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: $8.00; Non-members or guests: $12.00
Pre-dance 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.
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.
Parksville & Qualicum
Fellow (Ballroom & Latin)
Gabriola & Nanaimo
Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, 2-Step, Latin & Social ballroom
Barbara & Ted Barnett
Ballroom & Latin
Latin American, International Style
Salsa, West Coast Swing, Night Club Two-Step, Country, Line Dance, Wedding Dance Choreography