McGregorDanceStudios

PROFESSIONAL BALLROOM DANCE INSTRUCTORS OFFERING

Private Lessons
or Group Lessons (click here for schedule)

Daytime or Evening Sessions

Standard, Latin & Swing

International & American Styles

Choreography for Special Occasions (weddings, parties, cruises...)

Monthly Social Dances

Practice sessions

 ELIZABETH SMAILES
CDTA BC Br. Fellowship Member, Ballroom (Standard)
CDTA BC Br. Licentiate Member, Ballroom (Latin)
ISTD Associate Member, Ballroom (Standard)

RON SMAILES

TELEPHONE: (250) 479-7492
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GROUP DANCE CLASS 

Group classes are fun, social and economical.
Offered in multiple locations throughout the Greater Victoria and Cowichan Valley areas.

Please click on the 'group classes' link on the left hand side to see our latest schedule.

 We offer a wide variety of group dance classes:

Social Ballroom Dance

Social Ballroom Dance classes are well-rounded and include instruction in the most popular and widely-used dance styles.
Level 1 introduces Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Rhumba, Cha Cha & Jive. 
In Levels 2 and 3, we progressively build on the previous level with the introduction of new material and the refining of your dance technique.

In levels Pre-Bronze, Bronze and Beyond Bronze, things get even more interesting and challenging as we continue to refine and polish your dancing with the addition of more intricate figures and focus on style and technique.  Samba and Quickstep are added starting at the Pre-Bronze level.

Mini-courses

Mini-courses are shorter in length and focus on just one or two dance styles so these can be a very good alternative depending upon your budget, availability and interests.

 

Our Studio

We are available for private lessons and can help you in the following situations:

- you require extra help with the material you are learning in group class (perhaps you have missed a class or two)

- you would like to learn a particular dance, work on your technique, or add to your repertoire

- you have a special occasion approaching, such as a wedding, office or Christmas party, cruise, etc., and would like some extra confidence before you step out on the dance floor, perhaps with specialised choreography

- you & a group of friends would like to set up your own small group dance class, tailor-made to your specifications

Please contact us for more information or if you would like to arrange for a private session.

TELEPHONE: (250) 479-7492
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The Wedding Reception traditionally includes a solo dance for the Bride and Groom. This aspect of your special day deserves as much attention to detail as the ceremony, bridal dress and banquet, yet is often overlooked and too often the Bride and Groom simply "hug and sway", simply because they do not know what else to do. We do a great deal of wedding dance preparation and would be pleased to assist you.

We can choreograph a routine for you to your chosen piece of music to make this aspect of your special day as memorable and enjoyable as every other. Your routine does not have to be long and complex in order to be polished and attractive. In addition, ballroom dancing is a wonderful activity for couples to do together, as it has many physical, mental and social benefits. The ballroom dance community provides a venue for many new and lasting friendships to develop. This is an activity that you can enjoy for the rest of your life, as so many of our special events and social occasions include music and opportunities to dance.

Please contact us for more information and to make arrangements for your lessons.

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Due to the pandemic, for many months, we were not able to host our monthly social ballroom dances.  We hope to restart them in the fall of 2022.  Please keep checking back, or request to be added to our newsletter distribution list to receive regular updates.

Practice sessions are now taking their summer break, and will return in September.

You will get so much more out of your dance classes if you are able to find a little time to practice in between to keep your dancing skills refresh and help you retain what you are working on in class.  Plus they are a great opportunity to enjoy a social night out with others in the ballroom dance community and spend some time with your friends (or make new ones!).  We offer two practice session nights per week, and occasionally a third option.  Here are all the details:

1)  Tuesdays, Keating Elementary School gym, 7:00 - 8:30 
2)  Fridays, North Saanich Middle School gym, 7:00 - 8:30

These venues have smooth wood floors and plenty of room.  A staff member is on hand to provide music and help you if possible with something that you've been taught in one of our dance classes.   

We do not charge a membership fee and we do need to cover costs, so we need to know we have at least five couples wishing to attend any particular practice session.  The cost is $7 pp for a single drop in or you can buy a package of 10 for $60.  We request that you pre-register for any practice session that you wish to attend one day prior by sending an e-mail to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

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