March 23 at home lessons

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Level 1
Learn or review Ah Si
Learn or review Cut a Rug
and then try it to Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”
Learn or review Rita’s Waltz
and then try it to “Music to My Eyes”

Level 1.5
Warmup Crash and Burn (from Level 1)
Learn or review Come Dance with Me
Learn or review Sweet Caroline ** and see the bonus chuckle link here
..and if your time permits, how about Fishers Hornpipe too

Keep dancing for joy!

Spring Session Cancellation

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Hello dancing friends,

Our Board members have all agreed that we must cancel the Spring session.

The peak of this pandemic is yet to come, and no one knows how many weeks or months this will last.

We will be processing registration fee refunds for everyone as quickly as possible:

– If you paid by cheque, we will not cash your cheque. No cheques have been deposited for the Spring session. If you want your cheque returned to you, please email  immediately. We will be destroying cheques in mid-April.

– If you paid by online banking, our new treasurer Jane Saly will refund your fee. Please be patient because Jane will need to go into the bank to formalize her signing authority once the cornonvirus abates. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Our March dance party is cancelled.
We will post notes on the April and May dance parties as this situation evolves.

If by some miracle, everything suddenly turns around in April or May,
we will offer options for semi-structured drop-in classes, or something else creative.

Meanwhile, watch this website, and I will post whatever comes to mind to bring some dancing joy into your homes.

We are all fortunate to live in this magnificent Valley. 
Let’s focus on that and on staying well. 

Keep dancing in your kitchen.

While classes are cancelled, want to learn new dances?

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Sign up for “Digital Dance Weekend” — The first of its kind:

Digital Dance Weekend I       Saturday March 21st – Sunday March 22nd

Deb & I have signed up.  Here are the details we have been given:

Just like a workshop weekend each instructor will have a full hour to teach some of their latest choreography.

Your virtual ticket to this event is $50, this includes LIVE access to all workshops, and access to any that you miss (you can catch up after) which will also allow you to review the dances. There are lots more exciting things planned for the weekend including open dancing (hopefully) and a little view into the lives of your instructors.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to LDF – The Line Dance Foundation.
For many of the instructors teaching during the weekend line dance is their only source of income, we understand there are lots of other instructors and member of our line dance family out there who are in the same position. The LDF is doing all they can to help as many people as possible, please see the note from LDF below and if you feel you can contribute details are available on their website and fb page.

The workshops will be LIVE!! I’m sure there will be lots of ‘oopsies’ but one thing is for sure there will be lots of laughs!
The videos will also be posted after in case you missed them and also for you to recap.

A schedule for the weekend will be posted soon.

Pay via PayPal (***see notes below) to:

Pay via Venmo: Rachaeldance1
Pay via Apple Pay: 4075381533

Visit and once you are logged in to your account go to ‘send and request’ then select ‘friends and family’ NOT ‘goods and services’ this will avoid an extra fee.
If there is an international PayPal fee that must be paid by the user.

Once you have sent payment you will be added into a private Facebook group which is where all the live streaming will be available.
If you are not friends with me on Facebook then please send me your email via Facebook messenger for the group invite.

What we are going through just seems surreal to me right now, but it IS real!
PLEASE follow the guidelines and directions given to us.
Although we may feel separated the only way we are going to get through this is TOGETHER! You may not be worried about this virus, you may be strong and healthy but please consider those people who are not.

And finally… lets get together this weekend and have a fantastic time… “Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!”

Cancellation extended

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Now we have been notified by the Town as follows:

Hello dancing friends,
I have now received notification from Elevation Place as follows:
” all programs/classes occurring between now and March 30th to be cancelled”
Please continue to watch the website for updates.
Keep dancing in your kitchens.
Dancing can bring some joy to a weary or wary world!!!! 


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Hello dancing friends,

As you probably expected, classes are cancelled today.

We will post here when classes can resume.

The Town sent us the following notice:

Facility Closures

The Town of Canmore’s Emergency Coordination Centre team has made the decision to take additional action in response to COVID 19. As of 11 a.m. on March 16, Elevation Place and the Canmore Recreation Centre are closed until further notice.”