UPCOMING EVENTS


saturday, August 26, 2017

Royal City Swing, in partnership with the City of New Westminster, invites you to join us for a summer night of outdoor dancing at New Westminster Pier Park! 

We’ll have a dance floor, a tent to cover you from sun or rain, and two DJ’s. 

Beginner lesson from 3:15-4:00 PM
Social dancing from 4:00-9:00 PM

Cost: FREE!!


past EVENTS


Saturday, July 29 at 4pm - 10pm

Royal City Swing at the Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Festival

This festival is the largest one day food truck fest in Canada, featuring 150 vendors, 8 beer gardens and live music along Columbia Street in historic Downtown New West. 

Plus Royal City Swing will be there spinning tunes for your street dancing pleasure! We will have beginner dance lessons, shim sham performances and more!

Keep in mind this is an outdoor festival so come prepared!

Main event: https://www.facebook.com/events/416717695379445/

Free Admission

 

Royal City Swing's 6th Anniversary Dance

Royal City Swing's 6th Anniversary Dance!
Live music by Swing Aggregation!

Friday, February 10 at 7:45 PM - 11:45 PM

With a great group of dancers, a solid team of volunteers and so many talented DJ's and instructors, Royal City Swing is thrilled to be celebrating 6 years of weekly Swing dances! Come celebrate with us! 

Theme: Dress to impress!

Doors open at 7:30PM
Beginner Lesson starts around 7:45PM - 8:30PM (approx.)
Floor opens up at 8:30PM for dancing until 11:45.

Cover: $15

Discounted Admission: $12
- Students and Seniors with valid ID

Beginner Swing Lesson Instructors: Afonso & Natsuko

Band: Swing Aggregation

Photo by: DJ Jose

Photo by: DJ Jose

 

ROYAL CITY SWING'S 2ND ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE!

Save the date for our New Year's Eve Dance with the Palomars!

Saturday, December 31 at 9 PM - 2 AM

What better way to ring in the new year than with great music, lots of dancing, and all your friends! Mark your calendars now because this is an event you won’t want to miss! This year's theme is Western so start thinking about your outfit!

More information to come!


Royal City Swing's Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Dance!

Royal City Swing's 6th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Dance!
DJs TBD

Ugliest Sweater Ever Contest!!
Top Three Costumes will win prizes:

1st Prize: Royal City Swing Workshop series for one
2nd Prize: Regular Friday Night Dance Admission for two
3rd Prize: Royal City Swing glass water bottle

Doors open at 7:30PM
Beginner Lesson starts around 7:45PM - 8:30PM (approx.)
with instructors Afonso and Natsuko.
Floor opens up at 8:30PM for dancing until 11:45PM

Cover: $10

Discounted Admission: $7
- Students and Seniors (65+) with valid ID
- Anyone dressed in an ugly Christmas sweater
(The uglier the better!! Get out that tinsel!)

 

This will also be the last Friday night to buy tickets for the New Year's Eve Dance. $35 cash. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1817785741836977/
Note: Tickets will not be available at the door on New Year's Eve, and there will not be a dance on Friday Dec 30, so don't delay!

When going outside for fresh air, we ask everyone to keep their volume down. After 10pm we encourage everyone to exit the back door of the hall, to avoid people being noisy in the front of the building. Those wishing to just cool down, please walk down the lane to Columbia street or go downstairs in the hall.

Parking: There is free parking behind the hall or on Keary Street, there is 2hr parking until 8, about half a block west of the hall. There are metered street parking spots to the east of the hall and on Columbia street.

Pre-purchase dance punch-cards are still available:
Pay for 10 dances in advance and get one dance for FREE!
$100 for Regular Admission
$70 for Student/Senior Admission
Note: Payment is cash only!

If you are interested in volunteering, please send us a message! We are looking for more volunteers (Volunteers get free admission)


ROYAL CITY SWING'S 6TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SUGAR PUSH 2016

Royal City Swing presents
the 6th Annual Halloween Sugar Push!

Friday, October 28 at 7:30 PM - 11:45 PM

A fun-filled night of spooky tunes and great dancing awaits. Make sure to wear your best Halloween costume to the Halloween Sugar Push for your chance to win some awesome prizes.

Doors open at 7:30PM
Beginner Lesson starts around 7:45PM - 8:30PM (approx.)
Floor opens up at 8:30PM for dancing until 11:45PM
 

Beginner Swing Lesson Instructor: Afonso and Janice
DJs: Cam and Joel

Cover: $10

Discounted Admission ($7):
- Students and Seniors with valid ID
- Participants in the More Hand-to-Hand and Tandem Charleston Variations https://www.facebook.com/events/1692097447775836/

When going outside for fresh air, we ask everyone to keep their volume down. After 10pm we encourage everyone to exit the back door of the hall, to avoid people being noisy in the front of the building. Those wishing for just cooling down, please walk down the lane to Columbia street or go downstairs in the hall.

Parking: There is free parking behind the hall or on Keary Street, there is 2hr parking until 8, about half a block west of the hall. There are metered street parking spots to the east of the hall and on Columbia street.

Pre-purchase dance punch-cards are still available:
Pay for 10 dances in advance and get one dance for FREE!
$100 for Regular Admission
$70 for Student/Senior Admission
Note: Payment is cash only!

If you are interested in volunteering, please send us a message! We are looking for more volunteers (Volunteers get free admission)


ROYAL CITY SWING'S Friday DANCE
Featuring DEANNA KNIGHT & THE HOT CLUB OF MARS

FRIDAY, September 23, 2016

Royal City Swing presents Deanna Knight and the Hot Club of Mars! Back by popular demand!

Doors open at 7:30pm
Beginner Lesson at 7:45-8:30pm (approx.)
Floor opens up at 8:30pm for dancing until 11:45 with music from Deanna Knight and the Hot Club of Mars!

More information on Deanna Knight & The Hot Club of Mars can be found on her website: http://deannaknight.ca/site/hot-club-of-mars/

Cover: $15*

Discounted Admission ($12):
- Students and Seniors with valid ID
- Participants in the Beginner Balboa workshop
https://www.facebook.com/events/174375986318524/ 
- Participants in the Fast Lindy workshop
https://www.facebook.com/events/645068998981394/

Beginner Lesson Instructor: Afonso and TBD
DJ (band breaks): Cam

When going outside for fresh air, we ask everyone to keep their volume down. After 10pm we encourage everyone to exit the back door of the hall, to avoid people being noisy in the front of the building. Those wishing for just cooling down, please walk down the lane to Columbia street or go downstairs in the hall.

Parking: There is free parking behind the hall or on Keary Street, there is 2hr parking until 8, about half a block west of the hall. There are metered street parking spots to the east of the hall and on Columbia street.

*Cash only. Pre-purchase dance punch-cards are not valid for band nights.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send us a message! We are looking for more volunteers (Volunteers get free admission)


ROYAL CITY SWING AT THE VANCOUVER DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL 2016

Royal City Swing will be performing and teaching at the Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival for the first time!

Date: Saturday, June 18th

Approximate Schedule:
Main Stage:
Lesson: 10:30AM
Demo: 11:00AM

Popup Stage:
Lesson: 3:00PM
Demo: 3:30PM

Come out, dance, eat, enjoy the music, check out vendors, watch the races, and have fun with us!

For more information about the goings-on at the Festival, check out their website: http://vancouverdragonboatfestival.ca/

Keep in mind this is an outdoor festival so come prepared! It can be hot, so make sure you have water and suncreen.


ROYAL CITY SWING AT SAPPERTON DAYS FESTIVAL 2016

Royal City Swing will be out in full force at the Sapperton Days Festival again this year!

Date: Sunday, June 12th

Sapperton Days Festival is an event where the City of New Westminster closes down Columbia Street from Keary to Braid, and local businesses head out to show their wears, foods and provide entertainment. Royal City Swing tends to take over the end of the street closest to Braid having dancers dancing on the street!

There is so much planned to make this year great!
Great DJs!
Performances! 
Free Lessons! 

Approximate Schedule:
Sapperton day festival runs from 10:00AM - 5:00PM:
10:00AM - Pancake Breakfast
11:00AM - Offical start of the street vending
12:00PM - Free Swing-Dance lesson
1:00PM - DC Shim Sham Flash Mob
2:00PM - Dance Performance
3:00PM - Free Swing-Dance Lesson
4:00PM - Shim Sham Flash Mob
5:00PM - Vendors close down for reopening of the street to vehicle traffic.

Come out, dance, eat, check out vendors, and have fun with us!

Keep in mind this is an outdoor festival so come prepared! In past years it can be hot, so make sure you have water and suncreen.


royal city dust up 2016

Royal City Swing is thrilled to welcome Kim Clever and David Frutos

The workshop will feature EIGHT classes. Stay tuned for more information, including location.

All classes will take place at Royal City Swing's usual haunt, Sapperton Hall on Keary Street in New Westminster (only a couple blocks from the Sapperton Skytrain station). 

The opening night will take place at Sapperton hall and feature the Bruce James Orchestra! 

Mark your calendars and be ready for a fabulous weekend of dancing, learning and fun!


CLASS CONTENT (SAT / 30APR): 
Class 1: The Redirection Connection (INT)
Learning to harness and redirect the energy created within Lindy Hop.

Class 2: Collegiate Shag (INT/ADV)
For dancers who are comfortable with their Shag footwork and frame. We will work with Shag Swing Out Style variations and other fun patterns.

Class 3: From The Lab of Kim and David (INT)
The latest stuff we have been digging on. Always our favorite class to teach!

Class 4: Smooth-Style Lindy Hop Technique (BEG)
Inspired by Southern California Lindy Hop Legends. For beginning Lindy Hoppers,or Experienced Lindy Hoppers who want to learn the fundamentals that make Smooth Style so darn smooth. It is not a set of moves that make it smooth, it is a foundation difference that we will go over in this class.


CLASS CONTENT (SUN / 01MAY): 
Class 1: Smooth-Style Lindy Hop Technique (INT)
Taking the foundation of Smooth Style and adding classic Smooth style moves including the famous Smooth Style Swivels.

Class 2: Tricks Advanced (INT/ADV)
Tricks to the next level, partner required.

Class 3: Letting It All Hang Out (INT)
Learning to take advantage of your time apart to achieve fun styling moves.

Class 4: Tricks Yo Mama Could Do (BEG)
Fun easy tricks to impress your friends and family with.

 

About your illustrious instructors: 

David and Kim met in a dark, smokey Swing dance class at a bar in 1994. By 1996 they were teaching Swing dance together at the world famous Brown Derby.  It was there that they first learned to teach a class that was both informative and entertaining. Over the years they have honed their skills as teachers in small and large class rooms around the world. As competitors David and Kim have numerous titles together from The National Jitterbug , International Lindy hop, and US Open Championships,  just to name a few. They have also been inducted into the California Swing Dance hall of Fame, both individually and as a couple. David and Kim have been in much demand in Hollywood as Choreographers, consultants and performers. Their many credits include: David lynch's Mulholland Drive, Disney's Pearl harbor, Sony's 13th Floor, televisions Everybody Loves Raymond, Brian Setzers Jump Jive an' Wail music video, and the MTV awards. But with all these accomplishments, David and Kim's real passion is teaching and sharing their love of all things Swing. They are known for their humorous and comprehensive teaching style that draws inspiration from Southern California Swing history and has kept them in demand these many years. They look forward to seeing all of you on a dance floor soon!

WHEN: Saturday, April 30 - Sunday, May 1

CLASS SCHEDULE (SAT / 30APR): 
Class 1: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Class 2: 10:15AM - 11:15PM
LUNCH: 11:15PM - 12:15PM
Class 3: 12:15PM - 1:15PM
Class 4: 1:30PM - 2:30PM
On SAT / 30APR, Doors will open at 8:30AM

CLASS SCHEDULE (SUN / 01MAY): 
Class 1: 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Class 2: 3:15PM - 4:15PM
DINNER: 4:15PM - 5:15PM
Class 3: 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Class 4: 6:30PM - 7:30PM
On SUN / 01MAY, Doors will open at 1:30PM

REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Follow the link to register:  https://swingtix.ca/boxoffice/rcdustup2016,en


PRICES:
Three ticket categories:
1. All Inclusive: 8 Classes and 2 dances
2. Per Class: Purchase on an individual basis
3. Beginner: 2 Classes and 2 dances

Early-bird Pricing (01-29FEB2016): 
$135 (all-inclusive: 8 classes & two dances)
$20 (per class)
$50 (Beginner ONLY track: two beginner classes & two dances)

Regular Pricing (01MAR-28APR2016): 
$170 (all-inclusive: 8 classes & two dances)
$25 (per class)
$60 (Beginner ONLY track: two beginner classes & two dances)

If you only want to attend the dances, the regular Royal City Swing pricing will be in effect:
LIVE BAND NIGHT:
- $15 regular admission
- $12 discounted admission (students/seniors with valid ID)

REGULAR DANCE NIGHT:
- $10 regular admission
- $7 discounted admission (students/seniors with valid ID)

IMPORTANT NOTE ON PRICING:

For any items purchased via Swing Tix (link coming soon), there will be a $5 per item price increase if you choose to pay with a credit card. Cash is accepted for all transactions, however, in order to receive the appropriate discount payment will need to be received prior to the deadline. For example, early-bird cash payments must be received by 29FEB2016, otherwise regular pricing will apply.

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Private Lessons:  Kim and David are both available for private lessons outside of the workshop while they are in town. This is not an opportunity to be missed. If you are interested please talk to any of the Royal City organizers, they'll take your name/number down and contact you once the schedule has been finalized.

For the dance on Friday, April 29th, Royal City Swing is excited to welcome The Bruce James Orchestra to start the 2016 Dust Up off right! 

The Bruce James Orchestra (BJO) was founded in 1999 with the mandate of keeping the music of the authentic Big Band era alive and thriving in the Greater-Vancouver area. Since it's inception, the BJO has provided exceptional music in the Tri-Cities/Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley- a tenure of 15 years- and continues to strive to uphold it's mandate. The band performs a variety of big band music from swing, to Latin, to soul to modern power ballads - and most genres in between! The ensemble can be found playing corporate events, non-profit fundraisers, weddings, anniversaries,music festivals jazz vespers, private parties, and our favourite: dances!   The Bruce James Orchestra is a group which exudes high energy in our performance, incorporates rehearsed choreography in our musical selections, and is an ensemble which prides itself on excellence inmusical standard, professionalism (both on and off stage), and in providing high calibre showmanship for all its audiences. The Bruce James Orchestra is honoured to perform for Royal City Swing, and looks forward to creating a fabulous musical backdrop for some fancy dancing footwork!


ROYAL CITY SWING'S FRIDAY DANCE - SPECIAL EDITION SWING & BLUES!
ELECTRO SWING & BLUES!

Royal City Swing's Friday Dance - SPECIAL EDITION SWING & BLUES!
ELECTRO SWING & BLUES!


FRIDAY, MARCH 11th, 2016

Doors open at 7:30PM
Beginner Swing Lesson starts at 7:45PM-8:30PM
Beginner Blues Lesson starts at 10:00PM (downstairs)
Floor opens up at 8:30PM for dancing until 1:00AM
Swing dance music from 8:30PM-10:45PM
Blues dance music from 10:45PM-1:00AM

Cover: $10

Discounted Admission: $7
- Students and Seniors with valid ID
- Participants in the Intermediate Balboa Workshop:
https://www.facebook.com/events/881437668639894/
- Participants in the Collegiate Shag 1 Workshop:
https://www.facebook.com/events/181967438826289/

Beginner Lesson Instructors (Swing 7:45PM): Phil & Nicola
Beginner Lesson Instructors (Blues 10:00PM): Kyle & Carolyn

DJ's: Joseph & Liam

These DJs will slowly transition the music from Swing to blues during the blues lesson downstairs (Roughly 10:45-11:00PM)

Parking : There is free parking behind the hall or on Keary Street, there is 2hr parking until 8, about half a block west of the hall. There are metered street parking spots to the east of the hall and on Columbia street.

Pre-purchase dance punch-cards are still available at the old price:
Pay for 10 dances in advance and get one dance for FREE!
$80 for Regular Admission
$50 for Student/Senior Admission
Note: Payment is cash only!

If you are interested in volunteering, please send us a message or email us at royalcityswing@gmail.com! We are looking for more volunteers (Volunteers get free admission)


ROYAL CITY SWING's 5th Anniversary dance - featuring swing aggregation

Royal City Swing's The 5th Anniversary Dance - Featuring Swing Aggregation

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19th, 2015

With a great group of dancers, a solid team of volunteers and so many talented DJ's and instructors, Royal City Swing is thrilled to be celebrating 5 (read that AGAIN, FIVE) years of weekly Swing dances and two years of monthly Swing & Blues dances! There are a lot of exciting plans in the coming months, more workshops, live bands and more... so come celebrate with us!

Doors open at 7:30PM
Beginner Lesson starts around 7:45PM - 8:30PM (approx.)
Floor opens up at 8:30PM for dancing until Midnight

Cover: $15

Discounted Admission ($12):
- Students and Seniors with valid ID
- Participants in the East Cost Swing Workshop:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1090960994261478/

The Jitterbug Junkies will also be performing!!

Beginner Swing Lesson Instructors: Kyle & Natsuko

Band: Swing Aggregation
DJ (band breaks): José

More information on Swing Aggregation can be found on their website: http://swingaggregation.com/

When going outside for fresh air, we ask everyone to keep their volume down.

Parking: There is free parking behind the hall or on Keary Street, there is 2hr parking until 8, about half a block west of the hall. There are metered street parking spots to the east of the hall and on Columbia street.

Pre-purchase dance punch-cards are still available:
Pay for 10 dances in advance and get one dance for FREE!
These are priced at the OLD fee until the cards run out, so be sure to get yours today!
$80 for Regular Admission
$50 for Student/Senior Admission
Note: Payment is cash only!


ROYAL CITY SWING'S 1st ANNUAL new year's eve dance 2015

Royal City Swing is proud to present:
The FIRST annual New Year's Eve Dance!

Ring in 2016 in your best Tiki attire! There will be live music, drinks, good friends and dancing until the wee hours!

Doors open at 9:00PM
Floor opens right away for dancing until 2:00AM

Cover: $35
ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE ONLY! THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR! 
Tickets available for purchase from Royal City Swing, on-sale on Friday, November 6th!

The show is All Ages
Alcohol is available for sale (beer, wine & spirits) for 19+ only

Live Music provided by: The Palomars
DJ: José (for band breaks)

When going outside for fresh air, we ask everyone to keep their volume down.

As this is an event with alcohol available for purchase, Royal City Swing asks that you plan ahead for a safe ride home. The hall is very close to the Sapperton Sky-Train station if transit is an option. Please do not drink and drive!

If you do plan on driving, there is free parking behind the hall or on Keary Street, there is 2hr parking until 8:00PM, about half a block west of the hall. There are metered street parking spots to the east of the hall and on Columbia street.


ROYAL CITY SWING'S 5th ANNUAL christmas DANCE 2015

Royal City Swing is proud to present:
5th Annual Christmas Dance!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18th, 2015

Doors open at 7:30PM
Beginner Lesson starts around 7:45PM - 8:30PM (approx.)
Floor opens up at 8:30PM for dancing until Midnight

Ugliest Sweater Ever Contest!! 
Top Three Costumes will win prizes:
1st place: $25 Steel & Oak Brewing Co. Gift Certificate and a Gift Certificate for a 4-week workshop series for one ($40 value) and a Royal City Swing t-shirt!

2nd place: Gift Certificate for 2 free admissions for one (up to a $20 value) to Royal City Swing and a Royal City Swing t-shirt!

3rd place: Gift Certificate for a RCS glass water bottle ($9 value) and a Royal City Swing t-shirt!

Cover: $10
** NEW ADMISSION FEE IN EFFECT **

Discounted Admission: $7
- Students and Seniors with valid ID
- Anyone Dressed in their ugliest Christmas sweater
(The uglier, the better! Get out that tinsel!)

Beginner Swing Lesson Instructors: Kyle & Nicola
DJ's: Kevin & Kyle

When going outside for fresh air, we ask everyone to keep their volume down.

Parking: There is free parking behind the hall or on Keary Street, there is 2hr parking until 8:00PM, about half a block west of the hall. There are metered street parking spots to the east of the hall and on Columbia street.

Pre-purchase dance punch-cards are now available:
Pay for 10 dances in advance and get one dance for FREE!
These are priced at the OLD fee until the cards run out, so be sure to get yours today!
$80 for Regular Admission
$50 for Student/Senior Admission
Note: Payment is cash only!

If you are interested in volunteering, please send us a message! We are looking for more volunteers (Volunteers get free admission)


ROYAL CITY SWING's 5th Annual halloween sugar push 2015

Royal City Swing is proud to present:
5th Annual Halloween Sugar Push - Featuring the "DJ José Show"

Best Costume Ever Contest!! 
Top Three Costumes will win prizes:
1st place: $25 Steel & Oak Brewing Co. Gift Certificate and a Gift Certificate for a 4-week workshop series for one ($40 value) and a Royal City Swing t-shirt!

2nd place: Gift Certificate for 2 free admissions for one (up to a $20 value) to Royal City Swing and a Royal City Swing t-shirt!

3rd place: Gift Certificate for a RCS glass water bottle ($9 value) and a Royal City Swing t-shirt!

Cover: $10
** NEW ADMISSION FEE IN EFFECT **

Discounted Admission ($7):
- Students and Seniors with valid ID
- Anyone Dressed in Full Halloween Costume (it doesn't count if you're just wearing a mask), get creative!
- Participants in the Dean Collins Shim Sham workshop:
https://www.facebook.com/events/151360531867136/
- Participants in the Blues workshop:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1649725408615942/

Doors open at 7:30PM
Beginner Lesson starts around 7:45PM - 8:30PM (approx.)
Floor opens up at 8:30PM for dancing until Midnight

Beginner Swing Lesson Instructor: Afonso & Jessica
DJ: José

Parking: There is free parking behind the hall or on Keary Street, there is 2hr parking until 8:00PM, about half a block west of the hall. There are metered street parking spots to the east of the hall and on Columbia street.

Pre-purchase dance punch-cards are now available:
Pay for 10 dances in advance and get one dance for FREE!
These are priced at the OLD fee until the cards run out, so be sure to get yours today!
$80 for Regular Admission
$50 for Student/Senior Admission
Note: Payment is cash only!

If you are interested in volunteering, please send us a message! We are looking for more volunteers (Volunteers get free admission)


ROYAL CITY SWING AT Columbia streat food truck festival 2015

Royal City Swing at the Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Festival

The Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Festival is an event where the City of New Westminster closes down Columbia Street for all the local food trucks to come down and show off their eats! Royal City Swing is thrilled to be a part of the festival for the first time this year!

Saturday, August 22nd
4:00PM - 10:00PM 

There is so much planned to make this year great!
Great DJs!
Performances! 
Free Lessons!

Come out, enjoy more food than you can handle and dance the night away!

Keep in mind this is an outdoor festival so come prepared!


ROYAL CITY SWING AT the 12th street music festival 2015

Royal City Swing at the 12th Street Music Festival!
Featuring Deanna Knight & The Hot Club of Mars

Royal City Swing will be swinging out to the 12th Street Music Festival again this year!

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Live Band! 
Performances! 
Free Lessons! 

The New Westminster's 12th Street Music Festival is a fantastic event, second largest to the Hayak festival, where 12th Street is shutdown from 10th Avenue to 6th Avenue with many stages set up with live bands, shops and food vendors all day!

This Year, Royal City Swing will be managing one of the stages (or stage areas) booking our own swing band(s) and providing a dedicated swing and blues section for dancers to come enjoy! All for FREE!

The tentative schedule:
11:00AM - Festival opens
11:30AM - Shim Sham Flash Mob
12:00PM - Free Lesson
1:00PM - Deanna Knight & The Hot Club of Mars: 1st Set
2:00PM - Shim Sham Flash Mob
2:30PM - Free Lesson
3:00PM - Deanna Knight & The Hot Club of Mars: 2nd Set
4:00PM - Festival starts closing down

Keep in mind this is an outdoor festival, so come prepared!


ROYAL CITY DUST UP 2015: BALBOA / COLLEGIATE SHAG WORKSHOP
FEATURING PETER FLAHIFF & LAUREN STANLEY

Royal City Swing is thrilled to welcome Peter Flahiff and Lauren Stanley! These two are both so wonderful to learn with and their passion for dance is contagious! 

The workshop will feature FIVE classes and is geared for intermediate/advanced Balboa/Shag dancers. To get the most of the workshop, it is strongly recommended you are comfortable with the basics in both Balboa and Shag. The good news is there is still time to practice!

All classes will take place at Royal City Swing's usual haunt, Sapperton Hall on Keary Street in New Westminster (only a couple blocks from the Sapperton Skytrain station). 

Peter and Lauren will also be teaching the beginner swing lesson at Royal City Swing's regular Friday night dance on Friday, July 24th... so much awesome!

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The workshop will focus on Balboa and Collegiate Shag at an intermediate/advanced level. To succeed in this workshop, it is essential you are comfortable with the basics in both Balboa and Collegiate Shag. 

There will be FIVE fantastic classes, to whet your appetite here are the class descriptions: 

CLASS ONE: 
Shag Technique Upgrades! Lauren and Peter specialize in making your Shag easier and more comfortable than ever, like the dance was originally! In this class, they'll show you tips and tricks to dance Collegiate Shag smoothly and efficiently so you can dance it all night! 

CLASS TWO:
Collegiate Shag Moves and Movement! Pick up some great material to use on the social floor. Peter and Lauren will share some classic moves from the original Shag era to make you the coolest Shag dancers around! 

CLASS THREE:
Balboa Technique Master Class! Peter and Lauren are specialists in smooth and efficient Balboa technique that will take your dancing to a whole new level of awesome. Pearls of wisdom from many years of experience will upgrade your style and movement. 

CLASS FOUR:
Balboa Moves and Styling! Lauren is noted in the balboa community for her ability to combine elegant style with dynamic ideas; Peter is acclaimed for his smoothness and ability to take standard moves and make something fresh. This class will give you insight into all of this! 

CLASS FIVE: 
Integration! In this class, Peter and Lauren show you how to seamlessly and fluidly transition between ALL your swing dancing: Balboa, Lindy Hop, Shag, East Coast Swing... All in one song? ABSOLUTELY.

When: Saturday, July 25th

CLASS SCHEDULE (SAT / 25JUL): 
Class 1: 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Class 2: 11:15AM - 12:15PM
LUNCH: 12:15PM - 1:15PM
Class 3: 1:15PM - 2:15PM
Class 4: 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Class 5: 3:45PM - 4:45PM

 On SAT / 25JUL, Doors will open at 9:30AM.

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There will be TWO dances, the first will be Royal City Swing's regular Friday night dance.

FRI / 24JUL: 
Doors open at 7:30PM
Beginner Lesson at 7:45PM - 8:30PM (Taught by Peter & Lauren)
Dancing from 8:30PM - 12:00AM

SAT / 25JUL:
Doors open at 8:00PM
Dancing from 8:30PM - 12:00AM (No beginner lesson)

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PRICES:
Two ticket categories:
1. All Inclusive: 5 Classes and 2 dances
2. Per Class: Purchase on an individual basis

10APR until 17JUL
All Inclusive: $85
Per Class: $20

18JUL onward
All Inclusive: $110
Per Class: $25

If you only want to attend the dances, the regular Royal City Swing pricing will be in effect:
- $8 regular admission
- $5 discounted admission (students/seniors with valid ID)

 

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Private Lessons:  Peter and Lauren are both available for private lessons outside of the workshop while they are in town. This is not an opportunity to be missed. If you are interested please talk to any of the Royal City organizers (Afonso, Nicola & Natsuko), they'll take your name/number down and contact you once the schedule has been finalized.


ROYAL CITY SWING AT THE SAPPERTON DAYS FESTIVAL 2015

Royal City Swing at The Sapperton Days Festival

Royal City Swing will be out in full force at the Sapperton Days Festival again this year!

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Sapperton Days Festival is an event where the City of New Westminster closes down Columbia Street from Keary to Braid, and local businesses head out to show their wears, foods and provide entertainment. Royal City Swing tends to take over the end of the street closest to Braid having dancers dancing on the street!

There is so much planned to make this year great!
Great DJs!
Performances! 
Free Lessons! 

Approximate Schedule:
Sapperton day festival runs from 10:00AM - 5:00PM:
10:00AM - Pancake Breakfast
11:00AM - Offical start of the street vending
12:00PM - Free Swing-Dance lesson
1:00PM - DC Shim Sham Flash Mob
3:00PM - Free Swing-Dance Lesson
4:00PM - Shim Sham Flash Mob
5:00PM - Vendors close down for reopening of the street to vehicle traffic.

Come out, dance, eat, check out vendors, and have fun with us!

Keep in mind this is an outdoor festival so come prepared!


ROYAL CITY SWING'S FRIDAY DANCE - FEATURING THE JEN HODGE QUINTET

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Royal City Swing presents The Jen Hodge Quintet!

Doors open at 7:30pm
Beginner Lesson at 7:45-8:30pm (approx.)
Floor opens up at 8:30pm for dancing until Midnight with music from The Jen Hodge Quintet! 

Come out and dance the night away to the swingin' sounds of the Jen Hodge Quintet! 

Cover: $15

Discounted Admission ($12):
- Students and Seniors with valid ID
- Dancers heading to Blues Cafe after Royal City Swing

Blues Cafe: https://www.facebook.com/events/867895209937072/

Beginner Lesson Instructor: Lucas & Natsuko
DJ (band breaks): Afonso

When going outside for fresh air, we ask everyone to keep their volume down.

Parking : There is free parking behind the hall or on Keary street, there is 2hr parking until 8, about half a block west of the hall. There are metered street parking spots to the east of the hall and on Columbia street.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send us a message! We are looking for more volunteers (Volunteers get free admission)


ROYAL CITY SWING'S 4TH ANNIVERSARY DANCE
PRESENTS Deanna knight & The Hot Club of mars

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015

Doors open at 7:30pm
Beginner Lesson at 7:45-8:30pm (approx.)
Blues Lesson at 10:00-10:45pm (approx.)
Floor opens up at 8:30pm for dancing until 1:00am with music from Deanna Knight & The Hot Club of Mars! 

Just like a regular Swing / Blues night, the music will transition from swing to blues between 10:30 and 11pm. The dance floor keeps moving with blues music until 1am! Be sure to dress in your vintage-swing attire to celebrate Royal City Swing turning FOUR!

Cover: $15

Discounted Admission ($12):
- Students and Seniors with valid ID
- Those arriving 10:00pm or later just for blues dancing

Beginner Lesson Instructors: Afonso & Nicola
Blues Lesson Instructors: Tien & Pomona
DJ's (band breaks): DJ José & Tien

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Royal City Swing presents
The Palomars

Friday, January 23, 2015

Doors open at 7:30pm
Beginner Lesson at 7:45-8:30pm (approx.)
Floor opens up at 8:30pm for dancing until Midnight with music from The Palomars! 

Dress in your rockabilly finest... take high energy rockabilly and mix it with some uptown hillbilly jazz and you'll snap your fingers and shuffle your feet all night long. 

Cover: $15

Discounted Admission ($12):
- Students and Seniors with valid ID

Beginner Lesson Instructor: Jason & Crystal Warner
DJ (band breaks): DJ José


ROYAL CITY SWING PRESENTS STEVE COOMBE'S HOT FIVE!

Royal City Swing is especially excited to be presenting Steve Coombe from London England!

https://www.facebook.com/events/708658239206164/

Doors open at 7:30pm

Beginner Lesson downstairs starts around 7:45pm till 8:30ish,Floor opens up at 8:30pm for dancing until Midnight with music from Steve Coombe's Hot Five!

Cover: $15

Discounted Admission ($12):
- Students and Seniors with valid ID
- Students attending the Live Band Musicality workshop!
- Dancers going to FUSE after

https://www.facebook.com/pages/FUSE-Dance/193221077396143

Advanced Tickets:

Advanced Tickets can be purchase at the discounted rate for just the dance, OR $20 for both the Musicality workshop and the dance! Tickets can be purchased at Royal City Swing, or by contacting Royal City Swing (royalcityswing@gmail.com) to arrange getting tickets from organizers.

Beginner Lesson Instructor: TBA

DJ (band breaks): K-While and Afonso

Steve Coombe's Bio:
"London based trumpet player and pianist Steve Coombe is one of the busiest musicians on the Lindy Hop scene, travelling around Europe with his bands The Shirt Tail Stompers, Steve Coombe's Hot Six and Cassidy and The Orleans Kids. A lover of social dancing, he'll almost certainly be one of the last remaining on the floor at the end of a night. Although whether that's because he's still dancing or has just had too much Fancy Beer is up for debate. Here's a few of the camps he's led bands at...

European Swing Dance Championships in London and Barcelona, Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden, Swing Crash in Como, Harlem in Lithuania, Smokey Feet in Amsterdam, Swingin Spring in Gothenburg, Paris Jazz Roots, Lindy Shock in Budapest, London Swing Festival. Tenhola Dance Camp in Finland, Winter Jump in Norway, Rock That Swing Festival in Munich, Shout Sister Shout in Rome, Goodnight Sweatheart in UK, Be Lindy Zena Camp in Italy, Shout and Feel It in Bologna, Camp Savoy UK, The Mooche in Ireland and Swing Cite in Belgium. Also lindy exchanges in Zurich, London, Paris, Cambridge, Dublin and Copenhagen."

Parking : There is free parking behind the hall or on Keary street, there is 2hr parking until 8, about half a block west of the hall. There are metered street parking spots to the east of the hall and on Columbia street.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send us a message! We are looking for more volunteers (Volunteers get free admission) 


Royal City Swing Swings out at 12 street Music Festival, 2014!

Royal City Swing will be swinging out to the 12st Music festival again this year with increased presence and festivities! 

July 27th, 11am - 4pm

Live Band! Performances! Free Lessons! Prizes!

The New Westminster's 12th Street Music Festival is a fantastic event, second largest to the Hayak festival, where 12th Street is shutdown from 10th Ave to 6th Ave (that's 14 blocks!) with many stages set up with live bands, shops and food vendors all day!

This Year, Royal City Swing will be managing one of the stages (or stage areas) booking our own swing band(s) and providing a dedicated swing and blues section for dancers to come enjoy! All for FREE!

Detailed schedule and band to be announced soon!

Here's the tentative schedule: - SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

11:00 am - Festival opens!
11:30 am - Shim Sham Flash Mob!
12 noon -  Free Lesson
1:00 pm  - T.Riley and Bonnie Northgraves first set
2:00 pm - Shim Sham Flash Mob!
2:30 pm - Free Lesson
3:00 pm - T.Riley and Bonnie Northgraves second set 
4:00 pm - Festival starts closing down

https://www.facebook.com/events/594287230670149/


Royal City Swing at the Key West Ford Show n Shine, with T. Riley! July 13th

Like cars? Like dancing? Like live music? Like summer street festivals? Well, we have good news for you!

This year, Royal City Swing is participating in the Key West Ford Show n Shine in a significant way! Royal City Swing is managing both the teamster's mobile stage, as well as the entertainment east of 4th on Columbia!

A lot of great stuff to go along with the rest of the festival already planned:
- Dancing to Live performances of T Riley
- Free dance lessons
- Performances from the JitterbugJunkies
- Lots of great dancing with DJs K-While and Afonso
- Shim Sham Flash Mobs

Tentative schedule for the activities so far:
11:00 am - Performance by the Jitterbug Junkies!
12 noon - Free Lesson!
1:30pm - T. Riley's first Set!
2:30pm - Shim Sham Flash Mob
3:00pm - Free Lesson!
3:30pm - T.Riley's Second Set!

So Save the day, and come help us promote swing dancing, enjoy the music and the festival, and dance the whole day!

https://www.facebook.com/events/309596932537158/


Royal City Swing's Balboa Ball!

July 4th Royal City Swing is proud to be the first dance of the Vancouver Balboa Mini-fest workshop weekend

The dance will be a regular Royal City Swing Friday night dance with an east coast drop-in lesson, but the dance will have an out of town balboa DJ playing balboa friendly music through the night with our own DJ playing the kinds of music Royal City Swing is famous for!

Schedule:
Doors open at 7:30pm
Balboa Musicality! Workshop downstairs starts at 7:30pm until 8:30pm,
Regular East Coast Beginner Lesson upstairs starts around 7:45pm till 8:30ish,
loor opens up at 8:30pm for dancing until Midnight

Cover: $8

Discounted Admission ($5):
- Students and Seniors with valid ID
- Students in the downstairs workshop
- Dancers going to FUSE after

FREE for those participating in the Vancouver Balboa Mini-fest.

Beginner Lesson Instructor: Afonso and Nicola

DJ: Travis Whetman and K-While

Parking : There is free parking behind the hall or on Keary street, there is 2hr parking until 8, about half a block west of the hall. There are metered street parking spots to the east of the hall and on Columbia street.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send us a message! We are looking for more volunteers (Volunteers get free admission)

 https://www.facebook.com/events/446807888787793/


Royal City Swing Swings Sapperton Days Festival 2014! - June 8th, 2014

Royal City Swing will be out in full force at the Sapperton Days Festival again this year! DJ's K-While and Afonso will be playing music from our booth, dancing around the event! Come look at Nicola's Car!

Sapperton Days Festival is an event where the City of New Westminster closes down Columbia Street from Keary to Braid, and local businesses head out to show their wears, foods and provide entertainment. Royal City Swing tends to take over the end of the street closest to Braid having dancers dancing on the street!

Come out, dance, eat, check out vendors, and have fun with us!

Royal City Swing is excited to have:
- A performance from the JitterbugJunkies!
- Shim Sham flash mobs
- free lessons
- prizes!

Sapperton day festival runs from 
10am - 5pm:
10 am - pancake breakfast
11 am - offical start of the street vending
12 noon - Free lesson
1 pm - DC shim sham flash mob
2 pm - Performance by the Jitterbug Junkies
3 pm - Free Lesson
4 pm - Shim Sham Flash Mob!
5 pm - Vendors close down for reopening of the street to vehicle traffic.

DJ'd music will be played from 10am - 5pm!

DJs: Afonso, K-while and more!

https://www.facebook.com/events/733120786708589/

Royal City Swing is excited to have:- A performance from the JitterbugJunkies!- Shim Sham flash mobs- free lessons- prizes!Sapperton day festival runs from 10am - 5pm:10 am - pancake breakfast11 am - offical start of the street vending12 noon - Free lesson1 pm - DC shim sham flash mob2 pm - Performance by the Jitterbug Junkies3 pm - Free Lesson4 pm - Shim Sham Flash Mob!5 pm - Vendors close down for reopening of the street to vehicle traffic.DJ'd music will be played from 10am - 5pm!


Royal City Swing Celebrates Frankie 100!

May 23rd, 2014 - 7:30pm - midnight

May 26th, 2014 will be Frankie Manning's (one of the founding father's of Lindy Hop, and swing dancing) One Hundredth Birthday! The global lindy hop community is going to be celebrating! Vancouver and the lower mainland venues have gotten together to mutually promote 4 nights of amazing dancing. 

Royal City Swing's participation in this event will be a Frankie style Lindy Hop competition on the Friday night! Details will be coming out soon!

Doors open at 7:30pm
Beginner Lesson starts around 7:45pm till 8:30ish,
Floor opens up at 8:30pm for dancing until Midnight
Competition will begin between 9:30 and 10 pm.

Congratulations to our winners:
First place Jack and Jill: Kelsey Savage and Justin Howell
Second place Jack and Jill: Johnna Gurgel and Lucas DeCoste
Third place Jack and Jill: Mandy Stewart and Jon Diss
First place (Audience selected) Shim Shammer: Edina Shaw

Cover: $8

Discounted Admission ($5):
- Students and Seniors with valid ID
- Dancers participating in the competitions

Beginner Lesson Instructor: Afonso and TBA

DJ: Dropsy and Jose

https://www.facebook.com/events/560061307426162

Parking: There is free parking behind the hall or on Keary street, there is 2hr parking until 8, about half a block west of the hall. There are metered street parking spots to the east of the hall and on Columbia street.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send us a message! We are looking for more volunteers (Volunteers get free admission)


Royal City Swing's Friday Sock Hop Dance! - March 7, 2014

We are having the floors re-finished, and we can't wear shoes in the hall for a week, so.... SOCK HOP! We will be providing Socks if you aren't comfortable dancing in your own socks!

Doors open at 7:30pm
Beginner Lesson starts around 7:45pm till 8:30ish,
Floor opens up at 8:30pm for dancing until Midnight

Cover: $8

Discounted Admission ($5):
- Students and Seniors with valid ID
- Dancers going to FUSE after
For those going to FUSE after:
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Beginner Lesson Instructor: Afonso and Natsuko

DJ: Kastle and Joseph

https://www.facebook.com/events/659956584062961/

Parking : There is free parking behind the hall or on Keary street, there is 2hr parking until 8, about half a block west of the hall. There are metered street parking spots to the east of the hall and on Columbia street.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send us a message! We are looking for more volunteers (Volunteers get free admission)


Royal City Swing's The 3rd Anniversary and Valentines Swing and Blues Dance with the Soft Winds Quartet featuring T.Riley! - February 14th, 2014

Royal City Swing is celebrating 3 years of weekly Swing dances, half a year of swing and blues dances, the 3rd annual Valentines dance and our second band: the Soft Winds Quartet Featuring T.Riley!

Cover: $15 - for the entire night (including the two lessons)

Discounted Admission ($12):
- Students and Seniors with valid ID
- Those arriving 10:30pm or later just for blues dancing

Beginner Lesson Instructors (Swing 7:45pm): Afonso & Natsuko

Beginner Lesson Instructors (Blues 10:30 pm): Kyle and Sara N

Band: Soft Winds Quartet featuring T. Riley!

*** Live Swing music and Blues music! ***

DJ'd band breaks: Kyle and Afonso

Description of the evening (short version):
Doors open at 7:30pm
Beginner Swing Lesson starts around 7:45pm till 8:30ish
Beginner Blues Lesson starts around 10:30pm (downstairs)
Floor opens up at 8:30pm for dancing until 1am
Swing dance music from 8:30pm-10:45pm
Blues dance music from 11:00pm-1:00am

Description of the evening (long version):
The evening will begin as usual with our beginner drop-in swing dance lesson from 7:45 to 8:30 pm. Then the Soft Winds Quartet featuring T.Riley will take the stage playing fantastic swing music until 10:30 pm. The band will take a bit longer break in order for our drop-in blues dance lesson from 10:30 to 11pm. While this blues dance lesson is going on, there will be DJ'd swing and blues music from until 11pm. Then the Soft Winds Quartet featuring T.Riley will take the stage again playing blues dance music! Blues dance music will continue until 1am. It's Valentines Day, so wear Red, and dress to impress!

More information on T.Riley can be found on her website: http://t-riley.com/

When going outside for fresh air, we ask everyone to keep their volume down. We don't want the police being called!

Parking: There is free parking behind the hall or on Keary street, there is 2hr parking until 8, about half a block west of the hall. There are metered street parking spots to the east of the hall and on Columbia street.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send us a message! We are looking for more volunteers (Volunteers get free admission)


Royal City Swing's 3rd Annual Christmas Swing Dance! - December 21st, 2013

Doors open at 7:30pm
Beginner Lesson starts around 7:45pm till 8:30ish,
Floor opens up at 8:30pm for dancing until Midnight

Cover: $8

Discounted Admission ($5):
- Students and Seniors with valid ID
- People heading to Blues Cafe after

Beginner Lesson Instructor: Kyle and Natsuko

DJ: Jose and K-While

Ugliest Sweater Ever Contest!!

Congratulations to this years winners: Alexis and Ken! Winners each received 1 free pass to any Royal City Swing 4 week workshop series. (40$)

The Christmas "Gift Exchange"

Join Us for our Christmas Gift Exchange! To enter you must bring a gift valued at $5 or more. You get to exchange your gift with any other gift in our gift pile with a chance to pick one of our “Super Gifts”:

- Royal City Swing Dance Lessons for 2!
- $50 Tim Hortons Certificate!
- Chocolates and Wine!

Congratulations to our winners!

1st: Mattius and Florence,  2nd: Christina and Ted, 3rd: Greg and Elena!


Royal City Swing and Rhythm City Productions are joined forces to bring you a two-night dance competition and party!

It's a Jack & Jill, a comp where you don't need a partner, you just sign up and we give you one! Jacks & Jills mix it up, have a lot of fun, and win some awesome prizes! 

Prizes: 
Passes for 2 to PLEX! The Prairie Lindy Exchange, in Saskatoon, March 21-23, 2014
Dance Passes for 2 to RCMA January 2014
Workshops at Royal City Swing 
Band night tickets to Rhythm City Strut
Tickets to Royal City Swing

Preliminary round was held: Friday December 6th to Royal City Swing's night.

And Finals were held: Thursday, December 12th for Rhythm City's Blackstick CD Release Party at Rhythm City Strut's Holiday Dance!

Registration fee: $5 

https://www.facebook.com/events/181345835395599/


Third Annual Halloween Sugar Push!

Costume Contest Winners get:

1st & 2nd Place each received:
- Free Workshop Series of up to 4 Workshops
- Royal City Swing T-shirt!
- $50 Tim Horton's gift card!

3rd Place received:
-Free admission to Royal City Swing regular Friday night dance for two!

Discount Admission Pricing for:
Anyone Dressed in Full Halloween Costume or Students with current Student ID

(Discount Admission to be determined by RCS Staff)

Royal City Swing DJ: DJ SUPER and K-While!

All Ages Dance – No Partner Required.

Free Lesson Starting at 7:45pm.

When: Friday Night, Nov 1st, 2013
7:30pm to 12 midnight.

Where: Sapperton Pensioners Hall
318 Keary St, New West

One block west of Sapperton Skytrain Station. Free Parking at the back & street.


The Second Anniversary and Valentines Swing Dance
Featuring Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators!

After 2 years of Royal City Swing, we will have our first band performing for our dancing pleasure! And not just any band either! Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators from Seattle!

Glenn and his Syncopators have been performing all over the US and Canada!

Check out them out:

http://www.syncopators.net/
www.youtube.com/user/syncopators
www.facebook.com/syncopators

Doors open at 7:30pm and Beginner Lesson starts around 7:45pm till 8:30ish, Floor opens up at 8:30pm for dancing until Midnight with three 3 sets of great swing music from Glenn and his Syncopators!

Cover: $15

Discounted Admission Pricing ($12) for:

  • Students with Valid IDs
  • Tickets purchased in advance

Beginner lesson starting at 7:45pm, no partner required!

More Details to come!


The 2nd Annual Christmas Swing Dance!

Ugliest Sweater Ever Contest!!

Winner receives 1 free pass to any Royal City Swing 4 week workshop series. ($40)

The Christmas "Gift Exchange"

Join Us for our Christmas Gift Exchange! To enter you must bring a gift valued at $5 or more. You get to exchange your gift with any other gift in our gift pile with a chance to pick one of our “Super Gifts”:
- Royal City Swing Dance Lessons for 2!
- $50 Tim Hortons Certificate!
- Chocolates and Wine!

Discounted Admission Pricing ($5) for:

  • Students with Valid IDs

Beginner lesson starting at 7:45pm, no partner required!

Cover: $8

Beginner Lesson Instructors: Jessica Fields Leslie and Kyle MacDonald

DJ: Afonso and Jose


The 2nd Annual Halloween Sugar Push

Best Costume Ever Contest!!

Top Three Costumes will win prizes:

  • 1st place: $50 Tim Hortons Gift certificate
  • and Free 4 week workshop series ($40 value)
  • at Royal City Swing
  • 2nd place: $25 Tim Hortons Gift certificate
  • and Free 2 week workshop series ($20 value)
  • at Royal City Swing
  • 3rd place: Free admission for 2 to a Royal City Swing Dance! (up to $16 value)

Discounted Admission Pricing ($5) for:

  • Anyone Dressed in Full Halloween Costume
  • Students with Valid IDs
  • Anyone taking the Charleston workshops downstairs
  • Dancers going to Blues in the City after

Beginner lesson starting at 7:45pm, no partner required!

Cover: $8

Beginner Lesson Instructors: Jessica Fields Leslie and Kyle MacDonald

DJ: SUPER


The Christmas "Gift Exchange"

Join Us for our Christmas Gift Exchange! To enter you must bring a gift valued at $5 or more. You get to exchange your gift with any other gift in our gift pile with a chance to pick one of our “Super Gifts”:

- Royal City Swing Dance Lessons for 2!
- $50 Keg Gift Certificate!
- Sparkling Wine, Chocolates & more!

Discount Admission Pricing for:
- Dressing in full Christmas costume!
- Students with current Student ID

Royal City Swing DJ: DJ Stacy and Trudi

All Ages Dance – No Partner Required.

Free Lesson Starting at 7:30pm.

When: Friday Night, Dec 16, 2011

7:30pm to 12 midnight.

Where: Sapperton Pensioners Hall
318 Keary St, New West

One block west of Sapperton Skytrain Station. Free Parking at the back & street.


The Halloween Sugar Push

Contest Winners

1st Place Winners:
Laura & Michael as "Zombie Red Riding Hood & the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy"

2nd Place Winner:
Elisabeth as "Sally from Nightmare before Christmas"

3rd Place Winner:
Lucas as "Ali G"

1st & 2nd Place each received:
-$50 Keg Gift Certificate!
-Admission for 2 for Royal City Swing’s New Years Eve Swing Out Party!
-Lindy Hop Series Lessons for 2!
-Best Costume Ever Contest Trophy!

3rd Place received:
-Admission for 2 to Jungle Swing.

Discount Admission Pricing for:
Anyone Dressed in Full Halloween Costume or Students with current Student ID

(Discount Admission to be determined by RCS Staff)

Royal City Swing DJ: DJ Jose!

All Ages Dance – No Partner Required.

Free Lesson Starting at 7:30pm.

When: Friday Night, Oct 28, 2011

7:30pm to 12 midnight.

Where: Sapperton Pensioners Hall
318 Keary St, New West

One block west of Sapperton Skytrain Station. Free Parking at the back & street.