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 prices are as follows:

For Regular Dances at Bowen Park: NBDS Members $10, Guests $14

For Regular Dances at  Nanoose Place: NBDS members: $10, Guests $14

Pre-dance Workshop – FREE with paid dance admission.

Juniors (under 16 yrs) discounts offered

Note: Admission to other events will vary – please 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
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’s Dance Site
Andy Mundy
Andy Mundy
Parksville & Qualicum
Corta Jaca Dance
Fellow (Ballroom & Latin)
International Dance Teachers Association
Licentiate (Ballroom & Latin)
Canadian Dance Teachers Association
Ballroom & Latin (all levels)
Wedding dance choreography
DJ services (weddings, dances, etc.)
 Gwen Spinks
Gwen Spinks
Gabriola & Nanaimo
Wanna Dance
Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, 2-Step, Latin & Social ballroom
Barbara & Ted Barnett
Barbara & Ted Barnett
Ballroom & Latin
Wilma V.Rosas
Latin American, International Style
Certified by Canadian Dance Teachers Association. Ballroom & Latin for Social Dancing.
Sara Raymond
Sara Raymond
Sara Raymond Dance Academy
Salsa, West Coast Swing, Night Club Two-Step, Country, Line Dance, Wedding Dance Choreography