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Now teaching super fun ongoing weekly group, private, and wedding choreographies of various dance types and techniques of multiple Swing, Latin, & Tap Dance styles in New Westminster and Vancouver, as well as Burnaby, Surrey, and Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Now teaching classes in British Columbia!

Sorry there’s no upcoming course or workshops in the next couple weeks. Check back soon for and update or contact us for details on the next course.

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Welcome • Bonjour • Fáilte

There's some super big changes for Autumn 2019!

Much thought has gone into sorting my plans for the next several years. One of the most difficult challenges has been to find a balance between my teaching, various related business projects, and my creative ventures. It is never any easy task as it requires my constant re-analysis to make everything balance.

Gabby hosting #danceHamOnt's "Work in Process" at the Art Gallery of Hamilton

It is corny but one of the greatest rewards of teaching has been the opportunities I have to meet the diverse and eclectic students who have enriched my life and my classes. I am lucky to develop great relationships with many of you who have witnessed and participated in the highs and lows of the last 5 years of teaching in Hamilton.

That was me buttering everyone up for the announcement that I have relocated to British Columbia to bring me closer to family members and to provide me resources for upcoming projects. For those of you who have been following the adventure we use to be out here a lot in the mid 90s especially with the dance theatre and dancefilm productions (THEVARS). It has changed a lot and it is a great opportunity to be out here again.

Thank you so much for the great times and keep practicing.


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Swing Dancing

• East Coast Swing/Jitterbug styles and moves from Lindy Hop, Rock'n'Roll, Swing, Bop, Carolina Shag - taught in triple step.
• West Coast Swing.

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Latin Dancing

Nightclub Latin Dance styles of Bachata, Cha Cha, Merengue and Salsa.

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Tap Dancing

contemporary and vaudeville styles of tap dancing/hoofing.

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Wedding Dances & Private Lessons

Single and 4 week blocks of private individual, couple or small group instruction catered to your Wedding or Private Lesson needs. These classes can be scheduled in studio or at your location when availability permits.

about studios1.ca

Check out our latest Course Calendar. Now celebrating 24 years of classes we continue to share our love of dance — which we believe is a celebration of joy — through our Swing Dance and Latin Dance Courses in beautiful New Westminster and Vancouver, as well as Burnaby, Surrey, and Coquitlam, BC.

Known for our engaging and comprehensive approach to teaching, we have had so much fun sharing our passion of dance with literally tens of thousands of students, children to seniors, across Canada - we can't wait to share it with you! All the dance and fitness pictures here are us or our students, all the things we say here and in class are our words as we value integrity and authenticity while we develop a kinship with our devoted students regardless of their skill level or the mythical two-left-feet syndrome. Frankly, you join our courses to have fun, so enough chatting come dance with us!

studios1.ca was Initially created as an information centre for all the Swing, Latin, Social Ballroom, Creative & Artistic Dance Instructions and of course Tap Dance Courses & Workshop details offered by Canadian choreographer Gabreïl Spiegelschrift. Classes have expanded and contracted with a changing groupd of dance and fitness faculty which has included leading dance, pilates and yoga instructors and associate artisans over the years as it has migrated to various cities and abroad, including Montréal, Guelph, Hamilton and Toronto. Continue reading a brief history of the journey.

NOTE: As a reminder we no longer manage regular scheduled classes in Montréal, Toronto, Hamilton, or Guelph.

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