Live & Learn – Painter’s Lodge

Life & Learn Workshops – Fall 2012

Latin & Ballroom Dancing


September 5 – 7, 2012


Painter’s Lodge in Campbell River (3 hours north of Victoria)

$199 per person, including two nights accommodation, based on double occupancy

Skill Level

Beginner to intermediate levels

Workshop Description

Three days of Latin and ballroom dance. Jive & Swing is the all-time dance favorite that rocked the world dance and enjoyed by all ages.  The Jive & Swing workshop will

consist of some easy basic steps and end with fun variations and turns. The Latin Fever sessions will introduce a variety of dance rhythms including the Mambo/Salsa/Cha- Cha/Rumba for absolute beginners for both partnered and single line dances.  We’ll also throw in some foxtrot and Waltz for those looking for ballroom dances. All sessions will emphasize on fun, social and body work-out in an easy going and pleasant atmosphere.

About your instructor: Nelson Wong –

Nelson has been teaching Ballroom and Latin dances for over 20 years.  He established the Swing Kids in earlier years and his teaching efforts produced many up and coming young Championship competitors who went on to become BC’s top dancers including

his son, Zillion, who is the current and 7-Time undefeated BC Standard and Latin Champion. Nelson received his Professional Licentiate certification from the Canadian DanceSport Federation and his Associate certification from the Canadian Dance Teachers Association.

About Painter’s Lodge

Nestled on the picturesque shores of Discovery Passage, Painter’s Lodge is a renowned adventure resort in a spectacular natural setting. Life at the resort centres around outdoor adventures, including fishing, wildlife viewing, kayaking and much more. Guests also enjoy the amenities of April Point Resort & Spa on Quadra Island, including the new Aveda spa. The resorts are joined by a complimentary scenic water shuttle.

For reservations or more information, please call 1-800-663-7090 or visit

Latin & Ballroom Dancing Itinerary

 (Please meet in Salons A&B)

Wednesday, September 5

3:00 pm                 Resort check in

7:00 – 8:15 pm        Jive & Swing

8:30 – 9:30 pm        Cha Cha

Thursday, September 6

10:00 – 10:45 am     Jive & Swing 2

11:00 – 11:45 am      Samba or Tango

12:00 – 12:45 pm     Social Foxtrot

3:00 – 3:45 pm        Cha Cha 2

4:00 – 4:45 pm        Rumba

7:30 – 8:15 pm        Jive & Swing 3

8:30 – 9:30 pm         Waltz

Friday, September 7

10:00 – 10:45 am      Review of all Latin

11:00– 11:45 am       Review of all Ballroom

12:00 pm                Resort check out


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