April 2019 Dance Classes

to register: wannadance at shaw.ca

in Nanaimo this week
Thursday, April 3rd
– 3rd of 4 weeks
– there is a time change – to accommodate Pam’s WCS classes (which you will love!!) the next 2 will be half an hour long
Time: 6:30 to 7:00
Country 2-Step – beginners and beyond
Location:  Legion 256 –  1630 Wellington Rd E Nanaimo
Cost: $5 each
Pam’s workshops will start right at 7:00 and go to 8:15 (she has a ferry to catch … I totally understand about ferries!!)April Classes for Gabriola, Nanaimo & Coombs

Friday, April 5th – on Gabriola!!

Workshop: Blues Dancin’ … if you love the blues you’re going to love this workshop – it will give you the foundation to not just tap your foot but to also groove with your partner!

we’ll use rhythms, patterns and connection and your love of the music!!

Time: 5:00 to 7:00
Location:  A&H Hall – 476 South Road, Gabriola
Sponsored by the Gabriola Arts Council in conjunction with “Isle of the Arts” festival
cost: $25  please register with “Isle of the Arts
they need to have a minimum of students or the workshop will be cancelled.


Sundays at Coach & Horses Pub – up stairs – 321 Selby Street, Nanaimo:

Country 2-Step
Level: Beginner plus – how to make those turns work! – this will help all your dances!
Starts: Sunday, April 14th (3 weeks)
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
(I start on time – please be ready at 2:10)
Cost: $30.00 for 3 lessons

Blues dancin’
Level: Beginners – everyone welcome!! –
we will work through the fundamentals using that fabulous music!!
Starts: Sunday, April 14th (3 weeks)
Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Cost: $30.00 for 3 lessons

West Coast Swing
Level: Beginner plus – everyone welcome!! –
will be building onto the foundation – adding
patterns and connection
Starts: Sunday, April 14th (3 weeks)
Time: 2:10pm to 3:10pm
(I start on time – please be ready at 1:00)
Cost: $30.00 for 3 lessons

Wanna Dance
Free practice: 3:10 til 4:00
Music: mostly WCS, Blues & 2-Step
this is fun for everyone – stop in … have a drink or bite to eat then stay for Social Dance Nanaimo lesson at 6:30 pm
Location:  Coach & Horses Pub – up stairs – 321 Selby Street, Nanaimo


I will also be teaching
Country 2-Step & Blues Dancin’ at the
Coombs Rodeo Grounds – 2601 Alberni Highway 

Country 2-Step with Gwen Spinks
Level: Beginners – this is a fun dance – easy & versatile
Starts: Tuesday, April 2nd (4 weeks)
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
(I start on time – please come early to register)
Cost: $40.00 for 4 lessons or $12 drop-in
Blues dancin’ with Gwen Spinks
Level: Beginners – everyone welcome!! –
will be building the foundation – rhythms, patterns and connection
Starts: Tuesday, April 2nd (4 weeks)
Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
(I start on time – please come early to register)
Cost: $40.00 for 4 lessons or $12 drop-in

Gabriola Women’s Dance
shoesAll Women Welcome!!|
join us!! we have a lot of fun just dancing our buns off!Date: Saturday, May 18th
Location: Gabriola Community Hall2200 South Road
Time: 7:00 to 10:30 Dance
Tickets: sliding scale $10 – $15 at the door
includes dance lesson by Gwen 7:00 to 7:30
Music: everything from top 40 to Disco!!… and yes, there is always at least 1 tango!!wine and beer available for sale (and yes, in real glasses)… and for off-islanders the last ferry back to Nanaimo leaves at 10:30
Or call me if you would like to be billeted.  250-247-9756

No Scents Please – personally, there are some people I have to avoid dancing with because their products give me headaches (and no, it’s not just women!) –  perfumes themselves are usually not a problem; they are made with natural oils … however, perfumed products; such as hair & deodorants, are made with chemicals and makes breathing hard for some. and dryer sheets are the worst for me!!