Donation #16 – Dance Lesson

Barney Lee is a qualified Ballroom dance instructor in the Vancouver area. He has been dancing for over twenty years, and teaching for eight years.

After an initial arduous struggle with the UBC dance club to figure out the physics of partner-dancing and to persuade his unruly limbs to move to the music, Barney is now able to glide across the dance floor with grace and confidence. He has a passion for sharing his hard-won knowledge with others; encouraging those who might be struggling with dance to experience the joy of moving with music and a partner. Always fascinated with teaching, he still enjoys attending beginner classes to develop new and better teaching methods.

Trina Barclay is a local burner and dance enthusiast. She has always been enamoured with dance, though she has never had formal training until now. She started partner dancing in one of Barney’s classes five years ago after attending one Lindy Hop event. Partner dancing as a whole has been one of the best things to happen to her ever (aside from finding the Burning Man Community). She has now been helping Barney teach ballroom dance classes for the last three years at the Kitsilano Community Centre on Sunday evenings.

With this prize you’ll receive an hour of instruction for a couple or a small group in any one of these dances: Blues, Fusion, Lindy Hope (swing), Salsa, West Coast Swing; or any of the International Style Ballroom dances: Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Jive and Paso Doble.

(Photo by Passages for an Occupied Island)


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