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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.
Instead of memorizing routines, now you learn
individual "calls" that the caller puts together
in endless combinations, so you have to listen.
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"
 

         
         
Discover How Dancing
Improves Brain Function

& Reverses Signs of Aging
in the following 3 1/2 minute video
(courtesy of Science Nature Page):
         

         

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.
 

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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., Washington State or Oregon
State known as the Pacific Northwest
Teen Square Dance Festival.
The event rotates between regions.
 
Involving several competitive categories
including calling and exhibitions, it keeps
pre-teens and teens interested and
focused in the activity.
 
The competitors and their families
post videos to YouTube every year
that reveal the Teen Festival fun.
Click here for a link
from which you can select
videos

 
    
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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 welcomes
e-mail inquiries at the following address
:
       
info@squaredance.ca
 
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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,

SURREY

  

  

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 E-MAIL 

Club web page:

Squares Across the Border

 Club Facebook page:

Facebook: Squares Across the Border

 

 

       
 Burnaby Dance Clubs
   
Select below to advance:
 
Wesburn Wranglers Pre-Teens & Teens
               
Swinging Singles (& Couples) Adult Club
         

   

       
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Swinging
Singles
Square
 & Round Dance Club
Burnaby

 

At select times during each year this very active dance club

offers both square dance & round dance lessons

(choreographed ballroom to live cues).

Round dance instruction  for newcomers is expected

to resume in the fall of 2019.

Your timing is great if you'd like to try square dancing!

Click on the "Square Dancing" link below to learn about

a 7 pm Tuesday September 17 lesson

at the Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion.

Try today's style of square dancing.

We think you will love it!

Select:

Round Dancing

Square Dancing

      

       

Round Dancing as a Family

New Round Dancer Fun

Instruction in choreographed ballroom dancing known as

Round Dancing started in February, 2019,

and is now closed to newcomers.

The sessions are running on Sunday evenings, 6:30-8:30.

The sessions usually require no pre-registration and you

just drop in to start.

Those interested in joining-in at a later date should inquire

at the contacts shown below.

Call or e-mail.

   

Round dancing is enjoyed as a couple, utilizing ballroom steps

done to live cues from a "cuer." The dancers progress in unison

around the dance floor in a counter-clockwise direction.

It's ideal for those who find it a challenge to lead their partner

because everyone moves to the cues given.

All the dancers learn together  with lots of review and patient

instruction from the cuer-teacher.

The February, 2019, sessions started by teaching the waltz.

No previous dance experience is necessary.

Singles are welcome and woman/woman

partnering is welcomed.

For couples, the round dance activity can be precious

"together time" outside the home.

Just comfortable, dressy casual attire. Wear low heel,

non-rubber, soft sole, well-fitted comfortable shoes.

A $7 fee per person per session applies.

Complimentary coffee & tea - Free parking.

     

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Featuring the brother/sister duo
Caitlyn & Nicholas Brendzy
as your cuer-teacher/entertainers

       

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Location:

Charles Rummell Hall
3630 Lozells Avenue, Burnaby
Click here for a map

Contact for more information:

Pat:
604-521-7497, E-MAIL
       
Nicholas & Caitlyn:
604-294-1429
         
See the club's web site at:
Swinging Singles Dance Club
         
Click below for the Facebook page:
Swinging Singles on FACEBOOK
               
Learn more about round dancing,
including a video, at the
following links, thanks to
"You 2 Can Dance:"
   
Click Here for Round Dance Article
   
To download a round dance video
Click Here
then click on
an image of round dancers

       

      

Dancing Young Couple

New Square Dancer Fun in the Lower Mainland

The Swinging Singles (& Couples) square & round dance club

of Burnaby is excited to present lessons

in today's style of square dancing.

But hurry! Your last chance to join in

is 7 pm Tuesday September 17.

Just drop in. A $7.00 door admission applies.

You'll be introduced to the fun, fitness & friendship to be

found in the ideal social recreation of square dancing.

You'll experience lots of smiles & laughs right away

and make some new friends. Come give it a try!

Just drop in for 7 pm September 17 at the location

shown below. You can sign-up at the door:

Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion
6871 Roberts Street
, Burnaby

You'll be surprised at just how much fun you have and

will want to continue at weekly sessions.

Singles, couples & families are welcome.

No experience or special clothing required.

Lots of benefits:

Have fun, laugh, make new friends, exercise, reduce stress

& improve memory skills; all while dancing to great music!

Featuring a condensed program that gets you dancing sooner!

You'll discover a great experience!

     

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Featuring Nicholas Brendzy
C
aller-teacher/entertainer

            

Location:
       
Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion
Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion
6871 Roberts Street, Burnaby
Click here for a map

Contact:

Pat, Club President:
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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Century House Squares
New Westminster

It's time to get active in 2019.

Discover today's style of square dancing

as an avenue toward better fitness,

some true socializing

and loads of fun!

You're invited to sample the great

experience that is modern square dancing!

Learn to square dance any Monday

afternoon, starting Sept. 9, 2019.

The time is particularly suitable

for night-workers,

shift-workers or those who

don't wish to drive at night.

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!

(except Thanksgiving,

Christmas holidays, Easter Monday)

Have good fun, live actively

and make new friends.

Singles are welcome

and it's a great activity for

couples to have "together time"

away from home.

Dressy casual attire.

Carry in comfortable but

well-fitted low heel shoes

with soft soles.

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Your square dance caller-

teacher/entertainer will be the

fun, experienced Chuck Jordan.

You'll really be entertained

at this fun group!

They say: "we'll welcome any

new dancers and work

with them at any level

they are capable for an hour.

Each week they return, we'll

review the past weeks and

add a little something new.

If they're interested in continuing

on to a formal class at

another location and have

transportation available, we'll

encourage them to do so."

Please avoid wearing scented

products in this scent-free facility.

$7/person drop-in admission.

Get ready for a great experience!

Location:

Century House Building Front - New Westminster
Century House, Moody Park
620 - 8th Street, New Westminster
Click here for a map

         

Caller-teacher: Chuck Jordan

 Contacts:

Dianne Lewis, E-MAIL
Jim Brown, E-MAIL

Chuck Jordan, 604-937-3095

   

Learn more at the following

link about the many

benefits to square dancing

and watch videos that show

how you learn and how dance

reverses signs of aging:

Click here to advance up

 

        

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

Gift your child the joy of social dancing!

Let him or her discover loads of fun

learning today's style of square dancing.

An introductory lesson period is underway

on Sunday afternoons starting at 3:00

now through October, 2019,

and the first lesson is FREE.

Note: The next opportunity is Sunday

October 20 due to no dancing on

Easter Sunday (Oct. 13).

Your child can try dancing on the first visit

 with no further obligation.

Mom, Dad, Grandparents and other

children in the family are invited to

join in and make it a family affair!

This is an ideal activity for

father/daughter or mother/son

bonding time. Also consider

grandparent/grandchild time.

Just drop in to the

Wesburn Community Centre

in Burnaby (see map link below).

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Your child will be

in for a great experience!

Ages 5 to 21 are welcomed.

Allow for 1 hour.

In the very social recreation

of square dancing, a child learns

to move to the beat of the music

while getting valuable exercise.

The musical selections are ones

to which kids can relate.

Children learn teamwork and how

to listen & co-operate.

They also learn social graces

that will serve them well

throughout life.

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This dance club continues

to be a cornerstone of

support for the annual

Pacific Northwest Teen

Square Dance Festival.

Club members compete

each year, usually in early May,

and generally

bring home the trophies!

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It's another aspect of the

club that engages and

highly excites the children.

The benefits are many!

See the Facebook

pages at the links below

for more details.

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Bring your child for a free hour of fun

at 3 pm Sunday.

Just a nominal fee applies if you

decide to continue the fun

every Sunday afternoon.

Free parking, free snacks,

soda pop is only $1.00.

Note that car-pooling can be

arranged depending upon

the location involved.

The club operates under the term

method: 2 terms per dance season.

The very economical registration

fees for each term are as follows:

Now through December - $50

January to April - $60

 

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Caller-teacher: Ray Brendzy

         

Location for all the dancing:
Wesburn Community Centre - Exterior
Wesburn Community Centre
4781 Parkwood, Burnaby
Click here for a map link
   

Contact:

Ray & Christine Brendzy,
604-294-1429

Club E-MAIL

     
In the fall of 2018, our Facebook
page featured a post about the
lessons, including a profile
of the caller-teacher. It's still a
valuable reference. Click here.

     
Click here for the club's
Facebook home page

 
   
Also offered:
         

Couples Round Dancing, including a youth couple

ROUND DANCING

Lessons in choreographed ballroom

for kids set to live cues

Enjoyed with a partner where everyone

moves in unison in a large circle.

Once the individual steps are mastered,

the dancer simply listens to the "cuer"

for the choreography. Nobody "leads"

in the round dance.

These 1 hour sessions take place

Sunday afternoons at 2:00.

Contact the club to inquire further.

Instructor: Krista Baird

 Contact:

Ray & Christine Brendzy,

604-294-1429, E-MAIL

 

   

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

 

New square dancer sessions for kids

generally start in September or October.

The club recently made a change

that included a move from Delta 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. That's

choreographed ballroom to live cues.

The Sundancers compete annually

at the Pacific Northwest Teen

Square Dance Festival.

At the following YouTube link, see

Sundancer competitors performing

in the "display category"

at the 2013 Teen Festival

(the center group is theirs)

PNTSDF 2013 - Delta Sundancers

Call or e-mail to inquire

about joining in.

Instructor:  Danielle Garbe

Contact Danielle & Aaron:

778-574-0520 - E-MAIL

     

     

     

T. W. Twirlers
Square Dance Club

Surrey

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

or round dance
(choreographed ballroom
done to live cues)

with this lively group

any Monday from Sept. 10,

7:00 to 9:00 pm,

through December, 2018.

Your 1st visit will be FREE

to try the dancing!

You're warmly invited because

the doors are open

for awhile to newcomers!

After your complimentary

1st night, if you bring a friend

to a subsequent session he or

she will be admitted free!

Singles, couples,

families welcome.

Regular Monday lessons

will continue from 7 to 9 pm

for an economical admission fee.

   

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Location:

Christian Life Assembly Church,
Unit #110
12332 Pattullo Place,
Surrey
(near the Scott Road Skytrain station)
Click here for a map
courtesy of Google Maps

         

Today's square dancing is:

Loads of fun!

Active living

Very social & economical

All ages welcome

Casual attire to learn

"Together time" where couples
can share an activity
   

Enjoy a nice dance floor

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

   

  CoupleStandingInDancePose 
Town 'n' Country Dancers
Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows
 

Get ready for loads of fun!

September, 2019, is an Introductory

Month for those wanting to try

today's style of square dancing

at this fun club!

Just drop in Friday nights at 7:00

up to and including October 4th.

Location: Hall at Pitt Meadows

Community Church, 

12109 Harris Road.

Free parking. Allow for 2 hours.

Newcomers are welcome up to

and including Friday October 4.

     

Free snacks & beverages every week.

You'll start having fun right away!

No previous dance skill is required

because the square dance is

simply a walking step to the

beat of the music.

Everyone learns at the same pace

with clear and patient instruction

and lots of review.

It's a fitness-oriented,

highly social recreation.

For a couple, it's fun, quality

"together time" outside the home.

Empty nesters will find it the

perfect activity to keep busy

and make new friends.

For those who are single

it's an opportunity to meet people.

Regular Friday lessons will continue

after the introductory period.

A nominal fee will apply.

All ages welcome:

Couples, singles, youth.

Dressy-casual attire.

Carry in clean soft sole, low heel

and well-fitted shoes

in which to dance.

Pitt Meadows Community Church Hall
Location: Hall adjacent
Pitt Meadows Community Church
12109 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows
Click here for a map
 

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

  JohnCorrigan-Caller-teacher/entertainer
John Corrigan
C
aller-teacher/entertainer

Contacts:

Debra Dahlgren - cell: 778-868-1611
E-MAIL
       
Greg Dahlgren - cell: 604-785-6436
E-MAIL
         
Club web site: Town 'n' Country Dancers

 Click here for New Dancer Page

 

          

SURREY

Three dance clubs serve
the Surrey region:
   
T.W. Twirlers
Click here
   
Surrey Square Wheelers
(actually dancing in Langley)
Click here
   
Wheeling 8's (handicapable)

Click here
     
           
         
           

WHITE ROCK,

LANGLEY, ALDERGROVE,

ABBOTSFORD, CHILLIWACK

   
Also available in Langley/Aldergrove
is instruction
in round dancing
(choreographed ballroom
done to live cues).

Click here

   

           

Dance Graphic - Couple Smiling & Standing in a Dance Pose

Surrey Square Wheelers
Square Dance Club

Discover today's style

of square dancing at this fun club.

You'll have a great experience!

During September and through to

October 16, the club welcomes

you to Wednesday lessons,

7:30 to 9:30 pm, starting Sept. 11

at the Brookswood Activity Centre.

The "guest" fee to try the dancing is only $6.

You'll probably want to register for the

weekly lesson period, in which case

you'll receive 3 free dance tickets

and your registration fee will be

reduced by $1.00 per session.

Just drop in!

Learn more and see contact

information below...

 

Brookswood Activity Centre - Langley
Location:
Brookswood Activity Centre,
19899 - 36th Ave., Langley
Click here for a map

       

KristaBaird-DanceInstructor
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.

Everyone brings a small snack to

share free refreshments at

the close of each dance

(9:30-10:00pm).

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.

Fees:

Members $5/session

Visitors $6/session

   

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

We thank the Langley Times

newspaper for press exposure in

a 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:

Maureen Wilson, 604-916-0653  E-MAIL

or

Jerry Lamont, 604-838-8821  E-MAIL

       
Club web site:

Surrey Square Wheelers
Dance Club

   

   

 
WheelchairDancer-Pusher&Caller
Wheeling 8's
Square & Round Dance Club
(handicapable)
Surrey

Whether able-bodied or wheelchair-bound,

everyone's welcome to this fun group!

BONUS!

Your first 3 lessons are FREE to try it out!

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 are

starting to roll for 2019

and newcomers are warmly

welcomed on Thursdays

6:30 to 9:00 pm

anytime through late October.

Just drop in or call ahead using

the contact information below.

The club started its season

in September.

    

There are many benefits to participating:

A wonderful social recreation
for handicapables
 
Welcomed are dancers in wheelchairs,
caregivers and able-bodied persons
 
A very enjoyable activity where you
listen to the calls and move around
to complete them successfully
(if not, everybody laughs and re-groups!)
   
An avenue toward better fitness
and the relief of stress & tension.

Dancing to music uplifts your spirit.
 
A fun caller-teacher who's also
an Elvis Tribute Artist
   
Lots of fun, social activities off
the dance floor, too, from parties
to special meals together

     
Doctors recommend dancing
as good therapy whether
your medical issue is
cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy,
multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury,
polio or most any others.
 
The club is always happy to hear from

handicapable persons who are interested


in learning today's style of square dancing

and round dancing (choreographed ballroom).

 
Dance location:
ChuckBaileyRecCentre-Surrey-Exterior
  Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre
13458 107A Avenue, Surrey
(an easy 5-10 min. roll from
the Gateway Skytrain Station)
Click here for a map

 

Caller-TeacherTylerWagner-AsElvis
Tyler Wagner
Caller-teacher/entertainer
& Elvis Tribute Artist

         

Contacts:

Darlene - 604-358-2841,
E-MAIL
       
Tyler, caller-teacher - 604-817-9350
E-MAIL
       

This club has been operating for
an amazing 46 years, having
started in September, 1973.

Click here for the club's web page

Click here for the club's Facebook page

In the following approx. 3 min. video,
learn more about our
caller-teacher, Tyler Wagner,
who's also an Elvis Tribute Artist,
D.J.,
Party Organizer & Entertainer

 

 

   Dancer Couple in Closed Position

White Rockers

Square Dance Club

This fun group is excited to be offering

January lessons in 2020 for newcomers

to today's style of square dancing!

They'll be right in White Rock at the

Mann Park Bowling Club facility.

The sessions will run on Sunday

afternoons, so plan to enjoy

a leisurely weekend recreation.

The time frame for the dance lessons

is convenient for evening or shift workers.

If interested in learning, call or e-mail

to inquire about the details

for new dancer sessions.

The dance club enjoys two

wonderful caller-teacher/entertainers:

John Corrigan & Dan Adams!

They include round dancing in their

program which is choreographed

ballroom dancing done to live cues

from "cuer" Pat Meyer.

Refreshments served weekly

Casual attire

Singles Board in use to

keep all solos dancing

 

Location:
Mann Park Bowling Club - White Rock

Mann Park Bowling Club

14560 North Bluff Road, White Rock
(Click here for map link)

Contacts:

Diane Ohara: 604-583-2625, E-MAIL

Bud & Bell: 778-298-8052

Click here for club's web page

   

           

Couple Standing in a Dance Pose 
Guys 'n Gals
Square & Round Dance Club

Langley/Aldergrove

This "fun & easy" themed club

offers new square

dancer sessions throughout

the year and, at this time,

new round dancer instruction also.

Round dancing is

choreographed ballroom done

as couples to live cues.

Your first 3 square dance lessons

are FREE to try it out!

A $6 per lesson fee applies

to round dance instruction.

Select below for details:

Square Dancing

Round Dancing
by arrangement
 

      

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.

Your first three new dancer

lessons are FREE to try it out!

(location shown below)

Couples, singles, youth, families

are all welcome!

Newcomers are invited

the year around because

new square dancer sessions

run continuously.

Opportunities to join-in are

available now in the Fall of 2019.

Just drop in!

Many dancers find the day

and time very convenient.

     

The club meets every

Sunday September through June

apart from holiday periods.

       

Great fun - easy to learn

friendly, caring people

Free parking - Refreshments weekly

Ages 12 and up are welcome

as well as singles.

It's a wonderful opportunity for a

couple to share "together time."

Attire is dressy casual

or square dance clothing.

         

Following your free introductory

lessons, a very economical

$6 per session fee applies

& if you continue the fun

at weekly sessions, there's an

annual $20 membership fee.

Call ahead to say:

"I'm joining the fun"

or just come!

           

This club is proud to feature

the one and only "Coach's Corner"

where personal attention

ensures great dancing!

   

Location:
Aldergrove-OAPhall-4x6
Aldergrove O.A.P. Hall,

3015 - 273 Street, Aldergrove
(one block south of Fraser Highway)
Click here for a map link
       
         
Caller-teachers Wendy Krueger & Tyler Wagner
Your caller-teacher/entertainers
Wendy Krueger & Tyler Wagner

Contacts:

Wendy Krueger
778-878-4244, E-MAIL
           
Tyler Wagner
604-817-9350, E-MAIL
       

  Club web site: Guys 'n' Gals

  Club Facebook page: "Let's Square 'em Up"
             
           
ALSO AVAILABLE:
   

Round Dancing Family - the Brendzys

New Round Dancer Fun

at the Guys 'n' Gals dance club

in Aldergrove is available now.

Round dancing is choreographed

ballroom done in unison as

couples to live cues.

Sunday sessions get underway

when there are sufficient numbers

for a class--the minimum

is four couples.

Sessions start at 4:30 pm sharp

and you're asked to please

communicate your plan to attend

in advance.

         

Nobody has to lead in the round dance.

All the dancers move together

as couples, counter-clockwise

around the dance floor.

They simply listen to the directions

or "cues" given by the "cuer."

Woman/woman partnering

is welcome in order to

enjoy this wonderful recreation!

       

Please give instructor Wendy

Krueger a call to say

"I'm coming to join the fun

by learning to round dance!"

Phone: 778-878-4244.

The sessions run for 90-minutes.

Hardwood floors,

air-conditioned hall.

Note that round dance instruction

is progressive, so it is best

to attend all lessons.

The sessions continue weekly.

Admission is $6/person/session

payable at the door.

Aldergrove O.A.P. Hall,

3015 - 273 Street, Aldergrove

(one block south of Fraser Hwy.)

Click here for a map

   

Caller & Cuer Wendy Krueger
Wendy Krueger
Round Dance Instructor

Contact the cuer-teacher/entertainer:

Wendy Krueger
778-878-4244, E-MAIL

Club web site: Guys 'n' Gals

Club Facebook page: "Let's Square 'em Up"

           

                 

ABBOTSFORD
     

Abbotsford Grand Squares
Square & Round Dance Club

   
Dance Graphic with smiling couple standing in dance pose

    Discover a fitness option

that's loads of fun and very social!

Try today's style of square dancing

on Monday Sept. 23, 2019,

your last chance to get in on

free introductory lessons.

The fun starts at 7:00 pm

and features a vibrant,

young caller-teacher/entertainer.

The location is the

Abbotsford Activity Assoc. hall.

You'll find it a great experience!

New dancer sessions usually run

from 7:00 to 9:30 pm.

You'll want to continue the fun over

a period of 12 condensed lessons

that get you dancing sooner!

         

New dancers receive

individual attention.

Singles always welcome.

Dressy casual attire.

Wear comfortable low heel,

soft-sole shoes that are

well fitted.

Free coffee time follows

each session.

Fun, fitness & friendship

await you!

             
Following your free sessions,

the fees are as follows:

Members: $6/session

Guests: $7/session

Teens: $4/session

   

This club has 90 members & is

celebrating its 39th year of operation.

       

Heather Reynolds - Square dance caller-teacher/entertainer
Heather Reynolds
Caller-teacher/entertainer
     
       
             
Location:
ASAA hall - Abbotsford
Abbotsford Social Activity Assoc. Hall,
33889 Essendene Ave.
Click here for a map
         

Contact:

Carol  Swan-Laing, Pres. - 604-807-2281
E-MAIL
               
Club E-MAIL
       
Club web site:
Abbotsford Grand Squares
       
Club Facebook page:
@agsbc

          

         

CHILLIWACK

   

 
Dance Couple in Closed Position - Midshot   
Chilliwack Rhythm Reelers
Square & Round Dance Club

 

 This fun group, serving the

Chilliwack area, has an extended

lesson period underway and is

now closed to newcomers.

New square dancer sessions

are anticipated to start in

the fall of 2020.

The sessions generally run on

Thursdays from 7:00 pm and

usually open with free lessons

to try the dancing before

committing to the class period.

 

You'll have loads of fun participating in

today's style of square dancing, get some

valuable exercise and make new friends.

A nominal registration fee applies to

the regular lesson schedule.  

   

Dance lesson location:
Greendale Elementary - Chilliwack
Greendale Elementary
Community School

6621 Sumas Prairie Road.
Click here for a map link
     

Singles, couples, teens

and families welcome!

Make new friends.

Square dancing puts fun,

fitness & friendship to music.

The club features free coffee, tea 

& snacks after each session.

Free parking.

Allow for 2 hours.

   
Caller-teacher/entertainer-couple:
Mike & Rose-Lynn Rhode

Contact:

Steve Armstrong, President
604-769-0100
E-MAIL
         
For the club's Facebook page
CLICK HERE

   

 

LOWER

VANCOUVER ISLAND

 

 

VICTORIA & AREA

including
SALT SPRING ISLAND

         
Greater Victoria has several fun
dance
clubs! When they conduct
sessions for new dancers, many
offer free introductions.

               

Individual dance club start-ups:
     
SQUARE DANCING
In the fall of 2019, there are
several great opportunities to
learn
to square dance in the
Greater
Victoria area
plus Saltspring Island:
               
Saanich: Royal Oak Hall, Sat. Afternoons
Promenaders
   
Saanich: Royal Oak Hall, Sun. Evenings
Mavericks

               
Colwood: Community Hall, Sun. Evenings
Frontier Twirlers
   
Saltspring Island: Upper Ganges Road
Thursday evenings
Salty Wheels
   
Next fall, in 2020: Saanich:
Royal Oak Hall, Sundays
Country Cousins

   
           
ROUND DANCING
Two opportunities in the fall of 2018
to learn to round dance
(choreographed ballroom done to live cues)
 
Colwood: Colwood Hall, Wednesdays
RainbowRounders

   
Saanich: Royal Oak Hall, Tuesdays
Dance A Rounds

   
 


Mavericks Square Dance Club Victoria - Title Graphic
Mavericks
Square & Round Dance Club
Greater Victoria


Explore today's style of square dancing

at a 7:00 pm session

Sunday October 6, 2019!

An economical door admission

will apply.

Just drop in. Casual attire.

Couples, singles, youth, families.

Allow for 2 hours. No partners needed.

Note: Please don't wear scented products.

Royal Oak Hall, 4516 W. Saanich Rd.

       

An ideal social recreation

with the benefit of active living that

improves your physical & mental health

and lifts your spirits as you have

loads of fun moving to great music!

       

Continue the fun at regular weekly

Sunday sessions by registration

starting October 13, 2019;

same time and place.

A nominal fee will apply upon

registering.

       

The caller-teacher/entertainer

will be Stuart Hemmings,

a multi-talented instructor.

He also teaches choreographed

ballroom done to live cues,

known as round dancing.

(Learn that at separate sessions)

     

Location:
Royal Oak Women's Institute Hall, Saanich
Royal Oak Women's Institute Hall
4516 West Saanich Road
Click for a Map Link
               

Contacts:

Gillian - 250-370-1440, E-MAIL

Frances Bryan, President E-MAIL

Marc Dumonceaux, Vice-Pres. E-MAIL

or
To submit a query online:
Click here

Club promotional page:
Click here
           
Club web page:
The Mavericks

               


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

Colwood - East of Victoria
 

Try today's style of square dancing!

Discover the fun for free at the first

regular session in the Colwood Hall,

7:45 pm Sunday October 6, 2019.

As a newcomer, your admission is free!

Try it with no obligation, just drop in.

Should you want to continue

the fun, you can register for 13 weeks

of instruction for only $90

(that's less than $7 per session).

The lessons run weekly on Sundays

at the same time, same place.

Just drop in or call to say

"I want to join the fun!"

     
Benefits:
 
Loads of fun for all ages
Lively music
Very social
Great exercise
Relieves stress & tension
Singles welcome
"Together time" for couples
No experience required
   
Casual attire.

Wear comfortable,

well-fitted, low heel shoes.

Today's style of square dancing

is better than that done years ago.

Now you learn individual moves or "calls"

rather than patterns and you simply move

to each call by listening to the caller.

Free coffee & tea served weekly.

Lots of free parking.

Location:
ColwoodHall-Exterior
Colwood Hall, 2219 Sooke Road
Click here for a map

       

Garry Dodds - Victoria square dance caller-teacher
Garry Dodds

Caller-teacher/entertainer

Garry 
has lots of training &
experience
teaching square dancing.
His instruction is clear
and there's lots of review.

 

Contacts:

Penny Kristiansen,
New Dancer Convenor
250-361-9621, E-MAIL
   
Wayne Townsend,

President
250-478-6697, E-MAIL
     
Garry Dodds, Instructor,
250-516-6525

       

For reference to the fun in store
for you at this club, see a newspaper
article about an Open House held

in September of 2017.
Published in the

Wed. Sept. 13/17 edition of
the Goldstream News Gazette,
it appeared on page A3
and can be viewed in printable
PDF-format at this link:

Click here for PDF copy
       
       
Club's general website:
Frontier Twirlers

 

 

   

Dance Graphic - Couple standing in dance pose & smiling
COUNTRY COUSINS
Square & Round Dance Club

Royal Oak area (Saanich)
  

This dance club won't be conducting

new dancer sessions in the fall of 2019

but look for their advertising next year

when you're invited to discover

today's style of square dancing

for a great experience!

The sessions usually take place

on Sunday evenings.

Logo-Fun in a Square

Many benefits:

Active living
Relief from stress & tension
Very social

Great, lively music
All ages welcome
Friendly to singles

"Together time" for couples
Clear & patient instruction
Lots of review
Economical
     
Casual attire. Wear well-fitted,
low heel shoes.
 
 
Royal Oak Hall - Saanich
Usual location:
Royal Oak Hall,
4516 West Saanich Road
Click here for a map

   

Advance contacts:

Sandra Rowan - 250-658-4203, E-MAIL

or

Anne McCarthy - E-MAIL

  

Links:

Click here for the club's
promotional page

   
Click here for the club's web site
   
Click here for the club's
Twitter page

       

         

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

Saanich

This enthusiastic group is now

underway, enjoying lessons

in today's style of square dancing.

There's still time to join-in!

Additional newcomers can be

accommodated up to Sat. Oct. 5,

1:00 to 3:00 pm at the

Royal Oak Hall in Saanich.

Just drop in to discover the fun!

         

These Saturday afternoon dance

lessons are ideal for those

who work evenings

or don't like to drive at night.

A registration fee will apply

from Sept. 28 onward.

Telephone the instructor at the

number shown below for exact fees.

             

This is an accelerated program,

so regular weekly attendance

is advised.

Come enjoy a wonderful

recreation! - allow for 2 hours.

No previous dance experience needed.

No advance registration--just come!

 

Royal Oak Hall in Saanich
Location:
Royal Oak Women's Institute Hall
4516 West Saanich Road, Victoria
Click for a map link
 
       
You'll have a great experience

discovering today's style

of square dancing!

It's loads of fun and open to

singles, couples & families

(children 10 & up).

There are no fancy steps

in square dancing--you simply

walk to the rhythm of the music.

The square dance is ideal for

singles to socialize and for

couples to have fun, quality

"together time" in a recreation

away from home.

Please carry in soft-sole, low heel,

well-fitted shoes in which to dance

and bring a water container.

   

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

Contact for more information:

Elizabeth
1-250-327-4735
E-MAIL
       
Click here for the Club's
Web Page for Accomplished Dancers

     

         

   

ALSO, IN THE VICTORIA AREA...

LEARN TO ROUND DANCE

(CHOREOGRAPHED BALLROOM)

   

 Round Dancing Couples in Penticton, BC
RAINBOW ROUNDERS
Round Dance Club
Colwood Hall

Here's the answer

when dancers find it

challenging to lead their partner

in ballroom dancing!

Lessons in Round Dancing

have come to the West Shore

area Wednesdays at 8 pm.

Since the sessions are underway,

please contact the instructor,

using the information below,

to inquire about joining in.

It's choreographed ballroom steps

done to live cues from a "cuer."

Couples progress counter-clockwise

around the dance hall in

one or two large circles.

It's very enjoyable and great fun!

Move to some really

wonderful recorded music.

No previous dance experience

is required!

You'll learn ballroom style steps

that are choreograped

to specific tunes. You master those

steps, then on the dance floor you

just listen for them to be cued.

You'll start by learning the

two-step and the waltz.

Many other rhythms will follow,

at later lessons including

samba, cha cha, rumba, jive

and perhaps even the bolero!

Everyone learns at the same time

and the instructor is clear and

patient in the teaching.

There's lots of review to help you.

Partners are required, please.

Round dancing is ideal "together time"

for couples to share equally.

Woman/woman partnering is

acceptable in this dance form.

The attire is dressy casual and

clean non-rubber, soft sole and low

heel shoes that fit well are required.

When lessons are open,

they usually start at 8 pm sharp

and no pre-registration is required.

You just drop in to start.

Location:
  Colwood Community Hall, Greater Victoria
Colwood Community Hall
2219 Sooke Road
Click here for a map

Contact:
   
Connie Ritchie, Cuer-teacher
250-474-6451
E-MAIL

See a web page explaining
round dancing, including a video,
at the following link:
You 2 Can Round Dance!

              

     

Brendzy Family Round Dancing

THE "DANCE A ROUNDS"
Round dance Club
Saanich 

Learn to round dance

(choreographed ballroom)

starting with the basics 

of waltz & two-step

and build your confidence.

Monday evening sessions are

now underway for the fall/winter

2019/2020 lesson period,

continuing through April 27, 2020.

The group meets from 7:30 to 9:30.

Please bring a partner.

Fee: $10 per couple per session.

Please pre-register for

these sessions:

simply phone or e-mail and say

"I want to join the fun and

learn to round dance!"

(contacts shown below)

Many more people can enjoy this

dance form because the steps

are cued live to the music

and nobody has to "lead."

As couples, the dancers progress

in unison counter-clockwise

around the dance floor

in a large circle.

You just listen for each cue

in order to know what

direction to travel.

Wear comfortable, low-heel

and well-fitted shoes.

No previous experience

is necessary.

See the video link below.

Location:
Prospect Lake Community Hall, Victoria
Prospect Lake Community Hall,
4516 W. Saanich Road, Saanich
Click here for a map
             

Please pre-register by contacting:

Darryl Farquhar
778-678-7375, E-MAIL
             
Learn more about round dancing
on the following web page
(to see a video, click on option 2 of 3
then click under "Watch Video:")
You 2 Can Dance: Round Dance

   

   

 

Smiling Group of Square Dancers in a Huddle
   
Salty Wheels
Square & Round Dance Club

Salt Spring Island
     

Make your Thursday nights

something special

with a great experience!

Come try modern square dancing.

Your first TWO lessons will be

free to discover the fun.

We think you'll love it!

We're presenting today's style

of dance fun, steeped

in the rich cultural heritage

of the enduring and respected

square dance activity.

This dance club complements

the essence of Salt Spring Island.

In such a place known for

world class art and a lively

music & performing arts scene

plus strong community spirit,

it's appropriate that the highly social

and interactive square dance be

available to bring Islanders together.

New dancers are welcome

all year round but come join

in at your earliest opportunity

Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Note:

Please call ahead by 5 pm

Thursday to notify us

of your participation.

Again, your first two lessons

will be free of charge after

which a nominal fee applies.

All ages are welcome;

couples, singles,

accompanied pre-teens

and teens.

The square dance can be ideal

"together time" for a couple

with busy family commitments

or those who've found themselves

empty-nesters with time on their hands.

It's an ideal social recreation

for home-schoolers.

Apart from being loads of fun,

this form of dance is an avenue

toward better fitness and

a great way to meet fellow Islanders.

         

We dance at a cozy, private home,

734 Upper Ganges Road, Ganges.

Click here for a map

Click here for image of access road
to 734 Upper Ganges
       

For more details, contact:

Instructor/entertainers:

Marilynne & Alan Cunningham,

250-537-5356 - E-MAIL

Once again, please call ahead

by 5 pm Thursday

if you plan to attend.

Learn more about today's style

of square dancing as well as

round dancing (choreographed

ballroom to live cues)

at the start of this page:

Click: Top of Page

      

       

UPPER VANCOUVER ISLAND

(INCL. POWELL RIVER)

   

            

NANAIMOLANTZVILLE,

CHEMAINUS, LADYSMITH

        

Graphic&Photo-Couple in a Dance Pose

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 try today's style of square dancing
for free!
         
Details:


Monday Sept. 23 & Mon. Sept. 30
TWO FREE LESSONS
7:00 to 8:30 pm
Nanaimo Military Camp Hall,
709 Nanaimo Lakes Road
Just drop in!
(Click for map link)
       

If you have to miss those
September dates, newcomers are
still welcome up to and including
Monday October 7, 2019.

Come try it with no obligation!
Attend one or both the free sessions.

An economical registration
fee will apply once the
regular sessions
begin Mon. October 7.

       

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.

Just drop in or

call/e-mail ahead to say

"I want to join the fun!"

You can register at the door

after the free sessions.

You'll have twice the fun because

these sessions will feature

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  Wendie Harrington - Caller
Club Caller-teacher/entertainers:
Ray (& Deb) Schmidt & Wendie Harrington
                 
Location:
       
Nanaimo Military Camp Hall
(808 Thunderbird Wing)  
Nanaimo Military Camp - Nanaimo
709 Nanaimo Lakes Road, Nanaimo
         

Contacts:

Amalgam-Eighters club

Diane & Murray Thomas,
250-390-1899, E-MAIL
               
 Click here for the Club's
New Dancer Web Page
              

  Travelling Squares club

Wendie Harrington, Publicity
250-758-7264, E-MAIL
           
Barbara Caumartin
250-754-6460, E-MAIL
          

     

 
Parksville,
Qualicum Beach,
Nanoose Bay

 This region presents both
square dance
round dance
instruction

   


CoupleInADancePose
Sand Dollars
Parksville
Square & round dance club
 
To all residents
in the Oceanside area:
If you missed the free
opportunity to try today's
style of square dancing
on Sun. Sept. 23 at 7:00,
contact the club below
to inquire about the next
opportunity to join in!
       

Today's style of square dancing.

is a great experience!

Yes, Oceanside has its own

modern square dance club

and we're all about fun!

     

We're presenting the

West Coast Square Dance Program.

It's a fun, condensed period of

instruction that gets you

dancing sooner. In a short time

you'll be able to go dance with

other newcomers up and down

the Island at special dances

hosted just for you!

     

There are so many benefits:

Active living for the mind & body

Highly social - make new friends

Wide variety of very enjoyable music

While welcoming to singles, this is
an ideal recreation for couples
to share in equally
    
It's easy - square dancing is
simply a walking step
- no fancy footwork

Economical activity

Many opportunities for travel

All ages from 12 & up welcome

   

Weekly lessons on Sundays at 7 pm

will continue the fun. We anticipate

that you'll love the dancing!

A very economical admission fee

will apply.

     

Bradley Centre in Cooms, near Parksville
Location:

Bradley Centre in Coombs,
975 Shearme Road
(corner of Alberni Hwy.
& Shearme Road)

Click here for a map

         

Caller-teacher couple: Ray & Deb Schmidt
Featuring our fabulous
caller-teacher/entertainer couple:
Ray & Deb Schmidt
   

Comfortable, dressy-casual attire

and soft sole, low heel, well-fitted

footwear is encouraged.

Come have a great experience

on the dance floor!
 
For a photo of the centre
showing it's roadside location,
courtesy of Google maps:
CLICK HERE
     

Contacts:

Lynette & Ron - 250-954-2132
E-MAIL


     Ray & Deb - 250-248-4900
E-MAIL  

  

   

Couple in a dance pose
"Let's Dance V.I."
Round Dance Club
    
Parksville
(Oceanside region)
     

Sorry - the class is full!

This fun round dance club

is launching lessons at the

Bradley Centre in Coombs in the

Cha Cha, Rumba and Mambo

at 1:30 pm Mon. Nov. 5.

The two hour sessions have attracted

a full complement of dancers

for the size of the hall, causing

registrations to now be closed.

Look for future round dance lessons

at the Let's Dance club or call

the contacts below to inquire

about the next opportunity. 

Note that all interested persons

must contact the instructors because

space is limited. Also, they'll explain the

nature of round dancing further to be sure

that it fits your needs in a dance activity.

Call 250-871-2466

E-MAIL

Let's Dance

is a round dance club,

enjoying a different

kind of ballroom dancing

that's done to live cues.

Since you follow the directions

of a person known as a "cuer,"

nobody has to lead their partner.

It's popular with men who

find it a challenge to lead.

In round dancing, each couple

moves in unison with others

counter-clockwise in a large circle.

Everyone does the same step

except the lady usually does the

opposite steps to the man's.

Lots of great music!

Please bring a partner if

possible but singles are welcome.

Open to same-sex partners.

These weekday afternoon

sessions are ideal for night

workers, shift workers or retirees.

Instructors Margaret & John are

highly appreciated by participating

dancers for their one-on-one teaching

technique, ensuring all are

successful on the dance floor.

   

Important Note:

Again, if you plan to attend

the instruction, 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)

 

It's also highly advisable

that you phone or e-mail the

instructors to learn more about

how round dancing, involving

live dance cues, might

suit your interest in dance.

       

BradleyRecCentre-Coombs-NearParksville
Location:

Bradley Centre in Coombs,
975 Shearme Road
(corner of Alberni Hwy.
& Shearme Rd.)

Click here for a map

     

For an image of the Bradley Centre
building & location,
courtesy of Google maps:

Click here

(both courtesy of Google maps)

For more information,
contact:
 
Margaret&JohnRace-Cuers-Parksville
Margaret & John Race,
Round dance cuer-teachers/
entertainers
   

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

New square dancer lessons

at this fun club in the Fall of 2019

are launching!

The sessions are taking place

on Monday nights from 7:00 to 9:00

as follows:

Introductory lessons:

Sept.  9 - FREE - Just drop in!

Sept. 16 - FREE - Just drop in!

Regular Lesson Series:

Sept. 23 - Last chance to discover the fun

for a  nominal fee.

The newcomers are loving it!

The location is the Anglican Church

hall on 5th Street in Courtenay.

Benefits:

You'll really enjoy learning

today's style of square dancing.

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.

No previous dance experience

is necessary.

   

St. John the Devine Anglican Church Hall, Courtenay
St. John the Divine
Anglican Church Hall,
 579 - 5th Street, Courtenay
(at 5th & Harmston)

Click here for a map

       

Contact:

Fran (& Roger) Archambault
Caller-teacher/entertainer:
250-335-0096, E-MAIL
         
Club web site:
Ocean Waves--Comox Valley
(Explore topics in the drop box
under "New Dancers," including the
"What is the Attraction" option)

      

      

CAMPBELL RIVER

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

This northern Vancouver Island club

invites you to the last FREE 

introductory session to try

today's style of square dancing

without obligation.

You'll have loads of fun!

Attend with no obligation the final

free lesson at 7 pm Monday,

September 16, 2019.

Location:

Eagles Hall, 1999 14th Avenue,

Campbell River.

Your participation will qualify you

to continue at regular 7 pm lessons

starting Monday Sept. 23

for a nominal registration fee

of $60/person.

2 hour sessions will continue

until Dec. 16, 2019.

 

Featuring the West Coast

Square Dance Program,

a condensed period of

instruction that gets you

dancing sooner!

     

Benefits:

Singles, couples, youth welcome

Loads of fun & lots of laughs!

Make new friends - exercise

Reduce stress - improve memory

Casual attire - free parking

         
EaglesHall-CampbellRiver-ExteriorPhoto
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:

Joan Sell
250-287-3959 - E-MAIL
   
Chris & Terry Trehearne
250-923-9492 - E-MAIL
   

       
Click here for the
Ripple Rockets' web page

           

   

POWELL RIVER
   

 Huddle of Smiling Square Dancers

Star Dusters
Square & Round Dance Club

Come have a blast

on the square dance floor!

This energetic dance group

features some innovative approaches

to learning the very social recreation,

including the condensed West Coast

Square Dance Program

and Flexible Learning for busy people.

Join in the first of a series of weekly

new dancer sessions at 7 pm

Tuesday October 1, 2019.

Just drop in! (location shown below).

Rates are very economical.

For instance, the Fall program that

runs now through mid-December

is only $60/person.

See the complete information at the

Info & Registration link below.

           

       Today's style of square dancing

is loads of fun, active living

and a way to make new friends.

       

Furthermore, you have the option of

a Flexible Learning Plan wherein

you learn the dance form in

three modules called A, B & C.

There are 5 lessons in Module A but

only 3 in each of Modules B & C.

You can take the B & C modules

in any order and the whole plan

repeats in January of 2020.

Learn on your time, utilizing the

module schedule that suits you.

See more information at the following

links, including a full fee schedule:

Info & Registration

Flexible Learning Plan

Everyone is welcome:

couples, singles, groups, families.

Casual attire at all events.

             

In the planning is a fun

Christmas Dance Celebration

as 2019 winds down.

           
Gord Ruedig - Caller - Star Dusters, Powell River
Gord Ruedig
Caller-teacher/entertainer
     
Location:
Star Dusters hall
5399 Timberlane Avenue
(across from Timberlane Track)
Click here for a map

Contacts:

Gord & Yvette Ruedig,
604-487-9565, E-MAIL
       
Penny Gelber,
604-485-4829, E-MAIL

         
Click below for the
web site of the
"West Coast
Square Dance Program"
in Powell River:
WestCoastSquareDance.com

   

 

OKANAGAN VALLEY

 

 

VERNON, COLDSTREAM, LUMBY,

ARMSTRONG, ENDERBY, GRINDROD 

 Three clubs in Vernon offer instruction
in three different dance forms.
Scroll down to view
or click below to jump to your selection.
Also note square dance lessons
in Enderby:
 
Learn to Square Dance in Vernon
 
Learn to Round Dance in Vernon
Choreographed ballroom
done to live cues
 
Learn Clog Dancing in Vernon
Contemporary, precision
clogging
       

Learn to Square Dance in Enderby

       

    

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

Vernon

       

September is an Introductory

Month at this fun dance club where,

 following a now-completed free

session (Sept. 5), you can try the

dance form and learn some

moves for only $5/person on

Thursday Sept. 12, 19 or 26.

Attend all lessons to get a good

sampling of a great dance form!

The sessions start at 7 pm

and continue until 9.

Just drop in!

Free refreshments!

We anticipate that you'll want to

continue the fun, so regular weekly

lessons will continue on Thursdays

starting October 3 at the

same time and place.

Location:

Halina Centre, 3310 37th Ave.,

Vernon

Click here for a map

Try today's style of square dancing.

You'll have a great experience!

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.

Call or e-mail to inquire.


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

Contacts:

Darlene Poetker, New Dancer Co-ord.
778-475-1889 - E-MAIL
                         
 Club Facebook page:
Star Country on Facebook

 

    

Brendzy Family Round Dancing
Rhythm Rounds

Round Dance Club
Vernon
   
Learn choreographed

ballroom dancing

to live cues Sunday afternoon

at 1:00 (Sept. 29, 2019)

in Vernon's Halina Centre,

3310 37th Avenue.

You'll start by learning the

easy waltz rhythm, then progress

to the two-step.

Allow 90 minutes. Just drop in!

The sessions run every Sunday

but are progressive, so regular

participation is required.

No experience necessary.

Come have fun!

Admission is $10 per session

but enjoy a special discount

to a lower $7 fee

when you take out a

full or associate membership

in the Halina Seniors Society.

Location:
Halina Seniors' Activity Centre, Vernon, B.C.

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 22 years.

Contact:

Peter & Stella, 250-542-3568,

Cell: 250-306-4999, E-MAIL

See our promotional web page:

www.VernonRoundDanceFun.info

   

   

Line of Clogging Feet
Got 2 B Cloggin
Clog Dance Club, Vernon

This fun group is presenting

clog dance lessons for newcomers

starting 6 pm, Mon. Sept. 17, 2018

at the Halina Centre in Vernon,

3310 37th Avenue.

If you miss that date, newcomers

are welcomed for a period of time

on subsequent Monday nights.

You'll learn contemporary,

precision-style clogging and

it will be a great experience!

       

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.

      

Lynda Colautti - Clog Dance Instructor
Lynda Colautti of Kelowna
Certified Clogging Instructor (CCI)

Got 2 B Cloggin

   

This clog dance club will

continue regular weekly

dance sessions in Vernon,

West Kelowna and Peachland.

Call or e-mail with any inquiries.

Contact:

Lynda Colautti, CCI,
250-718-3088, E-MAIL
       
Click here for club web page
       

         

ENDERBY,

ARMSTRONG, GRINDROD

       
Laura Peterson - Club supporter with welcome sign
Enthusiasm Abounds for
Today's Style
of Square Dancing in the
Enderby River Dancers dance club!
Pictured is club supporter, Laura Peterson.
 
Enderby River Dancers

Square & Round Dance Club

This fun dance club is, regrettably,

not presenting lessons this fall in

today's style of square dancing.

Use the contacts below to

inquire about the next opportunity.

The group will continue dancing

a regular program of Mainstream

square dancing with round dancing

every Friday night at the

Enderby Seniors Centre

1101 George Street

(Highway 97A)

Click here for a map

When lessons resume,

come have a look at a

great social recreation

that's an avenue toward

better fitness, an opportunity

to make new friends

and just loads of fun!

You just come as you are in

something casual but dressy.

Coffee's always on.

You'll find that your instructor,

Allan, will have you dancing

up a storm in no time!

He always has a wonderful

variety of music to enjoy.

When lessons are available,

expect 2 hours of fun!

Allan Peterson - Caller-Teacher-Entertainer
          Allan Peterson
Caller-teacher/entertainer

Contacts:

Grace Byrne, 250-549-4318 - E-MAIL
       
Liz Ellis, 250-832-4233 -
E-MAIL
               
Click here for the
club's web site

     

         

WEST KELOWNA,

KELOWNA, PEACHLAND

  NOTE: Adult, Youth, and 2 Clog

 dance clubs in this region

 
   
       
Couple in a dance pose
Westsyde Squares
Central Okanagan Valley
   

The month of September 2019

is an Introductory period

offering lessons in

today's style of square dancing!

The last opportunity to join-in

is 6 pm Wednesday Sept. 25

for a fun, 90-minute introduction

to an ideal social recreation!

Regular weekly sessions will

continue from there by registration.

Singles are welcome, no partner

required. Youth aged 8+ with

a guardian can participate.

Just drop in.

The fee is only $10/person and

that can become a credit for you

if you decide to continue the fun

by registering for weekly lessons.

Location:
WestbankLionsCommCentre--BuildingFacade
Westbank Lions Community Centre,
2466 Main St., West Kelowna.
Click here for a map

  

Today's style of square dancing
has many benefits:
   
It's active living, involving
exercise for the body & 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 equally share an interest
 
Fees are economical
compared to many other activities

       

Featuring the fun, condensed

West Coast Square Dance Program!

Instructing is the talented,

Jean Wood of Salmon Arm as the

caller-teacher/entertainer.

   

The 6 p.m. start time is convenient

for those who start work early

the next day. The sessions are

90 minutes, extending later

to 2 hours when the newcomers

mix on the dance floor with the

accomplished dancers..

   

This long-running dance group,

established 1957, is known

as the "fun club"

in the Central Okanagan.

       

Jean Wood - Square Dance Caller-Teacher/Entertainer
Featuring caller-teacher
Jean Wood
       
           
   
See the club's 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

     

Click here for
the Club's Website

     

Click here for the Club's
Facebook page

  

        

   

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

in the Fall of 2019

to try clog dancing

TWICE for FREE!

Just drop in!

See the options below.

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

or choose subsequent weeks in

the month of September:

     

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

 
       
Wed. Sept. 11, 6 pm
at the Irish Dance Studio
1920 Kent Road, Kelowna
Click here for a map
   
Fri. Sept. 13, 11 am
at the Irish Dance Studio
1920 Kent Road, Kelowna
Click here for a map
   
Mon. Sept. 16, 6 pm
at the West Kelowna Seniors Centre
3661 Old Okanagan Highway
Click here for a map

 Your first two visits

in September 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 & Motion Cloggers
(2 minutes, 22 seconds)

           

           

GOT 2 B CLOGGIN

CLOG DANCE CLUB

West Kelowna/Peachland/
& now Vernon

   

Announcing lessons

for new cloggers in Vernon!

Monday's at 6:00 pm,

starting Sept. 17, 2018,

come learn the basic steps

in contemporary, precision

clog dancing.  

Clogging 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 fee applies. 

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

Lessons in Vernon

will take place at the

Halina Activity Centre,

3310 37th Avenue

 Other dance locations

for accomplished cloggers:

Westside Seniors Centre,
West Kelowna

Peachland Activity Centre 

Contact:

Lynda Colautti, Kelowna
250-718-3088 (mobile), E-MAIL

Enjoy our

promotional web page:

KelownaClogDanceFun.info

   

   

   
Group of Smiling Dancers in a Huddle
PENTICTON, OKANAGAN FALLS,
OLIVER, SUMMERLAND
         
 NOTE:
Square dance &
Round dance
clubs in this region

 

PENTICTON SQUARES
   

This long-running Peach City

dance club has regrettably closed.

Inquiries may be directed to:

Penny - 250-497-5838, E-MAIL

         
Club web site:
Penticton Squares
Square & Round Dance Club

        

CONSIDER ROUND DANCING

IN PENTICTON...

   

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R. & R. ROUNDERS
Round Dance Club
Penticton

 Learn choreographed ballroom

dancing, known as "round dancing."

It's different & easier than ballroom

because you learn the steps

then the routines are cued live.

You just listen & move! Nobody "leads."

As couples, everyone moves in unison

in a counter-clockwise direction

around the dance floor.

Sessions for newcomers get underway

3 pm, Sunday Sept. 29, 2019, at

the Drop-in Centre on South Main.

Allow for 90 minutes of fun!

If you miss that date, attend

Sunday Oct. 6.

(No dancing Sun. Oct. 13 because

of Thanksgiving)

       

You'll be warmly welcomed!

If you like, call or email ahead

to say "I want to join the fun!"

(see the contacts below)

As you learn to round dance,

you'll be introduced to

rhythms such as two-step & waltz

and to the method of dancing

choreographed routines to live cues.

The man doesn't have to lead

because the steps are "cued" live

for everyone. No previous dance

experience is necessary

Singles are welcome.

Partnered ladies works well.

Casual attire to start.

Regular weekly Sunday sessions for

newcomers will continue the fun from

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

Enjoy the dancing through December.

     

We again thank the Penticton Western

News for a great article published

in Sept. 22, 2017,

shown on page A15.

Click here to view online

   

RegineAnderson-PentictonCuer
Regine Anderson

Your fun, cuer-teacher/entertainer
       
       
Penticton Drop-in Centre - Exterior
Location:

Penticton Seniors' Drop-in Centre
2965 South Main Street
Click here for a map
           
Contact:
Regine Anderson, Instructor:
250-493-4248, E-MAIL

Click for the club web page

       
Click on the following link
to learn more about round

dancing in a 2-minute YouTube
video, with thanks to
"You 2 Can Dance:"

Round Dance Video

   

 

THOMPSON VALLEY/
SHUSWAP

 

KAMLOOPS, CHASE,

BLIND BAY, SALMON ARM

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

Discover loads of fun in

today's style of square dancing!

September 2019 lessons for

newcomers are starting now.
           

Opportunities:

7 pm - Thurs. Sept. 19
FREE - including a delicious dessert
Just drop in

             

7 pm - Thurs. Sept. 26
Newcomers welcome at the
start of regular sessions.
A nominal fee applies

Just drop in
               

Allow for 90 minutes of fun!

Location:
Desert Gardens Community Centre, Kamloops
Desert Gardens Community Centre
540 Seymour St., Kamloops
Click here for map

           

A series of 12 weekly lessons

will continue the fun!

Today's style of square dancing

involves no fancy footwork,

so no experience is needed.

We'll teach you the basics.

Fun & easy!

Singles or couples welcome.

Dance to modern popular music

and country music too! 

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.

Your  caller-teacher will be

the fun & friendly Merv Meyer.

   

Merv Meyer - Kamloops Square Dance Caller-teacher/Entertainer
Merv Meyer
Caller-teacher/Entertainer
       

Contacts:

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:

Round Dancers on the floor

THOMPSON VALLEY STARS

ROUND DANCE INSTRUCTION

Tuesday lessons in round dancing

 are getting underway for Fall 2019!

The last chance to join in is

7 pm, Tues. Sept. 24.

The 90 minute lessons teach

choreographed ballroom dancing,

done to live cues, known

as round dancing.

A nominal fee applies.

You begin by concentrating upon the

easy waltz and a two-step rhythm.

The man doesn't have to lead because

the steps are "cued" for everyone.

In the round dance, couples progress

in unison counterclockwise around

the dance hall while listening for

directions from the "cuer."

It's a wonderful feeling to move

gracefully with your partner to

many great rhythms!

No previous

dance experience necessary.

Casual attire.

Low heel, soft sole shoes

with a firm fit are recommended.

Call or e-mail ahead to say

"It want to learn to round dance!"

   

Location:
Myer Dance Studio - Kamloops
Meyer Dance Studio, Kamloops

1915 Westsyde Road

Click here for a map

Merv & Sandy Myer - Round Dance Instructors
Sandy & Merv Meyer
Round dance instructors

Contact:

Merv & Sandy
250-376-5636 - E-MAIL
   
       Club web page:
Thompson Valley Stars
       
Club Facebook page:
Thompson Valley Stars
on Facebook

         
To see a 2-minute video on YouTube

that explains round dancing:
Click here

       

       

      

           

BLIND BAY

     

Ta' Lana Twirlers
Square & Round Dance Club
         

This Shuswap dance club,

based at Blind Bay, has

regrettably ceased operation.

Inquiries may be directed to:

George & Nancy Alison
250-803-9096 - E-MAIL
       
Click here for the club web page

             

              

SALMON ARM

      

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SALMON ARM SQUARES

Square & Round Dance Club

An introductory period to learn

today's style of square dancing

is underway at this fun group!

Newcomers are welcome to come

discover the very social recreation

any Wednesday from now

through October 9 inclusive.

The new dancer sessions run

for 1 hour, starting at 6:30 pm,

in the Fifth Ave. Seniors Centre.

Come have a great experience

moving to music, making new

friends, enhancing your

physical & mental health and

having loads of fun!

  Allan Peterson - Caller-teacher/Entertainer
Allan Peterson
Caller-teacher/Entertainer

 

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.

Sea of Festival Dancers - BC Festival 2019, Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm hosted B.C. Festival 2019

in mid-July at the Shaw Centre Complex.

Just for fun & learning, the event

attracted close to 500 dancers

to enjoy square, round and clog dancing.

These square dance lessons will qualify

you to participate in the large dance

conventions and festivals anywhere

in North America... even the world.

There happen to be two really large

conventions coming up in 2020

at Spokane in June and at

Surrey in late July of next year.

Learn to square dance then go

have a blast travelling to dances

both near & far!

   

Location:
FifthAveSeniorsActivityCentre-SalmonArm-Exterior
Fifth Avenue Seniors Activity Centre
170 5th Avenue S.E., Salmon Arm
Click here for a map

         

More Information:

Marg Fricker - 250-832-6915, E-MAIL

Bernie Onderwater - 250-803-9276, E-MAIL

Club website: Salmon Arm Squares

           

See various posts regarding

the fun had during B.C. Festival 2019,

held July 11 to 13 in Salmon Arm,

at the following Facebook link:

Facebook.com/BCFestival2019

       

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
       
   

Combo photo - Adults in huddle & Father-daughter dance time
       
Mile Zero Grand Squares

square & round dance club

Get active, Dawson Creek:

The fun's underway Thursdays!

Discover a great experience

when you learn

today's style of square dancing.

As a newcomer, your first lesson

will be FREE! Just drop in to the

Rec. Centre on McKellar at 7 pm

between now & Thurs. Oct. 24, 2019.

You'll be warmly welcomed and

will probably want to continue the

fun weekly for an economical fee.

This very social dance form

is an avenue toward better

fitness & loads of FUN!

Everyone's welcome:

Adults, couples, singles,

children aged 8 years and up.

This is an ideal social recreation

for Home-schoolers!

It's a great activity for

father/daughter or mother/son

"together time."

Also, it's a perfect

grandparent/grandchild

bonding opportunity.

Woman/woman partnering

works well if necessary.

Casual attire.

No previous dance experience

is necessary.

       

Location:
Seniors Rec.Centre, Dawson Creek
Seniors Recreation Centre,
1101 McKellar, Dawson Creek
(click here for a map link)
     

Caller-teacher/entertainer
 & round dance cuer:

Bernie Smith

Contact:
Bernie & Jean Smith,
250-782-3410, E-MAIL
Cell: 250-784-4610

     

See the following links that reveal

the fun to be had weekly!

Although the dancing’s now moved
to Thursday nights at 7 in the new
location at the Recreation Centre on
McKellar Ave., in some past newspaper
articles you can learn more
about this fun dance club,
the Mile Zero Grand Squares:
           
On Oct. 17, 2012, the Alaska Highway
 News published the article “It’s hip
to dance square.” The article opens
with a photo showing the wide age
range of participants, all having fun
learning today’s style of square dancing.
Titled “Mile Zero square dancers brings
together circle of friends,” see the full
article at the following link:
Hip to Dance Square
     
also...
On Oct. 30, 2012, the Northeast News
published an article profiling this dance
club and its dedicated leaders, Jean
& Bernie. Again, the dancing’s now moved
to Thursday nights at 7 in the Rec.
Centre on McKellar, but you can still
enjoy the past article online at this link:
Square Dancers Bring Circle of Friends

  

BONUS TO TAKING LESSONS:

This is the perfect time to learn to square
dance in readiness for two large dance
conventions coming in 2020!
       
Plan to attend the huge 69th Annual U.S.
National at Spokane, Washington,
June 17-20:
Click here for web page
                 
Also, be sure to dance at the Canadian

National Convention in Surrey, B.C.
July 29-August 1:
Click here for web page
               

Live lively! Enjoy learning to square dance and
get ready for some extra special fun in 2020!

   

PRINCE GEORGE

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

Fall 2019 lessons in today's

style of square dancing got

underway in early September

and are now closed to newcomers.

Call or e-mail to inquire about

the next opportunity to join in.

It's a great experience!

Regular Monday sessions at 7pm

in the hall at Trinity United Church

are presented for a

very economical registration fee.

Free refreshments served

at lessons conducted by

this dance club.

Casual attire - Free parking

All ages welcome including

couples and singles.

   Many benefits:

Have fun - Laugh

Make new friends

Get lots of enjoyable exercise

Reduce stress

Improve memory skills

Dance to some great music!

       

This club's been enjoying

square & round dance fun in

Prince George since 1957.

   

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Location:
Trinity United Church, formerly Knox
1448 5th Ave.
(Downstairs--use the side entrance
closest to the parking lot)
Click here for a map
   
   
GysKoops-Caller-Teacher-NorthernTwisters
Gys Koops
Our fun, dedicated
caller-teacher/entertainer
   

Contacts:

Gys Koops – 250-964-4851

(work: 250-564-2503) - E-MAIL

or

Bev -250-617-6723 - E-MAIL

       
Club website:

www.northerntwisters.ca
   
Club Facebook  page:

click here
           
       
BONUS TO TAKING LESSONS!
     
This is the perfect time to learn to

square dance in readiness for two
large dance conventions coming in 2020!
Plan to attend the huge 69th annual U.S.
National at Spokane, Washington, June 17-20:
Click here for web page
 
Also, be sure to dance at the Canadian National
Convention at Surrey, July  29-August 1:
Click here for web page
           
Live lively! Enjoy learning to square dance and
get ready
for some extra special fun in 2020.

 

TERRACE, KITIMAT

 

Skeena Squares dance club

Yes, Terrace, it's possible to

discover the great experience that is

today's style of square dancing

right at home!

Call or e-mail to inquire about

new dancer sessions.

When you do step onto

the square dance floor you'll have

loads of fun, get some valuable

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
 

Right in the Vanderhoof area, you can

discover a great experience!

It's today's style of square dancing.

Call or e-mail to inquire about

the next lesson opportunity.

Usually, there are 7 pm

Thursday sessions for newcomers

with up to 3 free lessons

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

 

Group hug of square dancers having fun
Stampede Whirlaways

square & round dance club
       

In September & October, 2019,

this fun club is presenting an

introductory period for newcomers

to discover today's style of square

dancing - 7:30 pm Thursdays in the

Children's Development Centre.

Admission is only $5/person.

Just drop in!

Couples, singles, teens and

families are welcome!

No previous dance experience

is required because the square

dance just involves walking

to the beat of the music.

Casual attire, soft-soled shoes.

Newcomers are welcome up to

and including October 10.

Regular Thursday sessions

will proceed following the

introductory period.

(see contact information below)

   

Location:
Child Development Centre - 690 N. 2nd Ave, Williams Lake
Children's Development Centre,
690 North 2nd Avenue, Williams Lake
Click here for a map
            

Enjoy our 60 second video

"Square Dance Introduction #2:"


       
     
Contacts:

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

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

Club new dancers web page link

Club Facebook page link

 

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non-profit British Columbia

Square & Round Dance Federation

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

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