Dance lessons coming

If you’ve been thinking about dance lessons, but are nervous or intimidated — don’t be!

YOU NEVER KNOW — you might have a dancer inside you even if you're still in your teens.

YOU NEVER KNOW — you might have a dancer inside you even if you're still in your teens.

If you’ve been thinking about dance lessons, but are nervous or intimidated — don’t be!

ValDance offers lessons to students of all levels. Owner, Val Halme is an award-winning specialist who has taught thousands of people to dance in her 34-year ballroom career.

You can step into the exciting world of ballroom dancing with Val and her assistant Jay Kirsch at their free lesson for “first-timers” on  Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Native Sons Hall.

Come on your own or with a partner. Aside from all the health benefits and social benefits of dancing, you will be delighted to discover that there is a dancer inside of you!

The popular Friday night workshops at ValDance this year are dubbed Ballroom Blitzes and are designed to encourage non-dancers and beginning students.

Learn a simple routine, “flash mob” style to a different dance each week. Newcomers can feel at ease and gain confidence.

The first Beginner Ballroom Blitz is fox trot happens Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. Intermediate and advanced “Ballroom Blitzes” are mini-sessions of three and four weeks held on Thursday nights.

Workshops are a great way to sample a particular dance or if you can’t attend weekly classes. Guests are always welcome to the Friday night dances from 8 to 10 p.m.

Fall classes in all levels of Latin, ballroom and swing begin Sept. 12 at the Native Sons Hall. There are openings in the youth performance class and a new class for teens aged 16 to 19.   ValDance is dedicated to making you the best dancer you can be.

Find information, schedules and registration online at E-mail or call Val at 250-338-9279.


— ValDance



Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Union Bay voters chose a new direction Saturday. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Union Bay voters opt for governance change

More than seventy per cent support dissolving UBID to roll services into regional district

A small crash in the water south of Courtenay Saturday afternoon. Two men had to be rescued, but reports indicate there were no serious injuries. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Small plane crash south of Courtenay Saturday afternoon

Two rescued from plane that had flipped in water; no serious injuries reported

Rogan is a three-year-old border collie who has an 'incredible bond' between him and a family member. Photo by Erin Haluschak
‘Incredible bond’ credited for dog who assisted in emergency

Three-year-old dog Rogan came to the rescue of a family member who fell

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement forecasting windy weather Sunday and Monday. (News Bulletin file photo)
More windy weather on the way for Vancouver Island

Environment Canada issues special weather statement for Victoria, east coast of Island, north Island

A map of Comox Valley schools. Screenshot, Fraser Institute
Comox Valley schools near mid-pack in Fraser Institute rankings

A few schools went up or down a few points, but most came in with similar marks

Mary Cox and Jack Plant dance in their pyjamas and slippers at the morning pyjama dance during the Rhythm Reelers’ 25 Annual Rally in the Valley Square Dance Festival in Chilliwack on June 4, 2011. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 is Square Dancing Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Nov. 29 to Dec. 5

Square Dancing Day, Disability Day and International Ninja Day are all coming up this week

Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.
Put on a BraveFace: Help make children’s wishes come true

Black Press Media, BraveFace host mask fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Kevin Bieksa during his days playing with the Vancouver Canucks. (Photo:
Bieksa to guest on free Canucks Alumni ‘Hot Stove’ on Zoom app

Former NHL player has become a game analyst on Sportsnet

A photo from 2017, of Nuchatlaht First Nation members outside court after filing a land title case in B.C. ( Submitted photo/Nuchatlaht First Nation).
Vancouver Island First Nation calls on B.C. to honour UNDRIP in historic title case

Nuchatlaht First Nation says Crown counsel continues to stall the case using the ‘distasteful’ argument that the Nation ‘abandoned’ their land

West Vancouver Island’s Ehattesaht First Nation continues lock down after 9 active cases were reported today after a visitor tested positive last week. (Ehattesaht First Nation/Facebook)
Ehattesaht First Nation’s COVID-19 nightmare: nine active cases, a storm and a power outage

The Vancouver Island First Nation in a lockdown since the first case was reported last week

The Blackberry Lane Children’s Centre outgrown its space in the back of the Denman Island Community Hall. Photo supplied
Denman Island to have new preschool with metal roof

Thanks to a local government grant and community support, the Denman Island… Continue reading

114 Canadians were appointed Nov. 27 to the Order of Canada. (Governor General of Canada photo)
Indigenous actor, author, elder, leaders appointed to Order of Canada

Outstanding achievement, community dedication and service recognized

The Ahousaht First Nation confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on Nov. 26, 2020. (Westerly file photo)
Ahousaht First Nation on lockdown over COVID-19

“Emotions are high. The anxiety is high. We want our community to pull through.”

Most Read