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de Pfyffer Dance Victoria

John de Pfyffer

I am a full-time, professional dance instructor in Victoria BC who teaches Ballroom, Latin and Swing dance through classes, workshops and private lessons. I also host dances and dance cruises.

I teach at all levels, from those who have never danced before, through those taking medals tests at gold star levels or competing at the highest levels. My personal philosophy is that, at all levels, dancing, and learning to dance, should be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.

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Some of my students who competed at the Dance Pacifica Ball in 2014


I am a Licentiate Member of the Canadian Dance Teacher's Association in both Ballroom Standard and Latin dancing, and an A class Judge. I received top marks on all four of my Professional Teaching exams. My professional career started when I formed and began teaching for the University of Victoria Jive & Ballroom Dance Club in 1986. The dance club soon became the largest club on campus and is responsible for starting most of the Social Dance scene (Swing, Salsa, Argentine Tango) and reviving the Ballroom Dance community in Victoria.

Stretch yourself and have fun learning to dance

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