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. We offer two dances per month:
1) The Hub in Cowichan, usually on the 2nd Saturday of each month, and
2) Saanich Commonwealth Place in Saanich, usually on the 4th Saturday of each month.
Our next Social Ballroom Dance will take place on Saturday, January 25th:
WHEN: doors open 7:00, workshop commences 7:15 (TBA - we are open to suggestions/requests); general dancing from 8:00 - 10:30
WHERE: Saanich Commonwealth Place, 4636 Elk Lake Dr.
IN ADVANCE: workshop + general dancing $13 pp.....general dancing only $10 pp
AT THE DOOR: workshop + general dancing $15 pp.....general dancing only $12 pp
If you only want to attend the workshop, it is $5 pp at the door
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.
Vera Lin of Impetus Dance Store usually has a table set up 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.
The gym at Saanich Commonwealth Place is a very spacious venue in which to dance, with a smooth, hardwood floor. 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).