Club History
2009 Miha and Nelu Popescu
Miha and Nelu started dancing with the club in 2001. Soon after their first dancing class, they catched the fever of dancing and studied with passion. They took any occasion they could to attend dance festivals and learn from some of most estimed choreographed ballroom dance teachers in North America. Coming to the hall became a way of life for them and is even more intense since 2009 when they took over responsibilities with the club from Olga and Bill, their teachers. Now as leaders of the club, they work hard to keep alive the spirit and the fundamental values of this club, as they developed over the years and are constantly building on them. They are paying a special attention to the new dancers, guiding them with passion to quikly "get on their feet" and enjoy dance and music!
1998-2009 Olga and Bill Cibula
Olga and Bill were first introduced to Choreographed Ballroom in 1990. They enjoyed the dancing and traveling to specials, which in 1998 led them to become the leaders of the club. Since then, they have been taking the club to new height stand and have become the king and queen of the Montreal round dancing scene. In addition of teaching and cueing, they wrote the choreography of more than 50 dances. Their Hava Nagila, Foggy Dew and Yemanya Samba have been danced in Europe, Japan, Australia as well as throughout North America. Many of their dances have been honoured with awards in Europe, Japan and across America. Dancing in the Fog, Struttin' with Maria, Senor Meteo, Patches, Hey Mambo and In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening are only a few of their hits. You may click on dances to see the awards.

1988-1998 Dawn and Rolly Bourdon
Rollie and Dawn were instrumental in bringing dancing 'ballroom style' to Round Dancers both in the club and wherever they taught. They were a well-respected couple in the world of rounds and, of course, in Montreal. A constant student of the details in cuesheets made Rollie a precise teacher. He'd spend hours reading, re-reading and working out the steps of figures before he'd teach a dance. His preparation on directions and footwork for both men and ladies made learning a new dance so much easier. Dawn brought glamour and poise to the floor and displayed her natural grace as she flowed through routines. She was a role model to the ladies in the club. Unfortunately, dancing on cement and tiles for so many years gradually caused her knees to suffer. This eventually was a major reason for giving up the club. Rollie and Dawn were known for keeping the Melody Mixers a high-level club. They were pioneers as they exposed Roundalab, URDC, and other organizations to the club which led many dancers to travel and increase their knowledge.

1985-1988 Pauline and George Morgan
"Your e-mail spawned several hours of happy reminiscing of the people we know who, like us, had the pleasure of dancing with the Melody Mixers under the tutilage of Vera and Guy Jones. We have over the years really appreciated the thoroughness of their teaching and have tried to emulate their high standards. One of the things which was evident in Montreal and which we enjoy so much is the wonderful people you meet in the round dancing fraternity. We count ourselves fortunate indeed to have taken up an activity some 25 years ago which has afforded us so much pleasure."

1971-1985 Vera and Guy Jones
"We started teaching Round Dancing on the south shore in 1969 with two couples from Square Dancing and two other couples who danced socially. This small group began to grow in size. In 1971 we moved the main group to Pointe Claire, but still had four couples on the South Shore. The group on the South Shore gradually took off and we decided to become a club. The dancers chose the name from a list of suggestions and I designed the badge. We officially became the Melody Mixers on November 29th,1972... the first club in the Montreal area."