Where to Swing Dance in Victoria?

Victoria has many great places to dance! This listing is current as of August 8, 2019


8:30pm-11pm - Red Hot Swing presents: Shake, Rattle, and Roll
Norway House, 1110 Hillside Ave
Admission: $14 band, $9 if DJ
No beginner lesson


8pm-12am - Victoria Events Centre presents: Speakeasy
Victoria Events Centre, 1415 Broad St.
Admission: $10
Occasional beginner lesson, check facebook page


7pm-9pm - The Duchess House presents: Balboa Practice Space
1741 Duchess St, (private house)
Admission: By donation, $2-$5
No beginner lesson


5pm-7pm - Cup of Joe: Dave Harris and the Hip Shake Collective
Cup of Joe, 1-230 Menzies Street
Admission: Free, but please buy food or drinks and tip the band.
Note: No dancing is allowed inside the restaurant due to liquor laws. Dancing in encouraged just outside the door.


8:15pm-12am - Red Hot Swing presents: RHS Saturdays
Bert Richman Building, 4145 Lambrick Way
Admission: $14 band, $9 if DJ
Beginner lesson included: 8:35pm-9:20pm

6:45pm-11pm - BC Swing Dance Club Victoria - West Coast Swing Dance
Fisgard Business Centre, 847 Fisgard St 
Admission: $10
Beginner lesson included: 7pm-8pm


3pm-7:30pm - V Lounge at the Red Lion: Sunday Blues Service Jam
V Lounge at the Red Lion, 3366 Douglas Street

SDAV goes to the Butchart Gardens!

In July and August, the Butchart Gardens hosts a variety of performances on at their bandshell. We’ve gone through the schedule and found some that we think will have some danceable music. The shows start at 8pm, and you have to pay admission to the gardens.

Every Tuesday is Chris Millington. There’s dance space on the stage! Expect a variety  of music for swing and ballroom dances.

Friday, July 19 - The Kingmixers play blues. 

Tuesday, July 23, and Tuesday, August 20 - the Commodores Big Band. Dancing on the  stage, likely a mix of swing and ballroom dances.

Friday, August 2 - David Vest. Boogie Woogie Piano, likely all swing and blues tunes.

Monday, August 12 - Van Django - A favourite of the Vancouver Swing Society! Jazz in  the style of Django Reinhardt.

All the shows: https://www.butchartgardens.com/summer-entertainment-calendar/