Regina Ballroom Dancing Club

Dance Advice from our President

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Learning to dance is a juggling act. It involves managing body frame, foot positions, weight transfer, eight lines of dance, and, of course, learning to lead and follow.  

Arguably, the leader faces the toughest challenge. He (or she), must understand the technique and mechanics of leading a partner, as well as master the sequence. The leader also has to execute the proper start, use the appropriate lines of dance, and finish the pattern. All while keeping clear of other dancers. On the other hand, the follower has to respond to the lead.

 

Passing Footsteps - March 2017

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The “Passing Footsteps” series of articles are written and published in the BIZ only during a milestone anniversary year, which started 20 years ago for the 20th Anniversary.  The intent was to highlight a moment of club’s history.  Back in 1996,  I obtained a lot of the information and ideas for the “Passing Footsteps” articles from BIZ newsletters (started in 1988).  Memories before 1988 were obtained from my personal archive files of instructor notes, dance programs, meeting minutes, photos, and such.  In doing so, it was also the beginnings of the club’s archives.  Thus, Last Waltz 1997 was also the premier display of club’s archives, complete with poster displays, routine videos, costume display, and lots of photos.
For the 40th Anniversary Last Waltz on April 1, 2017, you’re invited to view the club’s memorabilia in the Quebec and Ontario rooms at the Conexus Arts Centre, located down the hallway from the ballroom room.
“If one wants to run, they must learn how to walk.
If one wants to teach, they must learn.
If one want to define the future, they must study the past.”
(quote by Confucius)
 

Join our Board of Directors

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We need your help.  As RBDC is run byvolunteers the executive positions must be filled in order to maintain the viability of the club.
This year the following executive positions will be open for nomination:
President
Vice President
Social Coordinator
Member at Large Ticket Sales
Member at large membership
Please consider running for one of the above positions.  You can have a positive influence on the future direction of RBDC.
The RBDC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the Austrian Club from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Sunday March 26.  All members are encouraged to attend.
For more information contact Gordon Roberts or one of the executive.
The names and contact information for the current executive is listed in the Ballroom Biz.

February Biz: Dancelicious Update

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March 10th - Friday Nite Kick-Off Dance at the Austrian Club, tickets are $15.00 at the door; admission includes two West Coast Swing lessons.

March 11th & 12th - Workshops at the Turvey Centre. Two days of action-packed workshops, with a focus on new dance moves and technique; includes all levels of dance. Workshops will be led by

Used Shoes Sale

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Beginners take note of this great opportunity to find your first pair of dance shoes at a great price.
A second-hand shoe sale will be held at the Practice Dances on February 25 and March 18 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. If you have any dance shoes that you are no longer using and wish to sell them bring them to the practice dance.
Put your name and phone numberon an envelope with the cost of the shoes and if they sell you will get the money for them.
If you have any questions contact Geraldine Mitchell at 306 525-8206.

February Biz: RBDC Annual General Meeting

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The RBDC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the Austrian Club from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Sunday March 26.

All members are encouraged to attend.

The AGM is a forum where RBDC executives report on club activities, the clubs financial status and answer member’s questions. Members are encouraged to make suggestions regarding club activities, and possible improvements to these activities. 

Elections are held each year to fill any open executive positions. This year the following executive positions will be open for nomination:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Social Coordinator
  • Member at Large Ticket Sales
  • Member at large membership

RBDC is run by volunteers and executive positions are vital to the effective operation of our Club. Please consider running for one of the above positions.


For more information contact us.