Dance studio welcomes newcomers

ValDance welcome new dancers to a free trial lesson.

JAY KIRSCH and Val Halme of ValDance welcome new dancers to a free trial lesson at the Native Sons Hall Thursday at 7 p.m.

Ballroom dancing is the ultimate contact sport. It keeps your mind and body fit and your spirit soaring.

Just like any sport, to learn to dance you must get out of your head and allow your muscle memory to take over. Leave the stress of thinking and analyzing at your work place and just have fun when you come to a dance class.

ValDance Studio welcomes the general public to experience the wonderful world of ballroom dancing in a complimentary lesson Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Native Sons Hall. Come with or without a partner. Lay your fears to rest when you discover how easy it is to learn and how much fun it is.

Val Halme, an award winning instructor in American Style Smooth and Rhythm has taught thousands of people to dance over her 37 year career and is not daunted by your ‘two left feet.’

This free trial opportunity comes just before the fall session begins on Monday, Sept. 9. Registration is underway with a wide array of  nightly classes for all skill levels, including a class designed especially for teens. If you want to be a well-rounded dancer, start with Ballroom and Latin Beginners I, which includes Single Time Swing. This is where you learn important fundamentals such as frame, and how to lead and follow. East Coast Swing and Salsa are also good options for new beginners.

If your schedule limits you from taking weekly group lessons you can drop-in any Friday night for the Beginner Workshop at 7 p.m. and stay for the dance that follows from 8 to 10 p.m. for just $10.  Dance  music is always a fun mix of current hits and classic favourites. It is a great date night activity, however, you don’t need a partner or any dance experience to attend, there are lots of friendly folks to dance with. The fall season opens on Sept. 6 with a club style Swing Hustle Workshop. For the complete fall schedule, workshop schedule and to register for weekly classes visit www.valdance.com. E-mail info@valdance.com or call Val at 250-338-9279 for more information. Private lessons can be arranged daytime and evenings.

— ValDance Studio

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