Dance Pacifica Ballroom Gala Ball -
Format Changed for 2012
Please come and dance and support our new
Dance Pacifica Formal Gala Ball
June 9, 2012
EVENING ONLY - 7:30 pm to 11:00 (doors open at 7:00 pm)
Saanich Commonwealth Place
Victoria, BC, Canada
NO COMPETITION COMPONENT THIS YEAR
but it WILL include
a Showcase Demonstration of Ballroom Dancing by
International prize winners Simeion and Kora Stoynov
Swiftshore Big Band will provide live music;
Goldstream Catering will supply sumptuous hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, dessert
A cash bar will also be available.
Dress is semi-formal to black-tie.
Tickets are $40 per person.
We look forward to seeing you there!
*** NOTICE OF IMPORTANT CHANGE - POSTED 24 APRIL
The Victoria Ballroom Dance Society (VBDS) has
decided to make a significant change in the format of Dance Pacifica for this
year. The Board has decided that Dance Pacifica 2012 will be a FORMAL GALA
BALL, including a SHOWCASE DEMONSTRATION of Ballroom Dancing, and will be held
in the evening only on June 9, 2012. This ball will NOT
INCLUDE A COMPETITION COMPONENT, either in the afternoon, or in the evening.
The last four years have seen a remarkable turnaround in the circumstances of
VBDS. From 2008 to 2012 membership has declined from 780 to fewer than
500. Class registrations have declined commensurately. Attendance at
Dance Pacifica in 2008 and 2009 was 400+ and 375 - for practical purposes sold
out. The last two years attendance dropped to 275 and 225. Dance Pacifica
was unsustainable financially with these low attendance numbers. Last year
expenses exceeded revenue by more than $6000 despite a large contribution from
our raffle. We have no reason to expect better performance this year,
especially since we were having trouble recruiting the volunteer leadership
required to produce Dance Pacifica.
During the coming year the board of VBDS will consider ways to reintroduce
competition to the Dance Pacifica Ball. Your participation and ideas in this
regard are welcome. To share your ideas please do contact us via
email@example.com or phone the VBDS Info Line at