Dances & Events
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Having an event with a theme?  A dance lesson at the beginning gets the party started!
Put some magic in that first dance  - with lessons for the bride and groom … & bridal party
I'm also available for private lessons.

Up-coming Special Events … come and join the fun & excitement
in Nanaimo, Nanoose, Parksville, Coombs &


Weekly & Monthly Dance Events on Gabriola

Gabriola Women's Dance   Wanted! Girls of all shapes and sizes
at Gabriola Island Community Hall - 2200 South Road
Next Date: Saturday,  Sept. 15th, 2012 
7:00 line dance lesson by Kimm
Dancing: 7:00 to 11:00pm  
(last ferry is at 11:00pm)

Cost: $10 includes workshop & dance (snacks, punch)
scent free event - People need to Breathe - Please help us keep the events available for everyone  - thanks

Gwen Spinks at 250-247-9756; wannadance@shaw.ca & Sheila Norgate at 250-247-7308 snorgate@shaw.ca

Milonga on Gabriola Island -
Please join us for an intimate evening of Tango - 
 Dates: TBA
 Location: Rose Crystal Studio  -  380 Stephens Road, Gabriola
3:00 to 5:30 pm - if you let us know we will pick you up from the 2:30 ferry (ferry home at
 Cost: $10 includes a nibble of some sort 
 Music: Argentine Tango
"we are enriched by the music and moved to
passion by the dance"  
Everyone welcome!

First Friday Dance at Bowen Park,
Next Dance:   see www.ballroomnanaimo.ca
7:30  Workshop   -  www.ballroomnanaimo.ca
7:30 - 11:30pm Dancing
Cost: $10 for members, $14 for non-members with workshop; $7 and $11 after workshop
Music: Latin & Standard Ballroom
For more info, contact Keith Wilson  751-1899  krwilson01@shaw.ca
 dinner/dance - tickets required

Second Friday Dance at Royal Canadian Legion – 1630 E. Wellington Rd., Nan.
Next Dance:  Please check with Host
7:00  Workshop -  ??
7.30 until 10.30 Dance
Cost: $5 for workshop only;  $5 for dance only;  $7 for both
Music: Latin & Standard Ballroom
Hosts: Dave & Norma Stevenson 250-751-8669 email: evads@shaw.ca Website:- www.evads.shawwebspace.ca

Third Saturday Dance at Nanoose Place Rec. Centre
Next Dance:
   cancelled until further notice
7:30  Workshop  www.ballroomnanaimo.ca
8:30 - 11:30pm Dancing
Cost: $10 for members, $14 for non-members with workshop; $7 and $11 after workshop
For more info, contact Keith Wilson  751-1899  krwilson01@shaw.ca

Fourth Friday Dance at Royal Canadian Legion – 1630 E. Wellington Rd., Nan.
Old Time Sequence Dances
Next Dance Friday,  Nov 26.   Sun. Dec. 12 Christmas party.
7.30 until 10.30 Dance
Cost: $5 for workshop only;  $5 for dance only; 
Music.  Old Time
Hosts: Dave & Norma Stevenson 751-8669 email: evads@shaw.ca  Website:- evads.shawwebspace.ca

Oceanside Tea Dance
Nanoose Place Rec. Centre,
2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose
Next Dance: Please check with Host
2:00 - 4:30pm
Cost: $8.00 includes tea, coffee and goodies
Great mix of Standard and Latin
Hosts: Ken Yung     yungdance@live.ca

Havana Nights with DJ JAVIER - The best Hot Latin Dance in Nanaimo
Legion Hall - 1630 Wellington Road, Nanaimo

next dance: Saturday, June 4th

Door opens:  at 8:00

cost: $7 at the door
Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bachata, Regueton, Disco & Top 10
host: Nestor 250-797-5579    dj_jaiver77@hotmail.com


Tuesday Salsa Night at Spice Lounge

    123 Commercial Street (Downtown Nanaimo)
 Doors at 8:00pm
Salsa Lesson at 8:30pm

Cost: $5

music: salsa, merengue, cha-cha and bachata

hosts: Chris and Warren salsananaimo@hotmail.com


Saturday Night Dance at Departure Bay 

Departure Bay Activity Centre, 1415 Windgrove Street, Nanaimo
dates: first and third Saturdays of each month

lesson: 7:30pm - 8:30 - check on website

dancing: 9:00pm

cost: for lesson $3 for dance $12

music: a mix of good old Rock 'n ' Roll and soft favourites - with a fun crowd

Host: Bryan  250-616-1336 website: www.saturdaynightdances.com 

The Mid-Island Monthly Contra dance

The Wellington Hall - 3922 Corunna Avenue, Nanaimo
dates - Dec. 17th (last Friday of the month Sept to June except Dec. to avoid Christmas and New Years eve.)
times - 7:00PM to 10:00PM and often some visiting time after at a restaurant just behind the Dance Hall.
cost  $10. for Adults $5.00 for teens, 12 and under free, Sliding scale for unemployed.
 The introductory lesson for newbies starts at 7:00. It is also a good time to meet a few other dancers before things get rolling.
contact - Paul Gitlitz (250) 716-5854   http://glitchless.net/dance.html

Monthly Dance Events in Coombs & Parksville

Just Us - live Band
the Bradley Centre, 975 Shearme Road, Coombs
Next Dance:  Friday, January 30th (last Friday of every month except December)
 8:00 - 11:00pm 
Cost: $10 per person
Music: Mix
Host: Gunter at 250-248-2980 or Bradley Centre 250-248-2336   email:  bradleycentre@shaw.ca

Dancing on Wednesdays 

Free, live Classic Country & Rock'n Roll music

By "TIMBERLINE" , every Wednesday, 7:30 to 10:30 pm

Parksville Legion, 146 West Hirst St., Parksville
Everyone welcome 
Bill Wilson, Timberline Band - laveer@shaw.ca

Saturday Parksville Legion Dance
146 West Hirst, Parksville (behind the Rod & Gun pub)
First Dance:  Saturday,   (fourth Saturday of the month)
7:00  - 8:00 Workshop - TBA
8:00 - 11:00pm Dancing 
Cost: by donation (suggested $10 per person)
Music: ballroom / Latin
Host: the Legion at 250-951-2646 or 250-248-5633   email:  navyleagueballroom@hotmail.com

Dance Events in Courtenay


This Wednesday, October 19th‘West Coast Swing

Beginner class 7:30 to 8:00pm - $5

Intermediate class 8:00 to 8:30 - $5

Open Dance Floor 8:30 to 10:00pm - $5

OR $10 for the Evening

Everyone welcome to drop-in; singles & couples, guys & gals.


Classes at the Upper Courtenay Legion Hall

starting October 27th  

West Coast Swing Level 1- 7:00pm

Waltz Level 2 – 8:15pm

starting November 7th   

Night Club Level 2 - 7:00pm

West Coast Swing Level 2/3 – 8:15pm

Pre-registration is required for these classes. Pay at least 2 weeks before classes start and you save! Drop-in is great but it’s at the classes that you really learn the dance!



Saturday, November 12th

Evening Workshop: Night Club 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Dance: 8:30pm to Midnight

Snacks & door prize ticket included. No-host bar available.

Evening workshop $10, dance $10 or both for $15.

Current SO students $12 for workshop & dance

Courtenay Upper Legion Hall




FRIDAY,  (these practises are ongoing please check with Lorraine for the next date)

Community Centre, CAMPBELL RIVER

7:30 to 9:00pm

Use back door – Up-stairs in the Mirror Room

Drop-In $3 p/p

Info Lorraine: licox@telus.net



FRIDAY,  (these dances are ongoing please check with Ric for the next date)

Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, COURTENAY

8:00 to 11:00pm * Music by ‘Dan & Marc’

Members $5 / Visitors $7

Next dance: Oct. 17 & 24

Info Ric: rblaine@shaw.ca


NBDS - Nanaimo Ballroom Dance Society -
Oceanside Tea Dances in Nanoose - Hosts: Ken Yung  email:  yungdance@live.ca
Second Friday Dance at Legion - Hosts: Dave & Norma Stevenson email: evads@shaw.ca
Bradley Centre Dances - Host: M-IPHA
Dance Nanaimo - Host: Larry Sullivan
Latin Dances
-  Host: DJ Javier
email: dj_javier77@hotmail.com

Saturday Night Dance
at Departure Bay - Host: Bryan  616-1338 website: www.saturdaynightdances.com 
— these dances are held on the first and third Saturdays of each month

= Beban Park Social Centre, 2300 Bowen Rd., Nanaimo
= Bowen Park Auditorium, 500 Bowen Rd., Nanaimo
Bradley Centre = 975 Shearme Road, Coombs
Cavalotti Hall = 2060 East Wellington, Nanaimo
Departure Bay = Departure Bay Activity Centre, 1415 Windgrove Street, Nanaimo
Golf Club = Nanaimo Golf Club 2800 Highland Blvd., Nanaimo
Nanoose = Nanoose Place Recreation Centre,
2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose
Royal Canadian Legion – 1630 E. Wellington Rd., Nanaimo
d’Esterre House - 1801 Beaufort Av. Comox  - arabella888@gmail.com



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