No partner or experience needed. Wear flat soft-sole shoes All Teachers are certified by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.
The Westshore Basic Classes take place at Colwood Community hall (children’s hall) on Friday nights 2219 Sooke Road V9B 1W8.
.All other classes take place at the at City Light Church hall, 550 Obed Avenue.
. Classes run from September to December 2016 and January to April 2017 …
Experienced Social Mondays 7:30 – 9:30 pm, City Light Church Hall, 550 Obed Avenue. Teacher: Bob Anderson
Experienced Social for dancers with good knowledge of all common formations and wish to dance more challenging dances and formations.
Basic Class Tuesdays 7:30 – 9:30 pm, City Light Church Hall, 550 Obed Avenue. Teacher: Sheila McCall
In the Basic class you will learn the five steps used in Scottish Country Dancing. You will learn basic formations and become familiar with the concept of sets, progression and teamwork while you experience the joy of moving to lively Scottish music. You don’t need to come with a partner, just come and join us for fun evenings as you learn the dances.
Daytime Social Wednesdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm, City Light Church Hall, 550 Obed Avenue. Teacher: Pat Blair
A class for those who prefer a daytime class, learning formations, phrasing, covering, handing and dances from upcoming socials.
Wednesday Intermediate Class Evenings 7:30 – 9:30 pm, City Light Church Hall, 550 Obed Avenue. Teachers: Gael Forster and Sarah Kell
This class is suitable for all dancers who have attended a basic class and learned the basic steps and formations. The Intermediate class will continue to build a range of formations and their variations, along with the phrasing, technique and etiquette of Scottish Country Dancing. Join us for fun, fitness and friendship on Wednesdays. Improve your dancing and gain experience so you can dance with confidence!
Intermediate Social Class Thursdays 7:30 – 9:30 pm, City Light Church Hall, 550 Obed Avenue. Teacher: Gordon Robinson
For dancers who want to move beyond basic formations and enjoy a new challenge, this class will cover a range of old favourites and newer dances. It will be an opportunity to review dance formations for use in social dancing at a variety of levels. Dances from upcoming social programs will be included.
Westshore Class Fridays 7:00 – 9:30 pm, Children’s Hall, beside the Colwood Community Hall, 2219 Sooke Road. Teachers: Joan Axford and Louise McGillivray
This class combines basic and intermediate level dancing. New dancers will learn the steps and formations of Scottish Country Dancing and more experienced dancers will improve their dance skills and learn more complex formations. Dancers will better understand the concepts of progression, covering and the social character of the dance. You will improve your dancing while learning popular dances from our social programs. If the basic numbers warrant, the class will be scheduled as follows:
7:00 to 7:30 p.m. Basic dancing
7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Basic and Intermediate dancing
9:00 to 9:30 p.m. Intermediate dancing
.If you are new to the area or visiting from out of town, please contact us if you require directions on how to get to the classes.