Vancouver Island Vintage Dance Society
DANCE NEWS - September 2017
We were let down very badly by 256 Legion and will no longer be dancing at that location. We regret this very much because we enjoyed working with their friendly volunteer helpers. But "managment" proved unreliable and untrustworthy so we have moved onwards and upwards.
1. Swing Dances. This gives us an opportunity for our Swing Dances to be done weekly. Our first dance will be on Fri Oct. 6th. The location is St. Paul's Church Hall on Chapple Street at the top of Nanaimo's downtown Commercial Street, almost opposite the Modern Cafe. Our Swing Dance will concetrate almost entirely on genuine Swing Music suitable for a wide variety of swing dances such as Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, Shag, Jitterbug, Boogie-Woogie, Rock n' Roll, and Jive. The Blues music will also suit slow Lindy and Blues W.C.S. and slow jive. The only dance you really need to learn is the simple Lindy Hop because it provides the basics for all the other dances when you feel ready to try them. There will be a small smattering of waltzes. We hope to have a live band once a month. Sara Raymond will be instructing.
2. Lindy Hop Lessons.
We are going to be giving workshops on the basics of the smooth Lindy Hop style in the tradition of swing dancing. Sara Raymond, Gordon and Diane will instruct. We will use the Lindy Ladder
set of skills to take dancers from beginners to completely comfortable social dancers in just four sessions of fun and comfortable social dancing. The venue has not yet been finalized but it will be on a Tuesday evening. 7:30 - 10:00. Cost $5 per lesson ($20 for the set. )
3. Contra Dances. We have not yet established a firm base location. Our first dance will be Sat. Sept 16th location T.B.A. shortly.