Country Western – Party and Instruction

University of Calgary Ballroom Dance Club

These guys hold lessons at various locations (church halls etc) – see their website. Waltz, foxtrot, quickstep, samba, tango, jive and more… Fairly diverse age group.

There were several dances coming up – in Cochrane as well as here in Calgary –  and special events that sounded like great fun… And there’s a practice one evening and Sunday.

Dance Lessons at Ranchmans

Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall

A real Western Bar – Calgary’s finest! Wear your cowboy boots and learn to dance –  Monday: West Coast, Tusday: cha cha, Wed: two-step,Thu  triple shuffle, Fri line dance. Lessons every weekday are very good Monday to Friday at 7pm – $10 admission which is then good for $10 worth drink/food, so it’s almost free! Plus every night’s a social…

Address: 9615 MacLeod Trail South, Calgary, AB, Canada   T2J 0P6  Phone: (403) 253-1100  Email:


Dancenergy Dance Studios


Here’s another place in Calgary where there is lots of dancing of all sorts plus instruction. American syllabus is taught along with International technique. Good parking and a main dance floor with at least one other smaller dance floor.

There are lessons every day but ‘drop-in’ is only available occasionally and on Fridays at 8pm. There are also expensive courses similar to Arthur Murray – although I’ve not been pressured to take advantage of them. Dances are Waltz, foxtrot, quickstep, samba, tango, jive, salsa, WCS, ECS, Country Western, Nightclub waltz, hip hop and more.

Address: 1305 33 St NE, Calgary, AB T2A 6J4

Ballroom Dance – the perfect way to keep fit

Ballroom and Country Dance Studio 

Run byThu Luu, who has just come back from BC where he was guest teaching with local Victoria teacher Wanda Kivitt! Small world.

This studio has no less than three fantastic and completely separate large wooden floors, which he rents out to various dance teachers and are available for country western and ballroom classes.

On weekends he holds a social dance on Sunday, and quieter ones on Friday and Saturday.   Occasionally he holds a potluck. Great evening and friendly people, average age 40s and 50s. His dances have a free lesson beforehand – a really good evening out with lots of dancing and good music. Dances are Waltz, foxtrot, quickstep, samba, tango, jive, salsa, WCS, ECS and more.

Address: 121c 17th Avenue NE.  Calgary, Alberta  T2E 1L7 Phone: (403) 277-0500


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