Get Active in fall, 2017!
Enjoy a Great Experience:

 
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Discover Today's Style
of Square Dancing

 
WELCOME!
www.squaredancefun.info
 
Hello to everyone looking for
details on our big provincial
dance event: Festival 2017
July 6 to 8 in Surrey!
 
Close to 400 dancers
will be found in three
buildings on the
Cloverdale Rodeo Grounds.
Spectators are most welcome

for a $2 admission applicable
to all 3 days--pay at the door.
We recommend that
7:30 to 10 pm daily is the best
time to see lots of dancing
in two halls.
 
Although created for the
dance community, you'll find
lots of information on the
Festival's web page including
a map, dance schedules
and photos of the entertainers.
CLICK HERE FOR A LINK
 
Queries can be directed to
dancinglikethestars@gmail.com
or toll-free at
1-800-335-9433
 
Come see the fun!
 
Start discovering! Select below.
 
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Learn at an easy pace
with lots of review.
Over 2,000 British Columbians
enjoy square dancing
& related dance forms.

 

 
Presented by the SQUAREUPB.C.
marketing initiative of the

British Columbia Square
& Round Dance Federation,
Canada

 
 

 
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Today's Style of Square Dancing

  What makes square dancing so great?
It's very social. The very nature of this style
of dance is interactive teams of 8 people
reacting to commands from a "caller/entertainer."
You'll start dancing and having fun right away
and making new friends almost as fast.
Most clubs welcome singles.
   
 
How Different
is Today's Square Dancing
from its Traditional Image?

 
The modern square dance has evolved.
Many people experienced traditional, old-time
square dancing in their school years.
They may not have enjoyed old
fashioned music and simplistic moves.
It's better today than what they did in school.
The music heard on today's square dance
floor ranges from pop to country
and show tunes to golden oldies.
 


Learn of the Benefits
& See How You Learn
in the 10 minute Video
:
"Dancing Keeps You Young"

 
   
   

Many Benefits

The square dance is mildly aerobic and
what better way to guarantee some fun
exercise than by attending a weekly session?
A typical square dance event will have you
moving the equivalent of several kilometres
but you'll be having too much fun to notice.
   
In fact, the road to better health through
square dancing is so proven that we've
developed a printable 2-page brochure
that's available online.
 
Entitled "Your Prescription for Better Health,"
it contains endorsements by many medical
professionals, detailing the physical, mental
and social health benefits of square dancing
and its companion dance form,
round dancing:
www.BetterHealth.squaredance.bc.ca
 

The social element of dancing with many
friendly people moving to lively music is a
great way to forget the stress of the day.
 
You'll make many new friends who
often become friends both on and off
the dance floor.
 
A wonderful benefit for couples is that
square dancing provides a regular
opportunity for "together time."
It's an interest away from home that
a couple can share in equally.
 
   
   
 
More About
Today's Square Dancing

Select from the following:
 
Got "Two Left Feet?"
 
How Much Does it Cost?
 
Who will be at the Dances
& is it mostly Couples?

   
What's the Attire?
 
What Follows the New
Dancer Sessions?

 
Is Square Dancing
Competitive?

   
Square Dance Travel
Opportunities

 
Other Dance Forms
Embraced

 
 
What if There's No
Square Dance Instruction
in my Area?

 
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Got "Two Left Feet?"

If you can walk, you can square dance
(although in B.C. we have a wheelchair dance club).
This style of dance uses upper body hand
and arm movements, so there are no
difficult "steps." You simply glide along to
the rhythm of the music.
 
In learning to dance it's not uncommon to feel
self-conscious, wanting to avoid making
mistakes in front of others.
In fact, there's no need to feel pressure because
everyone learns from a patient instructor.
Reinforced with lots of review, you'll become
confident and see how much fun it is.
 
Return to "About Square Dancing" Index
 
 

   

How Much Does it Cost?

The square dance recreation is probably one of the
most economical activities that you'll find anywhere.
When you start to learn, the first one or more
sessions are usually free to try it out,
so you're already ahead with cost saving.
You'll get your money's worth, especially when you
find that many dances close with delicious
refreshments, included at no extra charge.
Remember, too, that by square dancing
you're investing in a fitness activity
that works toward better health.
 

Return to "About Square Dancing" Index

 
   

   
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Who will be at the Dances
& is it mostly Couples?
 

People just like you enjoy square dancing.
They come from all walks of life.

They're people who want to have genuine
fun and lots of laughs.
We all want to improve our
physical and mental well-being and
to make new friends in a healthy
social atmosphere.
 
Most dances are composed of partnered dancers
and single dancers. Dance clubs make every
effort to involve those attending solo.
 

In more recent times, due to the greater interest
of women in dance and a higher demographic
of single persons, some ladies are learning
both the left and right positions of a square
dance couple, particularly the traditional
"man's position" to the left.
That way, they're dancing most all the time.
 
In Burnaby you'll find a club that was
established for singles but also welcomes
couples called the "Swinging Singles"
(that's "swing" as in: "swing your partner!")
 
In Vancouver there is a gender-neutral square
dance club of particular appeal to the
same sex community.
   
See those clubs in our "Listings" section.
 
Return to "About Square Dancing" Index

 
 

   

What's the Attire?

Comfortable, dressy-casual is appropriate to square
dance with low-rise footwear that won't mark the floor.
Men generally wear long-sleeved shirts and pants or
dressy jeans. Many of today's square dancing ladies
like a longer, flowing skirt often called a Prairie Skirt.
Dance clubs welcome those who opt to wear traditional
square dance attire, crinoline underskirt included.
 

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What Follows
the New Dancer Sessions?

 
Once you complete your instruction, your sponsoring
dance club will invite you to attend their regular sessions
that usually take place weekly.
 
Many clubs observe programs of square dance calls
as identified by Callerlab, an international organization
of square dance callers.
Your program of choice depends upon the time you
can commit to learning. Listed from the lowest to
the greatest challenge, the programs are:
 
Basic/Condensed
Mainstream
Plus
Advanced 1 & 2
Challenge 1, 2 & 3
 
"Mainstream" has been the entry program
and the level at which many clubs dance weekly but a
condensed program called "West Coast Square Dancing"
is increasing in popularity. Developed in British Columbia,
it utilizes the most popular calls in the Mainstream
program, getting you dancing sooner,
usually in 10 to 12 weeks.
The Callerlab organization has also issued a
"Condensed Teaching Method" program to
accommodate those pressed for time but
wanting to learn to square dance.
 
Return to "About Square Dancing" Index

   

 
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Is Square Dancing Competitive?
 
It's not generally considered a competitive
activity although there are a few instances
where competition is enjoyed.
One such event takes place annually
in B.C. or Washington State known
as the Pacific Northwest Teen
Square Dance Festival.
 
Involving several competitive categories
including calling and exhibitions, it keeps
pre-teens and teens interested and
focused in the activity.
 
    
Return to "About Square Dancing" Index

 
 
   

 
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Square Dance Travel Opportunities

A wonderful aspect about learning to square dance
is how
you open up a world of possibilities for travel.
Since the "calls" are standardized globally in
the English language, you can travel to dance
in many other countries.
   
Furthermore, dance Festivals and Conventions
make it extra fun to travel near and far,
joining hundreds and even thousands of other
square dancers.
World square dance tours and even cruises
featuring square dancing to some top callers
aboard ship are also available.
   
Perhaps the most fun can be had just driving up
the road to the nearest town or city where they'll
probably have a square dance club. Travelling
to dances within your region lets you make
new dance friends close to home.

 
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Other Dance Forms Embraced

Under the non-profit B.C. Square & Round Dance
Federation, other dance forms such as round dancing
and clog dancing are embraced.
 
Round dancing is square dancing's companion dance
that's usually incorporated into a square dance program.
It's choreographed ballroom dancing where nobody has
to lead because the steps are prompted by a "cuer"
over the microphone.
 
Some square dance clubs offer new round dancer
sessions and there are some clubs in B.C. that
only round dance.
 
Clog dance clubs also operate in select cities
around the province.
   
Clogging is a low impact, rhythmic dance
done to live cues and a great variety of music.
It welcomes all ages and is very popular with singles.
The style is contemporary, precision style clogging.
 

Although not commonly available,
Contra Dancing is embraced by the
B.C. Square & Round Dance Federation.
It's considered the forerunner to the
square dance. It involves facing lines
of dancers who interact across and
up and down the lines.
 
Return to "About Square Dancing" Index

 
 
 
   

What if There's No Square Dance

Instruction in My Area?

Should your area of B.C. not have square dance
instruction available, we invite you to explore an
8-CD audio series called "Moving and Grooving."

 
Complete with the music you'll need, it will have
 you dancing in very little time.
   
See information online at:
MovingandGrooving.squaredance.bc.ca
 
 
Return to "About Square Dancing" Index

 
   

   
Where to E-mail Questions
or Phone Toll-free
(state the city relative to your inquiry)
 
DancingLikeTheStars@gmail.com
 
1-800-335-9433

If you don't live in British Columbia, the Canadian
Square & Round Dance Society operates a
toll-free information line at:
1-866-206-6696
 
Return to "About Square Dancing" Index
           
 

   
NEW DANCER SESSIONS IN B.C.

LISTINGS
WITH CLICKABLE LINKS

 
Click on the region or city of interest to advance

    

LOWER MAINLAND & FRASER VALLEY

VANCOUVER, NORTH VANCOUVER, WEST VANCOUVER,
BURNABY, NEW WESTMINSTER, RICHMOND, DELTA,
MAPLE RIDGE, PITT MEADOWS, PORT COQUITLAM,
COQUITLAM, 
PORT MOODY, MISSION,
SURREY, WHITE ROCK, LANGLEY, ALDERGROVE,
ABBOTSFORD, CHILLIWACK
 

LOWER VANCOUVER ISLAND

VICTORIA & AREA, INCLUDING SALTSPRING ISLAND
 

UPPER VANCOUVER ISLAND

NANAIMO, CHEMAINUS, LANTZVILLE,
LADYSMITH,
 PARKSVILLE, QUALICUM BEACH,
 
NANOOSE BAY, COURTENAY, COMOX, CUMBERLAND,
CAMPBELL RIVER, POWELL RIVER

 

OKANAGAN VALLEY

VERNON, COLDSTREAM, LUMBY,
ARMSTRONG, ENDERBY,

WEST KELOWNA, KELOWNA, PEACHLAND,
PENTICTON, OKANAGAN FALLS,
OLIVER, SUMMERLAND

THOMPSON VALLEY/SHUSWAP

KAMLOOPS, BLIND BAY, SALMON ARM
 

CENTRAL AND NORTHERN B.C. INTERIOR

DAWSON CREEK, PRINCE GEORGE, TERRACE, KITIMAT,
VANDERHOOF, BEDNESTI LAKE, ENGEN, FORT FRASER,
FORT ST. JAMES,  FRASER LAKE, HOUSTON,
STONEY CREEK, TOPLEY,
WILLIAMS LAKE
 
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LOWER MAINLAND & FRASER VALLEY

   

VANCOUVER, NORTH VANCOUVER, WEST VANCOUVER,

BURNABY, NEW WESTMINSTER, RICHMOND, DELTA

  

  

Squares Across the Border
Square Dance Club
Vancouver's Grandview District

Founded in 1983

Vancouver's only modern square dance club.

 This club generally presents

new square dancer sessions

on Tuesday nights at 7 pm.

Contact the dance club for details.

The group offers a gender neutral

environment for all persons,

single or partnered, including the

same sex community.

Presenting dance music

from the traditional to contemporary.

Instructor: Anne Uebelacker

Location:

 Britannia Secondary School Cafeteria,

1001 Cotton Drive, Vancouver

(enter off Britannia oval)

Register through the

Britannia Community Centre,

P.O. Box 4404,

Vancouver, BC V6B 3Z8

or call for information:

Carol - 604-874-6486  -  E-MAIL

Club contact:  E-MAIL

 Club web page:

Squares Across the Border

 


   
Swinging
Singles
Square
 & Round Dance Club
Burnaby

 

This very active dance club held

free new square dancer sessions

throughout September, 2016.

7:00 to 8:20 pm Wednesdays

Regular Wednesday sessions

began October 5.

Call or e-mail to inquire about

the next opportunity to join in!

The fee:

An economical $6 per lesson.

Singles and Couples welcome.

 

Fun, fitness & friendship.

Try today's style of square dancing.

Featuring the condensed

West Coast Square Dance Program

that gets you dancing sooner.

No previous dance training needed.

No special attire required.

You'll discover a great experience!

Presenting the young Heather Wallace

as the caller/teacher.

Location:

Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion

6871 Roberts Street, Burnaby

Contacts:

Pat, New Dancer Co-ordinator:

604-521-7497, E-MAIL

Martin, Club President:

604-777-1633, E-MAIL

See the club's web site at:

Swinging Singles Dance Club

Click on below for Facebook page:

Swinging Singles on FACEBOOK

 

   


Century House Squares
New Westminster

   

This club provides an opportunity

to learn to square dance in the afternoon,

particularly suitable for night-workers,

shift-workers or those who

don't wish to drive at night.

Starting Mon. Jan. 9,

new square dancer sessions

take place every Monday,

Noon to 1 p.m.

No need to register,

just drop in on any Monday

even if only to try it!

Location:

Century House, Moody Park

620 Eighth Street, New Westminster

 Caller/Cuer Couple:

 Ken & Sally Crisp

 Contacts:

  Edna Page - 604-593-1283

Joan Campbell - 604-437-1320

Ken Crisp, Instructor - 604-941-6392,

E-MAIL

Also, call Century House

for more information: 604-519-1066

 

 

Wesburn Wranglers Pre-teen & Teen
Square & Round 
Dance Club
Burnaby
   

Location for all dancing:

Wesburn Community Centre, 

4781 Parkwood, Burnaby

New square dancer sessions for kids aged 6 to 19

usually take place Sunday afternoons, 3:00 to 4:00.

The children have loads of fun moving to music to

which they can relate while getting exercise.

They learn teamwork and how to listen & co-operate.

Contact the club to inquire about joining in!

Instructor:  Ray Brendzy

Contact:

Ray & Christine Brendzy, 604-294-1429, E-MAIL

   Club web page: Wesburn Wranglers
 
Click here for Facebook page
 
   
also offered:

Choreographed ballroom for kids,

called "round dancing"

These sessions generally take place

Monday evenings, 7 to 9.

Contact the club to inquire about joining in.

Instructor: Krista Baird

 Contact:

Ray & Christine Brendzy,

604-294-1429, E-MAIL

Therese,  604-594-8622

 

   

Delta Sundancers Pre-teen
& Teen Square & Round 
Dance Club
 

New square dancer sessions for kids

generally start in September or October.

The club is making a change this dance year

that includes a move to the

Cloverdale Recreation Centre.

The dance fun takes place on

Sunday afternoons, 1:00 to 2:30.

New round dancer sessions for kids

may also take place

(choreographed ballroom).

Call or e-mail to inquire.

Instructor:  Danielle Garbe

Contact Danielle & Aaron:

778-574-0520 - E-MAIL

     

 

MAPLE RIDGE, PITT MEADOWS,

PORT COQUITLAMCOQUITLAM,

PORT MOODY,  MISSION

     

Town 'n Country Swingers
Maple Ridge
 

This club warmly welcomes you

to new square dancer sessions

starting Wed. Feb. 8, 2017,

when the first night is FREE!

7:00 to 8:15 pm

Free refreshments following.

Wednesday sessions continue

by registration through April 26.

Location:

Ridge Meadows

Seniors Activity Centre,

12150  224th St., Maple Ridge

(not affiliated with the seniors' society)

 

Give today's style of

square dancing a try.

You'll be surprised

how much fun you'll have!

Laugh more

Easy to learn - Keep fit

Make new friends - Reduce stress

Exercise your brain

 

Casual attire. All ages invited.

Couples, families, singles welcome.

Most dances include "singles boards"

to pair up solos with a partner

on a rotating basis.

This club offers several "cycles"

to begin throughout the year

and the program of instruction

is condensed

to get you dancing sooner!

There's lots of extra fun in store for you

at this club because they're known

to hold special dances

such as a Halloween Party & pie night,

Western Dance & Chili Supper,

an annual catered Christmas dinner

& fun dance... and more!

Instructor/entertainer: John Corrigan

Contact:

Allan & Maureen - 604-466-3337, E-MAIL

See the following dedicated page

for those interested in learning to

square dance at this club,

including a "FAQ" link

(frequently asked questions):

Click here for New Dancer Page

Club web site: Town 'n Country Swingers

Click for club's FACEBOOK page

 

 

SURREY, WHITE ROCK,

LANGLEY, ALDERGROVE,

ABBOTSFORD, CHILLIWACK

Also available is instruction

in round dancing

(choreographed ballroom).

Click here for direct links to those

Langley/Aldergrove

Abbotsford

   

Surrey Square Wheelers
Square Dance Club

Discover today's style

of square dancing.

You'll have a great experience!

This club offered

FREE introductory nights

on Wednesdays

in October, 2016.

They ran 7 to 10 pm.

Admissions are now closed

so please call or e-mail

to inquire about the

next opportunity.

Location:

Brookswood Seniors' Centre,

19899 - 36th Ave., Langley


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Instructor: Krista Baird
 

One of the largest & friendliest

square dance clubs

in the Fraser Valley.

Contact:

Maureen Wilson, Co-ordinator

604-916-0653 - E-MAIL

Frank McNeil, club president

- E-MAIL

Club web site:

Surrey Square Wheelers

Dance Club

    

   

  Wheeling 8's
Square Dance Club
(handicapable)
Surrey


Contact the club about joining the fun!

Everyone's welcome to this fun group,

whether able-bodied or wheelchair-bound.

Yes, you can square dance in a wheelchair

-- it's a little slower but loads of fun!

Dancing Thursdays, new square dancer

sessions usually start in September

and run from 6:30 to 9:00 pm.

The club is always happy to hear from

handicapable persons who are interested


in learning today's style of square dancing.

Location:
 
Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre

13458 107A Avenue, Surrey

Instructor/entertainer: Tyler Wagner

Contact: Darlene - 604-591-2841,

E-MAIL

Tyler - 604-817-9350

This club has been operating for

an amazing 43 years.

 

 

   

White Rockers

Square Dance Club

Come enjoy Sun. afternoon

dance instruction, convenient for

evening or shift workers.

New dancer sessions

started in late Sept., 2016, 

running noon to 1:30 pm.

Regular Sunday sessions

are underway but now

closed to newcomers.

Call or e-mail to inquire

about the next

opportunity to join in!

The dance club enjoys two

wonderful caller/entertainers!

Casual attire

Singles Board in use

to keep all solos dancing

Location:

White Rock Lawn Bowling Club,

1079 Dolphin St., White Rock

Contacts:

Ann Melnychuk:

604-541-0188, E-MAIL

Bud & Bell: 778-298-8052

   


Guys 'n Gals
Square & Round Dance Club

Langley/Aldergrove

 

This club offers Sunday

afternoon dancing which

many find very convenient.

Your first new dancer session

is FREE to try it out!

New square dancer sessions

run continuously.
 

Newcomers welcome

the year around.

The 2017 sessions start at 1:00 p.m.

& continue every Sunday

through June.

Location:

Aldergrove O.A.P. Hall,

3015 - 273 Street, Aldergrove

(one block south of Fraser Highway)

Great fun - easy to learn

friendly, caring people

Free parking - Refreshments weekly

Ages 12 and up are welcome

as well as singles.

Attire is dressy casual

or square dance clothing.

Following your free introductory

session, a very economical

$5 per session fee applies.

Call ahead to say:

"I'm joining the fun!"

(scroll down to see contacts)

This club is proud to feature

the one and only "Coach's Corner"

where personal attention

ensures great dancing!

   
ALSO AVAILABLE
   

 
Langley/Aldergrove

Instruction in

Round Dancing

(choreographed ballroom)

with the Guys 'n Gals club

Sunday afternoons

(call to inquire about times)

Cuer-teacher: Wendy Krueger

Hardwood floors, air-conditioned hall,

coffee served

Aldergrove O.A.P. Hall,

3015 - 273 Street, Aldergrove

(one block south of Fraser Highway)

Call to say "I want to join the fun!"

Contact the caller/cuer/teachers:

Wendy Krueger, 778-878-4244, E-MAIL

Tyler Wagner, 604-817-9350, E-MAIL

Club web site: Guys 'n' Gals

  

ABBOTSFORD

New dancer sessions
are available in the following:

Square Dancing

Round Dancing
(choreographed ballroom)

 

 

Abbotsford Grand Squares
Square & Round Dance Club

 

This popular dance club

welcomes newcomers to

today's style of square dancing

with 3 FREE sessions

to see if you like it!

Attend any or all 3 of

the Monday sessions

Jan. 16, 23 or 30, 2017.

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

A 10-week series on

Monday nights follows

by registration.

The dance club features

the new, condensed

West Coast

Square Dance Program.

In a short time, learn

today's style of square dancing

set to modern music.

New dancers receive

individual attention.

Singles always welcome.

Free coffee time follows

each session.

This club has 90 members & is

celebrating its 36th year of operation.

Location:

Abbotsford Social Activity Assn. Hall,

33889 Essendene Ave.

Caller/teacher:

The young Heather Wallace

Contacts:

Ron Fry - 604-847-3406, E-MAIL

David McVige - 604-864-7435, E-MAIL

Club E-MAIL

Club web site:

Abbotsford Grand Squares

 Club Facebook page:

@agsbc

 

 

Round Dancing
with Anita & Dan

Abbotsford

You'll like choreographed ballroom

dancing, known as round

dancing, because

nobody has to lead.

You simply learn the steps then

follow the cues given over the

microphone.

You'll start with the easy

two-step and waltz.

New round dancer sessions

on Wednesdays started 

Oct. 5, 2016, 7 to 9 pm,

and are now closed

to newcomers.

Regular Wednesday night

sessions are continuing.

Call or e-mail to inquire

about the next opportunity

to join in!

Open to all persons.

It's a couples dance form, so

please try to bring a partner.

Your instructors are highly

qualified, having operated a

round dance club for 23 years.

Both "cue" round dances; Anita

has done so for over 32 years.

Location:

Trinity Memorial United Church

33737 George Ferguson Way,

Abbotsford.

Contact:

Anita & Dan, 604-392-9102, E-MAIL

For more information about

round dancing, see:

You 2 Can Dance: Round Dance! 

   
   

 
Chilliwack Rhythm Reelers
Square & Round Dance Club

 

 Discover a great experience

learning today's style

of square dancing.

Get active in 2017.

Loads of fun!

In January, 2017, there are

two FREE chances to try it out!

Attend one or both:

7 pm, Thurs. Jan. 19

7 pm, Thurs. Jan. 26

Just drop in!

(allow 2 hrs. for the session)

Another option:

Start the regular sessions

on Feb. 2 at 7 pm.

Register at the door.

Location:

Greendale Elem. Community School

6621 Sumas Prairie Road

CLICK HERE

for a map courtesy of

Google Maps

 

Features a condensed

10-night program over

consecutive Thursdays

to get you dancing sooner!

 

Singles welcome.

Make new friends.

Square dancing is putting fun,

fitness & friendship to music.

The club features free coffee, tea 

& snacks after each session.

Free parking.

Fee for each regular session is

an economical $6 per dancer!

Teens: Half-price

 

Caller-teacher/entertainer-couple:

Mike & Rose-Lynn Rhode

Contacts:

Lana - 604-858-5887 - E-MAIL

Fred - 604-795-7566 - E-MAIL

For the club's Facebook web page
CLICK HERE

  
For a printable poster
promoting the new dancer sessions
CLICK HERE
   

 

LOWER

VANCOUVER ISLAND

 

 

VICTORIA & AREA,

INCLUDING

SALTSPRING ISLAND

Two opportunities to
learn to square dance
in Victoria area:
Colwood
Saanich
One opportunity on
Saltspring:
Ganges

Two opportunities to
learn to round dance:
Colwood
Saanich

 

 
 

Frontier Twirlers
Square & Round Dance Club

Colwood - adjacent Victoria
 

This club began regular

7:30 Thursday night sessions

of new dancer instruction

on Sept. 22, 2016.

Call or e-mail to inquire

about the next opportunity

to join in!

Great exercise & lots of

fun for all ages.

Singles welcome.

No experience required.

Casual attire.

Economical fees.

These sessions feature a

totally new program--

not the old-fashioned square

dancing that was taught in

schools for years

--it's better!

Free coffee & tea served.

Location:

Upstairs at

Old Colwood Firehall,

2225 Sooke Road, Colwood

Note:

Enter at back of building

and go upstairs.

Two halls are situated on a large

property beside the Dairy Queen

restaurant with lots of free parking.

Caller/teacher:  Garry Dodds

Contacts:

Howard & Gailene, Co-ordinators,

778-678-8442, E-MAIL

Bruce, President, 259-385-7846

E-MAIL

Club's general website:

Frontier Twirlers   

   
   
   
COUNTRY COUSINS
Square and Round Dance Club

Saanich - adjacent Victoria
  

This club presented two free

sessions in September to try

today's style of square dancing.

Regular Sunday night sessions

got underway at

7:30 pm October 2, 2016.

Royal Oak Hall,

4516 West Saanich Road

Call or e-mail to inquire about

the next opportunity

to join in!

Many Benefits:

Fun, fitness, friendship,

music, stress-relief, parties,

cardio workout, dances

Caller/entertainer:

Stu Hemmings

Contact:

S. Rowan, 250-658-4203,

E-MAIL

Club web site:

CountryCousins.bc.ca

  

ALSO, IN THE VICTORIA AREA...

   

LEARN TO ROUND DANCE

(CHOREOGRAPHED BALLROOM)

TWO DIFFERENT

SESSIONS AVAILABLE!

 

Rainbow Rounders
Round Dance Club
Colwood - adjacent Victoria
 

Sessions for newcomers in

choreographed ballroom dancing,

known as "round dancing,"

take place Wednesdays,

7:30 to 9:30 pm.

Things got underway on

Sept.14, 2016.

Call or e-mail to inquire

about the next opportunity

to join in.

In the round dance, couples

move in unison to steps

announced by a "cuer."

Nobody has to "lead."

You'll learn to round dance

with confidence.

No previous experience needed.

A partner is required, please.

Learn rumba, Two-step,

Cha Cha and Waltz.

Location:

Colwood Community Hall,

2219 Sooke Road, Colwood

Sponsored by the

Rainbow Rounders round dance club.

Please pre-register
by contacting the instructors:


Connie & Al Ritchie
250-474-6451,
E-MAIL 

 Learn more about round dancing

on this web page:

You 2 Can Dance: Round Dance

 

   

The "Dance A Rounds"
Round Dance Club
Saanich - adjacent Victoria  

Learn to round dance

(choreographed ballroom)

starting with the basics 

of two-step & waltz

and build your confidence.

Sessions started at 8:00 pm

Tues. Sept. 27, 2016

Call or e-mail to inquire

about the next opportunity

to learn.

Many more people can enjoy this

dance form because the steps

are cued live to the music

and nobody has to "lead."

Location:

Royal Oak Hall,

4516 W. Saanich Road, Victoria

Please pre-register by contacting:

Stu & Sandra Hemmings

250-656-3639, E-MAIL

Learn more about round dancing

on this web page:

You 2 Can Dance: Round Dance

   

   

Salty Wheels
Square & Round Dance Club

Saltspring Island
     

A great dance experience

is waiting for you

right on Saltspring!

Discover today's style of

square dancing at this

fun Island club.

New dancers are welcome

all year round!

Please come join us

any Thursday at 7:30 pm.

The square dance is loads of fun,

highly social and an avenue

toward better fitness.

We dance at a cozy, private home,

734 Upper Ganges Road, Ganges.

For more details, contact:

Instructor/entertainers:

Marilynne & Alan Cunningham,

250-537-5356 - E-MAIL

   

   

UPPER VANCOUVER ISLAND

(INCL. POWELL RIVER)

   

NANAIMOLANTZVILLE,

CHEMAINUS, LADYSMITH

  

Amalgam-Eighters, Nanaimo
 
Square & round dance club
and
Travelling Squares, Nanaimo
Square & round dance club
 

In co-operative fashion,

these two clubs invite

newcomers to square dance

sessions starting

Wed. Jan. 11, 2017, at 7 p.m.

Allow for 2 hours of instruction.

Featuring the fun, condensed

West Coast Square Dance Program

that gets you dancing sooner!

12 sessions in total for a very

economical $60/person.

Just drop in at the opening session

and register at the door.

Location:

Activity Room

Pleasant Valley Elementary School

6201 Dunbar Road, Nanaimo

(off Metral Drive)

 

Casual attire.

Dancers are advised to

wear comfortable shoes

with good support.

Note that the lesson period

will pause during Spring Break

when the school building

is not available.

   

Do you want to fine-tune your

aerobic exercise routine

or are you bored with your

current fitness program?

Come dance with us! 

Singles & youth welcome.

You will be amazed at how much

fun you will have and

the new friends you will make.

 

Caller/teacher/entertainer:

Ray (& Deb) Schmidt

Contacts:

Amalgam-Eighters club

Diane & Murray Thomas,

President-couple

250-390-1899, E-MAIL

Marjorie Yarish, Secretary

250-591-6565, E-MAIL

  Travelling Squares club

Wendie Harrington, Publicity

250-758-7264, E-MAIL

For a club web page

detailing the lessons:

Click here

 

 


 
Parksville,
Qualicum Beach,
Nanoose Bay

 This region presents both
square dance
round dance
instruction

   

Sand Dollars
Parksville
Square & round dance club
 

Residents of the Parksville area

began to have loads of fun

discovering today's style

of square dancing

at 90-minute sessions

that started 7 pm

Sunday Sept. 18, 2016.

Call or e-mail to inquire

about the next

opportunity to join in!

Location:

Bradley Centre in Coombs,

975 Shearme Road.

The club held a free Open House

on Friday Sept. 16.

Presenting the

West Coast Square Dance Program:

a fun, condensed instruction period

that gets you dancing sooner!

Featuring our fabulous

caller-teacher/entertainer couple:

Ray & Deb Schmidt
   

Great exercise for your mind & body!

It's easier than it looks & fun to try.

Ages 12 years & over welcome.

Singles welcome.

Comfortable, casual attire

and footwear encouraged.

Come have a great experience

on the dance floor!
   

Full location details:

 Bradley Centre in Coombs,

975 Shearme Road

(corner of Alberni Hwy.

& Shearme Road)

For a photo of the centre,

Click here

(courtesy of Google maps)

Contacts:

Ray & Deb - 250-248-4900,

E-MAIL

Lynette & Ron - 250-954-2132,

E-MAIL

  

"Let's Dance V.I."

Round Dance Club

Parksville

Sessions for complete

newcomers to round dancing are

not available at this point in time

but expected to be

offered in 2018.

Use the contacts below to put

your name on the list.

Spectators are welcome to

come and discover the nature

of today's round dancing.

You'll love this dance form

that can be compared to

choreographed ballroom

dancing except it's set to live

cues where nobody leads.

In round dancing, each couple

moves counterclockwise

in unison with others

in a large circle

around the dance floor.

Everyone does the same steps

as they follow the directions

from the "cuer."

Lots of great music!

You usually start with the waltz

or two-step.

Please bring a partner.

Open to same-sex partners.

These weekday afternoon

sessions are ideal for

night workers, shift workers

or retirees.

Regarding those who have completed

this club's introduction to

round dancing, they'll now progress

to learning more round dance

figures for the waltz and two-step,

within the program known

as Phase II.

There will also be a session on

a separate day for round

dancers who've received a  year

of instruction and will now learn

figures and rhythms within Phase III.

Instructors Margaret & John are

highly appreciated by participating

dancers for their one-on-one teaching

technique, ensuring all are

successful on the dance floor.

The sessions for those having

completed the introduction

will take place on

Monday afternoons,

usually starting at 1:30,

beginning Fall 2017.

The sessions involving more

difficult figures within Phase III

will take place on Tuesdays,

usually starting at 1:30,

beginning Fall 2017.

All the dancing is at the

Bradley Centre in Coombs,

975 Shearme Road

(corner of Alberni Hwy.

& Shearme Road).

   

Important Note:

If you plan to attend

these sessions, it is essential that

you first make your intention

known to the instructors

through a phone call or e-mail.

This is necessary in consideration of

space limitations at the dance hall

& possible weather-related

adjustments to the schedule.

(see the contacts below)

Location:

Bradley Centre in Coombs,

975 Shearme Road.

(corner of Alberni Hwy.

& Shearme Rd.)

See below for links to a

map and photo of the hall.

It's highly advised that you

phone or e-mail the

instructors to learn more about

how round dancing might

suit your interest in dance.

For a map showing the location:

Click here

For a photo of the Centre:

Click here

(both courtesy of Google maps)

For more information,

contact:

Margaret & John Race,

Instructors:

250-871-2466, E-MAIL

Learn more about round

dancing at the following link:

You2CanDance: Round Dance!

 

 

COURTENAY, COMOX,

CUMBERLAND 

 

Ocean Waves

square & round dance club

This club is presenting

today's style of square dancing

in just 10 fun sessions...

You'll be surprised!

Regular Monday sessions

started by registration

September 26, 2016, 7 pm.

Call or e-mail to inquire

about the next

opportunity to join in!

Presenting the 10 week,

condensed West Coast

Square Dance Program.

Have fun - Laugh - Make friends

Exercise - Reduce Stress

Improve memory skills

Dance to great music!

Casual attire

Couples, singles

& all ages welcome.

Location:

St. John the Divine

Anglican Church Hall,

 579 - 5th Street, Courtenay

(at 5th & Harmston)

Caller/teacher:

Fran & Roger Archambault

Contacts:

Marianne, Promotion - E-MAIL

Dave Floyd, President

250-897-1657 - EMAIL

Fran Archambault, Instructor

250-335-0096, E-MAIL

Club web site:
Ocean Waves--Comox Valley
(Look for drop-box under the
"New Dancers Info" tab,
click on: "What Is the Attraction?")

      

      

CAMPBELL RIVER

   
Ripple Rockets
square & round dance club

This north Vancouver Island club

has launched new square dancer

sessions for the 2016/2017 season.

After two free introductory sessions

to try square dancing,

admissions are now closed.

Regular Mon. new dancer sessions

proceeded by registration

on Sept. 26, 2016, 

7:00 to 9:00 pm

for those having attended

the earlier free sessions.

Instruction period runs

to Dec. 12, 2016.

$58/person fee payable at the

first regular new dancer session.

Call or e-mail to inquire about

the next opportunity to join in.

Singles welcome

casual attire - free parking

Location:

Eagles Hall, 1999 - 14th Ave.,

Campbell River

Instructors: Jake & Diana Ring

For more information, contact:

Marion & Clay - 250-923-6678

E-MAIL

Joan Sell - 250-287-3959

E-MAIL

 

 

POWELL RIVER

 

Star Dusters square dance club

This energetic dance club

invites you to discover

today's style of square dancing

starting Tues. Jan. 24, 2017,

7:00 to 9:00 pm at the

Star Dusters dance hall,

5399 Timberlane Ave.

(recently renovated &

across from Timberlane track)

Featuring the fun, fast-paced

West Coast Square Dance Program,

guaranteed to have you dancing

up a storm in just 10 sessions!

Register by Jan. 24 for a 10% discount!

(only $45/person or $90/couple)

To see the online registration page

and full fee schedule

CLICK HERE

If you'd just like to try the dancing

without committing right away,

attend the first session on

Tues. Jan. 24 for a flat rate

of only $5/person.

If you choose to continue,

your registration fee will be

pro-rated accordingly.

The sessions run until May 2, 2017.

 

There will be a Windup Dinner

and Dance Party

on Saturday May 6.

 
Everyone is welcome:

couples, singles,

groups, families.

Casual attire at all events

Note that various opportunities to

join in occur during the year.

 

Instructor/entertainer:

Gord Ruedig

Contacts:

Gord & Yvette Ruedig,

604-487-9565, E-MAIL

Sandy Graham, 604-489-0024

Web site for the

"West Coast" dance program

in Powell River:

www.WestCoastSquareDance.com

   

 

OKANAGAN VALLEY

 

 

VERNON, COLDSTREAM, LUMBY,

ARMSTRONG, ENDERBY 

 Three clubs in Vernon offer instruction
in three different dance forms.
Scroll down to view
or click here to jump to your selection:
 
Learn to Square Dance
 
Learn to Round Dance
(choreographed ballroom
to live cues)
 
Learn to Clog Dance
(percussive dancing in taps)

 

Star Country Squares
Square & Round Dance Club

Vernon

   

FamilyOfSquareDancers
Join the FUN! Learn to Dance!

This dance club held an Open House

on October 6 for newcomers to try

today's style of square dancing for free.

Regular Thursday night

sessions are now closed

to newcomers.

When new dancer sessions

return in the Fall of 2017,

you'll enjoy

free refreshments.

Watch here for details.

Just drop in & register at the door.

Very economical fees.

Halina Centre,

3310 37th Ave., Vernon

Lots of parking.

Two hour duration.

Modern square dancing

is family fun.

Bring your teens & tweens.

It's ideal "together time"

for couples and their

families.

The recreation is a safe

environment in which youth

can make new friends.

Come as you are.

Singles welcome.

No partner required.

Just bring a smile!

Loads of fun,

fabulous socialization

& aerobic fitness.

Great hardwood dance floor.

Children must be accompanied

by a parent or guardian.

Square dance instructor/entertainer:

Allan Peterson

Contacts:

Darlene Poetker, Promotion

778-475-1889 - E-MAIL

Mike Leach, President

250-503-6818 - E-MAIL

Club e-mail address:

Star Country E-MAIL

Club web site:

Star Country Squares

 Club Facebook page:

Star Country on Facebook


 

 

Rhythm Rounds

round dance club

Vernon's Round Dance Club

Newcomers to Round Dancing

are warmly welcomed to

start by learning the two-step!

Sun. Jan. 8, 2017

1:00 to 2:30 pm

Halina Centre, Vernon

3310 - 37th Avenue

Just drop in!

     

Round dancing is

choreographed ballroom

done to live cues heard

over the p.a. system.

Men feel more confident

with this dance form

because they don't have to

lead their partner.

All dancers first learn the steps which

are then cued over a microphone

to the rhythm of popular tunes.

Everyone welcome,

including square dancers

or absolute newcomers

to round dancing!

It's a dance form done as couples,

so try to bring a partner.

Casual attire - soft-soled,

comfortable shoes suggested.

Free weekly

coffee, tea and refreshments.

Fun & easy to learn!

The caring, considerate instructors

start by using an advanced teaching

method in which you'll learn quickly

while having fun!

Cuer/teachers:

Peter & Stella Tennant

Cuers and teachers for 20 years.

Contact:

Peter & Stella, 250-542-3568,

Cell: 250-306-4999, E-MAIL

See our promotional web page:

www.VernonRoundDanceFun.info

   

   

Got 2 B Cloggin

Clog Dance Club, Vernon

Contemporary, precision-style

clogging in taps has come to Vernon.

Come have loads of fun in a 

very social atmosphere!

Great for singles and

all ages are welcome.

New Dancer Sessions

start Mon. Jan. 9, 2017,

6:30 p.m.

Just wear shoes with a firm back

as you begin & casual attire.

Drop in, register at the door.

Fees are very reasonable!

Your teacher is a

Certified Instructor (CCI).

Location:

Halina Centre,

3310 37th Avenue

Contact:

Lynda Colautti, Instructor

250-718-3088, E-MAIL

Click Here for the web page!

 

WEST KELOWNA,

KELOWNA, PEACHLAND

  NOTE: Adult, Youth, and 2 Clog

 dance clubs in this region

 
 
Westsyde Squares
Central Okanagan Valley

A condensed program of

square dance instruction is underway.

Call or e-mail to inquire about the

next opportunity to join in!

12 weekly sessions

started Wed. Sept. 21, 2016,

6:00 to 7:30 pm.

Location:

Hall at Westbank United Church,

3672 Brown Road, West Kelowna.

Featuring the fun, condensed

West Coast Square Dance Program!

The instruction features the talented,

young Dustin McGifford as the

caller/teacher/entertainer.

The 6 p.m. start time is convenient

for those who start work early

the next day.

This long-running dance group

(established 1957) is known

as the "fun club"

in the Central Okanagan.

For all the details, including photos,

see the online promotional page:

www.WestsideDanceFun.info

Contacts:

Ron McMullen, Past-President

250-769-5446, E-MAIL

Lynda Bjalek, President

250-763-0084, E-MAIL

 
   

   

WESTSIDE YOUTH

TEAM DANCE CLUB, 

WEST KELOWNA

Boy&GirlInADancePose 

Kids 8 & Up:

Get ready for loads of fun!

Get ready to learn today's kind

of square dancing - kid-style.

A set of 6 weekly sessions start

3:45 pm Wed. Jan. 18, 2017,

in the Johnson Bentley Memorial

Aquatic Centre, West Kelowna.

(Duration: 1 hour, 15 min.'s)

The registration fee is an

economical $53 for 6 sessions.

Intended for children aged 8 & up.

Special effects lights & up tempo

pop music to which they relate.

They'll learn true teamwork,

cooperation, coordination,

and how to move to music.

We like to call it

"Team Dancing."

Note:

Pre-register as early as

possible through the

Aquatic Centre.

$53 for 6 sessions.

Book online at:

Johnson Bentley Memorial

Aquatic Centre

Phone: 250-768-4442 or

visit the Centre in person

Hours:

Weekdays - 6 am to 9:30 pm

Weekends - 9 am to 8:30 pm

No experience is necessary

but these sessions are

a great followup for students

who've enjoyed Team

Dance instruction at Central

Okanagan elementary schools

and want to continue the fun.

Sorry, the progressive nature of the 

instruction doesn't allow for drop-ins.

Pre-registration is required

and the capacity is 16 dancers.

Location:

Multi-purpose room,

Johnson-Bentley Memorial

Aquatic Centre

3737 Old Okanagan Highway,

West Kelowna

All registrations co-ordinated

by the Aquatic Centre.

 

CLICK HERE

for the Winter 2017 West

Kelowna Recreation Guide.

You'll find us on page 14.

 

CLICK HERE

for a 2-page printable brochure

in which kids tell what attracts them

to today's style of square dancing

  

For more information, contact:

Brian Elmer, dance instructor

West Kelowna

250-768-2694, E-MAIL

 

       

ALSO...

 

TWO

CLOG DANCE CLUBS:

Kelowna/West Kelowna

West Kelowna/Peachland

 

OKANAGAN CLOGGIN'

Kelowna/West Kelowna


In January 2017
this group is offering
a choice of
evening or morning
"Learn to Clog" sessions
in Kelowna on
two different dates
.
No pre-registration necessary.
Just drop in!
   

Wednesday

Starting 6:00 pm

Wed. Jan. 18, 2017

Location:

1920 Kent Road, Kelowna

(at the Blakey Irish Dance Studio)

Click Here for Map

 

Friday

Starting 11:00 am

Fri. Jan. 20, 2017

Same location as above

 

Modern, precision-style clogging

is done to many types of music

and enjoys widespread

popularity around the world.

It's a lively, rhythmic

dance that's great exercise

and so much fun!

Especially attractive to singles

because you don't need a partner.

Introductory sessions are low impact

but you can expand on that later

to be as energetic as you want!

Once you've mastered the basic

steps & rhythms, you can add

stainless steel taps to your shoes

to accent the percussive beat.

The club also runs Monday night

sessions at the Westside Senior

Citizens' Activity Centre

but those are currently

closed to newcomers.

Contact:

Barb Bizovie,

Certified Clogging Instructor

250-768-8557, E-MAIL

  Club Web Page:

OkanaganCloggin.com

   

GOT 2 B CLOGGIN

CLOG DANCE CLUB

West Kelowna/Peachland/
& now Vernon

   

This club's sessions for

new clog dancers

are currently underway.

See the club's web page:

Got  2 B Clogging

 

Clog dancing is loads of fun!

It's a percussive, high energy dance

performed to live cues and set

to a wide variety of music.

The dancers wear stainless steel

double (or jingle) taps on their shoes.

Sessions generally run weekly

for 10 to 12 days in total.

An economical $60 for the

12 week course. 

All ages welcome from age 8 up.

Attire involves only comfortable

clothing & footwear but your

shoes must have backs

--no slides, crocs, etc..

Dancers bring water

to stay well hydrated.

Certified instructor:

Lynda Colautti, Kelowna

 Dance locations:

Westside Seniors Centre,
West Kelowna

Peachland Activity Centre

Halina Centre, Vernon

 

Contact:

Lynda Colautti, Kelowna

250-718-3088 (mobile), E-MAIL

Enjoy our

promotional web page:

KelownaClogDanceFun.info

   

   

PENTICTON, OKANAGAN FALLS,

OLIVER, SUMMERLAND 

 NOTE:

Square dance &

Round dance

clubs in this region

 

PENTICTON SQUARES
   

This Peach City dance club

began Tuesday sessions in

today's style of square dancing

on Sept. 27, 2016.

Regular weekly sessions

are continuing for an

economical $70/person.

The instruction starts at

6 pm and runs for 1 hour.

Call or e-mail about the

next opportunity to join in!

Seniors' Drop-in Centre, Penticton

2965 South Main St. - Free parking.

For a great experience,

plan to check out the

wonderful social recreation that is

today's style of square dancing!

Dance your way to better health in a

condensed period of instruction.

Improve your fitness, social life,

fun level, memory skills, balance,

co-ordination, stress relief 

and make new friends.

Instructor/entertainer:

Ralph Halsall

Contacts:

Doreene - 250-770-8152

Diane - 250-497-6970, E-MAIL

Club e-mail:

Penticton Squares

Club web site:

Penticton Squares

Square & Round Dance Club

 

ALSO AVAILABLE:


R. & R. ROUNDERS

ROUND DANCE CLUB,

PENTICTON 

   

 Learn choreographed ballroom

dancing, known as "round dancing."

Fun, weekly Sunday afternoon sessions.

New round dancer sessions started

Oct. 2, 2016, 3:00 to 4:30 pm.

Probably still possible to call & say:

"I want to join the fun!"

(see phone & email below) 

Concentrating on the basic two-step & waltz.

The man doesn't have to lead because

the steps are "cued" live for everyone.

No previous dance experience necessary

Casual attire welcome
   

Location:

Penticton Seniors' Drop-In Centre,

2965 South Main Street

Instructor:  Regine Anderson

Contact:

Regine - 250-493-4248, E-MAIL

Club web page:

R & R Rounders, Penticton

Learn more about round

dancing including a video

(click under "Watch Video")

CLICK HERE

   

 

THOMPSON VALLEY/
SHUSWAP

 

KAMLOOPS, CHASE,

BLIND BAY

In Kamloopsone club is
offering opportunities
to learn to
square dance
or 
round dance

 

 


THOMPSON VALLEY STARS
SQUARE & ROUND DANCE CLUB
KAMLOOPS

Regular Thursday night sessions

in today's style of square dancing

got underway Sept. 22, 2016,

7:00 to 9:30 pm

Desert Gardens Community Centre

540 Seymour Street, Kamloops

Call or e-mail to inquire about

the next opportunity to join in.

Featuring the

West Coast Square Dance Program.

A fun, condensed instruction period

that gets you dancing sooner.

No experience required.

Singles welcome

Prizes for best attendance

Air conditioned hall.

Free parking (lots of space in rear)

Ice-water supplied.

Pot luck snacks at the

last dance of each month

Contact:

Merv & Sandy

250-376-5636 - E-MAIL

Club web page:

Thompson Valley Stars

 Club Facebook page:

Thompson Valley Stars on Facebook

   
   

ALSO AVAILABLE:

THOMPSON VALLEY STARS

ROUND DANCE INSTRUCTION
 

Call to inquire about the next
opportunity to learn

choreographed ballroom
known as "round dancing!"

Concentrating on the basic

two-step and waltz, the man

doesn't have to lead because

the steps are "cued" for everyone.

No previous

dance experience necessary.

Casual attire.

Past sessions have taken place

on Wed. evenings from 7 to 9.

Location:

Meyer Studio, Kamloops

(inquire for address)

Contact:

Merv & Sandy

250-376-5636 - E-MAIL

       

       

SALMON ARM
This city features two clubs:
Adult & Family

 

SALMON ARM SQUARES
SQUARE & ROUND DANCE CLUB
   

Come have a great experience

enjoying today's style

of square dancing!

The club is presenting

3 FREE sessions

and the last of those

will take place

Wed. Oct. 12, 2016,

6:30 to 7:30 pm.

Come try it for free!

Just drop in.

Regular 6:30 Wednesday

night sessions will follow

by registration

starting October 19.

Drop in &

register at the door.

For fun, fitness & friendship,

learn modern square dancing!

Have a good time dancing to

some great music!

Casual attire,

no dance experience required.

Singles, couples,

teens & families welcome!

Location:

Seniors' Fifth Avenue Activity Centre

170 5th Avenue S.E., Salmon Arm

Information:

Bernie & Sheila (Tappen)

- 250-835-8205, E-MAIL

Marg - 250-832-6915, E-MAIL

Club website: Salmon Arm Squares

       

       

4 Ways Family Dance Club
Salmon Arm

In October, 2016, dancers enjoyed

a free Intro Dance & Dessert!

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This fun group presented

introductory sessions

in square dancing

& contra dancing

in October, 2016.

Call or e-mail to inquire

about the next

opportunity to join in!

This family-style club enjoys

today's style of

square dancing as well as

some contra dancing.

Contra is a forerunner to the

square dance involving

facing lines of dancers

that interact across

and up & down the line.

We focus on

families so that they can

enjoy time together away

from home and have a

great time in a family-

friendly environment.

Parents & grandparents:

bring the kids!

All ages welcome although

children aged under 12 must

be accompanied by a parent.

Very reasonable fees once

the regular sessions start.

A great time awaits

you & your family!

Location:

Downtown Activity Centre Gym,

451 Shuswap St. South,

Salmon Arm

NOTE:

Sessions re-occur

every 2nd Saturday.

Caller-teacher/entertainer:

Jean Wood

Contacts:

Bill & Jean,

250-833-9227, E-MAIL

Chasity, 250-803-6726

Club web site:

4WaysFamilyDance.com

For a printable poster promoting

the Free Dance & Dessert:

CLICK HERE

For a map showing the location

courtesy of Google Maps:

CLICK HERE

  

Note that the following web page lists all
clubs in the region with contacts:
 
Thompson-Shuswap
Square & Round Dance Assn

 

 

   KOOTENAYS

(Inactive)

 

 

 
CENTRAL & NORTHERN
B.C. INTERIOR

 

DAWSON CREEK
   

Mile Zero Grand Squares

square & round dance club

Get going, Dawson Creek...

the fun's underway!

Discover a great experience

when you learn

today's style of square dancing.

Your first lesson is FREE!

Weekly sessions started

Mon. Sept. 26, 2016, 7 pm.

There should still be

time to join in this Monday!

Try this very social dance form

that's also an avenue toward

better fitness & loads of FUN!

Everyone's welcome:

Adults, couples, singles,

children aged 8 years and up.

Casual attire.

No previous dance experience

is necessary.

Location:

Sudeten Hall, 1901 Alaska Hwy.,

Dawson Creek

(in the Pioneer Village Museum)

Caller-teacher & cuer:

Bernie Smith

Contact:

Bernie & Jean Smith,

250-782-3410, E-MAIL

also: 250-784-4610

 

Pre-teen and Teen Square Dance Club

A youth group has been active

in Dawson Creek.

Call to inquire about

the next opportunity to join in!

Caller-teacher & cuer:

Bernie Smith

Contact:

Bernie & Jean Smith,

250-782-3410, E-MAIL

also: 250-784-4610

   

   

PRINCE GEORGE

  

Northern Twisters

square & round dance club

Sessions in today's

style of square dancing

are now underway.

This club offered free entry

into the first few sessions

to try it out.

The fun is now continuing on

Mondays, 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

Call or e-mail to inquire about

the next opportunity to join in!

Free refreshments served

Casual attire - Free parking

All ages welcome including

couples and singles.

Have fun - Laugh

Make new friends

Gets lots of exercise

Reduce stress

Improve memory skills

Dance to some great music!

Location:

Knox United Church, 1448 5th Ave.

(between Victoria

& Brunswick Streets)

Note: We dance in the lower hall,

use the office entrance.

Caller/teacher: Gys Koops

Contacts:

Gys Koops – 250-964-4851

(work: 250-563-4828), E-MAIL

Dolores Young, Club President,

250-567-5780 - E-MAIL

This club's been enjoying

square dance fun in

Prince George since 1957.

Club website:

www.northerntwisters.ca

For club Facebook  page

click here

       

 

TERRACE, KITIMAT

 

Skeena Squares dance club

Come discover the

great experience that is

today's style of square dancing

for FREE!

New dancer sessions start

Mon. Oct. 17, 2016, at 7:00 pm.

Expect loads of fun, easy aerobic

exercise & lots of socialization,

making new friends.

Location:  Multi-purpose room,

Cassie Hall School,

2620 Eby St., Terrace 

(enter at the south door)

Contact:

Diane Weismiller, Terrace

250-635-6984 - E-MAIL

Learn more about this fabulous

social recreation at the top

of this page or click the following:

SquareDanceFun.info

 

 
VANDERHOOF, BEDNESTI LAKE,
 ENGEN, FORT FRASER,

FORT ST. JAMES, FRASER LAKE,
 HOUSTON,

STONEY CREEK, TOPLEY

 

Vanderhoof Drifting Squares
Square Dancers
 

You'll discover a great experience!

Thursday sessions for newcomers in

today's style of square dancing

got underway Sept. 29, 2016,

at 7:00 p.m.

There's still time to join in

because the

first 3 weekly sessions

are FREE to try it out!

All ages are welcome!

Couples, singles, families.

Children should be at least

8 years old and accompanied

by a parent, grandparent

or guardian.

Come make some new friends

and have loads of fun!

Calories lost are free, too.

Free refreshments weekly.

Economical fees.

Optional:

Round Dance instruction

(choreographed ballroom)

starting at 6:30 p.m. every week,

included in registration fee

Location:

Vanderhoof First Memorial

United Church Hall, 

592 Church Street

Caller-teachers:

Gys Koops, Sandi Jesperson,

Dolores Young

Round dance cuer/instructors:

Dolores Young & Jerita Holmquist

Contact:

 Sandi Jesperson – 250-567-2088,

E-MAIL

Click Here for Club Facebook page

 

 

WILLIAMS LAKE

 

Stampede Whirlaways

square & round dance club

This fun club offered a free session

on Sept. 26, 2016, to try

today's style of square dancing.

Regular Monday night sessions

began by registration

October 3 at 7:00.

Call or e-mail to inquire

about the next

opportunity to join in!

Cariboo Arts Centre,

90 Fourth Ave. North,

Williams Lake (in the old fire hall)

Total of 11 sessions.

Singles, couples, families

& teens welcome!

Casual attire, soft-soled shoes.

Free refreshments weekly.

The club is pleased to have a

team of teenaged dancers.

Enjoy our 60 second

"Square Dance Trailer:"

 

   
Contacts:

Dana Ball, club president – 250-392-3066, E-MAIL

Nick Turner, caller/teacher – 250-392-2432, E-MAIL

New dancers' page on the club website:

Stampede Whirlaways

   

 

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A presentation of the

non-profit British Columbia

Square & Round Dance Federation

Our mission:
To preserve, promote and perpetuate
square, round, clog & contra dancing
and related dance forms.

Produced by SQUAREUPB.C.

A marketing initiative

Website: The Dance Connection

 
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