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Save $75. Swing, latin, ballroom dance lessons & dance party after.

  • Aug 18, 2014 · 8:00 PM
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Join Canada's best dance community for swing, latin, and ballroom and save $75.  Dancing is scientifically proven to provide a healthy lifestyle, that often leads to romance. It relieves stress and improves brain function too as you develop your skills.

It's easy to start, when youtake this amazing dance lesson package! 3 private half hour lessons and dance party for just $25 or $6.25 per outing! That's a savings of $75. It's the fastest way to learn. Choose what day and time you want to take your first lesson. Then practice up for the dance party to come.

Please note: The date of this event is the registration deadline, not when you actually are expected to take your first lesson.  You can take a lesson anytime leading up to this date or afterwards, Monday to Friday, noon to 10:30 pm.

Also, this is not a group outing, but an individual registration invitation. The group portion is the dance party that follows your lessons, where you get to put practice your new dance steps.  Private dance lessons will help you learn faster than any other method, as your instructor can focus on you entirely.

Dance is a lifestyle choice that is enriching:

Imagine how fun learning different dances can be. By learning new skills, you can meet new people dancing all over town! Ottawa is one of the best towns to dance, so come try it out.  Really, there is a whole sub-culture of positive, healthy, and fun people who know how to have a good time. There are lots of places to learn and enjoy all kinds of dancing, to meet people, enjoy life and get exercise.  Everything from latin, swing, and ballroom dancing is available to make this the most exciting town in the world to enjoy our underground dance nightlife scene.

Funabalu is offering a special introduction to latin and ballroom dance.3 lessons plus a dance party for just $25. This has gotta be the best deal in town.  It's a great way for you and any of your friends to learn a few moves that you can put into practice at a social dance within a very short time. It all starts with trying it out with this special deal.


Dancing is for young, old and all around wonderful people who enjoy the adventure of learning, experimenting, and putting into practice lessons learned.


Imagine how great life is when you can meet new people through dancing. Dancing enables singles to get up close and enjoy an active, social lifestyle the way we were meant to. Overcome your rhythm fears and learn the steps that give you dance floor confidence. Lousy dancers learn quickly when they are relaxed and have proper instruction.

Private lessons are the fastest way to learn to dance, so this is why we are promoting this special offer of 3 lessons and a dance party for just $25. Make dance your lifestyle choice to enrich your future.  It is a proven way to meet people and enjoy active entertainment. How many of our parents met and how many continue to meet?

Steve's testimonial:

You may not think of yourself as a dancer, or necessarily be all that comfortable around women, and I didn't either.  But it may not be as difficult as you think to pick up some nice moves.  Before you know it you will be able to look your partner in the eye, smile, swing her around the floor, and dramatically improve your self-confidence at the same time.  After a few months of dance lessons, I feel right at home putting my arm around my partner's shoulder, taking her other hand, and stepping around in time to the music.  I almost would not have believed this was possible for me.  One woman I dated said she thought my confidence level was very good in general, not just dancing, and I attribute a large fraction of this to the dancing classes.  And in dance class you will be dancing with all of the women in turn, so you will become more comfortable with different personalities and levels of confidence on their part too, all the while being nice and up close and personal.  Nothing wrong with that!

How the program works?

Funabalu members who sign-up and pay online will be provided the phone number of the dance studio during the registration process. After paying, you can call down to the studio to arrange your first lesson any day or time you want.  After your lessons, you can join a dance party. And, if you enjoy what you learned, you have the option of carrying on with future lessons too.  It's that easy.

Why? Like sex, you can do it all over the world: Dancing is a universal language that is transferable throughout the world.  Use it in nightclubs, dance parties, galas, at resorts and on cruises. Learning to dance is your passport to good times with great people.

Swing and Nightclub dances are North American dance style for swing music, but also classic rock, country, disco, and R&B.  These include Swing, Lindy, West Coast, East Coast, Jive, Shag, Disco Hustle, Lindy Hop, Push, Jitterbug, Charleston, Bolero, and other Night Club Dances. With even a few moves, you will look much better on the dance floor for going out on the town!

Latin Dances are a group of dances from Latin America dances that are quite popular around town at a number of nightclubs and dance parties. The dances include Salsa, Cha-Cha, Mambo, Merengue, Rumba, Samba, , Paso Doble, Caribbean Dances, Salsa.  You can use these steps to get out and enjoy them.  It's lots of fun down south too!

Ballroom Dances are a group of dances that include Foxtrot, Tango, Waltz, Big Band, and Viennese Waltz among others.




A cheap night out learning a necessary singles lifestyle skill!

3 lessons and a dance party for $25 is like just $6.25 per visit.  Try finding a better deal than that most anywhere!

More reasons to dance?

Dancing is an important social skill and leads to new opportunities to enjoy life and meet new people, maybe meet a new partner too.  It's great for de-stressing, building new skills, muscles and flexibility, and improving memory.  After a hard day  at work, it clears the mind and resets your nervous system to normal again.

It opens up doors socially. You can attend events where these skills are useful (office parties, galas, resorts, and cruises).   You get to meet a new dynamic crowd of people who share a sense of social adventure.  And, you can weed out the kinds of people you hope to avoid (couch potatoes, bar flies, and wall flowers).

Dancing is a great way to enjoy music, people and fitness. You can aim to be a good social dancer and even aspire to become a competitor.

Travel is always more fun when you are able to dance. Ask my friend who danced competitively through Europe.  As he said, "There's nothing better travelling through Europe dancing with beautiful women in beautiful places."  I enjoyed latin dancing on a cruise ship in the Galapagos on New Years, watching the sea turtles sidling up to the underwater lights of our ship. Like outdoors people, dancers are adventurous people and travel well.

You get to dress up for a change, when modern society likes to dress like programmers all the time. Who doesn't enjoy seeing people dressed to kill now and then?



1) What is the dress code? Casual, except expect to wear something nice for the parties.

2) What type of footwear is required? - Leather sole shoes are best. Make sure the soles are clean beforehand, as grains of sand scuff up the floor.  Rubber that marks the floor is not allowed, so avoid rubber soles.

3) Can I pay at the door for the full series of lessons? - Yes, but it`s $6 more for a program $85 versus $79 through online payments or prepayments by cash, cheque or money order.

4) Drop-in fees? Yes, we offer drop-in fees at $25, but it's a way better deal to pay by 5 or 10 weeks at a time where the cost drops to just $13 per session.  You learn more that way too, so that by the end of the program, you have mastered the program.


Best Reasons To Learn & Invite Your Single Friends:

Great exercise: cardio, muscle tone, balance, flexibility, and coordination.

Good cross-training: I use merengue for improving my hip flexibility for downhill skiing turns. It works!

Impress friends and enemies. With just a few new steps, you can move the dance floor, even if you started learning with two left feet.

Meet potential lovers. George Bernard Shaw once said that dancing is the "vertical expression of a horizontal desire legalized by music". He was a bit of a pervert, brought you can catch what he was getting at.

Enjoy a sense of community. Dancing is a way to engage your community and broaden your network.  Dance partners end up being friends and activity buddies. We have lots of people who have connected through our programs as friends and lovers, so it does work.

Meet a different kind of people. People who may never met otherwise have a chance to connect.  Like outdoors people, dancers are a unique breed of positive, outgoing individuals who don't shrink away from social adventure.

Health benefits abound. Reduced stress, improves concentration, builds memory, cardio, muscle tone, and coordination.

Dress up is fun. Dancing allows people to dress up again, like in Montreal or Toronto or the bad parts of Ottawa.

Like sex, you can do it all over the world: Dancing is a universal language that is transferable throughout the world.  Use it in nighclubs, diplomatic galas, on cruises, resorts, etc.

Can lead to a career: If life takes a detour, I may end up as a hired male dancer on some cruise ship line, travelling the world.  Not a bad way to live, eh?

Make people envious: Especially guys who can lead a gal around the dance floor.

Go competitive: Put your skills to the test.  This is as tough as any sport, requiring the same level of discipline as a martial arts competitor.

Get invited to special events: Dancers get into events that others cannot. It is your passport to parties where you can enjoy hanging out with a truly different crowd.

Good career skill: Anyone who knows how to dance can use these skills as office parties, networking events, diplomatic parties, and conferences.

Challenging: Because it challenges your mind and body, it is rewarding when you master it.

Transferable skills: I told my friend who complained he never met any women through his martial arts training to try dancing, because the skills he developed in learning body positioning and foot work would probably transfer to him learning dance quickly. I was right.  In half the time I learned, he was a master dancer at a local latin dance club and had all the women eager to join him on the floor.  He's now married and as his best man, I got to dance at his wedding with his beautiful sister.

Have people want to invite you out: Good dancers get asked out more often to dances. Makes sense, doesn't it?

Personal note:

I owe my life to ballroom dancing. At my Mom's funeral, all sorts of guys admitted they had crushes on her. She was a beauty. Many of them probably wondered how my Dad had snagged her from all the other potential suitors in her life. The secret was that my Dad made a decision one night to go to a dance. He had two left feet, but learned enough dance steps that he could ask my Mom for a dance. She complied and the rest is history. Those dance lessons he took were the best investment he ever made. Dancing created our family. He's still a lousy dancer, but at least he learned enough to get him the woman he desired.



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