Foraies really know how to swing

Would you like to learn how to swing dance, have a great time and dance yourself into a healthier and happier you?

Would you like to learn how to swing dance, have a great time and dance yourself into a healthier and happier you?

Keith and Holly Foraie of Steppin’ Out have been instructing and organizing dance events for over 20 years. They teamed up in the spring of 1998 in the Comox Valley and Campbell River to teach others the fun and enjoyment of dance.

Currently, they teach classes on Monday and Thursday evenings at the upper Courteany Legion Hall and also do a Wednesday night drop-in at the Bridge Lounge. Besides dance classes they host a monthly dance at the Courtenay Legion, Dance Town Saturday Night, on the fourth Saturday of the month.

In September, they host Dance de Rock (a weekend dance event that raises funds for Cancer charities), a New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance, and are the local Flash Mob instigators, just to mention a few.

The Foraies believe that swing is one of the most fun, joyful, free-spirited and infectious dances ever. There are many styles — West Coast swing being the Foraies’ favourite style as it is the most versatile.

However, they offer many different styles of dance at their classes such as; in East Coast swing, nightclub, hustle, cha cha and waltz. The styles they teach are ‘social’ so you can use them anywhere and dance them to many different styles of music.

Classes in East Coast swing will start Jan. 16.

If you are interested in signing up for any lessons, contact Holly and Keith at 250-871-2513 or khdancin@shaw.ca. The full class schedule is listed at www.members.shaw.ca/steppin_out.

— Steppin’ Out