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Welcome To Vintage Dance
with the Nanaimo Salon Orchestra

Planned for a Saturday evening
in the Spring of 2024 in Nanaimo
(with optional dance workshops during the day.)

     While these are all partner dances please note that  singles are welcome can easily join the dancing.

It is not neccessary to be in a costume, but "dressing-up" can add to enjoyment. "Costumes" can be from any era - including the present day!  (such as any Folk outfit, or "Regency/Jane-Austen," Victorian, Ragtime, Flapper, or a simple modern dress).
Colours can be vivid or plain. Since men are often in formal black many ladies choose to contrast them by being colourful including a white dress!

Contra Dancing
                 While we are not restarting our Contra Dances at this time, nevertheless some contra dances will be included in Vintage Ballroom workshops (see above).            There are regular Contra Dances and English Country Dances held in Victoria and Vancouver.

Thank you to our wonderful audience at our concert at Beban Park on April 22nd.
Vintage Dance Music
Sponsored by the
Vancouver Island Vintage Dance Society
as a fundraiser for the Nanaimo Salon Orchestra

The music was played by Larry Miller (clarinet), Anatol McGinnis (violin), Gordon Pascoe (piano), Kosma Busheikin (String Bass) as
a Dance Quartet
and Guests. (info here)
To see the Programme and hear scores click here.

       We played dance music by Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Schubert, Josef Strauss, Heykins, Arditti, Macklin,and others, including some traditional folk music. This included dance tunes for waltz, reels, polka, mazurka, cotillion, galop, schottische, One Step and in different styles.
        Four pieces of the music were premieres of Gordon's original compositions, including a march, an aria and two waltzes.    

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