April 26, 2017
Victoria Ballroom Dance Society Partners with
Pacific Christian Middle School Drama Program for “Cinderella” Production.
The Victoria Ballroom Dance Society (VBDS) has partnered with the drama program at the Pacific Christian Middle School (PMCS) to teach Grade 7 kids the ballroom dance skills they will need for their school production of “Cinderella” this year on May 10 at 7pm and May 11 at 1pm and 7pm. VBDS and PCMS have invited representatives of the visual and print media in Victoria to attend a scheduled rehearsal with the students and their teachers at the school. Ballroom dance is not only a great sport that is good for the brain; it is also a fun social skill, and accessible to the whole family. We are hoping that the beginner ballroom skills the children learn for “Cinderella” will stay with them, and their families, for life.
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VBDS is Actively Supporting Ballroom Dancing in our Schools!
The Victoria Ballroom Dance Society regularly supports Ballroom Dance lessons in a variety of schools in the Greater Victoria area. This is all part of our club’s community outreach activities over many years. VBDS will provide financial sponsorship for Ballroom Dance lessons in qualifying schools, taught by the same internationally certified Ballroom Dance instructors who teach our regular adult classes. Participating schools over the past number of years have included both elementary schools (eg. Doncaster , Hillcrest Elementary, Crystal View) as well as secondary schools (eg. Oak Bay High, Stelly’s Secondary, Vic High, Parklands Secondary). We are always keen to promote Ballroom Dancing as a great way to improve physical and social well-being, as well as enhance quality of life at all age-levels, so this program, which we call “Ballroom in the Schools”, fits well with our main mission and “raison d’etre” as a Society!
It is also important to be aware that all VBDS regular practices, evening classes and weekend workshops are always “kid and family friendly”: we welcome school age kids to attend all our dance classes & drop-in workshops, with or without their parents (although we love to see parents, grandparents and their children at our lessons, all dancing together. Be aware that VBDS Membership is FREE for all those under 18 years of age).
Despite lots of wonderful performances by school kids over the past ten years or so, at a wide variety of venues and dances, there is still lots of scope to further expand this “Schools Program”, especially with more volunteer help from our members! If you would like to find out more and help with our Youth & Family Outreach initiatives, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.