringing you the best tunes all night long.

There will be music and dance aplenty as well as performances from some of Christchurch's most talented!

Location: The Woolston Club, 43 Hargood Street
Date: 23rd May
Time: 8pm - 12am
Price: $15 students, $17 non-students, $20 door

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE:
https://www.patronbase.com/_UCD/Productions

Nibbles provided, ROAR, all ages welcome.



Come find me for a dance!

- Sam
UCanDance Secretary.


Other Dancing:
Thursday Salsa Nights @ Morrell & Co, free entry, music from 9:30
Zouk Practica @ Salsa Latina, $5 entry, 8:30pm
One Night in Cuba @ Cargo Bar, free entry, from 6pm

Class Times, Zouk Special Class & Quiz Night

It was great to see a good turnout last Wednesday for our first class of term 2! Hope to see you all and more tomorrow to get ready for a busy and awesome term!

Term 2 Class Times

During term 2 the class times on Wednesday change in order to accommodate the special class. Class runs like normal on Monday. The class times on Wednesday are as follows:

Wednesday
7:00 - 7:15pm: Setup & freestyle dancing
7:15 - 8:00pm: Zouk special class
8:05 - 8:50pm: Modern jive class
8:50 - 9:00pm: Freestyle dancing
9:00 - 9:45pm: Salsa class
9:50 - 10:00pm: Freestyle dancing
Then off to Riccarton McDonalds!

Zouk Special Class

We are extremely excited to be able to offer this 5 week introduction to zouk, taught by the amazing Paula & James! The class starts this Wednesday and is $20 upfront for all 5 classes.

In order to ensure a good partner balance it is preferable that you signup with a partner. The class will however rotate as usual. If you don't have a partner just talk to the friendly people on door.

This is a great chance to learn a style not often taught at UCanDance, so signup quick, it's going to be awesome!

Quiz Night

Did you know that a group of flamingos is called a flamboyance? Or that about a quarter of the bones in the human body are in the feet?

Come along to UCanDance's awesome quiz night to show your stuff, have a blast, and buy some delicious baking. Entry to the quiz night is $5 per person, 14th of May at the Living Room. Teams will be randomly assigned on the night.

This is a fundraiser for La Tormenta Latina, so come support us and don't forget to bring your spare change to buy some baking on the night!

La Tormenta Latina

The days are counting down, decorations are being made in ernest and the committee is revving up to go! La Tormenta Latina, the UCanDance Latin dance party of the year, is coming!

Tickets are now available in class, online here, or at Latin Fire and Salsa Latina! Make sure to get your ticket as it will be an epic night featuring DJ Gabriella Gonzalez from Auckland! Tickets are $15 for students, $17 for non-students and $20 on the door.

Website

As you may have noticed our website issues have passed and we are back to full functionality! You can check dates for upcoming events, book tickets for our upcoming La Tormenta Latina, and keep up to date with club related news.


Come find me for a dance!

- Finn
UCanDance President.

Other Dancing

Friends and Buckos

Yarr harr, me maties. There be pirates on the high shore.

Bring A Friend Night

This Wednesday is on us for all newbies! That's right, bring your new friends along to class for free! Because sometimes your mates need an excuse to join us. We're giving them one! You can bring as many new people as you like.
Join us here

Pirate Mini-golf and more!

Catch all our events directly here

Pirate Minigolf
This Saturday the 28th, we're going sailing for plunder!
Come join us at Pirate Island Mini-Golf at 11:00 am, on 196 Roydvale Ave. Pirate booty - yo ho!
Facebook Event Link

End of Term Party
Every term, we have a party to celebrate the moves we've learned and just have a good fun time dancing. This term it will be at Middleton Grange School from 8pm to 11pm on the 2nd of April.
$5 entry, chips and fizz provided. There will even be a theme! More details to come.
Facebook Event Link

Social Catch-up at Maccas
After class, come with us to McDonalds Riccarton Rd for a catch-up. If you're brand new, this is a good way to learn more about your fellow dancers and get some dancing friends.

La Tormenta Latina

Every year UCanDance throws a huge Latin dance party and this year it's going to be huge!
Make sure to pencil in May 23rd for a great night. More details to come!
Take shelter from the storm.



Come find me for a dance!

- Jason
UCanDance Secretary.


Other Dancing:
- Social Sports & Social Dancing @ Cargo Bar, 19th March, 7pm, free entry, Link
- Salsa Night @ Mexico Bar, 21st March, 9:30pm, free entry, Link
- Salsa Rueda de Casino Classes, $10 per class, Link
- Salsa Nights @ Morrell & Co, Thursdays, 9:30pm, free entry, Link
- Zouk Practice @ Salsa Latina, $5, 8:30pm - 9:30pm, Link
- Salsa Night Fever @ Salsa Latina, $5, 8:30pm, Link

More dancing fun!

Was great to see some of you guys at the picnic on the weekend. If you missed it, no worries - we have lots more fun things coming up!

Classes

Try to turn up 15 minutes early to allow for getting through the door as it is not so busy after the first two weeks. 7:15 is a pretty good time to show up for our first class at 7:30.

Concession cards are back to their normal price of $25 and $45 for 10 weeks, 11th week free. Still a great deal.

Coming Up

Minigolf
The weekend of the 28th will be wicked! Bookmark this date for now. More details to follow in-class and in the next email.

End of Term Party
Every term, we have a party to celebrate the moves we've learned and just have a good fun time dancing. This term it will be at Middleton Grange School from 8pm to 11pm on the 2nd of April.
$5 entry, chips and fizz provided. There will even be a theme! More details to come.

Social Catch-up at Maccas
After class, come with us to McDonalds Riccarton Rd for a catch-up. If you're brand new, this is a good way to learn more about your fellow dancers and get some dancing friends.

La Tormenta Latina

Every year UCanDance throws a huge Latin dance party and this year it's going to be huge!
Make sure to pencil in May 23rd for a great night. More details to come!

Carpooling

So, who needs a ride? And who can offer one?
We're trying to make it easier for everyone to get to and from our classes. We've started up a Facebook group for this, so that you can sort out your ride. Find it here.
Please use this safely and go with people you know.



Come find me for a dance!

- Jason
UCanDance Secretary.


Other Dancing:
- Social Sports & Social Dancing @ Cargo Bar, 19th March, 7pm, free entry, Link
- Salsa Night @ Mexico Bar, 21st March, 9:30pm, free entry, Link
- Salsa Rueda de Casino Classes, $10 per class, Link
- Salsa Nights @ Morrell & Co, Thursdays, 9:30pm, free entry, Link
- Weekly Zouk Dancing @ Salsa Latina, $5, 8:30pm - 9:30pm, Link

Corrective email - Picnic on 14th

Hi again. The Picnic is being held on Saturday the 14th. This second email is to correct that date. My apologies - Jason.

Hey everyone, what an amazing first week we've had. So quickly people are learning to find their feet and move it to the beat. It's certainly an encouraging start. Keep it up!

Classes

Classes will run exactly as they have this first week: Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00pm - 10pm at Burnside Highschool. Come on Monday to receive Wednesday free!
Full details on our website.
Feel free to ask any questions, say hi to the committee and to other dance members, and make the most of it all.
I will ALWAYS be keen for a dance, no matter who you are or how good you are, and I know I'm not the only one.

Coming Up

Picnic! Get to meet you fellow dancers, make some friends and have some yummy food.
Saturday 14 March from 12:00 - 3:00 pm, in the Ilam Gardens. Just come along with a plate of food to share and say hello. We've got a great spot for it. I'm sure Sarah has some fun things lined up for us too.
Picnic Facebook Event

Minigolf
Bookmark this fun one for Saturday the 28th March. More details to come!x

Social Catch-up at Maccas
Most Mondays after class, and even some Wednesdays, we head to McDonalds on Riccarton Rd to catch up with everyone. You're all welcome. Come hang out and chill with us for a bit. You don't have to order any food (most of us are poor students) and you can probably hitch a ride there & back with a friendly fellow dancer.



Come find me for a dance!

- Jason
UCanDance Secretary.

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We're back for 2015!!

Hey everyone, what an amazing first week we've had. So quickly people are learning to find their feet and move it to the beat. It's certainly an encouraging start. Keep it up!

Classes

Classes will run exactly as they have this first week: Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00pm - 10pm at Burnside Highschool. Come on Monday to receive Wednesday free!
Full details on our website.
Feel free to ask any questions, say hi to the committee and to other dance members, and make the most it all.
I will ALWAYS be keen for a dance, no matter who you are or how good you are, and I know I'm not the only one.

Coming Up

Picnic! Get to meet you fellow dancers, make some friends and have some yummy food.
Sunday 15 March from 12:00 - 3:00 pm, in the Ilam Gardens. Just come along with a plate of food to share and say hello. We've got a great spot for it. I'm sure Sarah has some fun things lined up for us too.
Picnic Facebook Event

Minigolf
Bookmark this fun one for Saturday the 28th March. More details to come!

Social Catch-up at Maccas
Most Mondays after class, and even some Wednesdays, we head to McDonalds on Riccarton Rd to catch up with everyone. You're all welcome. Come hang out and chill with us for a bit. You don't have to order any food (most of us are poor students) and you can probably hitch a ride there & back with a friendly fellow dancer.



Come find me for a dance!

- Jason
UCanDance Secretary.

Welcome to all new members!

Welcome, welcome, welcome!
Hello to all new members, and a fond welcome back to our returning members.

Classes Starting this week

Monday 2 March is our first class. It's super-beginners, so don't panic. Feel free to bring your friends along with you and share the fun.
We run from 7:00pm to 10pm at Burnside High school. It pays to be there on time to get in the door and get ready. Our first class starts at 7:30, beginning with Modern Jive. Free dancing and a lesson of Bachata to follow.
Students $3, non-students $5. Come on Monday and receive Wednesday free!

Full details available right here,
and a map here.
We'll have some people about for the first week to show you the way in. Can't have you getting lost :)
Classes will run every Monday and Wednesday until term break.

Concession Cards

Concession cards also available. These allow for 11 pre-paid classes with a nice discount.
SPECIAL OFFER: Special discount on these available for the first two weeks of classes! Only $20 students and $40 non-students! Save your money - get in quick!

It's gonna be HOT!

Not joking. Metservice predicts 31 degrees on Monday. It's always good to bring a water bottle, but you might also want to consider bringing deodorant (not too much please), a spare t-shirt, or even a sweat towel with you.


Fully excited to see you all tomorrow evening. It's gonna be great!

Jason
UCanDance Secretary.

We're back for 2015!!

Hey everyone, we're back!
2015 is set to be totally awesome. So many cool events and parties are going to happen! It'll be dancing and pork chops everywhere.

Classes from Monday 2nd

Classes are gonna rock!
That's right, classes start back next Monday, at Burnside Highschool from 7:00pm - 10pm. Same time on Wednesday too. Basically, same time, place and prices as last year. (Yuss!)
We're kicking it off with Modern Jive and Bachata.
!! SUPER EXCITED !!

Clubs Days

Come along and support us amongst the sprawl of all the UC Clubs.
There'll be music, dancing, people you know, and even some candy. Say hi and let everyone know you love us, at:
Foundry Carpark, Wednesday and Thursday this week, from 11am-2pm.
Facebook event link
Hope to see you about.


Can't wait to get my feet moving again & see all your lovely faces!

- Jason
UCanDance Secretary.

Dance-O-Rama

Hello everybody!
This past week we've had our AGM, our last class for the year, and a picnic to boot! Thank you to everyone who brought their happy faces and delicious food. While this may be the last of our classes at Burnside, there are still other things happening on the dance scene, such as the Dance-O-Rama.

AGM Results in Brief

On Monday we held our annual AGM where we reflected on the challenges this year has presented, had some food, and planned for the year ahead. A huge thank you to the 2014 UCanDance committee for all of their endeavours.
Introducing the new UCanDance Committee for 2015:

  • President: Finn LeSueur
  • Vice President: Amelia Farrow
  • Secretary: Jason Middlemiss
  • Treasurer: Georgia Harwood
  • General Committee: Seonaid Palmer, Bindy Todd, Daniel van Beyere, Erin Smaill, and Sarah Mark.

Furthermore, two constitution amendments were passed. Their particular details can be read right here.
Full AGM Meeting Minutes available here.

UCanDance At Dance-O-Rama @ The Dance-O-Mat

On Monday the 27th of October, we're dancing it up on the Dance-O-Mat in town on the corner of Gloucester & Colombo Street. Come and join us for a couple of hours of dancing, including basic lessons for Bachata and Modern Jive. Check out the Facebook event for more details.
It's free, and on a public holiday, so come along at 1pm to share a dance with us.

Looking forward to some great dancing ahead!

- Jason
(New) UCanDance Secretary.

Other Dancing

- Salsa Nights on Thursdays: Salsa Latina, 12 Bath St, FREE Entry. Everyone welcome, 2 Djs in 2 Dance Rooms. BYO. Salsa, Bachata & Cha in Studio#1 & Zouk, Samba & Kizomba in Studio#3. Facebook page.
- Sunday Salsa Sessions (Co-Op) at Cargo Bar, Lincoln Rd. This is a co-op between the dance studios of Christchurch including UCanDance. Free entry, $15 pizza and $6 beer special for dancers. Facebook page.
- The Power of 3 at Cargo Bar, Lincoln Rd. A night of Bachata, Zouk, and Kizomba from 7:45pm onwards each Wednesday. Facebook page.

Last Week of Dance for 2014!

Hey everyone,
I cannot believe this year has gone by so fast! 2014 has been so jam-packed with awesome events, dancing and friends, I don't want it to end! But alas, it must and to end the term with a good old UCanDance bang, we have a week filled with an AGM, final class and goodbye picnic!
Keep reading for more information on all of those.

UCanDance Annual General Meeting

The time to elect next year's committee has arrived and at our AGM tomorrow you will have the opportunity to run or vote for who you think will best suit the roles. This meeting will be held in Undercroft 101 and will take place during usual class time, with a Pre-AGM starting at 7pm, followed by the actual AGM at 7:30pm.
The pre-AGM will give you a chance to gain an understanding of the roles on offer and ask the current committee any questions if you are interested in running.

AGM Agenda:
- Minutes of the previous AGM
- President's report
- Treasurer's report
- Election of new committee (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and 5 general committee members)
- Appointment of an auditor
- Two constitution amendments regarding disciplinary procedures
- Date of next AGM
- Other business

Two constitution amendments will be proposed and their full details can be read here.

Last Hurrah Picnic!

To celebrate the end of the uni term and mark the end of dance for the year, we will be meeting at Ilam gardens at 12pm on Sunday the 19th of October for a fun afternoon of feasting, chatting and playing games!
Make sure to bring your wonderful selves, a game perhaps and a plate to share with your UCanDance pals! See you all there! Check out the Facebook Event for more information.

Last Class of 2014!

It is sad but true... Wednesday 15th will be the last UCanDance class of the year!
We hope to see you all there, whether it be at the last Lindy Hop special class at 7.15pm till 8pm or during Modern Jive, Salsa and freestyle. I am sure we all want to get a dance in with out UCanDance buddies before the holidays commence.

Remember there is a McDonalds meet up after class, where you can hang out with your fellow UCanDancers over some delicious and (not-so) nutritious noms!

Can't wait to see you all at the AGM tomorrow!

- Caitlin
UCanDance Secretary.

Other Dancing

- - Salsa Nights on Thursdays: @ Salsa Latina, 12 Bath St, FREE Entry
Everyone welcome, 2 Djs in 2 Dance Rooms. BYO.
Salsa, Bachata & Cha in Studio#1 & Zouk, Samba & Kizomba in Studio#3 Facebook event.
- Sunday Salsa Sessions (Co-Op) at Cargo Bar, Lincoln Rd. This is a co-op between the dance studios of Christchurch including UCanDance. Free entry, $15 pizza and $6 beer special for dancers.Facebook Event.

AGM

Hi everyone,
Hope you are managing to keep your stress levels down with the end of the uni year fast approaching. There are not many weeks of dance left now, but we do have our very important AGM on Monday 13th of October. This meeting will be replacing class, but it would be great to see you all there, supporting your club by having a say in how and who it is run by! Read on for more information.

UCanDance Annual General Meeting

The time to elect next year's committee has arrived and at our AGM on Monday the 13th of October you will have the opportunity to run or vote for who you think will best suit the roles. This meeting will be held in Undercroft 101 and will take place during usual class time, with a Pre-AGM starting at 7pm, followed by the actual AGM at 7:30pm.
The pre-AGM will give you a chance to gain an understanding of the roles on offer and ask the current committee any questions if you are interested in running.

AGM Agenda:
- Minutes of the previous AGM
- President's report
- Treasurer's report
- Election of new committee (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and 5 general committee members)
- Appointment of an auditor
- Two constitution amendments regarding disciplinary procedures
- Date of next AGM
- Other business

Two constitution amendments will be proposed and their full details can be read here.

Class Information

Just a reminder that our classes on Mondays are aimed at improvers, while our Wednesday classes are targeted at beginners. On Monday evenings, modern jive class begins at 7.30pm and our salsa class starts at 8.30pm with freestyle in between and at the end. On Wednesdays, while our Lindy Hop special class is on, Lindy Hop will start at 7.15pm and finish at 8pm. Then it's straight into Modern Jive from 8-8.45pm, followed by Salsa from 9-9.45pm.

Remember that we also have an after-class hang out session at Riccarton McDonalds on Wednesdays, which is a good chance to relax and recharge after three awesome dance classes!

Can't wait to see you all at dance tomorrow!

- Caitlin
UCanDance Secretary.

Other Dancing

- Mashina Salsa Nights + Free Salsa and Merengue Class at Mashina Lounge, 30 Victoria Street 8pm until late. R20. Tidy dress code. Facebook event.
- Sunday Salsa Sessions (Co-Op) at Cargo Bar, Lincoln Rd. This is a co-op between the dance studios of Christchurch including UCanDance. Free entry, $15 pizza and $6 beer special for dancers.Facebook Event.

Dance for Chocolate!

Hey everyone,
I hope we will be seeing you all at the UCanDance dance comps tomorrow! There will be categories for everyone to take part in and it should be a lot of fun (plus there's chocolate up for grabs)! Also don't forget that our AGM is on the 13th of October. So if you want to have your say in who will be UCanDance's committee for 2015, make sure you come along!
For more information read below.

UCanDance Dance Competitions!

In place of Monday's class this week, UCanDance will be holding their annual dance comps! If you love to dance and have fun doing it, then this is definitely for you! The evening will comprise of a series of fun dance categories that anyone of any level can enter. You will have a chance to win chocolate if you need another reason to take part in what will be an awesome night! Take a look at the Facebook Event for more information.

UCanDance Annual General Meeting

The time to elect next year's committee has arrived and at our AGM on Monday the 13th of October you will have the opportunity to run or vote for who you think will best suit the roles. This meeting will be held in Undercroft 101 and will take place during usual class time, with a Pre-AGM starting at 7pm, followed by the actual AGM at 7:30pm.
The pre-AGM will give you a chance to gain an understanding of the roles on offer and ask the current committee any questions if you are interested in running.

AGM Agenda:
- Minutes of the previous AGM
- President's report
- Treasurer's report
- Election of new committee (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and 5 general committee members)
- Appointment of an auditor
- Two constitution amendments regarding disciplinary procedures
- Date of next AGM
- Other business

Two constitution amendments will be proposed and their full details can be read here.

Class Information

Just a reminder that our classes on Mondays are aimed at improvers, while our Wednesday classes are targeted at beginners. On Monday evenings, modern jive class begins at 7.30pm and our salsa class starts at 8.30pm with freestyle in between and at the end. On Wednesdays, while our Lindy Hop special class is on, Lindy Hop will start at 7.15pm and finish at 8pm. Then it's straight into Modern Jive from 8-8.45pm, followed by Salsa from 9-9.45pm.

Remember that we also have an after-class hang out session at Riccarton McDonalds on Wednesdays, which is a good chance to relax and recharge after three awesome dance classes!

Can't wait to see you all at dance tomorrow!

- Caitlin
UCanDance Secretary.

Other Dancing

- Mashina Salsa Nights + Free Salsa and Merengue Class at Mashina Lounge, 30 Victoria Street 8pm until late. R20. Tidy dress code. Facebook event.
- Sunday Salsa Sessions (Co-Op) at Cargo Bar, Lincoln Rd. This is a co-op between the dance studios of Christchurch including UCanDance. Free entry, $15 pizza and $6 beer special for dancers.Facebook Event.

Competitions and AGM

Hey guys,
A huge thank you to everyone that came along to the 21st ball this weekend! It was such a great night and we hope you all enjoyed yourselves as much as we did! The end of the uni year is fast approaching, but things are still as busy as ever at UCanDance, so read below for some information on upcoming events.

Lindy Hop Special Class!

Our Lindy Hop special class in now in full swing (pun intended)! Whether you are an old pro or brand new to Lindy Hop we have the fantastic Sarah and Michael from Swingtown Rebels to introduce you to the style! As it is based on various dances from the swing era, you'll get to dance to some groovy jazz and have a really great time! If you missed out on the first class, don't worry, it isn't too late to sign up! Classes start at 7.15pm and run till 8pm, followed by our usual classes. The five week long special class is only $20, so be sure to sign up and pay in class!

UCanDance Dance Competition!

On Monday 29th of September UCanDance will be holding their annual dance comps! If you love to dance and have fun doing it, then this is definitely for you! The evening will comprise of a series of fun dance categories that anyone of any level can enter. You will have a chance to win chocolate if you need another reason to take part in what will be an awesome night! Take a look at the Facebook Event for more information.

UCanDance Annual General Meeting

The time to elect next year's committee has arrived and at our AGM on Monday the 13th of October you will have the opportunity to run or vote for who you think will best suit the roles. This meeting will be held in Undercroft 101 and will take place during usual class time, with a Pre-AGM starting at 7pm, followed by the actual AGM at 7:30pm.
The pre-AGM will give you a chance to gain an understanding of the roles on offer and ask the current committee any questions if you are interested in running.

AGM Agenda:
- Minutes of the previous AGM
- President's report
- Treasurer's report
- Election of new committee (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and 5 general committee members)
- Appointment of an auditor
- Two constitution amendments regarding disciplinary procedures
- Date of next AGM
- Other business

Two constitution amendments will be proposed and their full details can be read here.

Class Information

Just a reminder that our classes on Mondays are aimed at improvers, while our Wednesday classes are targeted at beginners. On Monday evenings, modern jive class begins at 7.30pm and our salsa class starts at 8.30pm with freestyle in between and at the end. On Wednesdays, while our Lindy Hop special class is on, Lindy Hop will start at 7.15pm and finish at 8pm. Then it's straight into Modern Jive from 8-8.45pm, followed by Salsa from 9-9.45pm.

Remember that we also have an after-class hang out session at Riccarton McDonalds on Wednesdays, which is a good chance to relax and recharge after three awesome dance classes!

Can't wait to see you all at dance tomorrow!

- Caitlin
UCanDance Secretary.

Other Dancing

- Mashina Salsa Nights + Free Salsa and Merengue Class at Mashina Lounge, 30 Victoria Street 8pm until late. R20. Tidy dress code. Facebook event.
- Sunday Salsa Sessions (Co-Op) at Cargo Bar, Lincoln Rd. This is a co-op between the dance studios of Christchurch including UCanDance. Free entry, $15 pizza and $6 beer special for dancers.Facebook Event.
- Irishman Salsa Night at the Irishman on St Asaph street on the 26th of September. This co-op event runs from 8.30pm till late. Facebook Event
- Ceroc Sci-Fi Party at St Albans Shirley Club on Saturday 27th September. Come dressed in your best sci-fi costume and dance the night away with the awesome Ceroc crowd. Entry is $14 cash or eftpos. See more on their event here.

Happy 21st to UCanDance!

Hi guys,
As I am sure you all know (unless you have been living under a rock), the UCanDance 21st Birthday Ball is this Saturday!! We are very excited to be celebrating so many years of this awesome club with you all. So break out those party dresses and bow ties and we will see you there! Keep reading for more information on the Ball and other UCanDance news and events.

Lindy Hop Special Class!

This Wednesday the 17th we have the first lesson of our awesome Lindy Hop special class! Whether your are an old pro or brand new to Lindy Hop we have the fantastic Sarah and Michael from Swingtown Rebels to introduce you to the style of dance! As it is based on various dances from the swing era, you'll get to dance to some groovy jazz and have a really great time! For the next five Wednesdays their classes will start at 7.15pm and run till 8pm, followed by our usual classes. The five week long special class is only $20, so be sure to sign up and pay in class!

UCanDance 21st Ball!

It's UCanDance's 21st birthday and to celebrate this momentous occasion we are having a ball on Saturday 20th of September at the Woolston Club! Like any classic 21st, there will be friends, food, drinks and of course, embarrassing photos! There will be Modern Jive and Latin styles and the playlist is decided by you, so make sure you request your favourite songs on Facebook! Tickets are now available on our website, on Facebook and in class costing $15 for students, $18 for non-student. There will also be $20 door sales on the night, so don't panic if you are a little disorganized! The event will run from 7.30pm til' late, so be prepared for an epic night of dancing and fun! Check out the Facebook Event for more on this.

Class Information

Just a reminder that our classes on Mondays are aimed at improvers, while our Wednesday classes are targeted at beginners. On Monday evenings, modern jive class begins at 7.30pm and our salsa class starts at 8.30pm with freestyle in between and at the end. On Wednesdays, while our Lindy Hop special class is on, Lindy Hop will start at 7.15pm and finish at 8pm. Then it's straight into Modern Jive from 8-8.45pm, followed by Salsa from 9-9.45pm.

Remember that we also have an after-class hang out session at Riccarton McDonalds on Wednesdays, which is a good chance to relax and recharge after three awesome dance classes!

Can't wait to see you all at dance tomorrow!

- Caitlin
UCanDance Secretary.

Other Dancing

- Mashina Salsa Nights + Free Salsa and Merengue Class at Mashina Lounge, 30 Victoria Street 8pm until late. R20. Tidy dress code. Facebook event.
- Sunday Salsa Sessions (Co-Op) at Cargo Bar, Lincoln Rd. This is a co-op between the dance studios of Christchurch including UCanDance. Free entry, $15 pizza and $6 beer special for dancers.Facebook Event.
- Irishman Salsa Night at the Irishman on St Asaph street on the 26th of September. This co-op event runs from 8.30pm till late. Facebook Event
- Ceroc Sci-Fi Party at St Albans Shirley Club on Saturday 27th September. Come dressed in your best sci-fi costume and dance the night away with the awesome Ceroc crowd. Entry is $14 cash or eftpos. See more on their event here.

Dance Returns!

Dance is back at last! Classes begin tomorrow for term four and we look forward to getting back into the swing of things. There will be lots of fun events and parties to fill up the term and you can find more information about some of them below.

Barbecue Time!

What better way to enjoy the company of your UCanDance friends, than being surrounded by nommy food! Join us this Saturday the 13th of September at 27 Lansbury Avenue for a pot luck feast. Bring along some nibbles, drinks or meat to barbecue and let the fun times begin. See the Facebook Event for more!

UCanDance 21st Ball!

It's UCanDance's 21st birthday and to celebrate this momentous occasion, we are having a ball on Saturday 20th of September at the Woolston Club! Like any classic 21st, there will be friends, food, drinks and of course, embarrassing photos! There will modern jive and latin styles and the playlist is decided by you, so make sure you request your favourite songs! Tickets will be available soon and will be $15 for students, $18 for non-students and $20 door sales. The event will run from 7.30pm till late, so be prepared for an epic night of dancing and fun! Check out the Facebook Event for more on this.

Back to Dance!

Class starts back tomorrow night! It will be great to see you all again and enjoy a dance or two. Class will run as usual with modern jive at 7.30pm and salsa at 8.30pm.

Remember that we also have an after-class hang out session at Riccarton McDonalds on Wednesdays, which is a good chance to chat and have fun with your UCanDance buddies outside of class.

Can't wait to see you all at dance tomorrow!

- Caitlin
UCanDance Secretary.

Other Dancing

- Mashina Salsa Nights + Free Salsa and Merengue Class at Mashina Lounge, 30 Victoria Street 8pm until late. R20. Tidy dress code. Facebook event.
- Sunday Salsa Sessions (Co-Op) at Cargo Bar, Lincoln Rd. This is a co-op between the dance studios of Christchurch including UCanDance. Free entry, $15 pizza and $6 beer special for dancers.Facebook Event.
- Irishman Salsa Night at the Irishman on St Asaph street on the 26th of September. This co-op event runs from 8.30pm till late. Facebook Event

A Barbecue and a Ball!

Hope you guys have been enjoying your holidays! Classes will be starting back next Monday for improvers and Wednesday for beginners. Make sure you come along to the UCanDance barbecue on the first Saturday of term to catch up with all your awesome UCanDance buddies. Oh, and one more thing... the UCanDance 21st Birthday Ball is coming up soon! Be sure to grab your tickets when they become available in class! Read on for more information.

Barbecue Time!

What better way to enjoy the company of your UCanDance friends, than being surrounded by nommy food! Join us on Saturday 13th of September at 27 Lansbury Avenue for a pot luck feast. Bring along some nibbles, drinks or meat to barbecue and let the fun times begin. Look out for a Facebook event that will appear somewhere in the not too distant future for more information!

UCanDance 21st Ball!

It's UCanDance's 21st birthday and to celebrate this momentous occasion, we are having a ball on Saturday 20th of September at the Woolston Club! Like any classic 21st, there will be friends, food, drinks and of course, embarrassing photos! There will modern jive and latin styles and the playlist is decided by you, so make sure you request your favourite songs! Tickets will be available soon and will be $15 for students, $18 for non-students and $20 door sales. The event will run from 7.30pm till late, so be prepared for an epic night of dancing and fun! Check out the Facebook Event for more on this.

Class Break Reminder

There is only one week left of holidays before it's back to lectures and labs, but on the bright side, that means that UCanDance classes will be returning very soon! Classes will resume on Monday 8th of September with modern jive and salsa as usual.

Remember that we also have an after-class hang out session at Riccarton McDonalds on Wednesdays, which is a good chance to chat and have fun with your UCanDance buddies outside of class.

Can't wait to see you all back at dance next week!

- Caitlin
UCanDance Secretary.

Other Dancing

- Mashina Salsa Nights + Free Salsa and Merengue Class at Mashina Lounge, 30 Victoria Street 8pm until late. R20. Tidy dress code. Facebook event.
- Sunday Salsa Sessions (Co-Op) at Cargo Bar, Lincoln Rd. This is a co-op between the dance studios of Christchurch including UCanDance. Free entry, $15 pizza and $6 beer special for dancers.Facebook Event.

Holidays and Upcoming Events

Hey guys,
The holidays are now underway and we hope you are coping alright with any dance withdrawal symptoms! Fear not though, as the Urban Adventure Race is coming up, as well as the UCanDance 21st Ball. Be sure to note down dates and other details, so that you don't miss these epic opportunities for fun times with your UCanDance friends!

UCanDance Urban Adventure Race

Come along this Saturday (30th August) for an event that you will not want to miss (especially if you like racing around, completing crazy challenges and having heaps of fun with your UCanDance pals!) Teams will compete in a urban survival themed, scavenger-hunt race beginning at 1pm. This epic afternoon will conclude with a dinner of fish and chips at the finish line, where we can share tales of the crazy journey you will have just completed! The cost is $10, but the fun you will be having is priceless!
Make sure to signup by emailing ucandance.nz@gmail.com and take a look at the Facebook Event for more information.

UCanDance 21st Ball!

It's UCanDance's 21st birthday and to celebrate this momentous occasion, we are having a ball on Saturday 20th of September at the Woolston Club! Like any classic 21st, there will be friends, food, drinks and of course, embarrassing photos! There will modern jive and latin styles and the playlist is decided by you, so make sure you request your favourite songs! Tickets will be available soon and will be $15 for students, $18 for non-students and $20 door sales. The event will run from 7.30pm till late, so be prepared for an epic night of dancing and fun!

Class Break Reminder

Just a reminder that there will be no class over the break, but we will be back on Monday September 8th to bring you another term of dancing awesomeness!

Remember that we also have an after-class hang out session at Riccarton McDonalds on Wednesdays, which is a good chance to chat and have fun with your UCanDance buddies outside of class.

Can't wait to see you all at the Adventure Race this weekend!

- Caitlin
UCanDance Secretary.

Other Dancing

  • Mashina Salsa Nights + Free Salsa and Merengue Class at Mashina Lounge, 30 Victoria Street 8pm until late. R20. Tidy dress code. Facebook event.
  • Sunday Salsa Sessions (Co-Op) at Cargo Bar, Lincoln Rd. This is a co-op between the dance studios of Christchurch including UCanDance. Free entry, $15 pizza and $6 beer special for dancers. Facebook event.
  • The New Zealand Bachata Festival is coming up on the 29th of August and it is going to be awesome! Check out the Facebook Event for more details. Student passes available!!
End of Term Time!

Hi everyone!
One more week to go of term 3 and then it's party time! Hope to see you guys at the UCanDance Mid-Term Party and at all the other great events we have coming up as well! Keep reading for more information on them all.

Mid-Term Party

The time has come for another UCanDance party, so join us on Saturday August the 23rd, from 8pm till midnight and together we shall dance the night away! There will be music for modern jive as well as a selection of latin styles for you to enjoy. Entry is $4 for students and $6 for non-students. What better way to celebrate the end of term?!
For more details, see the Facebook Event.

UCanDance Urban Adventure Race

Keep the 30th of August free guys, because this is an event you will not want to miss (especially if you like racing around, completing crazy challenges and having heaps of fun with your UCanDance pals!) Teams will compete in a urban survival themed, scavenger-hunt race beginning at 1pm. This epic afternoon will conclude with a dinner of fish and chips at the finish line, where we can share tales of the crazy journey you will have just completed! The cost is $10, but the fun you will be having is priceless!
Make sure you sign up in class this week and take a look at the Facebook Event for more.

Class Break Reminder

As I'm sure you are all aware (and eagerly waiting for) the uni holidays are coming up and while you guys take a much needed break, UCanDance will also. Our last class will be on Wednesday August 20th and after the two week holiday, but we will be back on Monday September 8th.

Remember that we also have an after-class hang out session at Riccarton McDonalds on Wednesdays, which is a good chance to chat and have fun with your UCanDance buddies outside of class.

Can't wait to see you all at class tonight!

- Caitlin
UCanDance Secretary.

Other Dancing

  • Mashina Salsa Nights + Free Salsa and Merengue Class at Mashina Lounge, 30 Victoria Street 8pm until late. R20. Tidy dress code. Facebook event.
  • Sunday Salsa Sessions (Co-Op) at Cargo Bar, Lincoln Rd. This is a co-op between the dance studios of Christchurch including UCanDance. Free entry, $15 pizza and $6 beer special for dancers. Facebook event.
  • The New Zealand Bachata Festival is coming up on the 29th of August and it is going to be awesome! Check out the Facebook Event for more details. Student passes available!!
So many events!

Hey dancers!
I hope you are all taking advantage of the beautiful weather we are having at the moment! On top of that I seriously hope you are going to be joining us for all the awesome events we have planned, because without you it just wouldn't be the same! Read below for more information on our upcoming social events.

Quiz Night!

This Thursday is our UCanDance quiz night and it is sure to bring loads of laughs! Come along and help your team rise through the ranks to become quizmaster (and have lots of fun along the way!) The event is being held at the Living Room (on campus, next to the bookshop) and will run from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. You will be randomly assigned to teams upon arrival. Some snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring more as there is no such thing as too many snacks!
Check out the Facebook Event for more and we look forward to seeing you all there!

Mid-Semester Party

The time has come for another UCanDance party, so join us on Saturday August the 23rd, from 8pm till midnight and together we shall dance the night away! There will be music for modern jive as well as a selection of latin styles for you to enjoy. Entry is $4 for students and $6 for non-students. What better way to celebrate the end of term?!
For more details, see the Facebook Event.

UCanDance Urban Adventure Race

Keep the 30th of August free guys, because this is an event you will not want to miss (especially if you like racing around, completing crazy challenges and having heaps of fun with your UCanDance pals!) Teams will compete in a urban survival themed, scavenger-hunt race beginning at 1pm. This epic afternoon will conclude with a dinner of fish and chips at the finish line, where we can share tales of the crazy journey you will have just completed! The cost is $10, but the fun you will be having is priceless!
Take a look at the Facebook Event for more.

Class Break Reminder

As I'm sure you are all aware (and eagerly waiting for) the uni holidays are coming up and while you guys take a much needed break, UCanDance will also. Our last class will be on Wednesday August 20th and after the two week holiday, but we will be back on Monday September 8th.

Remember that we also have an after-class hang out session at Riccarton McDonalds on Wednesdays, which is a good chance to chat and have fun with your UCanDance buddies outside of class.

Can't wait to see you all at class tonight!

- Caitlin
UCanDance Secretary.

Other Dancing

  • Mashina Salsa Nights + Free Salsa and Merengue Class at Mashina Lounge, 30 Victoria Street 8pm until late. R20. Tidy dress code. Facebook event.
  • Sunday Salsa Sessions (Co-Op) at Cargo Bar, Lincoln Rd. This is a co-op between the dance studios of Christchurch including UCanDance. Free entry, $15 pizza and $6 beer special for dancers. Facebook event.
  • The New Zealand Bachata Festival is coming up on the 29th of August and it is going to be awesome! Check out the Facebook Event for more details. Student passes available!!