We dance on Wednesday evenings starting at 7:30 from early September through April at the Scandinavian Community Centre in Burnaby. But, 2nd Wednesdays will be "Live Music" nights at a different location (check the upcoming events page for the actual location), as those nights are mostly not available at the SCC. Couples and singles are welcome. Members dance for free at these weekly sessions. Drop-in fee for non-members is $5.00. Dress is casual; shoes are non-street shoes with non-rubber soles and low heels, and we ask that you not use perfume.
Each term we run a 9-session course on basic Scandinavian couple dance steps including schottis, waltz, hambo, polka, etc. Teaching runs from 7:30 to 8:45. Cost is $50 per person and includes a DVD of the basic dances and club membership for the term, or if you want, you can pay $85 for the full year's membership and get the class almost for free. Couples and singles are welcome. Classes begin mid-September and mid-January. Check the Upcoming Events page for the next start date.
Beginners Teaching Video
A beginner video is available showing the dances featured in the basics dance class demonstrated by members of the club. Each tune begins with voice over cues for the man and for the woman, followed by the tunes played three times through - plenty of music to practice to. Tracks 14 and 15 are additional music but not dance demonstration. Have a look at the jacket to see what dances are included.
The price for the DVD is $30 CA including shipping. Contact Bob Redlich at (604) 869-9448 to discuss purchasing a copy of this video. This video is included with enrollment in the Beginners class.
What we call our "intermediate program" is our main weekly dance session, open to everyone of all levels.
Pia Christensen has been programming the session before the break, which generally consists of a review, a new turning dance and a set dance, taught by a variety of teachers. That's followed by coffee at 8:45 and then request dancing until around 10:00. The request part of the evening will have easier dances until 9:25, then the family waltz, and then advanced dances until 10pm.
Club members are encouraged to try their hand at teaching dances that they learned at workshops. We usually have videos available to use as a refresher, and there's an excellent Tips for Teachers guide for teachers and teacher wannabes (see below).
Check the Upcoming Events for 2nd Wednesday "Live Music" nights, featuring our local musicians and potluck snacks.
Tips for Teachers
This page was last modified on August 18, 2012.
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