Dance Events on Vancouver Island


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Club 256 Dance – 2nd and 4th Fridays

Location: Legion 256,- 1630 E. Wellington Rd., Nan.
Next Dance:  Please check with Host
Time: 7:00  Workshop  – 7:30 until 11:00 Dance
Music: West Coast Swing, Argentine Tango, Latin, Standard Ballroom and more
Host: John Maher 250-758-5272 email:

Nanaimo West Coast Swing Collective – 3rd Fridays

Location: Legion 256,- 1630 E. Wellington Rd., Nan.
Next Dance:  Please check with Host
Time: 7:Workshop  –  8.00 until 10.30 Dance
Cost: $10 … and there will be door prizes and treats!!
Music: 80% West Coast Swing, 20% everything else
Host: email:

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


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

7:00 to 8:00 Workshop
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:

Argentine Tango  in Courtenay

Every Tuesday
Location: check with host regarding location
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

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.

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Argentine Tango – Victoria, Vancouver & Beyond

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Swing/Ballroom  -in British Columbia & Beyond

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Dance Groups:

Name:Host:Contact Info:
Nanaimo West Coast Swing CollectiveBill
Nanaimo SalsaBob and Erika
Nanaimo Ballroom Dance Society (NBDS)
Maggie May "Dj" Productions
Barbara McConvey (Steinhauer)
Latin DancesDJ Javier
King of Hearts Singles ClubSheila King
Comox Valley Tango Collective Kathy &
Comox Valley Dance Calendar
Bradley Centre Dances M-IPHA
Contra & Swing Dancing Gordon
Club 256John




A&H Hall476 South RoadGabriola
Beban Park Social Centre2300 Bowen RdNanaimo
Bowen Park Auditorium500 Bowen RdNanaimo
Bradley Centre975 Shearme RoadCoombs
Cavalotti Hall2060 East WellingtonNanaimo
Departure Bay Activity Centre1415 Windgrove StreetNanaimo
Nanaimo Golf Club2800 Highland BlvdNanaimo
Nanoose Place Recreation Centre2925 Northwest Bay RoadNanoose
Royal Canadian Legion #2561630 E. Wellington RdNanaimo
The Surf Lodge885 Berry Point RdGabriola