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Learn at an easy pace
with lots of review.
Over 2,000 British Columbians
enjoy square dancing
& related dance forms.

 

 
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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.
 
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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.
 

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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.
 
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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.
 
    
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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.
 
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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
 
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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-Woodland District

Featuring 2 FREE new dancer sessions

in September, 2017!

Attend one or both. Just drop in.

Come try today's style of

square dancing.

You'll have loads of fun!

Free sessions on Tues. Sept. 12

& Tues. Sept. 19, 7 - 9 pm.

Location:

Room #111,

Britannia Secondary School,

1001 Cotton Drive, Vancouver

(just west of Commercial & Napier)

Click here for a map

We are

Vancouver's dance club for LGBTQ

& friends, founded in 1983.

Everyone is invited.

Take a chance & dance!

Singles & couples welcome

No dress code

Bring your sense of adventure and

your sense of humour!

Regular weekly sessions will continue

from Sept. 26 through Dec.  5

on same day and

at same times & location.

Note: It is preferred that you attend

at least one of the free sessions

in advance of the weekly lessons.

If you cannot, please contact us and

we'll make every effort to accommodate

you because newcomers are V.I.P.'s!

This 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.

Caller-teacher/entertainer: Nicky Hood

Call for information or just to say

"I want to join the fun!":

Carol - 604-874-6486  -  E-MAIL

 Club web page:

Squares Across the Border

 Club Facebook page:

Facebook: Squares Across the Border

 

   
Swinging
Singles
Square
 & Round Dance Club
Burnaby

 

In September 2017

this very active dance club

is offering new dancer sessions

in both square dancing and

round dancing (choreographed ballroom).

Your first 2 square dance sessions

are FREE to try it out!

Choose one or both dance styles!

Select:

Round Dancing

Square Dancing

      

       

Round Dancing as a Family

New Round Dancer Fun

got underway on Sept. 10, 2017.

The Sunday sessions run

weekly at 5:00 pm and are

presented by the

Swinging Singles dance club

of Burnaby .

Use the contacts below to call

or e-mail to ask "Can I still join the fun?"

Round dancing is a couples dance

utilizing ballroom steps done to live cues.

The dancers progress in unison

around the dance floor

in a counter-clockwise direction.

You'll start by learning the two-step.

(In January, learn the waltz)

Two hour sessions

will continue weekly.

No previous dance experience

is necessary.

Singles are welcome.

For couples, the round dance

activity can be precious

"together time"

outside the home.

Dressy casual attire.

Wear comfortable shoes

with firm support.

Fee per session:

$6/dancer.

Heather Reynolds - Cuer-teacher/entertainer
Featuring Heather Reynolds
as your cuer-teacher/entertainer

Complimentary coffee & tea.

Free parking.

Location:

South Burnaby Community Hall

5024 Rumble Street

Click here for a map

Contact for more information:

Eva:

604-437-7715, E-MAIL

or Pat:

604-521-7497, E-MAIL

See the club's web site at:

Swinging Singles Dance Club

Click below for the Facebook page:

Swinging Singles on FACEBOOK

   

     

   

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New Square Dancer Fun

at the

Swinging Singles dance club

in Burnaby

starts Wed. Sept. 13,

7:00 to 8:20 pm

(doors open at 6:45 pm)

To try it out, select two FREE dates

from Sept. 13, 20 or 27.

Your choice!

Regular Wednesday sessions

will follow for

an economical

$6 per person per session.

Singles and Couples welcome.

For 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!

Heather Reynolds - Caller-teacher/entertainer
Featuring Heather Reynolds
as your
caller-teacher/entertainer

Complimentary coffee, tea

& light refreshments!

Free parking.

Location:

Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion

6871 Roberts Street, Burnaby

Click here for a map

Contacts:

Rebecca:

604-831-8813, E-MAIL

or Pat:

604-521-7497, E-MAIL

See the club's web site at:

Swinging Singles Dance Club

Click below for the 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

     

     

     

T. W. Twirlers
Square Dance Club

North Delta

This fun club features

the calling of Tyler Wagner,

popular with the dancers

and the public for his

Elvis tributes!

Tyler Wagner - Square Dance Caller & Elvis Tribute Artist
Tyler Wagner
Square Dance Caller/
Elvis Tribute Artist
(see a video below)
   

Learn to square dance

with this lively group

on Mondays starting

September 11, 7-9 pm,

or any other Monday

through December, 2017.

You're warmly invited because

the doors are open

for awhile to newcomers!

Pay half-price

if you bring a friend

to the first session & the

friend's admitted free!

Singles, couples,

families welcome.

Regular Monday sessions

will continue for an

admission of $6.00 per night.

Location:

Royal Heights Baptist Church,

11706 - 96 Ave., Delta

Click here for a map
courtesy of Google Maps

Today's square dancing

is active living

that's loads of fun!

Very social & economical

All ages welcome

Casual attire to learn

Enjoy a nice hardwood floor

No stairs - Lots of parking

Free refreshments weekly

The club presents a themed

dance night once a month

for a lively, party atmosphere!

For more information,

contact:

Darlene - 604-358-2841 - E-MAIL

Enjoy a 2 minute 48 second video

featuring our caller-teacher/entertainer,

Tyler Wagner:

     

     

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 a direct link to that:

Langley/Aldergrove

   

           

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Surrey Square Wheelers
Square Dance Club

Discover today's style

of square dancing.

You'll have a great experience!

You've got until Oct. 11

to come try it for free!

Sessions for new dancers

began Wed. Sept. 13, 7-10 pm,

and are continuing weekly.

The club offers 3 FREE

introductory nights for

newcomers, starting with

whatever Wednesday night

you're able to attend.

Regular weekly sessions

at the same place & time

will follow your free lessons

for an economical

$5 per dancer/night.

Again, the last chance

to join the fun

is Wed. Oct. 11.

Location:

Brookswood Seniors' Centre,

19899 - 36th Ave., Langley

Click Here for a map

 
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Krista Baird
Your caller-teacher/
entertainer
Click here for Krista's profile

The Surrey Square Wheelers

is one of the largest and

friendliest square dance clubs

in the Fraser Valley.

Singles welcome.

Free refreshments at

all sessions. Free parking.

This club engages a learning

system wherein the newcomer

lessons alternate throughout

the evening with dancing

for those more accomplished,

having attained the

"Mainstream" program.

You'll have a chance to rest

before more instruction while

watching the more experienced

dancers to see how the

square dance comes together.

Surrey Square Wheelers Dancers - Courtesy Langley Times
Photo courtesy Langley Times

We thank the Langley Times

newspaper for press exposure

in their Fri. Sept. 22/17 edition

and online, including a video.

Depicted are the club's

advanced dancers enjoying

the Plus Program of square

dancing and choreographed

ballroom routines known

as "Round Dancing."

CLICK HERE TO VIEW

For more information, contact:

Roiane Evans, Club President

604-534-0863

or Maureen Wilson,

Vice-President & Registrar

E-MAIL

Club web site:

Surrey Square Wheelers

Dance Club

   

   

  Wheeling 8's
Square Dance Club
(handicapable)
Surrey

   

Whether able-bodied or wheelchair-bound,

everyone's welcome to this fun group!

Yes, you can square dance in a wheelchair

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

Also, walking dancers can be mixed

with dancers in chairs.

New dancer sessions for

absolute newcomers start with

a 44th Anniversary Celebration

event on Thurs. Sept. 14,

6:30 to 9 pm.

Note that newcomers are actually

welcome through the end of December.

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 - 604-358-2841,

E-MAIL

Tyler - 604-817-9350

This club has been operating for

an amazing 44 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

Click here for club's web page

   


Guys 'n Gals
Square & Round Dance Club

Langley/Aldergrove

This "fun & easy" themed club

is offering both new square

square dancer sessions and

new round dancer sessions.

Round dancing is

choreographed ballroom done

as couples to live cues.

Participate in one or both!

Your first square dance session

is FREE to try it out.

Select here for details:

Square Dancing

Round Dancing

   

     

      

Dance Graphic - Smiling couple standing in a dance pose

New Square Dancer Fun

at the Guys 'n' Gals dance club

in Aldergrove features

two caller-teacher/entertainers.

New square dancers meet

Sunday afternoons at 1:00

starting September 10, 2017.

Many dancers find the day

very convenient.

Your first new dancer session

is FREE to try it out!

Attend any Sunday

because newcomers are

welcome the year around.

New square dancer sessions

run continuously.

The club meets every

Sunday through June

apart from holiday periods.

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!"

This club is proud to feature

the one and only "Coach's Corner"

where personal attention

ensures great dancing!

Aldergrove O.A.P. Hall,

3015 - 273 Street, Aldergrove

Contacts:

Wendy Krueger

778-878-4244, E-MAIL

Tyler Wagner

604-817-9350, E-MAIL

  Club web site: Guys 'n' Gals

   
ALSO AVAILABLE:
   

   

New Round Dancer Fun

at the Guys 'n' Gals dance club

in Aldergrove starts

Sunday October 1 at 4:30 pm.

(please arrive by 4:15 pm)

The 90-minute sessions

teach choreographed ballroom

steps set to live cues.

Nobody leads on the dance floor.

All the dancers move in unison

as couples in a counter-

clockwise direction.

Hardwood floors, air-conditioned

hall, coffee served

Note that round dance instruction

is progressive, so it is best

to start at the first session.

The sessions continue weekly

to December 17, 2017.

Admission is $6/person/session

payable at the door.

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

Aldergrove O.A.P. Hall,

3015 - 273 Street, Aldergrove

(one block south of Fraser Hwy.)

Contact the cuer-teacher/entertainer:

Wendy Krueger

778-878-4244, E-MAIL

Club web site: Guys 'n' Gals

  

ABBOTSFORD
     

Abbotsford Grand Squares
Square & Round Dance Club

   
Dance Graphic with smiling couple standing in dance pose   
Discover today's square dancing
to modern music!

This popular dance club

is featuring

3 FREE square dance sessions

to try it out and you're invited!

Attend any or all three.

The first session is

 Mon. Sept. 11, 2017,

7:00 to 8:30 pm.

You can continue

each Monday at no charge

on Sept. 18 & Sept. 25.

Regular Monday evening

sessions will continue after that

by registration

starting Mon. Oct. 2.

This will be a 10-week

introduction to square dancing

featuring the new

West Coast

Square Dance Program.

It's a condensed learning

period that gets you

dancing sooner!

New dancers receive

individual attention.

Singles always welcome.

Free coffee time follows

each session.

Fun, fitness & friendship

await you!

This club has 90 members & is

celebrating its 37th year of operation.

Heather Reynolds - Caller-teacher/Entertainer
Caller-teacher/entertainer:
Heather Reynolds

Location:

Abbotsford Social Activity Assn. Hall,

33889 Essendene Ave.

Contacts:

Otto & Elaine Baudais - 604-856-5267

David McVige - 604-864-7435, E-MAIL

Club E-MAIL

Club web site:

Abbotsford Grand Squares

 Club Facebook page:

@agsbc

 

 CHILLIWACK

Chilliwack Rhythm Reelers
Square & Round Dance Club

 

 This club plans to offer new square

dancer sessions in January, 2018.

In early 2017, the club

invited upper Fraser Valley residents

to discover a great experience

learning today's style

of square dancing.

They offered two FREE

chances to try it out

on a drop-in basis.

Those 2-hour sessions were

held Thursday nights at 7:00

followed by regular

weekly sessions for a

registration fee paid

at the door.

Their dance location is

Greendale Elem. Community School

6621 Sumas Prairie Road

CLICK HERE

for a map courtesy of

Google Maps

 

Plan ahead to early 2018

for loads of fun!

Instruction 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

has been an economical

$6 per dancer--

a rate revision may apply

in 2018.

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

   

 

LOWER

VANCOUVER ISLAND

 

 

VICTORIA & AREA,

INCLUDING

SALT SPRING ISLAND

         
Note that a special Open House
inviting the public to try
today's style of square dancing
took place Sun. Sept. 10, 2017,
from 6 to 9 pm
at the Les Passmore Centre
on Hampton Road in Saanich.
Those who participated
and want to continue the fun
are now directed to the
listings below in this section
of Greater Victoria square
and round dance clubs.

The event's web page
continues to show a list
of the same clubs and their
new dancer session dates,
many with free introductions.

Click on the following
and scroll down to
"Sign Up To Dance:"
Dance Victoria Web Page

               

Individual dance club start-ups:

Four opportunities to

learn to square dance in
the Victoria/Sidney area:
Colwood Community Hall
Saanich: Royal Oak Hall
Saanich: Commonwealth Pl.
Sidney
 
One opportunity to
learn to square dance on
Salt Spring Island:
Ganges

 
One opportunity to
learn to round dance
(choreographed ballroom):

Saanich: Royal Oak Hall

 

 
 
Dance Graphic & Couple Standing in a Dance Pose
Frontier Twirlers
Square & Round Dance Club

Colwood - adjacent Victoria
 

Try today's style of square dancing!
 

Two Free
Introductory Sessions

7:30 Thursday night,

Sept. 21 & 28, 2017

Old Colwood Firehall,

 2225 Sooke Road;

enter at back and

go upstairs.

Try square dancing

with no obligation.

Just drop in or call to say

"I want to join the fun!"

Great exercise & lots of

fun for all ages.

Singles welcome.

No experience required.

Casual attire.

Bring comfortable shoes.

Should you want to

continue the fun, the fees

for weekly lessons

are very economical.

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.

Note:

There are two halls

situated on a large property

beside the Dairy Queen

restaurant. These sessions are

upstairs in the

Old Colwood Firehall.

Lots of free parking.

Caller/teacher:  Garry Dodds

Weekly Thurs. night sessions

will continue starting Oct. 4,

same location & times.

Contacts:

Bev & Mike,

778-440-0326, E-MAIL

or 250-477-3943

Online Promotion Poster

See a newspaper article about us

in the Wed. Sept. 13/17 edition

of the Goldstream News Gazette

Click here for e-edition, see page A3

Click here for PDF copy

Club's general website:

Frontier Twirlers   

   

   

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MAVERICKS
Square & Round Dance Club

Royal Oak area (Saanich)
  

Come have a

great dance experience

as this fun club presents

the second of two FREE

introductory sessions in

today's style of square dancing!

Sunday night, Sept. 24, 2017,

7:00 to 9:00

It's not necessary to have

attended the first free session.

Just drop in!

Location:

Royal Oak Hall,

4516 West Saanich Road

Dressy-casual attire

Bring comfortable shoes.

Regular Sunday evening

sessions will continue

starting Oct. 1, 2017

for an economical

registration fee.

Many Benefits:

Fun, fitness, friendship,

music, stress-relief, parties,

cardio workout, dances!

       
Lorne Clayton - Mavericks Square Dance Caller
Lorne Clayton
Your caller-teacher/
entertainer

Contact:

250-370-1440, E-MAIL

or

250-658-2747

Promotional poster

Club web site:

Mavericks Square Dance Club

 

         

  Dance Graphic with Smiling Couple Standing in Dance Pose
The Promenaders
Square & Round
Dance Club

Saanich

Enjoy a FREE introduction to

today's style of square dancing!

Sat. Sept. 23, 2017,

4:30 to 6:30 pm

Saanich Commonwealth Place

4636 Elk Lake Drive, Saanich

Click for a map link

Following your free session,

11 more will follow weekly

so you can continue the fun!

$90 registration fee

(That's just over $8 per session)

Note:

It's necessary to phone

Saanich Commonwealth Place

to pre-register for

this free session:

250-475-7600

This program's
name
& code number is:
Square Dance - Modern Western
- 851406
Click here to see the listing in
the recreation centre's guide
and enter into the search box
the number:
851406
       

You'll have a great experience

discovering today's style

of square dancing!

It's loads of fun and open to

singles, couples & families

of all ages.

(children 13 yrs & up, please)

The square dance is ideal for

singles to socialize and for

couples to have fun, quality

"together time" outside

of their home.

Wear comfortable shoes.

Elizabeth Hohner - Caller&Cuer - Victoria
Elizabeth Hohner
Your caller-teacher/entertainer

Contacts:

Elizabeth - 250-327-4735, E-MAIL

Bruce & Bonnie Irving

250-727-9592, E-MAIL

Click here for the club's
new dancer page

     
Click here for the club's
home page
   

           

Sidney Square Dance Club

A brand new group of square dancers

got the fun underway

on Sun. Sept. 10, 2017,

dancing 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

It is now closed to newcomers.

This is a Community Recreation

Centre Program,

so please contact the Centre

to inquire about the

next opportunity!

Location:

Greenglade Community Centre,

2151 Lannon Way, Sidney.

Pre-registration for this dance

instruction was processed

through the

Panorama Rec. Centre:

250-959-7271.

For more information:

250-514-2057.

Caller-teacher/entertainer:

John Myers.

   

   

ALSO, IN THE VICTORIA AREA...

LEARN TO ROUND DANCE

(CHOREOGRAPHED BALLROOM)

   

  Brendzy Family Round Dancing 

THE "DANCE A ROUNDS"
Round dance Club
Saanich - adjacent Victoria  

Learn to round dance

(choreographed ballroom)

starting with the basics 

of waltz & two-step

and build your confidence.

Sessions start 8:00 pm

Tues. Sept. 26, 2017

Many more people can enjoy this

dance form because the steps

are cued live to the music

and nobody has to "lead."

Wear comfortable shoes.

No previous experience

is necessary.

Only $10 per couple per session.

Location:

Royal Oak Hall,

4516 W. Saanich Road, Saanich

Please pre-register by contacting:

Stu & Sandra Hemmings

250-656-3639, E-MAIL

Click here for promotional poster

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)

   

            

NANAIMO, LANTZVILLE,

CHEMAINUS, LADYSMITH

  

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

In co-operative fashion,

these two clubs invite newcomers

to weekly square dance

sessions on Wednesdays

starting Sept. 27 at 7 pm

BUT FIRST...

Come try square dancing

at an

OPEN HOUSE!

            

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Nanaimo

Open House

Sat. Sept. 23, 2017,

7:00 to 8:30 pm,

Wellington Hall,

3922 Corunna Ave.,

Nanaimo.

Just drop in!

All ages welcome,

singles & couples

Dressy-casual attire

Wear comfortable, low-heel shoes

with firm support.

Loads of fun, easy exercise

and very social.

Great variety of music!

The Nanaimo Open House

is sponsored by the

Travelling Squares Dance Club.

Contact for more information

about the Sept. 23 Open House

or the weekly sessions:

Wendie Harrington

250-758-7264, E-MAIL

We anticipate that you'll have

so much fun that you'll want

to participate in 

weekly sessions of instruction

starting Wed. Sept. 27

at the Anglican church hall

on Lantzville Road.

(See below)

                 

Dance Graphic with Smiling Couple Standing in a Dance Pose

Regular Weekly

New Square Dancer Sessions

in Greater Nanaimo

start Wednesday Sept. 27, 2017

7:00 to 8:30 pm

Newcomers are welcome

through to Wed. Oct. 4.

Location:

St. Philip by-the-sea

Anglican Church hall,

7113 Lantzville Road.

Click here for a map

An economical registration

fee will apply.

Discover the great experience

that is today's style of

square dancing!

It's very social for singles

and precious "together time"

outside the home for couples.

Most importantly,

you'll have loads of fun!

Dressy-casual attire,

wear comfortable flat shoes

with good support.

Drop in for the start of the

regular sessions

or call/e-mail ahead to say

"I want to join the fun!"

You can register at the door.

Allow for 90 minutes of instruction

by two caller-teacher/entertainers:

Ray Schmidt & Wendie Harrington!

Featuring the fun, condensed

West Coast Square Dance Program

that gets you dancing sooner!

These weekly sessions of fun are

sponsored by the combined efforts

of the Amalgam-Eighters

and the Travelling Squares

dance clubs.

Come have a great time!

Deb & Ray Schmidt, Caller-couple
Caller-teacher/entertainer:
Ray (& Deb) Schmidt
Assistant instructor:
Wendie Harrington (not pictured)

Contacts:

Amalgam-Eighters club

Diane & Murray Thomas,

President-couple

250-390-1899, E-MAIL

  Ken McCallum, Vice-president

250-758-6697

              

  Travelling Squares club

Wendie Harrington, Publicity

250-758-7264, E-MAIL

For the lesson page information

on the

Travelling Squares' web site:

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 

 

Dance Graphic with Smiling Couple Standing

Ocean Waves
square & round dance club

This club offered two

free Monday sessions

September 11 & 18, 2017,

where participants could

discover today's style

of square dancing.

Regular Monday

sessions are proceeding

at 7 pm in the

Anglican Church on

5th St. starting Sept. 25.

You are warmly welcomed

to come join in the

regular weekly

instruction for a very

economical registration fee.

The instruction features the

condensed, 10-week  West Coast

Square Dance Program

to get you dancing sooner!

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)

Click here for a map

Caller-teacher/entertainer:

Fran & Roger Archambault

Contacts:

Marianne, Promotion - E-MAIL

Dave Floyd,

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

   Dance Graphic with Smiling Couple Standing
Ripple Rockets
square & round dance club

This northern Vancouver Island

club offered two

free introductory sessions

to try today's square dancing

Monday Sept. 11 & 18, 2017.

Regular sessions are

now proceeding at 7 pm

on Mon. Sept. 25

and will run to

Dec. 11, 2017.

$58/person fee payable

at the first session.

Instruction runs for 2 hours.

Featuring the West Coast

Square Dance Program,

a condensed period of

instruction that gets you

dancing sooner!

Singles & couples welcome

Loads of fun & lots of laughs!

Make new friends - exercise

Reduce stress - improve memory

Casual attire - free parking

Location:

Eagles Hall, 1999 - 14th Ave.,

Campbell River

Click here for a map

   Jake & Diana Ring - Caller-couple, Campbell River
Jake & Diana Ring
Our dedicated
caller-teacher/entertainers

   
For more information, contact:

Marion & Clay - 250-923-6678

E-MAIL

Joan Sell - 250-287-3959

E-MAIL

Click for Club's Web Page

           

   

POWELL RIVER
   

 Huddle of Smiling Square Dancers

Star Dusters
square dance club

What does square dancing 

look like these days?

Perhaps not what you thought.

Join in the fun!

This energetic dance group

offered a fun session

to introduce today's

style of square dancing

on Tues. Sept. 19, 2017.

Now you are

warmly invited to join the

fun as it continues weekly

from Tues. Sept. 26,

7:00 to 9:00 pm at the

Star Dusters dance hall,

5399 Timberlane Ave.
(recently renovated &
across from Timberlane track)
Click for a map

Just drop in and

if you just want to try

the dancing without

committing right away,

attend this first in a series of 10

regular Tuesday sessions for a

flat rate of only $5/person.

If you choose to continue,

your registration fee will be

pro-rated accordingly.

Register by Sept. 26

for a 10% discount!

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

To see the online registration

page and full fee schedule:

CLICK HERE

The sessions run

until Dec. 19, 2017.

Everyone is welcome:

couples, singles,

groups, families.

Casual attire at all events.

Featured is the

fun, fast-paced West Coast

Square Dance Program,

guaranteed to have you dancing

up a storm in just 10 sessions!

       

If you choose to continue

in the New Year, there's

usually a fun Windup Dinner

and Dance Party in May.

           
Gord Ruedig - Caller - Star Dusters, Powell River
Gord Ruedig, your fun
Caller-teacher/entertainer:
     

Contacts:

Gord & Yvette Ruedig,

604-487-9565, E-MAIL

Penny Gelber, 604-485-4829

Click here for a PDF poster

Click below for the

web site of the

"West Coast

Square 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 Flatfooting
A style of clogging
(dancers keep their feet close to
the floor & shuffle their steps)

 

    

Dance Grapic & Smiling Couple Standing in a Dance Pose
Star Country Squares
Square & Round Dance Club

Vernon

You are cordially invited to

come enjoy a free introduction

to this great activity on

Thurs. Sept. 28, 2017!

Just drop in.

The session starts at 6:30 pm

and continues until 8:00 pm.

Location:

Halina Centre,

3310 37th Ave., Vernon

Click for a map

Free refreshments.

We expect you'll want to

continue the fun as

regular weekly sessions

continue from that point!

Modern square dancing

is loads of fun and a

great social recreation.

It's an avenue toward

better physical fitness.

For couples and their

families it's ideal

"together time."

Singles welcome

No partner required

Just bring a smile!

Dressy-casual attire.

Wear comfortable shoes

with good support.

Great hardwood dance floor.

Children must be accompanied

by a parent or guardian.

Should you decide to continue

weekly, the fees are very

economical at $125/person

for the full dance year

ending April 2018.

Newcomers will be welcome

up to Thurs. Oct. 19, 2017

Allan Peterson--Square Dance Caller-Teacher
Allan Peterson
Caller-teacher/entertainer

Contacts:

Linda mae Fawcett, Promotion

250-547-9006 - E-MAIL

Darlene Poetker, New Dancer Co-ord.

778-475-1889 - E-MAIL

Club web page listing
for new dancers, called "Starlettes:"

New Dancer Listing

Club web site:

Star Country Squares

 Club Facebook page:

Star Country on Facebook

 

    

Brendzy Family Round Dancing
Rhythm Rounds

round dance club
Vernon
   
Learn choreographed

ballroom dancing

to live cues starting

Sunday Sept. 24, 2017,

1:00 pm

at Vernon's Halina Centre.

You'll start by learning

steps to the waltz rhythm.

Allow 90 minutes

Just drop in!

The sessions run every Sunday

No experience necessary

Come have fun!

Admission is $7 per session

but enjoy a special discount

when you take out a

full or associate membership

in the Halina Seniors Society.

Location:

Halina Centre, Vernon

3310 - 37th Avenue

Click for a map

     

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.

All the dancers progress

counter-clockwise in unison

around the dance floor.

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!

Peter & Stella Tennant - Round Dance Cuers - Vernon
Stella & Peter Tennant
Cuer-teacher/entertainers

Cuers and teachers for 21 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

This fun group is closed

to newcomers for the time being.

A special Flatfooting Workshop

was presented in Vernon,

Sun. Sept. 10, 2017,

from 2 to 4 pm at the

Halina Centre, 3310 37th Ave.

Those who attended that event may

be interested in learning contemporary,

precision-style clogging.

Watch this promotion page for any

upcoming sessions for newcomers

and check the web page shown below.

       

Flatfooting is a style of clog dancing

where the dancers keep their feet

close to the floor & shuffle their steps.

Just drop in or call ahead to say

"I want to join the fun!"

Couples, singles and families of

all ages are welcome!

Come have loads of fun in a 

very social atmosphere!

Wear comfortable attire and

comfortable shoes with

smooth, hard soles and a

supportive back.

Rubber or crepe soles are

not recommended.

Instructing for Got 2 B Cloggin is

Certified Clogging Instructor (CCI)

Lynda Colautti of Kelowna.

Note that this clog dance club

operates regular weekly

dance sessions in Vernon,

West Kelowna and Peachland.

Call or e-mail to ask about

the next opportunity to

learn contemporary,

precision clogging!

Contact:

Lynda Colautti, CCI,

250-718-3088, E-MAIL

Click here for club web page

 The Flatfooting Workshop

was presented by the

Got 2 B Cloggin dance club

and sponsored by 

the non-profit

Okanagan Square & Round

Dance Association.

 

   

WEST KELOWNA,

KELOWNA, PEACHLAND

  NOTE: Adult, Youth, and 2 Clog

 dance clubs in this region

 

       

Westsyde Squares
Central Okanagan Valley
   

This club offered

a free introductory session

in today's style of square dancing

at 6 pm on Wed. Sept. 13

in the hall at the

Westbank United Church,

3672 Brown Road, West Kelowna.

Click for a map

Regular 6 pm Wednesday

sessions got underway Sept. 20

and are now closed to newcomers.

Today's style of square dancing

has many benefits:

It's active living, involving

exercise for the body

and the brain.

It's a very social recreation.

Make new friends - casual attire

Singles, couples & families welcome

Ideal for couples seeking

"together time" in which they

can share an interest equally.

Fees are economical

       

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 about sessions

for new dancers, including photos,

see the online promotional page:

www.WestsideDanceFun.info

Contacts:

New Dancer Hosts

Bev & Bill Holland, 

250-707-0750, E-MAIL

Linda & Terry Green,

250-494-1406, E-MAIL

 
   

   

WESTSIDE YOUTH
TEAM DANCE CLUB, 
West Kelowna

Boy&GirlInADancePose 

This fun youth group is on hiatus

at this point in time.

Notably,

an active in-class

elementary school instruction

program is underway!

That has introduced

school children to

today's style of square dancing,

primarily at

Central Okanagan schools.

Book your school at

250-768-2694

E-MAIL

Upon resumption,

the concept of a weekly youth group

in the Central Okanagan is

intended for children aged 8 & up.

Special effects lights & up tempo

pop music to which they relate

are featured.

Kids learn true teamwork,

cooperation, coordination,

and how to move to music.

We like to call it

"Team Dancing."

No experience is necessary.

When sessions are offered,

the progressive nature of the 

instruction doesn't allow for drop-ins.

   
For a 2-page printable brochure

in which kids tell what attracts them

to today's style of square dancing

CLICK HERE

       

In the Pacific Northwest, kids are

very involved in square dancing!

Look in on a flash mob

that a group of youth clubs

undertook a few years ago

in Seattle, Washington

CLICK HERE 

         

See a youth group in Washington

advance from rehearsal to competition

at the annual Pacific Northwest

Teen Square Dance Festival

CLICK HERE

        

Enjoy selecting from various

YouTube videos to experience

the 2017 Teen Festival

CLICK HERE

     

For more information, contact:

Brian Elmer,

youth square dance instructor

West Kelowna

250-768-2694, E-MAIL

 

       

ALSO...

 

TWO

CLOG DANCE CLUBS:

Kelowna/West Kelowna

West Kelowna/Peachland/Vernon

    

    

OKANAGAN CLOGGIN'

Kelowna/West Kelowna

       

Demonstration of Cloggin - Westbank United Church Hall

This lively group is presenting

a choice of locations

on three different dates

to try clog dancing

TWICE for FREE!

Just drop in!

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.

Select your two free

"Learn to Clog" sessions

over two weeks at one of the

following locations starting from

these dates & times:

     

(weekly sessions will
proceed from these dates
at each location)

 
       
Wed. Sept. 13, 6 pm
at the Irish Dance Studio
1920 Kent Road, Kelowna
Click here for a map
   
Fri. Sept. 15, 11 am
at the Irish Dance Studio
1920 Kent Road, Kelowna
Click here for a map
   
Mon. Sept. 18, 6 pm
at the West Kelowna Seniors Centre
3661 Old Okanagan Highway
Click here for a map

 Your first two visits

will be free

then weekly sessions

will continue by

registration at very

economical rates.

No pre-registration necessary.

Just drop in!
             

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.

Enjoy a video shown below!

     
Barb Bizovie - Okanagan Cloggin Instructor
Barb Bizovie, Okanagan Cloggin'
Certified Clogging Instructor

   

Contact:

Barb Bizovie,

Certified Clogging Instructor

250-768-8557, E-MAIL

  Club Web Page:

OkanaganCloggin.com

       

The following video shows

contemporary clogging

in a traditional line at

exhibition level.

Performing:

Rhythm and Motion Cloggers

(2 minutes, 22 seconds)

           

           

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 Cloggin

 

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

IN PENTICTON:

   

BrendzyFamilyRoundDancing
R. & R. ROUNDERS
Round Dance Club
Penticton

 Learn choreographed ballroom

dancing, known as "round dancing."

You're invited to a free Open House

on Sunday September 24, 2017,

1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Penticton Seniors' Drop-in Centre,

2965 South Main Street.

This will be an introduction to

rhythms such as two-step & waltz

and to the system of dancing

choreogrpahed routines to live cues.

The man doesn't have to lead because

the steps are "cued" live for everyone.

No previous dance experience necessary

Singles are welcome to attend

this Open House event!

Weekly Sunday afternoon sessions

will follow so you can continue the fun!

Casual attire welcome

Just drop in or, if you'd like, call or

e-mail to say "I want to join the fun!"

Use the contacts below.

Regular weekly sessions start Oct. 1

3:00 to 4:30 pm at the Drop-in Centre.

(no dancing Oct. 8)

Enjoy the dancing through Dec. 17.

Admission is only $6/person/session

or benefit from a discount with a

pre-paid registration of only $60.

RegineAnderson-PentictonCuer
Regine Anderson

Your fun, cuer-teacher/entertainer

Location:

Penticton Seniors' Drop-in Centre,

2965 South Main Street

Contact:

Regine Anderson, Instructor:

250-493-4248, E-MAIL

Click for the club web page

Learn more about round

dancing including a video,

thanks to "You 2 Can Dance:"

(in the picture window on the left,
select #2 of 3

then click beneath "Watch Video")

Round Dance Video

   

 

THOMPSON VALLEY/
SHUSWAP

 

KAMLOOPS, CHASE,

BLIND BAY

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

      

 Dance Graphic with Smiling Couple Standing in a Dance Pose
       
THOMPSON VALLEY STARS
SQUARE & ROUND DANCE CLUB
KAMLOOPS

You're invited to a free dance

complete with a delicious

complimentary dessert!

There's no fancy footwork,

so no experience needed.

We'll teach you the basics.

Attend one or both of two

introductory Thursday sessions

in today's style of square dancing

on Sept. 14 & 21, 2017,

7:00 to 9:30 pm

Fun & easy! Just drop in.

Singles or couples welcome.

Dance to modern popular music

and country music too!

Regular Thursday night sessions

will continue afterward for an

economical registration fee.

Location:

Desert Gardens Community Centre

540 Seymour Street, Kamloops

Click here for a map

           

Featuring the

West Coast Square Dance Program.

A fun, condensed instruction period

that gets you dancing sooner.

Air conditioned hall.

Free parking (lots of space in rear)

Ice-water supplied.

Two entertainers!

Your  caller-teacher will be

Merv Meyer with the assistance

of Jim Flack.

Sessions run 2 1/2 hours.

               

Merv Meyer - Caller-teacher/Entertainer
Merv Meyer
Caller-teacher/Entertainer

       

Contact:

Merv & Sandy

250-376-5636 - E-MAIL

Cell: 250-320-5858

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

 

      

Dance Graphic with Couple Standing & Smiling
   
SALMON ARM SQUARES

Square & Round Dance Club

Come have a great experience

enjoying today's style

of square dancing!

Presenting an Open House

with free admission

Wed. Sept. 13, 2017,

6:30 pm

Expect lots of fun!

Just drop in.

Don Krebs - Caller - Portrait with Microphone
Featuring the fabulous
Don Krebs as your
caller-teacher/entertainer!
 

Regular 6:30 Wednesday

night new dancer sessions

of one hour duration

will follow by registration.

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!

Newcomers will be accepted

up to October 4, so join us

if you missed the earlier

opportunities!

Location:

Seniors' Fifth Avenue Activity Centre

170 5th Avenue S.E., Salmon Arm

Click here for a map

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

Dance Graphic Backdrop with Standing Couple  
Northern Twisters
square & round dance club

Come enjoy learning today's

style of square dancing,

7 pm Mondays!

The sessions got underway

on September 11

but newcomers are

most welcome!

Regular Monday sessions

from 7 to 8 pm

will continue for a very

economical registration fee.

Just drop in or

use the contacts below

to call or e-mail to say

"I want to join the fun!"

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,

so use the office entrance.

Gys Koops - Square Dance Caller
Gys Koops
Our fun, dedicated
caller-teacher/entertainer

Contacts:

Gys Koops – 250-964-4851

(work: 250-967-4820, E-MAIL

or

Bev -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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square, round, clog & contra dancing
and related dance forms.

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