Please note : Our dance courses take place on the premises of the Association sportive et communautaire du Centre-Sud, just north of Ontario street … Here’s the address: 2093 de la Visitation Street, Montreal (QC) H2L 3C9
About Club Bolo
Beside dance classes, CLUB BOLO offers open dancing Fridays starting at 9:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. We also have special events throughout the year (see our calendar of events for details).
All our dance classes are taught by talented instructors in many styles including: line dancing, partner, contra and mixers. We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced classes. You can choose the level of difficulty the most appropriate for you. Our dance class sessions run from September to December and January to June.
Stepsheets are available in Choreographies, and you can see a demo video for the most recent ones (YouTube).
Club Bolo hosts two special events called Stomps and also various activities during the year.
CLUB BOLO DANSE COUNTRY MONTRÉAL was established after a first meeting held on February 5, 1994 by two couples of friends. Kenneth G. Bockus, Pierre Pelosse, Alain Dansereau and Alan Gaudet put their efforts together in order to show the Montreal gay and lesbian community this new country dancing activity.
Teaching began in April of 1994. Back then, lessons were taught at the “Comité Social Centre-Sud” located on Beaudry Street in Montréal. The facilities were rented every week for teaching. One Saturday per month a larger room was rented to host what was called and still remains “Barn Dance”. That evening would provide members with the opportunity to practice dances they had learnt within the month.
We rapidly noticed a need to get together more often than once a month for the free dancing. Our members, gays in mojority could not go to heterosexual dance clubs since these did not tolerate to see same sex couples dancing together.
From then on it was becoming imperative to establish permanent quarters for the Club. A location was found in January 1995. Official inauguration was warmly welcomed by enthusiastic members back in May of 1995.