Suspension of VBDS classes and practices as of November 24, 2020

Today we received provincial health guidance that dance classes and all indoor group physical activities are temporarily suspended pending the development of new guidelines.  
As a result, VBDS is cancelling all scheduled dance classes as of November 24, 2020. All dance classes were scheduled to end next week. 
Classes cancelled:
Wednesday, Nov 25 and Dec 2 – Intermediates and Pre-Bronze
Thursday, Nov 26 and Dec 3 – Bronze Foxtrot and Rumba
Friday, Nov 27 and Dec 4 – Gold Foxtrot and Rumba
Saturday, Nov 28 – Solo Formation and Partnered Formation
Monday, Nov 30 – Newcomers 7:00 and 8:15
We will be in touch with all students enrolled in our classes.
All partnered dance practices held at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre Gym are cancelled up to December 31, 2020.
The solo dance practices at Centennial United Church are suspended and will not be held on November 27 and December 4.
VBDS is committed to following provincial health guidelines in order to ensure that ballroom dancing is done safely during this pandemic.
We will keep you all informed as we learn more.
Lynne Jordon
VBDS President

Suspension of VBDS Classes and Practices effective March 17, 2020

Dear VBDS members and dancers,
VBDS Classes and Practices Suspended as of March 17, 2020 in response to the March 16, 2020 provincial health update re: COVID-19
As the situation in BC continues to change, and in response to the most recent update from BC’s health minister and medical health officer, the VBDS board has suspended all VBDS classes and practices effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and until April 5, 2020.  No VBDS classes or practices will run during this period.  If the situation has improved, and venues are open, all classes and practices will resume following April 5th.
Current VBDS students enrolled in classes, you will not need to indicate that you require a credit for the remaining classes in this session.  At this time, we are planning to have the classes resume and the final classes in this session completed, without re-registration. We will keep you advised as we plan in this dynamic and changeable environment.  If you have any concerns, please email
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday practices will be suspended for 3 weeks.  As of March 17th, the Les Passmore Centre and the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre have closed and all rentals are stopped. We will provide you with updates as they occur.
The health and safety of our members and the greater community is our priority. Thank you for your patience, support and understanding.  
The VBDS Board of Directors

Important notice regarding COVID-19, classes, practices, and dances

Dear VBDS members and dancers,

The VBDS board is responding to the Friday, March 13, 2020 update from BC’s health minister and medical health officer regarding COVID-19. The following measures are now in effect:  

The March 21st VBDS dance is cancelled. 

VBDS practices will continue to be offered at the current locations and times, as long as dancers continue to attend and locations remain open. 

VBDS Session 4 classes will continue to run, with the option for students who do not wish to continue to receive a credit for future classes. 

Although the virus is not yet spreading in our community, we are in unprecedented times and know that you will consider the recommended safe practices and distancing measures in your decision-making regarding dance lessons and practices. 

We ask that you do not attend practices or classes if you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, or have traveled to a country that has an outbreak unless you have self-isolated for a 14 day period and are symptom-free.  Refrain from attending classes or practices if you are feeling unwell, and as always use the recommended hygiene practices. 

We continue to keep a close eye on events and will adjust our response based on health advisories. 

Should you wish to discontinue lessons, please contact

We thank you for your patience and understanding, as well as your continued support of VBDS. 

VBDS Board