You need to dance. You don’t know when it started. Maybe it was the first time you held a dance partner in your arms and felt the magnetic attraction as you swayed together as one body with music playing. Maybe it was a piece of music that just got your feet moving to the beat. However it started, you love the magic of moving together to great music.
The Greater Vancouver area enjoys a strong dance community. The vision of two people in particular, Andy and Wendy Wong, allowed ballroom dancing to flourish under their 20-year leadership of The Grand Ballroom, Canada’s largest ballroom dance studio. After the Grand Ballroom closed, George and Wendy Pytlik, who assisted Andy and Wendy in more than 1,500 group class lessons over several years at the Grand Ballroom, began serving the communities south and east of Richmond. People from Tsawwassen, Ladner, Surrey, New Westminster, Langley, Burnaby and surrounding communities including Port Moody now have the ability to attend high quality ballroom dance lessons conveniently close by.
After the Grand Ballroom closed, George and Wendy Pytlik, who assisted Andy and Wendy in more than 1,500 group class lessons over several years at the Grand Ballroom, began serving the communities south and east of Richmond
Two facilities, one purpose
Both facilities have supported ballroom dancers for some time. We offer slightly different programs at each facility due to the nature of the dance communities nearby as well as other issues. For our Surrey location, we are able to manage the entire program. For Tsawwassen, Kinvillage manages the program and pays us to teach the classes. As a result of these differences the punch cards are not interchangeable between the venues.
But the focus is on providing the same high quality teaching in both locations. The goal is to establish Delta/Surrey as a hub for quality ballroom dance lessons and activities in the Lower Mainland region.
The goal is to establish Delta/Surrey as a hub for ballroom dance lessons and activities in the Lower Mainland region
Both facilities offer a great dance floor surface and free parking. The programs are similar but not identical. Programs include Level 1 classes suitable for those who have never danced, or who wish to review basics after time away from the dance floor and Intermediate classes perfect for those familiar with the basics who want to look good on the dance floor. In Tsawwassen we offer a more comprehensive Level 3 class suitable to the more experienced group of social dancers who attend that facility.
In addition, private lessons and wedding First Dance training are available at our Surrey location as well as Crystal Ballroom in Richmond.
About your Instructors
George and Wendy Pytlik have been married for more than 30 years and enjoyed a competitive run that spanned 12 years of ballroom dancing. They were BC Latin champions in the 30+ age category for seven consecutive years. They finished 3rd in the Canadian Championships in their age category twice for the Latin genre and once in the challenging Ten-Dance genre that involves competing in all five competitive Ballroom dances and in all five competitive Latin dances. They were two-time SnowBall Classic Latin champions in their age group and finished 27th in the world in the 2010 Sr 1 World Championship Ten Dance competition.
George has been certified by the Canadian DanceSport Federation, the governing body for ballroom dance teaching in Canada, in both Latin and Ballroom. Wendy has been certified in Latin. Meet George | Meet Wendy
Take a look at the Calendar to see what’s happening, and view the Class descriptions to see what learning opportunities are available to you.
We hope to see you on the dance floor!