Vancouver – Country Dancing Thursday Nights
I’ve been going for several years to Timberline Dance – it’s two step and line dancing attended by mostly gay men, and some lesbian and straight women. Super friendly, like a country dance in a small gay town.
Marek and his partner Todd do the organizing and teach most of the lessons. They ask for a donation at the door , which pays for room rental and supplies, with most of the balance going to donations to A Loving Spoonful. The dance are on the lower floor of St Paul’s Anglican church hall (downstairs from the labyrinth if you know the place) at 1130 Jervis Street (downstairs at St. Pauls) on Thursday evenings between 7:00 and 9:30 PM. Lessons are from 7 to 7:45 and dancing ’til 9.
They also host free dancing evenings from 8-10 pm at the Pumpjack pub on 1167 Davie Street between Bute and Thurlow. The Pumpjack is a men’s bar (catering to leather and bears I think), which I see as a benefit, as there are no straight guys there to deal with. Also no cover before 9. Just enter the door, turn sharp to the right once you get in, and then go forward to the dance floor. Unisex bathroom, with stall doors that go all the way down for privacy.
The dance lessons are challenging and good exercise, but people are encouraging and if you stick with it, you’ll get it. If you attend, don’t compare yourself with the other dancers: some of them have been doing this for decades.
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