McGregorDanceStudios

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  We are pleased to announce that we will be able to resume our regular group classes this fall.  We're working hand in hand with the various recreation centres to ensure all necessary protocols are in place to provide a safe environment.  In some cases, our programmers were able to find larger venues but where this has not been possible, numbers will have to be limited so it is more important than ever that you sign up early to avoid disappointment.  For all registrations, please contact the recreation centre listed for the course you want to participate in.  For questions regarding course content or help choosing a class, please contact us.  You might also like to subscribe to our newsletter and there is a link for this at the bottom of the page.
Friday night dance practices are resuming as of September 11th and we are waiting to hear if Tuesday night dance practices will be able to resume also so stay tuned.
Saturday night social ballroom dances at The Hub in Duncan have been scheduled for the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of each month commencing in October and more information will follow in due course.  We hope to be able to restart our monthly Saturday night ballroom dances in the gym at Saanich Commonwealth Place and will provide more information in this regard when available.  
We have missed dancing and teaching and look forward to welcoming you back into dance class.

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

Workshops 

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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Class Day/ Dates/ Time Location
Social Ballroom Dance Level 1 Sundays, 3:50 - 5:00
January 17 - March 14
Saanich Commonwealth Place
250-475-7600
Social Ballroom Dance Level 1 Mondays, 6:45 - 8:00
January 18 - March 8
Westshore Parks & Recreaction
250-478-8384
Social Ballroom Dance Level 1 Mondays, 7:00 - 8:15
January 18 - March 8
Panorama Leisure Centre
250-656-7271
Social Ballroom Dance Level 1 Tuesdays, 6:50 - 8:00
January 19 - March 9
Island Savings Centre, Duncan
250-748-7529
Social Ballroom Dance Level 1 Wednesdays, 6:50 - 8:00
January 20 - March 10
Monterey Centre
250-370-7300
TBD TBD Gordon Head Recreation
250-475-7100
 Class Day/ Dates/ Time Location
Social Ballroom Dance Level 2 Sundays, 5:10 - 6:20
January 17 - March 14
Saanich Commonwealth Place
250-475-7600
Social Ballroom Dance Level 2 Mondays, 8:15 - 9:30
January 18 - March 8
Westshore Parks & Recreation
250-478-8384
Social Ballroom Dance Level 2 Wednesdays, 8:10 - 9:20
January 20 - March 10
Monterey Centre
250-370-7300
Social Ballroom Dance Level 2 Thursdays, 6:50 - 8:00
January 21 - March 11
Island Savings Centre, Duncan
250-748-7529
Class Day/ Dates/ Time Location
Social Ballroom Dance Level 3 Sundays, 6:30 - 7:40
January 17 - March 14
Saanich Commonwealth Place
250-475-7600
Social Ballroom Dance Level 3 Thursdays, 8:10 - 9:20
January 21 - March 11
Island Savings Centre, Duncan
250-748-7529
Class Day/ Dates/ Time Location
Social Ballroom Dance Pre-Bronze Sundays, 3:50 - 5:00
January 17 - March 14
Saanich Commonwealth Place
250-475-7600
Social Ballroom Dance Bronze Sundays, 5:10 - 6:20
January 17 - March 14
Saanich Commonwealth Place
250-475-7600
Social Ballroom Dance
Beyond Bronze
Sundays, 6:30 - 7:40
January 17 - March 14
Saanich Commonwealth  Place
250-475-7600
Social Ballroom Dance Pre-Bronze Tuesdays, 8:10 - 9:20
January 19 - March 9
Island Savings Centre, Duncan
250-748-7529
Class Day/ Dates/ Time Location
Introduction to East Coast Swing Wednesdays, 7:15 - 8:15
January 20 - February 10
Kerry Park, Mill Bay
250-743-5922
Nightclub Slow Dancing Wednesdays, 8:15 - 9:15
January 20 - February 10
Kerry Park, Mill Bay
250-743-5922
Intermediate East Coast Swing Wednesdays, 7:15 - 8:15
February 17 - March 10
Kerry  Park, Mill Bay
250-743-5922
Hustle Wednesdays, 8:15 - 9:15
February 17 - March 10
Kerry Park, Mill Bay
250-743-5922
Our Studio

PRIVATE LESSONS FOR INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES & SMALL GROUPS

 Our Studio is available for private lessons for

  • extra help with the class material
  • to learn a particular dance
  • work on your technique
  • your own small group dance class

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 would like to invite and encourage you to put those ballroom dance lessons to good use and please join us for one of our hosted social ballroom dances.  They are fun, safe, friendly and non-intimidating and an opportunity to meet and make friends with others in the ballroom dance community while keeping your dance skills fresh.  It doesn't matter if you've been dancing for one week or 20 years; all are welcome.  If you would like to have a table set aside for you and group of friends and classmates, just let us know.  There is always one table set aside for those arriving without regular dance partners so single leaders and followers are very welcome.  The dances at Saanich Commonwealth Place are usually preceded by a workshop focusing on a particular dance style and featuring a small routine or selection of figures suitable for all levels of dancer.  We are open to suggestions and requests so if there is a particular dance style that you'd like to see us feature, simply send us your suggestions or requests by e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We offer two dances per month, one at Saanich Commonwealth Place in Saanich, usually on the 1st Saturday of each month, and the other at The Hub in Cowichan, usually on the 2nd Saturday of each month.  The dances at Saanich Commonwealth Place are usually preceded by a workshop.  Here is information on our next two ballroom dances:

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1)  Saturday, October 3rd at Saanich Commonwealth Place, with Cha Cha workshop, 4636 Elk Lake Dr. , hosted by Elizabeth & Ron
WHEN: doors open 7:00, Cha Cha workshop 7:15 - 8:00, general dancing 8:00 - 10:30
PRICES:
IN ADVANCE: workshop + dance $13 pp.....only general dancing $10 pp
AT THE DOOR: workshop + dance $15 pp.....only general dancing $12 pp
If you want to attend only the workshop, it is $5 pp at the door

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2)  Saturday, October 10th at The Hub, Cowichan Station, 2375 Koksilah Rd., hosted by David & Pennie Scott on behalf of E & R Ballroom Dance
WHEN:  doors open 7:15, general dancing from 7:30 - 10:00
PRICES:
IN ADVANCE:  $10 pp
AT THE DOOR:  $12 pp
IMPORTANT:  With respect to the size of this venue, ticket sales will be limited to a maximum of 60.  We recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment at the door.

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Vera Lin of Impetus Dance Store usually has a table set up during the dances at Saanich Commonwealth Place with ballroom dance shoes for sale.  She has a nice selection at reasonable prices so if you've been considering the purchase of a pair of ballroom dance shoes, do stop by and have a browse.

Both venues feature smooth hardwood floors and the gym at Saanich Commownealth Place is particularly generous so there is plenty of room.  At Saanich Commonwealth Place, the tables are arranged in an "L" shape in the corner to create a cozy and friendly atmosphere and encourage mixing and mingling. In another corner there is a practice area, which has been a huge success for many reasons. It's a safe area to work out something that's not going quite as planned on the dance floor, or perhaps review what you just learned in the workshop. It has been a big boost to the confidence of lower level dancers, who now can come to a dance, meet everyone, join in on the fun and feel that they have a safe place to dance. 

We take great care with the music that we choose, and many people tell us our music is the best!  The playlist is carefully compiled to emphasise the most popular ballroom, latin and jive/swing dance styles. A few line dances are always included, and our dance cards (optional, but fun!) give you a chance to mix and mingle with other dancers, and we welcome special requests, such as for a Hustle, Salsa or Argentine Tango. 

Complimentary beverages and finger foods are provided, although you are welcome to bring your own if preferred.  To help the environment, please bring your own re-usable & non-breakable drinks container (although we will have a small supply of plastic cups on hand).

To purchase in advance, please contact us and we can arrange to connect with you in class, at practice, or make other arrangements, including e-transfer.

For more information, please call (250) 479-7492 or e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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, from 7:00 - 8:30:

1)  Tuesday nights - in the gym at Lochside Elementary School, 1145 Royal Oak Dr.
2)  Friday nights - in the gym at North Saanich Middle School, 10400 McDonald Park Rd.

Both venues are large school gyms so there is lots of space for you to practice with the music that we play, or for you to focus on your own without disturbing anyone else.  A staff member is on hand to provide music and help you where possible with material that you personally have previously encountered in one of our classes or workshops.

In lieu of a membership fee, you pay only for the sessions that you attend. This small charge helps to cover the cost of the hall and staff. A single session costs $6 pp, or you can purchase a punchcard, which is good for ten sessions for $52.50.

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