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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….

PRACTICES at Les Passmore – CHANGES -

Good Friday, April 3, Les Passmore is not available so there will be NO PRACTICE.

Easter Sunday, April 5, the Silver & Up practice will run from 10 a.m. until noon. There will be no competitor practice.

Class Schedule Session 5 – April 2015 -

Session 5 begins Tuesday, April 7, immediately following the Easter weekend. You may register on-line here on the VBDS.org website -- BUT please wait until our webmaster has had a chance to update the classes to Session 5. You may also register by contacting Neil at our Wednesday or Friday practice or via the JIVE-line (250-721-5483).

[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 - 8:15 Wanda ROW Apr 9 May 14  $54
Bronze Jive Thurs 8:15 - 9:30 Wanda ROW Apr 9 May 14  $54
Silver Waltz Mon 7:15 - 8:30 Wanda ROW Apr 13 May 18 $60
Silver Paso Doble Mon 8:30 - 9:45 Wanda ROW Apr 13 May 18  $60
Gold V. Waltz/WCS Thurs 7:00 - 8:15 Elizabeth LPC Apr 9 May 14 $60
Gold Rumba Thurs 8:15 - 9:30 Elizabeth LPC Apr 9 May 14 $60
Beyond Gold Foxtrot Tues 7:00 - 8:15 Wanda & Victor CBU Apr 14 May 19 $84
Beyond Gold Samba Tues 8:15 - 9:30 Wanda & Victor CBU Apr 14 May 19 $84
TBA
Mon 7:00 - 8:00 Elizabeth CUC Apr 13 May 11  $60
TBA Mon 8:00 - 9:00 Elizabeth CUC Apr 13 May 11 $60
VBDS Spring Fling! -

Only in Victoria, you say?

Yes, while others are still digging out from winter the VBDS is celebrating with a SPRING FLING.
spring fling2

There will be games, prizes, great music and, oh yes, lots of dancing.

Where? The Ambrosia Centre at 938 Fisgard Street.
(Parkade across the street.) 

When? April 11. Doors open at 7:30 and we dance until 10:30.

Tickets $12 for VBDS members and $15 for non-members.

 

Cash bar available.          

 

 

Class Schedule Session 4 – February 2015 -

Session 4 is now underway. Register on-line here on the VBDS.org website or contact Neil via the JIVE-line (250-721-5483) to register by credit card over the phone or to make other arrangements.

[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 (Social Fox/ChaCha/Tango) Sun 6:30 - 7:45 Zuzana CHR Feb 22 Mar 29  $54
Intermediate (Tango/Samba) Sun 8:30 - 9:45 Zuzana CHR Feb 22 Mar 29 $54
Pre-Bronze Slow Foxtrot Tues 7:00 - 8:15 Elizabeth LPC Feb 24 Mar 31 $54
Pre-Bronze Samba Tues 8:15 - 9:30 Elizabeth LPC Feb 24 Mar 31  $54
Bronze Viennese Waltz/WCS Thurs 7:00 - 8:00 Wanda ROW Feb 26 Apr 2  $54
Bronze Rumba Thurs 8:00 - 9:00 Wanda ROW Feb 26 Apr 2  $54
Silver Quickstep Mon 7:15 - 8:30 Wanda ROW Feb 23 Mar 30  $60
Silver ChaCha Mon 8:30 - 9:45 Wanda ROW Feb 23 Mar 30  $60
Gold Waltz Thurs 7:00 - 8:15 Elizabeth LPC Feb 26 Apr 2  $60
Gold Paso Doble Thurs 8:15 - 9:30 Elizabeth LPC Feb 26 Apr 2  $60
Beyond Gold Viennese Waltz Tues 7:00 - 8:00 Wanda & Victor CBU Mar 3 Apr 7  $84
Beyond Gold Rumba Tues 8:00 - 9:15 Wanda & Victor CBU Mar 3 Apr 7  $84
*Quickstep - Hops, Skips & Jumps
*Prerequisite recommended: Bronze
-or- contact Elizabeth  for approval
Mon 7:00 - 8:00 Elizabeth CUC Feb 23 Mar 30  $60
Bolero & Night Club Slow Dance Mon 8:00 - 9:00 Elizabeth CUC Feb 23 Mar 30  $60

 

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.

PacificaBall

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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 1
Events on April 1, 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...

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

  • 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

    (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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

6
Events on April 6, 2015
  • NO classes today

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm

    Location: Centennial United Church, 612 David St

    Google Calendar Link...

  • NO classes today

    Starts: 7:15 pm

    Ends: 8:30 pm

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

    Google Calendar Link...

  • NO classes today

    Starts: 8:00 pm

    Ends: 9:00 pm

    Location: Centennial United Church, 612 David St

    Google Calendar Link...

  • NO classes today

    Starts: 8:30 pm

    Ends: 9:45 pm

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

    Google Calendar Link...

7
Events on April 7, 2015
  • Beyond Gold Viennese Waltz

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
  • Bronze Tango

    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

    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 Rumba

    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...

  • Gold Rumba

    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...

10
Events on April 10, 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...

  • 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...

11
Events on April 11, 2015
  • VBDS Spring Fling

    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

    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

    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...

13
Events on April 13, 2015
  • TBA

    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

    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

    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

    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
  • Beyond Gold Foxtrot

    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...

  • West Coast Swing

    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 Samba

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 Rumba

    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...

  • Gold Rumba

    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...

17
Events on April 17, 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...

  • 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...

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

    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

    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

    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...

20
Events on April 20, 2015
  • TBA

    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

    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

    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

    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

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21
Events on April 21, 2015
  • Beyond Gold Foxtrot

    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

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  • West Coast Swing

    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

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  • Beyond Gold Samba

    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

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  • Pre-Bronze Rumba

    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...

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
    Period: Apr 9 - May 14
    Price: $60

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  • Bronze Tango

    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

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  • Gold Rumba

    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

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  • Bronze Rumba

    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...

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

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  • 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

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

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 11:00 pm

    Location: 286 Hampton Rd.

    Description: Details TBA closer to the day

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  • 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

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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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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
  • TBA

    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

    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

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  • TBA

    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

    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...

28
Events on April 28, 2015
  • Beyond Gold Foxtrot

    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...

  • West Coast Swing

    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...

  • Pre-Bronze Rumba

    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...

  • Beyond Gold Samba

    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...

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
    Period: Apr 9 - May 14
    Price: $60

    Google Calendar Link...

  • Bronze Tango

    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...

  • Bronze Rumba

    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...

  • Gold Rumba

    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...

 

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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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