Dance the Night Away

22 09 2010

Something must be in the air this week, as people all over town are kickin’ up their heels. Maybe it’s the rain, or maybe it’s our local dance groups.

Why just sing in the rain when you can dance, too?

If you’re short on music, email calendar@mondaymag.com (SUBJECT:DANCE) to win the Ruin and Beauty CD by local band Light Sweet Crude.

Beginner’s Salsa – Work on body movement, spinning and ladies styling. THURSDAYS 9-10pm & TUESDAYS 6-7pm at Café Casablanca (2524 Bridge). $10. 250-881-6141.

Saanich International Folk-dancers – Drop in and learn dances from around the world. FRIDAYS 7pm-dusk at Beacon Hill Park’s Cameron Bandshell. Free. 250-595-7661.

Ballroom Dance Practices – FRIDAYS 7-9:30pm at Les Passmore Centre (286 Hampton). WEDNESDAYS 7:45-10pm at Cedar Hill Rec Centre (3220 Cedar Hill). Free for first timers. 250-721-5483, vbds.org.

Beginner’s Argentine Tango – Drop-in lessons. FRIDAYS 8pm at Café Casablanca (2524 Bridge). $10. 250-389-0222.

Family Scottish Country Dancing– Fun group dances to lively Celtic music. For kids 8+, parents and grandparents. SATURDAYS 10-11:30am at Centennial United (612 David). $5 per family. 250-598-2612.
Contra Dance -Beginners welcome. Please wear soft-soled shoes and comfortable clothing. SATURDAY 7pm at St. Martin-in-the-Fields (550 Obed). $8/$5. 250-384-7823, victoriacontradance.com.

Social Ballroom Dance – Bring a non-breakable cup to enjoy refreshments. SATURDAY 7:15pm at Saanich Silver Threads (286 Hampton). $12/$10/$5. 250-477-4811.

Nothin’ But Swing – Dress is casual, but 1920s and 1930s era garb is most welcome. No partner or previous experience necessary. SATURDAY 8:30pm at Saint John’s Hall (925 Balmoral). $13/$10. nothinbutswing.com.
West Coast Swing Classes – Dance to Blues, Country, R&B and Top 40. No partner or experience required. SUNDAYS 5:30-6:30pm at Balance Studios (733 Johnson). $13. 250-382-4500.

Chakra Bellydance – Beginners TUESDAYS 6:30-8pm at Balance Studios (733 Johnson). Intermediate/ Advanced WEDNESDAYS 7-8:30pm at 2727 Quadra (Back door #1). $20. 250-507-5432, taiyawindblossom@yahoo.com.
Scottish Country Dancing – Wear casual clothing and soft-soled shoes. Free lesson TUESDAY 7:30-9:39pm at Church of St-Martin-in-the Fields (550 Obed). Intermediate WEDNESDAYS & beginners THURSDAYS 7:30-9:30pm at Lutheran Church of the Cross (3787 Cedar Hill). $5. 250-721-4078.

Tango Vita – Formal milonga, SATURDAYS 9-11:30pm at Church of Truth (111 Superior), $7. Casual milonga, WEDNESDAYS 9-11pm at St. Mathias (600 Richmond), $5. Tango classes both nights at 7pm. 250-661-6165.

Saanich International Folkdancers -Learn dances from around the world. No partner or experience needed. Please wear soft-soled shoes. WEDNESDAYS 7:30pm at Glen Lyon School (1701 Beach), and FRIDAYS 7:30pm at Fairfield United Church (303 Fairfield). $5/$4. 250-598-4089, balkanbarb@hotmail.com.

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