Runs from Saturday May 25 2019 to Sunday May 26 2019

Approximate running time: 4 hours


Beban Park Social Centre
2300 Bowen Road
Nanaimo BC V9T 3K7

Performance Notes

× @ Beban Park Social Centre, 2300 Bowen Rd., Nanaimo

Experience the excitement of a championship Ballroom Dance Competition – right here in Nanaimo!

World class competitive Ballroom and Latin dancing is coming to the Beban Social Center for two days this spring. The Nanaimo Ballroom Dance Society is excited to bring this event to our fair city once again. Couples of all ages and all levels of ability will compete in all International Style Dances including the Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, and more.

Saturday evening offers the option of enjoying a delicious catered meal in a wonderful relaxed atmosphere, and is then followed with an exciting schedule of events which includes the sexy, exhilarating International Open Latin as well as the dramatic and romantic International Open Ballroom competitions. These events will feature some of the world’s best dancers. Saturday evening offers a licenced bar for your enjoyment.

Saturday afternoon and all-day Sunday we have a coffee corner which supplies a selection of hot and cold beverages and snacks for a reasonable price. Cash preferred please. Menus for both the coffee corner and the catered meal will be posted on the website.

Sunday’s schedule includes Junior, Juvenile, Adult and Senior couples. And, we are also pleased to be able to host the BC Closed Championship title competition once again this year.

While this is primarily a COMPETITION, we are very pleased that we can offer some breaks for social dancing as well as some top-notch entertainment by our highly skilled professionals and both days culminate in a ‘Showcase of Champions’, where our top dancers perform solo routines which highlight their skills, choreography, musicality and imagination. Pure entertainment!

This weekend is sure to please the whole family and dance enthusiasts both local and from afar. The Island Fantasy Ball has become a destination event for many people across Canada. This year the Nanaimo Hospitality Association is supporting us strongly and helping us to make our dreams a reality. Like us, they believe that this is a great cultural event for Nanaimo.

Come and Watch the Best of the World compete with the Best of Canada!

Seating for Session 1 is open, except for designated tables. All seating for Sessions 2 and 3 is reserved. Session 2 table pricing includes a gourmet buffet dinner, served at 5:30 PM. All Session 2 tickets include complimentary admission to Session 1, with open seating. Above Session 2 & 3 prices apply to advance ticket sales. For door sales, a $5 per ticket handling fee applies. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable. Payment for door tickets by cash only.

Full weekend schedule, seating plan and sponsorship opportunities at

Saturday Evening attire: Formal / Smart Casual

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