Regina Ballroom Dancing Club

RBDC Announcements for the week of February 12th, 2018

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  1. The RBDC Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday, March 25, 2018.
    The following executive positions are open for nomination:
    Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, MAL Communications, Mal Practice Dance.
    If you would like to be involved in the operation of our club, consider running for one of the positions.
    Contact a current executive member for more information.
    Executive members do have some benefits.

  2. There will be no dance classes (next week) the week commencing Monday February 19th 2018 for the Family Day Break.

  3. RBDC has organized a dance event on Saturday March 10th at the Turvey Centre. The theme is “Spring Fling”.  There will be a free dance lesson from 7 PM to 8 PM. Tickets will be available at dance classes and online starting February 26th.

  4. Last Waltz event will take place on Saturday April 7th. Details will be provided later.

Lost & Found

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Pair of grey Women's dance shoes left at WAWA Shriners Tuesday (Feb 6) night.  They are on Top of the cabinet on the stage.

RBDC Announcements for the week of February 5th, 2018

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  1. There will be no dance classes the week commencing Monday February 19th 2018 for the Family Day break.

  2. RBDC has organised a dance event on Saturday March 10th at the Turvey Centre. The theme is “Spring Fling”. Tickets will be available at dance classes and online starting February 26th.

  3. Last Waltz event will take place on Saturday April 7th. Details will be provided later.

RBDC Class Announcements for the week of January 29, 2018

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  1. There will be no dance classes the week commencing Monday February 19th. 2018 for the Family Day break.

  2. The social dances are run by RBDC Social Dance Committee composed of volunteers. The committee is looking for additional volunteers to serve on the committee. Please contact committee members at the registration desk at a social dance.  

  3. This is a friendly reminder. All members are reminded to protect the dance floor by not dancing in street shoes but change into clean dance shoes.

Hello RBDC dancers!

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I've been asked to start a blog for the Ballroom Biz. I have never done anything like a blog before, but I said I never ballroom danced way back when I started, so here I go.

My name is Linda Helfrick and I would love to hear from you about what you would like to see in the blog and content.

I'll start the blog by sharing my experience with trying the ankle exercises in the Jan. Ballroom Biz.

Here it is mid Jan and I have decided to work on my posture to improve my pickleball shots and my ballroom dance frame.

The ankle exercises in the Ballroom Biz seemed fortuitous. The universe has a way of encouraging me, doesn't it?

I started doing the alphabet with my right foot and big toe. I'm not sure anyone would recognize my F,K, Q. I noticed my whole leg seemed to get involved and I had to really focus on just using my toe and ankle. It is harder than it sounds.

I double dog dare you to try it. Remember what you do with your right foot you should do with your left foot.

I have to say I loved the calf raises, on the stairs, it was a great stretch. M kept my hand close to the handrail as a precaution.

The one foot balance act was a little tricky.  I moved close to the counter and they suggest you balance on one foot for up to 2 minutes. My first effort was about 30 seconds. I think I will work up to 2 minutes.

My toughest exercise was the arch squat. People who know me know I dance in flats, so balancing on the ball of my foot was challenging. I finally have a use for the yoga blocks. The exercise description says your foot 'may' shake when you lower your foot...mine shook bad enough to rate a number on the Richter scale I think.

Tell me what you think. Did you try the ankle exercises? What are you interested in seeing in the blog.

RBDC Announcements for the week of January 22, 2018

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  1. RBDC organizes several social dances a year and there will be a social dance this Saturday January 27th at Lakeview United, 3200 McCallum Avenue, from 7:30 PM to 10:45 PM. The entrance is $3 for members and $5 for non-members.

  2. The social dances are run by RBDC Practice Dance Committee composed of volunteers. The committee is looking for additional volunteers to serve on the committee. Please contact committee members at the registration desk at a social dance.  

  3. This is a friendly reminder. All members are reminded to protect the dance floor by not dancing in street shoes but change into clean dance shoes.

  4. At Lakeview United, please change into dance shoes on the carpeted entrance and hallway areas and carry your street shoes to place them in shoe racks including those under the coat hangers. When leaving, please carry your street shoes to the carpeted areas to change into them. Please do not place your street shoes on the top rack at the entrance.

Lakeview United Church Shoe Rack

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FYI - a gentleman from the Lakeview United Church has requested that when you enter for your lessons that you DO NOT place your boots or outside shoes on the top racks.  He was asked why and stated that this rack was for putting displays or plants and such.  He has agreed to put up signs above the top rack.  They should be up for next weeks lessons.  Thanks everyone for your cooperation on this matter.

RBDC Announcements for the week of January 15, 2018

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1.   Please change from your street shoes into another pair of shoes when you come to class.  This is important as water and gravel will damage the floor and ballroom dance shoes.

2.   A reminder, you are expected to attend the class you signed up for whenever possible.  However, if you have a week where it does not work out, you may choose another class at your level during that week.

3.   Dancelicious will not be held this year, there will be a theme dance instead, more info on this in February.

4.    Members need to be aware that in the case of extreme weather classes may be cancelled on short notice.  Be sure to check our telephone message line or the website for current information. 

ATTENTION - NEW RBDC CLASS LOCATION

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Just a quick FYI - all classes which were previously held at the Austrian Club are now being held at the WA WA Shriner Hall - 2065 Hamilton Street, Regina, SK..

Free Parking across the street in the Sask Power Parking lot.

Winter Registration

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Winter Registration starts Monday, December 18, 2017 and will end Thursday, January 18, 2018.  Please got to our On-Line Registration page to download the registration form. 

You can either register online or in person at classes the 1st week starting January 8, 2018.

See you on the dance floor.