Monthly Dances

Dance Events in Nanaimo, Victoria & Courtenay

Please check with the Host of the event before planning your evening – they don’t always tell me if things change.
*Queer dances/workshops means the rules for lead and follow are not based on gender but by choice. Anyone can lead, anyone can follow and you can switch roles.


Wanna Dance –  Addicted to dance? … join us!! 5th Fridays

Location: Legion 256,- 1630 E. Wellington Rd., Nan.
Next Dance:  5th Fridays – June 30th, Sept. 29th & Dec. 29th
Time: 7:00 – 8:00  Workshop  – 8:00 until 10.30 Dancing
Cost: $10
Music: West Coast Swing, Argentine Tango, Kizomba, Blues and a little bit of country
Hosts: Gwen Spinks  250-247-9756
and Maxx

Wanna Dance – 1st Fridays … some more!!

Yes, starting in July 2017 –  Maxx & I will be hosting the 1st Friday dance

Next Dance: Friday, July 7th 2017
Workshop: on Blues/Tango fusion with Gwen Spinks (this will be part 2 of a Summer series)
Location: Legion 256, 1630 E. Wellington Rd., Nan.
Music: West Coast Swing, Argentine Tango, Blues, Kizomba with a little bit of Latin, country & Waltz!!
Cost: $10 includes dance lesson
you can WCS to Tango music, Kizomba to WCS and do it all to the Blues!

Club 256 Dance

Location: Legion 256,- 1630 E. Wellington Rd., Nan.
Next Dance:  Please check with Host
Time: 7:00  Workshop  – 7.30 until 10.30 Dance
Music: West Coast Swing, Argentine Tango, Latin, Standard Ballroom and more
Host: John Maher 250-758-5272 email:

Nanaimo West Coast Swing Collective

Location: Legion 256,- 1630 E. Wellington Rd., Nan.
Next Dance:  Saturday, Dec. 30th
Time: no  Workshop this dance –  8.00 until 10.30 Dance
Cost: $15 … and there will be door prizes and treats!!
Music: 80% West Coast Swing, 20% everything else
Host:    email:

Tango Cita Milonga

Location: Wellington Hall, 3922 Corunna Ave., Nan.
Next Dance:  Second Sundays
Time: 2:00 to 6:00
Music: Argentine Tango
Host: Larry Sullivan

King of Hearts Friday Dances

next dance: Please check with Host
Everyone welcome!
Contact:  Sheila King at 250 797-2500 or the legion at 250 753-4442

Ballroom Monthly Dances

Location: Nanoose Place and Legion 256
Next Dance:
Workshop: 7:30 to 8:00 (free!)
Cost: $6 for members, $8 for non-members
Music: Latin & Standard Ballroom
For more info, contact Nanaimo Ballroom Dance Society

Havana Nights with DJ JAVIER

next dance: Please check with Host
host: Nestor 250-797-5579

Salsa Night at the Millstone Winery

Please check with Host – before planning your evening
Every Thursday
Location: Millstone Winery – 2300 East Wellington Road, Nanaimo
Workshop: Salsa Lesson at 8:00pm
Cost: $10
music: salsa, merengue, cha-cha and bachata
hosts: Bob & Erika Wilson

Swing Dance music (50%) plus “Etc”

Location: Legion 256,  1630 E. Wellington Rd., Nan.
Next dance: Friday, Nov. 6th – Please check with host for future dances
Workshop: with Diane & Gordon
Time: Workshop at 7:00. Dancing from 7:30 – 11:00 with DJ Gordon Pascoe
Cost: $10
Music: a wide variety: Jive, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, Blues, WCS, Social/Slow Fox, Waltz & Tango
These dances will include some “mixers” and crazy stuff.
Gordon Pascoe at   250-390-2625


Free, live Classic Country, Rock and Pop
music By “TIMBERLINE”,
Their last regular performance will be Wednesday, January 14/2015
7:00 to 10:00 pm
Parksville Legion, 146 West Hirst St., Parksville
Please contact them for future dates and information
Bill Wilson, Timberline Band – 250 752 8542 –


Westie Dance Party

Location: Martin Bachelor Gallery, 712 Cormorant Street, Victoria
Lesson: 8-8:45pm – “All levels” DROP-IN LESSON “How to survive
a Westie dance in 45 mins.”No partner necessary or experience!

Dance:  Every Friday –  please check with Host
Time: 8-11:30pm
Cost: $5 for  Out of Town. $8 for General
Music: ALL WCS, ALL NIGHT LONG! Top 40′s, Blues, Hip Hop & R&B!!
for more information contact  Jay at (250) 886-4599 or

Victoria West Coast Swing Collective
check out their facebook page!!!  …   


West Coast Swing Wednesdays

Courtenay West Coast Swing Workshops with Ted Scarpino

Wednesday’s, January 18 & 25th.
7:00 to 8:00 Workshop with Ted Scarpino.
Beyond Beginner – Int. Level Drop-In.
Dancing 8:00 to 10:00 Every Wednesday.
Cost: $10 Workshop & Dance / Dancing only $5.
Location: Lower Elks Hall, 231 6th Street, Courtenay
Info & Registration:

Courtenay West Coast Swing FREE INTRODUCTORY

If you have never tried WCS, or know someone that may be interested in trying it out… Come On Out!
Drop-In, No Registration Required.
Wednesday, February 1st.
7:00 to 8:00 FREE Introductory to West Coast Swing, instructed by Keith & Holly Foraie
Dancing 8:00 to 10:00 Every Wednesday.
Location: Lower Elks Hall, 231 6th Street, Courtenay
Info & Registration:

Courtenay West Coast Swing Beginner Lessons

For Beginners, New Dancers, and dancers that would like to do a refresher!
Wednesday’s, February 8th to March 15th (6 week session)
7:00 to 8:00 Lesson, instructed by Keith & Holly Foraie
Location: Lower Elks Hall, 231 6th Street, Courtenay
Registration is required: $60 per person / 6 weeks, payable the first night.
Dancing 8:00 to 10:00 Every Wednesday.

West Coast Swing Wednesday’s is hosted by:  The Comox Valley WCS Collective.
Info & Registration:

Argentine Tango  at the Royston Community Hall

Every Tuesday
Location: Royston Community Hall, 3902 Old Island Highway, Royston, BC
Workshops: 7:00 to 8:00pm – see calendar
Dancing: 8:00 to 10:00pm
Cost: $7.50 for Milonga only
Everyone welcome.
for more information see Comox Valley Dancing

Evergreen Seniors Dance

FRIDAY, (these dances are ongoing please check with Ric for the next date)
Rotary Hall, Florence Filberg Centre, COURTENAY
8:00 to 11:00pm *
Music by ‘Dan & Marc’
Members $5 / Visitors $7
Next dance: contact host
Host: Ric

Valley Dance

Workshops: start at 7:00pm – ‘All Levels’… 1st half hour beginner & beyond beginner… then stepping it up with Intermediate moves.

Dance: 8:00pm – 11:00pm: A mix of dance music with a different DJ each month playing a mix of dance music; Swing, Country, Ballroom & Latin.
Includes: Light snacks and a Full Bar is available, no minors.

Cost: Workshop & Dance $12 or Dance only $10.

Place: Upper Courtenay Legion Hall on Cliffe Ave.
Inquires: to Holly 250-871-2513