Dance Lessons

Dance Lessons

If you like to dance, you’ve come to the right place! From belly dancing and traditional line dancing, to clogging and square dancing, you’ll find it all at the ParkSide Centre.

Bellydancing for Beginners                                                

Join Murielle Jacques as she teaches you this fun choreographed group dance set to Middle Eastern music. In this class you will learn the history and traditions of belly dance including handouts. You will be taught several moves along with the correct posture to prevent injuries and to perform the moves. The moves you will learn include basic Egyptian, coup-de-hanche, shimmi, shassé, vibration, figure 8, washing machine, etc. This class is ideal for those who want to experience dancing in a group, or simply to learn something new.

Wednesdays
September 2 – November 25, 2020
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
$5.00 members                 $7.00 non-members
Minimum of 10 people required.

Dancin’ Feet in Motion 

If you are looking for something enjoyable and fun to do in your spare time, try our Line Dance classes where you will learn new and standard line dances in a comfortable, welcoming, fun-filled class. Since you dance on your own, line dancing is ideal for singles and for partners of non-dancers. It's also wonderful for people who want a social activity that doesn't involve dating, partnering or going to a bar to enjoy! People with two left feet are welcome!

Even though it is still called “Country-Western Line Dancing” opposed to “Traditional Line Dancing”, it is now modern, urban sophistication, swing syncopations, flowing waltz and nightclub rhythms, and dances with a Latin flavor. We are still dancing in lines but are enjoying a large variety of music. Line dancing has evolved to offer everyone fun and enjoyment and will keep you coming back for more.

For more information on the program and what you need to bring, call Carol Larocque (Parkside member) at 705-525-0448, or visit the Dancin’ Feet in Motion website at www.dancinfeetinmotion.ca.

Beginners
Thursdays
September 17 –December 3, 2020
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
$4.00 per class

Improvers
Wednesdays
September 16 – December 2, 2020
2:30 – 4:30 pm
$4.00 per class

Modern Line Dancing 

If you are looking for something enjoyable and fun to do in your spare time, try our Modern Beginner Line Dance. Line dancing became popular in the mid 1970’s, and has been progressively getting more popular since then. A line dance is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows without regard for the gender or age of the individuals, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time.

“Modern Line Dancing” is different than “Traditional Line Dancing” - it is now modern, urban sophistication, swing syncopations, flowing waltz and nightclub rhythms, and dances with a Latin flavor. We are still dancing in lines - but are enjoying a large variety of music. Line dancing has evolved to offer everyone fun and enjoyment and will keep you coming back for more. For more information on the program and what you need to bring, call Carol Larocque (Parkside member) at 705-525-0448.

Mondays
September 14–December 7, 2020 (No class on October 12, 2020) No new students will be accepted unless they have previous dance backgrounds.
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$4.00 per class

Ballroom Line Dancing

In this class, instructor Jan Fregonese will teach you the basic fundamentals of a variety of Ballroom Dances, without the concern about leading or following your partner. She will lead you through a collection of choreographed ballroom steps performed in a line formation. The various movements involve a variety of walking, swiveling or turning movements done to the music of many Latin dances such as the Cha Cha, Mambo, Samba, Rumba, and the Merengue.

Fridays
September 17 – December 4, 2020
1:00 – 2:30 pm