Announcements for Week 2


Membership Cards

Memberships cards will be available in one of the classes you are registered in starting this week. Make sure to check each class you are registered in for your card. Your membership card is used to grant you entrance to your weekly class. Please don’t lose it! You can take a picture of it with your phone, or laminate it to keep it safe. It is also the most convenient way to access our dances, workshops and other events. If you do not receive your card in any of the classes you are registered in, please contact the club.

Class Transfers

If you are finding the time of your class or level of your class is not working out, you are able to put in a transfer request by filling out the form on our website. Class transfer requests after registration is closed are subject to both executive and instructor approval and there are no refunds for transferring to a lower level class.

Members Dance Team Registration

The members dance performance team will be learning and performing a Waltz routine at our Mistletoes Ball formal dance in November. Intermediate and advanced dancers are welcomed to join this performance taught by Bernadette and Gee. Classes are Wednesdays at Trinity Orthodox Hall from 8:30pm - 10:00 pm starting Wednesday, September 19th, 2018. Registration will take place before the first class of the term from 8:00pm - 8:30pm. Cost is $125, and includes a dinner dance registration for Mistletoes.

Specialty Class Registration

We offer a specialty class for our members that may be interested in topics other than what is taught in class. This term the specialty class will be the West Coast Swing Bootcamp. This is for members who would like to become more confident in their West Coast Swing basics, introducing basic patterns, using drills to sharpen skills & technique. Come and find out what makes this dance so popular. Taught by Ken & Tanya, the first night of the specialty class will be Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 8:00pm at the Nutana Legion. The cost is $60 for the first term and registration will take place before the first class from 7:30pm - 8:00pm.

September Monthly Dance

The first monthly dance of the dance season is Saturday, September 29th, 2018 from 7:00pm - 10:00pm at Trinity Orthodox Hall. The price is $5 for members, $10 for non-members accompanied with a member. Cash only payment will be taken at the door. Please remember your member cards and clean non-marking shoes.

Harvest Swing

Harvest Swing is Saturday, October 20th, 2018. Member tickets are $30, and student members pay $25. Non-member tickets are $45. Tickets will be sold at the door; Member tickets $35, student members $30, and non-member $50. Doors open at 7:30pm, dancing is from 8pm until midnight at TCU Place.

Volunteers

We are excited to announce an update to our volunteer perk policy. All volunteers who donate 6 or more hours of their time to the club will receive: an invitation to early registration in July for the upcoming dance year, a Volunteer Collector’s piece of club merchandise (selected by the executive each year) and complimentary entry to the next years monthly dances (note tickets are non-transferable).

If you are interested in volunteering with the club please contact our volunteer coordinator on our website.

We are looking for help:

  • At dances
  • At workshops
  • With registration
  • Advertising events

Volunteer Lead / Follow Program

Our club is always looking for leads and follows to help balance out role ratios in our classes. If you are interested in helping balance classes please fill out the volunteer lead/follow form and return to the club. Volunteers will be assigned based on availability on form and instructor requests. For more information on the program visit our website.

Executive Positions to Fill

We currently have vacant executive positions and are looking for interested members to contact our president to learn more about the roles. We are looking for:

  • Director of Marketing and Communications — focused on digital and social marketing of the club involving graphic art design and creative writing.
  • Student Member at Large — focused on representing the interests of our members that are attending Post-Secondary education. They will work closely with the General Members at Large.

General Reminders

Keeping up with Club Events

All our announcements and event information will be posted on our website (www.uofsbdc.com) for easy access. We also encourage you follow us on twitter (@uofsbdc) and like our facebook page for up-to-date information on workshops, dances and events.

Practice Session

Our practice session is held Thursdays at Grosvenor Park United Church from 7:45pm till 8:45pm. The first practice session will be held Thursday, September 20th, 2018.

Missing Classes

There is nothing to worry about if you have to miss a class. Attending the next weeks class for your session is the best way to catch up on what you missed.

Keep Personal Effects on You

Please bring your shoes and personal effects in with you and not left unattended in waiting areas. This is for security of your personal belongings.

Clean Shoes

Please make sure that you have a clean, dry pair of non-marking shoes to use in classes and at our events and dances.

  • Remove dirty outdoor shoes before entering the dance floor.
  • Avoid putting dirty shoes on chairs or other furniture.
  • Scrape dust from dance shoes into garbage bins; and never on the dance floors.

Member Cards

Your membership card is the easiest way to register for check in to club events. Make sure to have it on you or have a picture of it on your phone.

Confirmation Emails

When you register for our events; the confirmation e-mail sent out is your guarantee that a registration went through. Make sure to contact the club if you do not receive an e-mail for a class or formal dance you registered for.