Events :: Past Events
Summer 2016 Creative Dance Mini-Camp — July 18-22, 2016
Leap into summer with MoonDance! Join our high-energy creative dance mini-camp for 3-8 year olds. Jump, shimmy, turn and swing while exploring jazz, African, Indian and Latin rhythm and dance! Includes story, song, role-play, improvisation and percussion.
- July 18-22, Monday-Friday
- 3-4 year olds: 9:15-10:00 am
- 5-8 year olds: 10:00-11:00 am
- Dance Victoria, 2750 Quadra Street
- Instructor: Nikko Snow 250 370 4338
- Registration: available online
The cost is $45 for 3-4 year olds and $50 for 5-8 year olds.
In Harmony Adult Choir — Oct 6–Nov 24
Join us for a fun and relaxed 8 week choir session for adults of all levels, where we explore modern repertoire as well as singing in harmony.
Rehearsals will be Tuesday evenings from 8:00-8:45pm at Moondance Dance Studio in Shawnigan Lake from October 6th-November 24th! The cost will be $100 per member. See flyer
MoonDance Summer Garden Party — Sunday, July 26 at 5pm
Join us for a West African dance workshop outdoors accompanied by live drumming, followed by a potluck to share and mingle among friends.
The workshop is by donation with the proceeds going to Matoto.
Summer 2015 Creative Dance mini-camp! — July 6-10 (Mon-Fri)
Energize your summer with MoonDance! Join our highly-interactive creative dance mini-camp for 4-8 year olds. Leap, spin, twist and swing while exploring jazz, African and Indian rhythm and dance! Includes story, song, role-play, improvisation and percussion.
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10:00-11:00 am
Wednesday 11:00-12:00 noon
Dance Victoria Studios, #111, 2750 Quadra Street
Instructor: Nikko Snow 250-370-4338
Sat Nam Fest West — Joshua Tree, CA — April 8–12, 2015. www.satnamfest.com
Summer 2014 Creative Dance mini-camp! — July 14-18 (Mon-Fri)
Leap into summer with MoonDance! Join our high-energy creative dance mini-camp for 3-8 year olds! Jump, shimmy, turn and swing while exploring jazz, African, Indian and Latin rhythm and dance. Includes story, song, role-play, improvisation and percussion.
3 year olds: 9:30-10:15am
4-8 year olds: 10:15-11:15 am
Dance Victoria, #111, 2750 Quadra Street
Instructor: Nikko Snow 250-370-4338
Why I Love Canada 2 — June 24 – July 13 at the CVAC Centre of Arts, Culture & Heritage, Duncan. See flyer (525 KB)
Summer 2013 Creative Dance mini-camp! — July 8-12
Celebrate summer in rhythm and dance at our groovin' mini-camp for 4-8 year olds! Jump, shimmy, turn and swing while exploring jazz, African, Indian and Latin dance. Includes story, song, role-play, improvisation and percussion. Offered July 8-12 from 10:15–11:15am in Dance Victoria Studios, 2750 Quadra Street. The fee is $60 and includes a MoonDance t-shirt.
Together Against Violence — Working together to prevent violence against women, a community workshop. Wednesday June 12, 8:00am–1:00pm at Duncan United Church, Ingram St, Duncan. $10 or by donation, includes breakfast. See flyer (PDF)
Workshop Series 2013 — West African Dance, Afro-Colombian Dance, Afro-Contemporary Dance. Sundays 11am–12:30pm at Studio 1, Dance Victoria. First Sunday of each month: Feb 3, Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5, Jun 2. Only $15 per class! See flyer.
Baby Rinzen Tenzin Flash Fund Raiser — Tibetan Music Performance with Jamyang Yeshi, with our community musicians. Friday May 31st. Pot Luck at 6pm, Inspire Gallery; Music at 8pm, at the Art House. See flyer
Shawnigan Gathering — April 6-7 at the Art House. Celebrating the vitality of our community and taking local control of the life of our watershed home. See flyer (2.5 MB).
Africa Night at Eagles Hall, Duncan, December 8, 6:00–11pm. Join us for an evening full of African Music, African Dance and African Cuisine. See flyer
Parlay Hoop Dance — Workshop: $15. Saturday October 27, 1–2:15pm, at the Art House. See flyer (2.7 MB)
Dru Yoga & Meditation — Sense of Balance — Peace of Mind. Saturday Nov 3, 10am to 1pm. At the Art House. Dru Yoga offers you huge benefits; even a few sessions can make a difference. Come on this workshop and experience for yourself how satisfying and re-energising Dru Yoga can be. Cost: $40 + before Oct. 27 / $45 +. See flyer (700 KB)
Hosted by MoonDance Dynamic Arts School
Shawnigan Lake, BC
Three Worlds CD Release Concert — Brad Prevedoros, Niel Golden & Greg Joy. At the Art House. Friday September 21st, 8pm (doors 7:30). Tickets $15. View flyer (JPEG)
Luminous Tones and Lila Music Centre present Tranquil Moments — Musical meditation, world chant & deep listening with Nancy Watters & Massimo Pintus. At the Art House. Healing Concert: Friday, August 17, 7-8:30pm. Sound Healing Workshop: Saturday, August 18, 9:30-4:30pm. View flyer (PDF, 4.5 MB)
Jazzalele Duo with The Ukuladies — Saturday July 7, 7:30pm at the Art House, Shawnigan Lake. Tickets $10. View flyer (PDF, 565 KB)
Creative Dance for KIDS mini-camp — July 9-13. KIDS age 3-4 at 9:30-10:15am. KIDS age 5-8 at 10:15-11:15am. Dance Victoria Studio 3. Fee: ages 3-4: $55 plus HST; ages 5-8 $60 plus HST (includes MoonDance t-shirt).
Leap into summer with MoonDance KIDS! Explore high-energy rhythm and dance with elements of jazz, African, Indian, Flamenco and Latin!
Workshop Series: West African Dance Intensive — March to July. Studio 2 at Dance Victoria, Quadra St. $25 / Current MoonDance students $20. View flyer (PDF, 450 KB)
Brad Prevedoros — Family Music Night — Friday June 15 at the Art House, 6–8pm. By donation. Family friendly event with children's play area. See poster
Syzygy — Saturday June 9 at Dance Victoria Studio 1, 3:00pm. Year-end student showcase featuring live West African dance, drumming & creative dance by students of MoonDance Dynamic Arts School (children & adults). Free admission. See poster
Manimou Camara — Lessons and Workshops — Sunday June 10 at the Art House. One day only! See poster
Art House Year-End Celebration — Saturday June 2 at the Art House, 7:00pm. An evening of live performances by: MoonDance Dynamic Arts School staff & students; Laurel Singers; Art House Collective. West African dance & drumming, contemporary dance, hoopnotica and song. Family Friendly event. Admission by donation. See poster
Chant Circle — Our voices will lift our spirits. Wednesday May 16, 7:00-8:30pm at the Art House. Led by Laurel Collins. By donation.
Family Dance Jam! — Friday May 25, 6:30-8:00pm at the Art House. All ages. With Anthea Browne. $5 suggested donation.
Hoopnotica — Saturday May 26, 1:00-2:15pm at the Art House. With Liz Fraser. $15.
every WOMAN™ - Whistler April 27-29. Hosted at the Westin Resort & Spa, every WOMAN™ is connecting, motivating and supporting women of all ages, shapes & sizes to be active. Featuring over 50 workshops. See poster. Register at www.everywoman.ca.
Easter Shake Down — Intensive African Dance Workshop. April 7-8, Tofino Community Hall. $20/class or $35 both days. See poster
Art House 1st Birthday Celebration & MoonDancer Appreciation Day — Saturday, January 21, 2012, 2-4pm. 'wonder where the music is coming from?' Find out... celebrate the thriving & growing art space in Shawnigan Lake. See poster
Family Dance Jam! — Friday December 30, 6:30-8:00pm. All ages. With Anthea Browne. $5 suggested donation; free for Contact Improv participants.
For the Joy of Singing — Christmas Concert with the Laurel Collins Singers. December 18, 2:00pm at the Art House. Admission by donation. See poster
Chant Circle — Thursday December 22, 7:30-8:30pm. By donation.
Transformational Dance Journey with Christy Lindell Greenwood — Saturday December 10, 2:30–4:00pm at the Art House. $25 pre-register, $30 at the door. Weaving meditation, yoga, Kundalini Dance tools, breath work, and compassionately guided dance into a journey through the chakras, with lots of space to freely dance with your authentic inner guide, supported and inspired by electronic and world music and the presence of fellow conscious moving humans. See poster
Solstice Market at the Art House, Sunday December 11, 1-5pm. Free entry. ghanian baskets * aromatherapy * jewelry * art * yoga swings * hula hoops * merino wool clothing * hand-made drums & instruments * reflexology * flower pictures * natural hair care * head massage. See poster
Africa Night Fundraiser — December 3, 6pm to 11pm, Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre. African music, dance & cuisine. Suggested donation $10. See poster
Hula Hoop Dance Workshop — Sat Nov 26, 12:30–1:45pm. Liz Fraser of Parlay Hoops. $15
Chant Circle — Thursday Nov 24, 7:30–8:30pm. By donation.
Matoto Multicultural Arts Society AGM & Celebration Gala! — Nov 19, doors open 6:30pm. Celebrating the completion of their largest project to date: a primary school that will serve five villages in Guinea, West Africa. Business: 7-7:30pm. Celebration: 7:30-10:30pm. $15 entry or $20 entry + membership. Featuring live music and Dundunba Drum and Dance Party. At the Oak Bay United Church, 1355 Mitchell St. See poster
Drum Circle with Aboubacar Camara — Saturday Nov 12, 7:00–9:00pm. By donation. Instruments provided. *Last one until March as Abou will be "back home" in Guinea
Family Dance — Saturday Nov 5, 5:00–6:30pm. By donation. Hula hoops, flags, music...move in community.
Yoga Shimmy! with Robin — Yoga Shimmy is a fun fusion of Hatha Yoga and introductory / beginner level Middle Eastern Dance (aka belly dance) instruction. The blend is provided to introduce you to the basics of belly dance while enjoying the benefits of a body, mind & spirit connection through yoga and its philosophies. Mondays 9:15-10:45am at the Art House, Sep 12 – Oct 31. See poster
Learn to Bellydance: FOR GIRLS AGES 8 - 15 NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Every Thursday 3:30-4:30pm at the Art House. There is great joy in seeing young girls discover the art of Belly dance. It truly is a blessing to witness the transformation as these young women become more aware and comfortable in their own bodies, regardless of shape, size or ability. See flyer
Zumba FITNESS® MOVING THE WORLD TO A NEW BEAT — Are you ready to party yourself into shape? It's an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that's moving millions of people toward joy and health. Join us: Fridays at the Art House 9:30-10:30am. see poster
Hands to Heart self-awareness techniques presents Little Breaths: Kids 4 day workshop focusing on fun creative coping tools. Art House, Shawnigan Lake. See poster
Coming soon: Prenatal "Body, mind and spirit" 2 day self awareness and visualization workshop.
Pre graduate teen workshop "Clear journey" 2 day self awareness workshop preparing for the next step in your life's journey.
Noon Hour Yin Yoga — an hour to focus on feeling, an emphasis on easing. Fridays Sep 16 – Nov 4, 2011. Noon – 1:00pm. $10/$45(5). At the Art House. See poster
Culture Days — at the Art House. Friday September 30 and Saturday October 1, 2011. Free classes & workshops. See flyer
S.L.A.M. (Shawnigan Lake Arts & Multicultural) Street Festival 2011 — Sept 10, 2-6pm, Shawnigan Lake Village, Wilmot Ave between Dundas & Wallbank. Free! See poster
AbunDANCE dance-a-thon — Dance ALL DAY! Saturday August 27, 2011, 9am to 7pm, at
Dance Victoria, 2750 Quadra Street. Great Prizes! $15 registration fee; $40 minimum pledges payable on Aug 27.
Printable pledge form
Earth Dance Kids' Music & Dance camp, Aug 2-5, 2011 at OUR Ecovillage, Shawnigan Lake. $100. 9:00am – 11:45am. Full day option available. See website
The Shawnigan Players are presenting the comedy GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS by DAVID MAMET.
The play is a fast-paced expose of the world of real estate with a talented cast of actors. The intimate setting of the
Duncan Garage Showroom is perfect for this gripping, funny play.
Special Preview Performance: Tuesday August 2 • Doors at 7pm, show at 7:30pm
Tickets $7 at the door only (no pre-sales).
RSVP appreciated (seating is limited) to: Alex Gallacher: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: the play contains frequent coarse language.
Dinner theatre option at the Chippery: $30 = dinner for two + tickets to the play
Summer 2011 Creative Dance mini-camp!
Leap into summer with MoonDance! Join our high-energy creative dance mini-camp for 4-8 year olds. Jump, shimmy, turn and swing while exploring jazz, African, Indian and Latin rhythm and dance. Includes story, song, role-play, improvisation and percussion.
Summer 2011: July 11-15, Monday–Friday 10:15-11:15am
Location: Euro Studios, 1821 Cook Street 3rd Floor
Instructor: Nikko Snow 250-370-4338
(Fee: $60 + HST, includes MoonDance t-shirt)
Radiant Wellness Series multiple workshops and events starting April 7. See poster
Playful Spaces Family Dance May 27, 6:30-8:30pm. Celebrate community and share joy! Get "in your body" with two hours of free-dancing. All ages welcome — children-appropriate music. By donation. see poster
Parlay Hoop Dance Fitness May 28, 2pm, Art House Studio. Increases Balance, core stability, coordination. Strengthens hips, waist, legs, arms. Enhances flexibility of the spine. see poster
Acupressure/Reflexology Self-Help Workshop May 31, 7-8:30pm, at the Art House. Learn the secrets of using touch to ease common ailments. Part of the Radiant Wellness Series. $15-$20 (sliding scale) - book ahead at 250-743-5846. see poster
Sacred Space: Harp Music June 2 @7:30pm, by donation. At the Art House. Alicia Cundall. Re-discover wonder, gratitude, illumination, reverence, radiance. see poster
Spring-Summer Cleanse Sunday June 5, 1:00 — 3:00pm with Robin Massey (Om Tree) & Lynn Weaver (MoonDance). $15. At the Art House. Have a fresh start! Detox safely, easily, and with support. see poster
Open Meditation May 24, 7:45-8:45pm, Art House Studio. This un-facilitated meditation time includes an opening & closing circle. Participants are invited to meditate in whatever way they feel comfortable, with guidance given as necessary. see poster
AcroYoga with Nicola & Pan at the Art House. Saturday May 7, 2–4pm. Introduction workshop to AcroYoga, a blend of Yoga and Acrobatic. No previous experience required! Pre-registration required. see poster (7.7 MB)
Chakra Yoga with Sadie Bartram + Chakra Aromatherapy with Lynn Weaver — Experience the bliss of clearing and balancing your chakras through Sadie's gentle, powerful yoga asanas (postures) and take home easy ideas for maintaining this balance through aromatherapy. May 6, 7:00-8:30pm, at the Art House. $20 + HST; mother + daughter 50% off. see poster
Sacred Space 1st Thursday of the month, 7:30pm. By donation. May 5 — Mandala Making + meditation. At the Art House. See poster
Dance Classes with Aboubacar Camara in Shawnigan Lake! Fridays 1:30-3:00pm, MoonDance Art House April 8, 15 and 29 (Full session starting May) 3 week mini-session. $40 for the session; $15 drop-in. See poster
Syzygy 2011 - A celebration of dance! Free event, Saturday April 30, Market Square (downtown Victoria) at 3:00pm. Special guests Bopoma Marimba. See poster
Laughter Yoga April 16, 2-3pm, Art House Studio. Laughter is the best medicine. Laughter relaxes the whole body, triggers the release of endorphines. Boosts the immune system, scientifically proven to lower stress hormones, (epinephrine, corisol etc.) in the blood. By donation. see poster
Sacred World Song Music for Health and Harmony: Crystal Bowl Concerts Saturday April 16, Art House. 7:30pm (doors 7:00). Immerse yourself in a tapestry of healing sounds. Chant master Nancy Watters blends angelic vocals with quartz crystal "singing" bowls to create harmony in our hearts, homes and world. $15 online or at the door. See poster
Spring Cleanse Saturday April 9, 4:00-6:00pm with: Robin Massey (Om Tree) and Lynn Weaver (MoonDance). $15. Have a fresh start! Detox safely, easily, and with support. At the Art House. see poster
Sacred Space 1st Thursday of each month, 7:30pm. By donation. April 7 — Sadie Bartram: chant circle. See poster
Belly Dance with Nath Keo April 2, 2:00pm, Art House, $20. Contact MoonDance for more info. see poster
Matoto Multicultural Arts Society GALA! Saturday March 26, 7pm, $10. Dance Victoria Studios, Quadra St, Victoria. www.Matoto.org.
Asana Dance March 26, 10am to noon, in Cumberland. $25. This Asana Dance workshop features the Punjabi folkdance Bhangra, the sacred dance traditions of India's Ashram Prayer Dance, and the ecstatic free-form spirit of Kundalini Dance. A flow yoga sequence and a deepening into a single Hatha pose will ground the experience and offer time and space for your inner wisdom to be heard. see poster
Dance Classes with Aboubacar Camara Fridays 6:15–7:30pm, March 4–18 at the Art House. 3 week mini-session. $40 for the session; $15 drop-in (+ HST). Pre-registration required. See poster
Spring Break Yoga & Dance camp — Monday March 21 – Friday March 25, 2011.
At Art House & Kali Yoga, Shawnigan Village
9:30–10:45 class 1 / 10:45–11:00 snack / 11:00–12:00 class 2
Only $125 for the full week or $90 for 2 days of yoga and 1 mixed day or $90 for 2 days of dance and 1 mixed day
For ages 3-5 and 6-9 (other ages please inquire). See brochure and registration form
West African Drum & Dance Workshops Saturday February 12, 3:00 – 5:45pm at the Art House. Join us for two action packed workshops with special guests: Aboubacar Camara (Vancouver), Manimou Camara (Seattle), Mohamed Duranteau (Victoria). $15 per workshop or $25 for both. See poster
Doundounba Afro-Beat Band & Aboubacar Camara with Special guests: Wontanara Drum & Dance. February 12. Cobble Hill Hall: 3550 Watson. Advance tickets $15, Doors at 7pm, $20 at the door; Children 12 & under are free. 250-743-5846. See poster
Yoga "out of the box" with William McKay. Learn how to use the Medicine Wheel as a map to locate the body/self in literal space, and how to use a variety of props/tools that deepen one's awareness of freedom of movement in a safe and fun way. At the Art House, Saturday February 12, 1:00 to 3:00pm. $20. For information or to register: 250-743-1120; 250-510-4598. See poster
Workshop: An Inside/Out Approach to Relationships — Experience Growth, Love & Connection by Starting with Yourself. January 8, 2011, 2:00-3:30pm. Art House, Shawnigan Lake. Cost: $20/person. See poster
MoonDance Open House — January 9, 2011, 2:00-5:00pm. Art House, Shawnigan Lake. Free, all ages. Workshops, demonstrations and performances. See poster
"Africa Night" — a celebration of the diverse cultures, music and dance of Africa. November 27, 2010 starting at 7:00pm. Quamichan Room, Quw' utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre, Cowichan Way, Duncan. Entrance by donation (suggested $10). See poster
Introduction to Flamenco Dance with Monique Salez — Saturday October 2, 2:00–3:30pm, Kali Yoga, Shawnigan Village. $20. The first of the Art House Workshop Series. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. See poster
Shawnigan Lake Arts & Multi-Culture Street Festival — Saturday September 18, 2010, Shawnigan Village. Visit website for details
Guinean Dinner, Cultural Forum, Doundounba, DJ Dance Party — Saturday September 4, Camp Pringle, Shawnigan Lake. $30 pp or 2 for $55. Register in advance. See flyer
Ballet Saâmato Western Canada Tour Update: Unfortunately, Ballet Saâmato were refused Artists Visas by Canadian authorities. We are devastated, as are the artists, of course. We plan to continue to work toward making this dream come true. We are forging ahead in a time of reduced arts support and increased caution around Muslim countries. It is vital that we persevere.
Thank you again to everyone who offered their support of this in a myriad of ways. Your support of Ballet Saamato is support of a vision of peace and cultural understanding.
Never regret anything you have done with
a sincere affection; nothing is lost
that is born of the heart.
— Basil Rathbone
Julia Tsitsi Chigamba: Zimbabwean Dance — August 4, 6:15-7:30pm at Euro Studios, Victoria. Julia Tsitsi Chigamba invites us to experience the true power of community through the context of traditional music and dance. Tickets $20. See flyer
Creative Dance Mini-Camp for KIDS! July 12-16, 10-11am in Euro Studios. Join us for an exciting week of high-energy rhythm and dance! Influenced by jazz, African and Latin movements. Includes song, story, improvisation and percussion. Suitable for 4-6 year olds. The fee is $60 and includes a MoonDance t-shirt!
West African Dance in Sooke — Summer Session with Mohamed & Marielle Duranteau, Fridays, June 4-25, 6:30-7:45pm. Sooke Dance Studio, 210 - 6660 Sooke Road. See poster for details (PDF)
Asana Dance — Thursdays 5:30 — 7:00pm. Fusing Yoga and Dance, this fluid class draws on many traditions of India: Goddesses, Chakras, Ashram Prayer Dance, Bhangra folk dance, Hatha Yoga and more. Kali Yoga, Shawnigan Lake Rd. See brochure (PDF).
Syzygy: MoonDance student performance — Sunday, May 30, Alix Goolden Hall. Special guests Bopoma Marimba & Victoria Children's Choir. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors/students/un-waged. Purchase at Sh:ft Natural Fashion or call MoonDance. See poster for details (PDF, 1.65 MB).
AbunDANCE dance-a-thon — Sunday May 2, 2010. Hosted by MoonDance Dynamic Arts School in support of the Matoto Multicultural Arts Society and Easter Seals 24-Hour Relay. See brochure (PDF).
In community...a benefit doundounba party — Saturday, May 1, 2010, 6:00-9:00pm, Lynda Raino Dance Studio. Please join us in a doundounba dance party organized to help our brother, friend and teacher, Mohamed Andre Duranteau of Wontanara Drum & Dance, on his journey back home to Guinea. Details here
Workshop: Zaoli Ivory Coast Dance — Saturday March 13, 2–3:30pm, at Euro Studios, 1821 Cook St, Victoria. $20. Guest instructor: Kesseke Yeo (Vancouver). Details on poster (PDF)
Banquet of Love II: A Tribute to Black Music — African, Jazz, Blues, Motown, Gospel. February 14, UVIC. Tickets $25. Details on poster (JPEG).
MoonDance 10th Anniversary Gala Saturday November 7, 7:00pm to midnight, Glenora Hall, Duncan. $15 in advance, $18 at the door, 12 & Under free. Details on poster (PDF).
Wontanara and MoonDance Present DRUM & DANCE Workshops with Guinean Master Drummer and Dancer MANIMOU CAMARA: Friday October 23, Victoria Dance Connection. 6:30–7:45pm ALL-LEVELS DANCE; 8:00–9:15pm ALL-LEVELS DRUM. $20 per class or $35 for both. Details on poster (JPEG).
Kikeyambay and MoonDance present: 3 Great Workshops with Guinean Masters: Study West African Dance, Djembe and Duns. Karim Koumbassa, Alseny Michel Diallo. Saturday October 10, Euro Studios, 1821 Cook St. Details on poster (JPEG).
Traditional West African Electric Orchestra: Kikeyambay with special guests Karim Koumbassa & MoonDance Keyke Fare. Friday October 9, Ambrosia Event Centre. Details on poster (JPEG).
Matoto Multicultural Arts Society Events in September: Art Show, Performance and Forum, various locations. Details on poster (JPEG). For more information, visit: http://matoto.org or phone 250.519.4797
Denbaya West African Intensive — September 4-7, 2009, Camp Pringle, Shawnigan Lake. Join us for a DYNAMIC 4-day intensive including beginner & advanced workshops in West African drumming, dance, balafon and more! Full Camp $400 pp if registered by August 7; $450 after August 7. Or register for individual days or workshops. Full details here