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Learn to dance ballroom style

Lovely music, graceful dancing, beautiful frame and form — such images associate with ballroom dancing, especially the popular waltz.

Lovely music, graceful dancing, beautiful frame and form — such images associate with ballroom dancing, especially the popular waltz.

British-trained dance instructor Andy Mundy teaches with partner Maureen’s assistance and demonstrates the beautiful grace and form of international ballroom waltz.

Being very practical, Mundy encourages students who already know the American waltz to think of international ballroom waltz as additional steps with lovely form to enjoy.  He ably teaches and coaches his students not only to learn, but to love the dance.

Take this opportunity to experience excellent teaching sponsored by Comox Seniors’ Association at Courtenay Legion’s top floor starting Feb. 7 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for Beginner Waltz. It’s one hour of lesson and half-hour of practice and coaching.

Comox Senior Centre members get a $10 discount for the four sessions of six hours. To enable almost-equal number of leads and follows, pre-register by calling Arabella Benson at 250-941-8885 or e-mail arabella888@gmail.com. Pay fees at the door, 10 minutes before class.

International Ballroom Beginners’ Slow Foxtrot lessons continue for a lucky group of eight couples who started in January. From 2:25 to 3:20 p.m. at the Courtenay Legion, this group is treated to semi-private group lessons by Andy and Maureen.

Mundy has been dancing for more than 20 years and has successfully taken many medal tests. He taught in England and on cruise ships before emigrating to Canada in 2005 and setting up Corta Jaca Dance.

Maureen, his wife and dance partner, has taken several medal tests of her own with the IDTA and ably assists with teaching. Membership fee for 55-year plus dance enthusiasts is only $25 for the whole year. Partners of members may be of any age.

For information on more dance and other activities, visit www.comoxseniors.ca and check out the latest newsletter.

— Comox Seniors

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