Resources

 

Nanaimo Ballroom Dance Society Workshops

The Nanaimo Ballroom Dance Society hosts informative and educational, beginner level workshops before each of our regular dances. Our instructors aim to keep the workshops fun and lighthearted, and all are welcome to attend.  We do not have workshops at dinner dances such as the Anniversary Dance or Christmas.

Admission to regular Silver Slipper, low cost, no frills dances:

NBDS members: $6.00; Non-members or guests: $10.00

Pre-dance Beginners Workshop – FREE !

 

Juniors (under 16 yrs) 50% off all prices

Note: Admission to other events varies – see individual events on the calendar for more details

Membership: $20 per year (expires December 31st), available at the door when attending one of our monthly dances.

Fun Fact: Did you know that engaging the brain while exercising is really good for you? Dancing keeps you young, and science backs that up!

Venue location map links & addresses

Beban map Beban Rec. Centre, 2300 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo V9T 3K7
Bowen map Bowen Park Rec. Centre, 500 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo V9R 1Z7
Legion 256 Nanaimo map Legion 256, 1630 East Wellington Rd, Nanaimo V9S 5T4
Lighthouse map Lighthouse Community Centre, 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay V9K 2E2
Nanoose map Nanoose Place Community Centre, 2925 Northwest Bay Rd, Nanoose V9P 9E6

Nanaimo Parks, Recreation and Culture Classes

Nanaimo Parks, Recreation and Culture offers Ballroom Dance classes each year.

Dance Studios

Many people who live in the mid-Vancouver Island area are interested in taking some lessons in ballroom dancing. Whether to brush up on old dance steps, learn something new or just start from scratch, taking dance lessons is a great way to get out on the dance floor and enjoy dancing.

There are several dance studios north of the Malahat (and many more in Victoria and Vancouver) with varying styles of dance and levels of professional qualification. Some of our local dance instructors are listed below.  Please contact the instructors directly to arrange lessons or to obtain more detailed information.

The Society provides their names and contact information as a service to those who may be interested, and does not endorse or recommend any one over any other.  All of them have been invited by the Society to provide workshops at its dances.

 Nelson Wong
Nelson Wong
Nanaimo
ballroomdance@shaw.ca
Nelson Wong’s Dance Site
250-758-7007
Andy Mundy
Andy Mundy
Parksville & Qualicum
cortajacadance@shaw.ca
Corta Jaca Dance
778-424-9994
Fellow (Ballroom & Latin)
International Dance Teachers Association
Licentiate (Ballroom & Latin)
Canadian Dance Teachers Associatin
Ballroom, Latin, Line Dancing,
Wedding dance choreography
 Gwen Spinks
Gwen Spinks
Gabriola & Nanaimo
wannadance@shaw.ca
Wanna Dance
250-247-9756
Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, 2-Step, Latin & Social ballroom
Barbara & Ted Barnett
Barbara & Ted Barnett
Nanaimo
barnettdance@shaw.ca
250-729-9978
Ballroom & Latin

 

 

 
Wilma V.Rosas
wvrosas@shaw.ca
250-713-6157
Latin American, International Style
Certified by Canadian Dance Teachers Association
Sara Raymond
Sara Raymond
Sara Raymond Dance Academy
Salsa, West Coast Swing, Night Club Two-Step, Country, Line Dance, Wedding Dance Choreography