INSTRUCTORS AND FOUNDER
Brent & Therese Mawdsley
Caller couple of the Plus level evening with 25 years of experience having established himself as a former teen caller, having been an award winner at the 1982 Pacific Northwest Teen Festival. Brent brings to an evening of dancing, a variety of specific theme events.
Nicholas and Caitlyn Brendzy
are a brother and sister team that have been round dancing together from a very young age. They have been Grand Champions in Round Dancing at the Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival multiple times. They currently dance at the phase 4/ 5 level and are excited to share their expertise with those that want to learn how to Round Dance. They attend many workshops and conferences to improve their dancing techniques and teaching strategies. Nicholas is currently attending university, and hopes to become a High School Teacher. Caitlyn is currently attending university, and hopes to become a Kindergarten Teacher.
Armand was instrumental in establishing a square dance club for unattached individuals in the Greater Vancouver area after relocating from Calgary where he had been a member of the Swinging Singles of Calgary. He and Frank Navritil got together with a few other friends to organise a steering committee in the Autumn of 1968. After many committee meetings, the organisers were finally able to rent the gymnasium of Nootka School for January 22, 1969. That very day resulted in a very stormy and snowy day. The leaders had misgivings about going forward with opening night. Much to their surprise, 100 brave souls arrived on the door step of the school gymnasium.