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Experience Culture & Dance During Your Stay in Kelowna

August 09, 2013

Ballroom dancing at Let's Dance

Bring your twinkle toes! There's something for everyone to get your feet and hips moving!

(Photo from Let's Dance!)

Whether you’re here for a quick overnighter, or planning to spend a week at our Kelowna hotel, it’s nearly impossible to resist getting out and about in the city when there is so much to do. Winter, summer—you name the season—there are always plenty of activities, music, and events for you to enjoy.

Do you think you have “two left feet”? Think again.  In the world of dance there is a little bit of something for everybody—believe it or not—so if ‘modern dance’ is not your style, there are a number of other venues in Kelowna that host weekly and monthly events to get those hips movin’!

As a visitor to Kelowna, the ballroom dance scene may seem nonexistent, but that’s far from the truth. So long as you know where to go, these drop-in classes and events are guaranteed to teach you a few things and leave you dancing all the way back to your hotel suite:


West Coast Swing – Weekly

Tom Selzer is a local dance instructor and enthusiast who teaches and hosts classes at his DanceWorx studio. He teaches everything from West Coast Swing to country Two-Step and even the Cha-Cha. For only $12 you too can join in on a class or two during your next visit to Kelowna.

Distance from our Kelowna hotel: 10 min.


Twisted Salsa – One Saturday per month

Hosted by the teachers from the ballroom studio Latinesque, this exciting true-night-out event is hosted once a month at a locale downtown. Easily accessible by car, transit, or taxi from our hotel in Kelowna, this is dance class you don’t want to miss!  For a cover charge of $10, the fun starts at 8:00pm that will get you warmed up. The beginner salsa lesson starts at 8:45pm and is followed by another beginner bachata lesson after 9pm.  Once you’ve got the basics down, you can burn up the floor dancing until midnight!

Distance from our Kelowna hotel: 15 min.


Salsa Thursdays – Every Thursday

For only $5 at 8:15pm on Thursdays, you get a 30-minute beginner salsa lesson (and maybe learn a spin or two) and time to practice those new moves until late!  While you’re at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, you can take a breather and check out the local art featured on the gallery walls. 

Distance from our Kelowna hotel: 10 min.


Mi Salsa – One Saturday per month

If you’re looking to get a true latino experience, you will have to check out this event hosted once a month at The Sapphire Lounge. For $5, there is a beginner salsa lesson after 9pm and social dancing until the wee hours of the night... This event always has local residents from Central & South America to show you how it’s really done. Check out their Facebook page for the next event.

Distance from our Kelowna hotel: 15 min.



On your next visit to Kelowna, why not try something new and ask our Guest Services Agents at the Front Desk about these events? They'd be happy to fill you in! Additionally, you can email us or send us a message on Facebook and Twitter. See you on the dance floor!


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