Want to get a taste of Ballroom Dancing? Only $5 for 1 hour workshop!

Introduction to Ballroom Dancing

Friday, October 26 (Waltz & Cha Cha) 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Saturday October 27 (Foxtrot & Jive) 2:00-3:00pm
Friday, November 2 (Tango & Rumba) 6:30 – 7:30 pm

ALL CLASSES AT LES PASSMORE CENTRE- 286 Hampton Rd.

We will provide Partners for Singles & All Couples Welcome.

These lessons are specially designed to give beginners a low-cost ($5 per person for each class), accessible way to experience the fun and rewards of Ballroom Dancing.

Drop-in. Pre-registration not required but we recommend coming a few minutes early as the event starts at time stated. Open to non-members.

For More Info: https://vbds.org/introduction-to-ballroom-dancing/

REGISTER FOR FALL SESSION 2 VBDS Classes!

VBDS FALL SESSION 2 CLASSES –
REGISTER NOW!

Our Fall Session 2 Classes starting in November 2018 are available NOW!
TO DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE CLASS SCHEDULE FOR Fall Session 2 CLICK HERE.

There are plenty of opportunities to register!!  Here they are:
1.    Registrations can be accepted night and day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at your greatest convenience:ONLINE.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

2.   SIGN UP AT PRACTICES AND INTROS
The following dates we will be in attendance FOR THE FIRST HOUR to take class registrations and memberships!
CEDARHILL REC CENTRE: At Wednesday Practices – October 17, 24, 7:45-8:45PM.

LES PASSMORE:  At the October/November Intro to Ballroom Workshops:
Fridays October 26, & November 2 –6:30-7:30PM, Saturday, October 27 – 2:00-3pm 

3. We will be accepting registrations the first week of classes, so show up then!

4.   You can send a cheque payable to The Victoria Ballroom Dance Society to the following address. IF POSSIBLE PLEASE INCLUDE THE CLASS SCHEDULE DOCUMENT
(click here to download and print) 
If you cannot print it, Please remember to state on a note exactly WHAT you are paying for: 
Your name, address and phone number and what class you are taking.
Cheques are payable to Victoria Ballroom Dance Society, not VBDS.
Mail To: Victoria Ballroom Dance Society
PO Box 35024, RPO Hillside
Victoria  BC  V8T 5G2
Download printable instructions on how to register by CLICKING HERE

Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain!

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Worried About Memory Loss? Pick up your Dancing Shoes!
Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain.

Physical exercise has an anti-aging effect on the hippocampus region of the brain — an area that controls memory, learning and balance. A recent study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience has found dance classes can prevent and reverse some signs of aging in the brain!

The 18- month study looked at seniors with an average age of 68 and placed them in either a group challenged with dance routines or a group challenged with repetitive endurance exercise such as cycling.

The dance routines contained many challenges and changes every session including changes in steps, arm patterns, speeds, choreograph and genres.

The older adults who participated dance exercise experienced an increase in the hippocampus volume as well as an improvement in their balance. This is very significant because the hippocampus is the earliest and most severely affected brain structure in individuals with dementia. It is a brain area that is responsible for not only memory and learning but also for keeping one’s balance.

This study has since generated a lot of popular articles and videos over the past 12 months, but there is one particular video available on YouTube is that is of special interest, since, along with dancers from all over the world, it includes a short clip of some VBDS Members of long-standing. The brief footage of VBDS Members in the YouTube video was taken a number of years ago, in the downstairs Dance Studio at Saanich Commonwealth Place, as part of a pilot for a TV series.

We hope you can share this with your family and friends and spread the good word!
It’s never too late to pick up those dancing shoes!