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Ballroom Dance 2We can’t always choose the music life plays for us but we can choose how we dance to it! … Have fun with friends while you exercise your body and your hippocampus.  Dancing is the ultimate sport in which everyone can participate.  Read Dancing can make you smarter!

Victoria Ballroom Dance Society offers a variety of classes and workshops, from absolute beginner, to bronze, silver and gold level so whatever your age, whether you are new to ballroom, or returning to the dance floor, you will have fun dancing, learning and making new friends.

VBDS Fundraising Using the Thrifty Food’s Smile Card Program -

Thrifty's Smile Card

Thank you to all members who have used their VBDS Smile Card to assist the club with fundraising. The program raised $1811 last year and is now fully operational again for this year's program, so please continue to use your cards. Thrifty Foods donates 5% of the amount you put on your Smile Card to the VBDS. Let's make a concerted effort this year to reach our $2500 limit! If you don't yet have your VBDS Thrifty Foods Smile Card send an email to info@vbds.org and we will arrange to get one to you.

VBDS News….

Friday Intro to Ballroom Workshops -

Friday evening drop-in Intro to Ballroom workshops. Singles and couples welcome.

Dates: May 8, 15 & 22    Time: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Rd.
(Workshop will be held in an area adjacent to the gym, but please come to the gym to register.)

Designed to give beginners a sample of one of our classes. Encourage anyone you know who may be interested in ballroom to drop in and give it a try. Only $5 per person!

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May 8: Social Foxtrot & Rumba with Victor
May 15: Waltz & Cha Cha with Zuzana
May 22: Tango & Jive with Wanda

VBDS May Dance -

Come to our dance on May 30 from 7:30 to 10:30 at the Les Passmore Centre. Our theme is HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR. 

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Come as your favourite dancer, star or legend. Come and have some fun dancing to the hits from the golden age of ballroom.

Tickets: $10 for members, $12 for non-members

Class Schedule Session 5 – April 2015 -

Session 5 is now underway. Session 6 will be starting on May 11.

[Key to halls: CBU = Cadboro Bay United Church, CHR = Cedar Hill Rec Centre, CUC = Centennial United Church, LPC = Les Passmore Centre, ROW = Royal Oak Women's Institute]

Class Name Day Time (PM) Instructor Hall Start End Cost
Beginner (Waltz/Jive/Rumba) Sun 6:30 - 7:45 Zuzana CHR Apr 12 May 17 $54
Intermediate (Waltz/Jive) Sun 8:30 - 9:45 Zuzana CHR Apr 12 May 17 $54
West Coast Swing Tues 7:00 - 8:15 Elizabeth LPC Apr 7 May 12 $54
Pre-Bronze Rumba Tues 8:15 - 9:30 Elizabeth LPC Apr 7 May 12  $54
Bronze Tango Thurs 7:00 - 8:00 Wanda ROW Apr 9 May 14  $54
Bronze Jive Thurs 8:00 - 9:00 Wanda ROW Apr 9 May 14  $54
Silver Waltz Mon 7:15 - 8:30 Wanda ROW Apr 13 May 18 $60
Silver Paso - CANCELLED Mon   Wanda ROW Apr 13 May 18  $60
Gold V. Waltz/WCS
(see below)
Thurs 7:00 - 8:00 Elizabeth LPC Apr 9 May 14 $60
Gold Rumba Thurs 8:00 - 9:00 Elizabeth LPC Apr 9 May 14 $60
Beyond Gold Foxtrot Tues 7:00 - 8:00 Wanda & Victor CBU Apr 14 May 19 $84
Beyond Gold Samba Tues 8:00 - 9:00 Wanda & Victor CBU Apr 14 May 19 $84

Pictures Lines
CANCELLED

Mon 7:00 - 8:00 Elizabeth CUC Apr 13 May 11  $60
Tantalizing Twists 
CANCELLED

Mon 8:00 - 9:00 Elizabeth CUC Apr 13 May 11 $60

Pictures Lines
- a look at a few of the easier types of throwaway, oversways, lunges, etc.

Tantalizing Twists
- focusing on the various types of closed, open and advanced hip twists that occur in Rhumba and Cha Cha, how to approach, different exits, etc.

Viennese Waltz and the West Coast Swing (WCS) classes from VBDS

With VBDS class scheduling changing from 11-week classes for all dances to 6-week classes for 1 dance only, there was re-thinking required for the Viennese Waltz:
-The Viennese Waltz does not fit into the mold of a 6-week class for each level.
-The Viennese Waltz is also tough to do by itself for a 75-minute class.
-The Viennese Waltz is not offered at the Pre-Bronze level.

To solve this VBDS will introduce a Viennese Waltz/WCS class for Bronze and above levels, and a WCS class for the Pre-Bronze level.

Pre-Bronze West Coast Swing class:
This class will be the beginner level for WCS within VBDS. Based on the proficiency of the class the instructor will ensure all basic steps, style and connection are covered, then if time permits, introduce other steps. Basic steps are all 6-count patterns like sugar push, right- and left-side passes etc.

Viennese Waltz/West Coast Swing class:
For Bronze and above levels this class will focus on the International Viennese Waltz syllabus. It will use the WCS as a break in the high energy required for International Viennese Waltz. The instructor and students will agree on how this will be done, but it is suggested that each lesson have at least some WCS taught. There will be no formal syllabus for WCS within each level. The Bronze level will introduce 8-count patterns like the whip. Based on the proficiency of the class the instructor will teach new WCS patterns and styling at each level.

The VBDS long-term Schedule -

VBDS is in the process of developing  a long term plan for scheduling classes.

Although the following plan only represents our current thinking of how this may be done, it will also give VBDS members some idea of what the Standards and Classes committee are using as their bases to plan the class schedules.

This plan has been introduced this year, as of Sept 2014. Even if the plan is NOT followed as presented here, at least the members can have a general idea of how the plan was initially drawn up. This information may present more questions than it answers, but as a society of volunteers we all should have an idea of what is being planned for future classes.

Pacifica Ball 2015 -

The Pacifica Ball 2015 Committee has announced that a joint amateur and pro-am competition, as held in 2014, is not possible this year due to political issues between DanceSport BC and the Canadian DanceSport Federation. The inability of the Pacifica organizing team and their available volunteer base to proceed with their vision made for insurmountable obstacles this year. It is with profound regret that the committee is therefore disbanding.

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To those who would like to see the return of the event here in 2016 we ask for your efforts to convince the organizations that have influence on such events to permit a cooperative spirit to prevail in the future.

Malcolm Sneddon, VBDS President

DVD Library – for your convenience! -

dvdsVBDS Members have been borrowing DVDs from the VBDS Library since April 30, 2014. PLEASE NOTE that the library will continue to operate for the summer months. Brian Mason, the DVD Librarian, is looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday nights.

Current VBDS Members may freely borrow one Ballroom instructional DVD per week, just:

  • Visit Brian between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. at the Wednesday VBDS Practice at Cedar Hill Rec Centre.
    • Checkout an available DVD,
    • or reserve a DVD for next week if the DVD you want is already out.
    • or wait list yourself for a DVD if the DVD you want is reserved.
  • OR- Visit the new web site pages (see image above) to reserve or wait list your DVD! Using the web site is convenient, it only asks for your name and email to check against current membership records. Once you have reserved it on-line, just visit Brian between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. at the Wednesday VBDS Practice at Cedar Hill Rec Centre and pick up your reserved DVD. The web site saves you time and gets your DVD reserved ahead.

Choosing a DVD is simple, each DVD is for one dance, and by level. The levels may be combined per DVD like:

  • Bronze - includes all the steps from the pre-bronze and bronze steps.
  • Silver/Gold - includes all the steps from the silver and gold levels of each dance.
  • note- there are NO "VBDS Beginner level" steps on any of the DVDs.

 

 

VBDS Music – Some points to consider: -

Music for Practices

Each year VBDS adds to the collection of music for use at its practices.  The acquired music is almost always music that is arranged specifically for ballroom dancing; this ensures the tempo is correct and that the beat throughout the song is discernible.  The purchase of the music is ultimately the easiest step in providing the music for dances.  A volunteer must then take the music, decide which songs are to be used, find ones that fit the time allocated for the dance and that all dances are covered in the time allocated for the practice, burn a CD, label the CD and provide a list of the songs that are on the CD.  This is quite time consuming and there a few volunteers who have offered to assist with this task.

The board is looking at ways to improve the handling of the practice music.  One of the considerations is the the CD media used is fixed and it is time consuming to make changes.  Remember the old days of records, 8 track tapes and cassettes and even CDs before the "random" button - the listener would know which some is coming next and would either have to listen to it or take action to skip the song.  That, more or less, is the situation with the CDs; you the listener learn the order of the songs but are unable to skip to the next song and the technology is time consuming to work with to make new CDs.

If you have suggestions for music selections send the following information to president@vbds.org:

Song title, Artist's Name, Album, Dance for which the song is intended and the BPM (use an online counter such as http://www.all8.com/tools/bpm.htm)

If you have the time and access to the internet use the following links to compare songs that are arranged specifically for ballroom dances and that which is played for listening pleasure:

Somebody That I Used To Know

Skyfall

Steve Hutchings
President VBDS

 

VBDS Dance Workshop Survey -

merenguesurveyWhat workshops would you like to see VBDS offer?

Take a look what others are wanting to do on a Saturday afternoon!

Vote for your favorite workshop now, who knows maybe you will want to do it some rainy Saturday afternoon!!

 

To view Archived VBDS news articles -click here.

 

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Event Calendar

April  2015
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Events on April 1, 2015
  • Practice

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:45 pm

    Ends: 10:00 pm

    Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd

    Description: Regular practice most Wednesdays at 7:45pm.

    Visitors welcome 2 times; expected to join to come again

    Google Calendar Link...

2
Events on April 2, 2015
  • Bronze V.Waltz/WCS

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm

    Location: Royal Oak Women's Institute, 4516 West Saanich Rd

    Description: Teacher: Wanda
    Period: Feb 26 - Apr 2
    Price: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Gold Waltz

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:15 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Rd

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Period: Feb 26 - Apr 2
    Price: $60

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Bronze Rumba

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:00 pm

    Ends: 9:00 pm

    Location: Royal Oak Women's Institute, 4516 West Saanich Rd

    Description: Teacher: Wanda
    Period: Feb 26 - Apr 2
    Price: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Gold Paso Doble

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:15 pm

    Ends: 9:30 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Rd

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Period: Feb 26 - Apr 2
    Price: $60

    Google Calendar Link...

3
Events on April 3, 2015
  • Practice

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 9:30 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Road

    Description: Regular VBDS practice held most Fridays at Les Passmore centre.

    Visitors welcome 2 times; must join VBDS to come again

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Swing City

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:00 pm

    Ends: 11:30 pm

    Location: Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1E9, Canada

    Description: Rumba Workshop with John de Pfyffer at 8pm
    Social Dancing at 9pm
    Admission: $12 and $10 for Students

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Argentine Tango Social Milonga

    Past event-

    (multi-day Event)…

    Starts: 9:00 pm

    Ends: 12:00 am

    Location: Cafe Casablanca, 2524 Bridge St.

    Description: Every Friday. No partner required.
    $10 plus $2 minimum drink consumption
    Info: Tango Pacifico dtolomeo@ uvic.ca

    Google Calendar Link...

4
Events on April 4, 2015
  • West Coast Swing Weekly Social Dance

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:00 pm

    Ends: 11:30 pm

    Location: Martin Batchelor Gallery, 712 Cormorant St (just off of Douglas St)

    Description: The Westie Dance Party
    8 PM All levels drop in lesson.
    Dancing from 8:30 - 11:30 PM.
    Cost: $5 for Post-Secondary Students/Out of Town; $7 for Dance Your Freedom Studio members/SDAV; $8 for General.
    Dance to Top 40′s, Blues, Hip Hop, and R&B.
    Info: (250) 886-4599; danceyourfreedom.com

    Google Calendar Link...

5
Events on April 5, 2015
  • Silver & Above Practice

    Past event-

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre 286 Hampton Rd.

    Description: Standard 10am - 11am
    Latin 11am - 12pm
    NO COMPETITOR PRACTICE TODAY
    Starting on July 5 we will revert to:
    Standard from 10 - 11
    Latin from 11 - 12
    with no Competitor Practice for the summer.

    Google Calendar Link...

  • NO classes today

    Past event-

    Starts: 6:30 pm

    Ends: 7:45 pm

    Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd

    Description: No classes Easter Sunday.

    Google Calendar Link...

  • NO Newcomer Practice tonight

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:45 pm

    Ends: 8:30 pm

    Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd

    Description: Practice limited to those taking Beginner & Intermediate classes.
    Instructor-led.

    Google Calendar Link...

  • NO classes today

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:30 pm

    Ends: 9:45 pm

    Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd

    Description: No classes for Easter Sunday.

    Google Calendar Link...

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Events on April 6, 2015
  • NO classes today

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm

    Location: Centennial United Church, 612 David St

    Google Calendar Link...

  • NO classes today

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:15 pm

    Ends: 8:30 pm

    Location: Royal Oak Women's Institute, 4516 West Saanich Rd

    Google Calendar Link...

  • NO classes today

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:00 pm

    Ends: 9:00 pm

    Location: Centennial United Church, 612 David St

    Google Calendar Link...

  • NO classes today

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:30 pm

    Ends: 9:45 pm

    Location: Royal Oak Women's Institute, 4516 West Saanich Rd

    Google Calendar Link...

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Events on April 7, 2015
  • Beyond Gold Viennese Waltz

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm

    Location: Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Rd.

    Description: Teachers: Wanda & Victor
    Location: Cadboro Bay United Church
    Period: Mar 3 - Apr 7
    Price: $84

    Google Calendar Link...

  • West Coast Swing

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:15 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Rd

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Period: Apr 7 - May 12
    Price: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Beyond Gold Rumba

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:00 pm

    Ends: 9:15 pm

    Location: Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Rd

    Description: Teachers: Wanda & Victor
    Period: Jan 13 - Feb 24
    Price: $84

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Pre-Bronze Rumba

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:15 pm

    Ends: 9:30 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Rd

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Period: Apr 7 - May 12
    Price: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

8
Events on April 8, 2015
  • Practice

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:45 pm

    Ends: 10:00 pm

    Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd

    Description: Regular practice most Wednesdays at 7:45pm.

    Visitors welcome 2 times; expected to join to come again

    Google Calendar Link...

9
Events on April 9, 2015
  • Gold V.Waltz/WCS

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:15 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Rd

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Period: Apr 9 - May 14
    Price: $60

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Bronze Tango

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:15 pm

    Location: Royal Oak Women's Institute, 4516 West Saanich Rd

    Description: Teacher: Wanda
    Period: Apr 9 - May 14
    Price: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Gold Rumba

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:15 pm

    Ends: 9:30 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Rd

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Period: Apr 9 - May 14
    Price: $60

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Bronze Rumba

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:15 pm

    Ends: 9:30 pm

    Location: Royal Oak Women's Institute, 4516 West Saanich Rd

    Description: Teacher: Wanda
    Period: Feb 26 - Apr 2
    Price: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

10
Events on April 10, 2015
  • Practice

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 9:30 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Road

    Description: Regular VBDS practice held most Fridays at Les Passmore centre.

    Visitors welcome 2 times; must join VBDS to come again

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Argentine Tango Social Milonga

    Past event-

    (multi-day Event)…

    Starts: 9:00 pm

    Ends: 12:00 am

    Location: Cafe Casablanca, 2524 Bridge St.

    Description: Every Friday. No partner required.
    $10 plus $2 minimum drink consumption
    Info: Tango Pacifico dtolomeo@ uvic.ca

    Google Calendar Link...

11
Events on April 11, 2015
  • VBDS Spring Fling

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:30 pm

    Ends: 10:30 pm

    Location: Ambrosia Centre, 938 Fisgard St

    Description: Games, prizes, great music and lots of dancing!
    Doors open 7:30, dancing until 10:30
    Tickets $12 for members, $15 for non-members
    Cash bar available.

    Google Calendar Link...

  • West Coast Swing Weekly Social Dance

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:00 pm

    Ends: 11:30 pm

    Location: Martin Batchelor Gallery, 712 Cormorant St (just off of Douglas St)

    Description: The Westie Dance Party
    8 PM All levels drop in lesson.
    Dancing from 8:30 - 11:30 PM.
    Cost: $5 for Post-Secondary Students/Out of Town; $7 for Dance Your Freedom Studio members/SDAV; $8 for General.
    Dance to Top 40′s, Blues, Hip Hop, and R&B.
    Info: (250) 886-4599; danceyourfreedom.com

    Google Calendar Link...

12
Events on April 12, 2015
  • Silver & Above Practice

    Past event-

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 1:00 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre 286 Hampton Rd.

    Description: Standard 10am - 11am
    Latin 11am - 12pm
    Competitor Practice - Standard 12pm - 1pm
    Starting on July 5 we will revert to:
    Standard from 10 - 11
    Latin from 11 - 12
    with no Competitor Practice for the summer.

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Beginner (Waltz/Jive/Rumba)

    Past event-

    Starts: 6:30 pm

    Ends: 7:45 pm

    Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd

    Description: Teacher: Zuzana
    Dates: Apr 12 - May 17
    Cost: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Newcomer Practice

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:45 pm

    Ends: 8:30 pm

    Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd

    Description: Practice limited to those taking Beginner & Intermediate classes.
    Instructor-led.

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Intermediate (Waltz/Jive)

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:30 pm

    Ends: 9:45 pm

    Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd

    Description: Teacher: Zuzana
    Dates: Apr 12 - May 17
    Cost: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

13
Events on April 13, 2015
  • TBA

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm

    Location: Centennial United Church, 612 David St

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Dates: Apr 13 - May 11
    Price: $50

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Silver Waltz

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:15 pm

    Ends: 8:30 pm

    Location: Royal Oak Women's Institute, 4516 West Saanich Rd

    Description: Teacher: Wanda
    Period: Apr 13 - May 18
    Price: $60

    Google Calendar Link...

  • TBA

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:00 pm

    Ends: 9:00 pm

    Location: Centennial United Church, 612 David St

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Period: Apr 13 - May 11
    Price: $50

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Silver Paso Doble

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:30 pm

    Ends: 9:45 pm

    Location: Royal Oak Women's Institute, 4516 West Saanich Rd

    Description: Teacher: Wanda
    Period: Apr 13 - May 18
    Price: $60

    Google Calendar Link...

14
Events on April 14, 2015
  • West Coast Swing

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:15 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Rd

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Period: Apr 7 - May 12
    Price: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Beyond Gold Foxtrot

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:15 pm

    Location: Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Rd.

    Description: Teachers: Wanda & Victor
    Period: Apr 14 - May 19
    Price: $84

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Beyond Gold Samba

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:15 pm

    Ends: 9:30 pm

    Location: Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Rd

    Description: Teachers: Wanda & Victor
    Period: Apr 14 - May 19
    Price: $84

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Pre-Bronze Rumba

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:15 pm

    Ends: 9:30 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Rd

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Period: Apr 7 - May 12
    Price: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

15
Events on April 15, 2015
  • Practice

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:45 pm

    Ends: 10:00 pm

    Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd

    Description: Regular practice most Wednesdays at 7:45pm.

    Visitors welcome 2 times; expected to join to come again

    Google Calendar Link...

16
Events on April 16, 2015
  • Bronze Tango

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:15 pm

    Location: Royal Oak Women's Institute, 4516 West Saanich Rd

    Description: Teacher: Wanda
    Period: Apr 9 - May 14
    Price: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Gold V.Waltz/WCS

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:15 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Rd

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Period: Apr 9 - May 14
    Price: $60

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Gold Rumba

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:15 pm

    Ends: 9:30 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Rd

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Period: Apr 9 - May 14
    Price: $60

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Bronze Rumba

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:15 pm

    Ends: 9:30 pm

    Location: Royal Oak Women's Institute, 4516 West Saanich Rd

    Description: Teacher: Wanda
    Period: Feb 26 - Apr 2
    Price: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

17
Events on April 17, 2015
  • Practice

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 9:30 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Road

    Description: Regular VBDS practice held most Fridays at Les Passmore centre.

    Visitors welcome 2 times; must join VBDS to come again

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Swing City

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:00 pm

    Ends: 11:30 pm

    Location: Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara St.

    Description: Single & double time Jive fun moves with John at 8 p.m.
    General Dancing 9:00 - 11:30 p.m.
    Admission is $12 and $10 for students

    Contact John for more info at dancevictoria @telus.net or 250-920-7556

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Argentine Tango Social Milonga

    Past event-

    (multi-day Event)…

    Starts: 9:00 pm

    Ends: 12:00 am

    Location: Cafe Casablanca, 2524 Bridge St.

    Description: Every Friday. No partner required.
    $10 plus $2 minimum drink consumption
    Info: Tango Pacifico dtolomeo@ uvic.ca

    Google Calendar Link...

18
Events on April 18, 2015
  • Elizabeth McGregor's Ballroom Dance

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 10:30 pm

    Location: Saanich Commonwealth Place, 4636 Elk Lake Dr.

    Description: Jive/Swing workshop 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - all levels are welcome

    workshop $6 pp.....general dancing $8 pp.....discount to take both $12 pp
    Tickets available in class or at the door

    A few line dances are always included, spaced throughout the evening.
    Special requests welcome.
    Soft drinks, juice & water included -- bring your own non-breakable container if possible.
    Tables can be reserved.
    One or two tables are always set aside for those arriving without partners.

    For more information, please contact McGregor Dance Studio:
    telephone: (250) 479-7492
    e-mail: mcgregordancestudio@shaw.ca

    Google Calendar Link...

  • West Coast Swing Weekly Social Dance

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:00 pm

    Ends: 11:30 pm

    Location: Martin Batchelor Gallery, 712 Cormorant St (just off of Douglas St)

    Description: The Westie Dance Party
    8 PM All levels drop in lesson.
    Dancing from 8:30 - 11:30 PM.
    Cost: $5 for Post-Secondary Students/Out of Town; $7 for Dance Your Freedom Studio members/SDAV; $8 for General.
    Dance to Top 40′s, Blues, Hip Hop, and R&B.
    Info: (250) 886-4599; danceyourfreedom.com

    Google Calendar Link...

19
Events on April 19, 2015
  • Silver & Above Practice

    Past event-

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 1:00 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre 286 Hampton Rd.

    Description: Standard 10am - 11am
    Latin 11am - 12pm
    Competitor Practice - Standard 12pm - 1pm
    Starting on July 5 we will revert to:
    Standard from 10 - 11
    Latin from 11 - 12
    with no Competitor Practice for the summer.

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Beginner (Waltz/Jive/Rumba)

    Past event-

    Starts: 6:30 pm

    Ends: 7:45 pm

    Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd

    Description: Teacher: Zuzana
    Dates: Apr 12 - May 17
    Cost: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Newcomer Practice

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:45 pm

    Ends: 8:30 pm

    Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd

    Description: Practice limited to those taking Beginner & Intermediate classes.
    Instructor-led.

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  • Intermediate (Waltz/Jive)

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:30 pm

    Ends: 9:45 pm

    Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd

    Description: Teacher: Zuzana
    Dates: Apr 12 - May 17
    Cost: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

20
Events on April 20, 2015
  • CANCELLED

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm

    Location: Centennial United Church, 612 David St

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Price: $50

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Silver Waltz

    Past event-

    Starts: 7:15 pm

    Ends: 8:30 pm

    Location: Royal Oak Women's Institute, 4516 West Saanich Rd

    Description: Teacher: Wanda
    Price: $60

    Google Calendar Link...

  • CANCELLED

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:00 pm

    Ends: 9:00 pm

    Location: Centennial United Church, 612 David St

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Price: $50

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Silver Paso Doble - CANCELLED

    Past event-

    Starts: 8:30 pm

    Ends: 9:45 pm

    Location: Royal Oak Women's Institute, 4516 West Saanich Rd

    Description: Teacher: Wanda
    Price: $60

    Google Calendar Link...

21
Events on April 21, 2015
  • West Coast Swing

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:15 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Rd

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Price: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Beyond Gold Foxtrot

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm

    Location: Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Rd.

    Description: Teachers: Wanda & Victor
    Price: $84

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Beyond Gold Samba

    Starts: 8:00 pm

    Ends: 9:00 pm

    Location: Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Rd

    Description: Teachers: Wanda & Victor
    Price: $84

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Pre-Bronze Rumba

    Starts: 8:15 pm

    Ends: 9:30 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Rd

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Price: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

22
Events on April 22, 2015
  • Practice

    Starts: 7:45 pm

    Ends: 10:00 pm

    Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd

    Description: Regular practice most Wednesdays at 7:45pm.

    Visitors welcome 2 times; expected to join to come again

    Google Calendar Link...

23
Events on April 23, 2015
  • Gold V.Waltz/WCS

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:15 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Rd

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Price: $60

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Bronze Tango

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm

    Location: Royal Oak Women's Institute, 4516 West Saanich Rd

    Description: Teacher: Wanda
    Price: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Bronze Rumba

    Starts: 8:00 pm

    Ends: 9:00 pm

    Location: Royal Oak Women's Institute, 4516 West Saanich Rd

    Description: Teacher: Wanda
    Price: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Gold Rumba

    Starts: 8:15 pm

    Ends: 9:30 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Rd

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Price: $60

    Google Calendar Link...

24
Events on April 24, 2015
  • Practice

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 9:30 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Road

    Description: Regular VBDS practice held most Fridays at Les Passmore centre.

    Visitors welcome 2 times; must join VBDS to come again

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Swing City

    Starts: 8:00 pm

    Ends: 11:30 pm

    Location: Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara St.

    Description: Single & double time Jive fun moves with John at 8 p.m.
    General Dancing 9:00 - 11:30 p.m.
    Admission is $12 and $10 for students

    Contact John for more info at dancevictoria @telus.net or 250-920-7556

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Argentine Tango Social Milonga

    (multi-day Event)…

    Starts: 9:00 pm

    Ends: 12:00 am

    Location: Cafe Casablanca, 2524 Bridge St.

    Description: Every Friday. No partner required.
    $10 plus $2 minimum drink consumption
    Info: Tango Pacifico dtolomeo@ uvic.ca

    Google Calendar Link...

25
Events on April 25, 2015
  • Social Dance with Adam, Victor & Wanda

    Starts: 7:15 pm

    Ends: 10:30 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Rd.

    Description: Adam Hanna, Victor Golubkov, and charming Wanda Kivitt will be hosting a social dance!
    7:15 PM - Doors open
    7:30 - 8:15 PM - Foxtrot workshop with Adam
    8:15 - 10:30 PM - We will play your favourite tunes and dance the night away!
    Drinks and light snacks will be provided.
    Throughout the evening there will be TWO special showcases by our fabulous hosts!

    Tickets - $10 in advance, $12 at the door
    - Students: $5 in advance, $7 at the door
    Please reserve to receive advance ticket price.

    Tables will be reserved for that great group of solo ladies & gents.
    We encourage everyone to invite their family & friends because more people = more fun!

    Google Calendar Link...

  • West Coast Swing Weekly Social Dance

    Starts: 8:00 pm

    Ends: 11:30 pm

    Location: Martin Batchelor Gallery, 712 Cormorant St (just off of Douglas St)

    Description: The Westie Dance Party
    8 PM All levels drop in lesson.
    Dancing from 8:30 - 11:30 PM.
    Cost: $5 for Post-Secondary Students/Out of Town; $7 for Dance Your Freedom Studio members/SDAV; $8 for General.
    Dance to Top 40′s, Blues, Hip Hop, and R&B.
    Info: (250) 886-4599; danceyourfreedom.com

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Come Dancing Ballroom Dance

    Starts: 8:00 pm

    Ends: 10:30 pm

    Location: Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Road, Saanich, BC, Canada

    Description: Music by John de Pfyffer
    Date: Apr. 25
    Time: 8:00-10:30
    Cadboro Bay United Church
    2625 Arbutus Rd.
    $12.50 at the door
    Contact info: 250-592-1602

    Google Calendar Link...

26
Events on April 26, 2015
  • Silver & Above Practice

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Ends: 1:00 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre 286 Hampton Rd.

    Description: Standard 10am - 11am
    Latin 11am - 12pm
    Competitor Practice - Standard 12pm - 1pm
    Starting on July 5 we will revert to:
    Standard from 10 - 11
    Latin from 11 - 12
    with no Competitor Practice for the summer.

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Beginner (Waltz/Jive/Rumba)

    Starts: 6:30 pm

    Ends: 7:45 pm

    Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd

    Description: Teacher: Zuzana
    Dates: Apr 12 - May 17
    Cost: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Newcomer Practice

    Starts: 7:45 pm

    Ends: 8:30 pm

    Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd

    Description: Practice limited to those taking Beginner & Intermediate classes.
    Instructor-led.

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Intermediate (Waltz/Jive)

    Starts: 8:30 pm

    Ends: 9:45 pm

    Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd

    Description: Teacher: Zuzana
    Dates: Apr 12 - May 17
    Cost: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

27
Events on April 27, 2015
  • CANCELLED

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm

    Location: Centennial United Church, 612 David St

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Price: $50

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Silver Waltz

    Starts: 7:15 pm

    Ends: 8:30 pm

    Location: Royal Oak Women's Institute, 4516 West Saanich Rd

    Description: Teacher: Wanda
    Price: $60

    Google Calendar Link...

  • CANCELLED

    Starts: 8:00 pm

    Ends: 9:00 pm

    Location: Centennial United Church, 612 David St

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Price: $50

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Silver Paso Doble - CANCELLED

    Starts: 8:30 pm

    Ends: 9:45 pm

    Location: Royal Oak Women's Institute, 4516 West Saanich Rd

    Description: Teacher: Wanda
    Price: $60

    Google Calendar Link...

28
Events on April 28, 2015
  • Beyond Gold Foxtrot

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm

    Location: Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Rd.

    Description: Teachers: Wanda & Victor
    Price: $84

    Google Calendar Link...

  • West Coast Swing

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:15 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Rd

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Price: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Beyond Gold Samba

    Starts: 8:00 pm

    Ends: 9:00 pm

    Location: Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Rd

    Description: Teachers: Wanda & Victor
    Price: $84

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Pre-Bronze Rumba

    Starts: 8:15 pm

    Ends: 9:30 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Rd

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Price: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

29
Events on April 29, 2015
  • Practice

    Starts: 7:45 pm

    Ends: 10:00 pm

    Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd

    Description: Regular practice most Wednesdays at 7:45pm.

    Visitors welcome 2 times; expected to join to come again

    Google Calendar Link...

30
Events on April 30, 2015
  • Gold V.Waltz/WCS

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:15 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Rd

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Price: $60

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Bronze Tango

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm

    Location: Royal Oak Women's Institute, 4516 West Saanich Rd

    Description: Teacher: Wanda
    Price: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Bronze Rumba

    Starts: 8:00 pm

    Ends: 9:00 pm

    Location: Royal Oak Women's Institute, 4516 West Saanich Rd

    Description: Teacher: Wanda
    Price: $54

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Gold Rumba

    Starts: 8:15 pm

    Ends: 9:30 pm

    Location: Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Rd

    Description: Teacher: Elizabeth
    Price: $60

    Google Calendar Link...

 

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Les Passmore Centre

 (also known as: Saanich Silver Threads), 286 Hampton Rd (see map and specific directions to hall below)

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VBDS holds many classes, workshops, and other events in the hall/gym located behind the Les Passmore Center (4):

To enter the hall

  1. walk down the front entrance ramp,
  2. turn to your left, walk past the atrium 
  3. turn right and walk straight to the end of the walkway and you will be at the Gym entrance

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