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Dance North Drop-in’s Cancelled until Further Notice

Coronavirus Update:

    • There’s an overwhelming amount of information, discourse and chit-chat out there on this subject, all of which can very quickly lead to confusion and misnomer
    • To maintain a measure of good sense and sound judgment in practical terms, DN monitors updates and adheres to advice from the various levels of Government in Canada, who in turn look to the WHO for direction, a source of information that we consider to be the most stable available to us.  As a result, DN Drop-in’s will be cancelled until further notice
    • Part of the common sense approach to dance at any level includes regular hand washing and good personal hygiene, something that has always been part of our philosophy and has been included under “dance floor etiquette” in our emails long before COVID-19 ever came along

If we all employ these recommendations, together we will create the safest environment possible around us.

Please feel free to contact us at any time….

Peter Weedon – 250-961-1111 –
Paz Milburn – 250-640-0490 –
Dance North Administrators

Schedule Updated for 2019-2020!


We have a change in venue for the Wednesday & Friday drop-in’s.  Due to a busier schedule at JR’s, it was agreed that Dance North would move on and make room for potential future expanding classes at JR’s.  Our new Dance North drop-in venue is the Y Annex at 155 McDermid Drive (previously Highland School), a place many of you already know.  The move will allow us to maintain our regular schedule at 7:30 for both nights.

Please click on this link for directions – YMCA Highland Centre

Thank You Judy Russell !

Because we have been at JR’s for so many years, it will definitely take a while to get used to the change as we will certainly miss her great studio.   As mentioned on our website, Judy Russell shares part of the reason for the existence of Dance North as she was visionary enough to give us a home at her Enchaînement Dance Centre, and along with that, the word spread.  We owe Judy a debt of gratitude, having many fond memories of her legendary dance studio, but on the bright side, we will still connect with her on a regular basis, BWTS  for example (  where we continue to be lucky enough to benefit from her vast experience, as she has agreed once again to be Head Judge for our next event.  We all know nothing lasts forever, and it looks like this is DN’s time for change – thank you Judy!

Learn With Us

Dancing is a unique form of exercise as it provides the health benefits of aerobic exercise while allowing you to engage in a comfortable, social environment.  Physical benefits aside, dancing has a way of brightening up a person’s day!

Does your level of dance determine or even restrict the type of social event you might attend?  On a particular occasion we overheard someone saying that, although they would love to, they were not going to a particular prominent dinner & dance event in town because they couldn’t dance well enough – how unfortunate, especially when that scenario is so avoidable.  A little commitment, a little determination and yes, regular practice, and most anyone can become a proficient enough dancer to have the confidence to attend any type dance event they like.

Dance North offers regular practice in a comfortable and friendly environment.  We work on basics, lead and follow, frame and dance floor etiquette, from beginner to intermediate levels.  With all our dance sessions, we focus heavily on fundamentals and basics.  With these elements in place, it creates a solid platform for any level of advancement.

Drop-Ins – (Cancelled Until Further Notice)

Please note that Dance North is a SCENT FREE environment.

Weekly drop in’s are held Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30, September through to June. ($5/person – no coins please)

Y Annex at 155 McDermid Drive (Highland Development Centre)

About this Website

This website is set up to provide the basics on background information and contact details for Dance North. We do not post to this website on a daily basis, so for the very latest information and schedules, please go to contacts for email or phone information – we will be very happy to pass along the skinny on what’s happening at that particular time.

Also see our New Years Eve event, Boogie with the Stars, which is held every 2 years.

Personal Privacy & Respect

To allay any concerns on a point of personal privacy, we at Dance North wish to assure you that we do not monitor or log the emails or IP addresses of those who read our correspondence or visit our website. We have better things to do with our time, such as focusing on dance and sharing that experience with you.