Medals are back in Ballroom Medal Tests!

Ballroom and Specialty Dances Division We have good news now – THE MEDALS ARE BACK IN STOCK AGAIN!! We will backtrack and follow up for any Medal Tests where no medals were awarded, and the successful candidates will receive the medals they earned. Thank you all for your patience and perseverance in continuing to register […]

WDC Press Release

In view of the unparalleled suffering of the Ukrainian people facing destruction and displacement of their homes and families, the World Dance Council, along with all of its members is rescinding the European and all state WDC granted title licenses for the competitions run in the Russian Federation until further notice. […]

Pat Nikleva’s Monthly for December 2021

BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY CHRISTMAS In my last mailing I referred to a new technique book written by Rudi Trautz of GermanyCalled “The Art and Technique of Ballroom Dancing” Sadly, now I announce that Rudi Trautz passed away recently shortly before his 85th birthday. His contributions to dancing including all Social Dancing were significant […]

Medal Tests: October 24 2021 in Victoria

Medal Tests were held on October 24 2021 in Victoria, BC. Three Bronze Medals and two Gold Medals were awarded. Many thanks to the Examiner Lola Valair. Congratulations to the candidates Jay Schmidt, Rodney Mitchell, Dianne Moniz and Raymond Rusk, and their teacher John De Pfyffer.

Life-Long Learning – A message from Pat Nikleva – November 2021

Something came to my attention in regard to our continuation of personal dance education. It was an article in a newspaper about how someone who was a very successful self-taught musician. He played in many big bands having the passion and artistry, but he realized at a point in his success that he lacked the […]

Salon Tango Syllabus

The Salon Tango Syllabus has been released. This syllabus aims to cover concepts and elements of tango as it is danced socially at milongas. The syllabus is now available for peer reviews by CDTA BC members. Authored by Bobbi Lusic. Many thanks to contributors Patricia Lusic, Donn Picard, Pat Nikleva, Alejandro Gee, and Carlos Loyola.

Message from Pat Nikleva

Hello Ballroom members: As we move into post pandemic dancing, your CDTA BC Ballroom executive and examiners have a few items to bring to your attention. NEW NAME The Ballroom Division is now called Ballroom and Specialty Dances Division. In regard to Specialty Dances watch announcements coming soon. NEW EXAMINER As previously announced in the […]

Medal Tests: March 7 2021, Victoria – 2

Medal Tests were held on March 7 2021, Victoria, BC. 2 Silver Medal Tests, International style – Latin. Examiner: Patricia Nikleva. Congratulations to the candidates Marilyn Thompson and Doug Thompson and their CDTABC teacher John De Pfyffer.Continue reading →

Medal Tests: March 7 2021, Victoria – 1

Medal Tests were held on March 7 2021, Victoria, BC. 2 Bronze Medal Tests, International style – Latin, and Standard. Examiner: Patricia Nikleva. Congratulations to the candidate Rodney Mitchell and his CDTABC teacher Wanda Kivitt.Continue reading →

Patricia Lusic

Patricia has been dancing almost since she could walk, starting with tap, then jazz, ballet, musical theatre and ballroom. In 2005, Patricia caught the Argentine tango bug when she saw the end of a tango class while waiting for a salsa class. A tango proposal and honeymoon in Buenos Aires turned her dance partnership with […]