Originally posted by Donna Stewart August/17/2016 03:00 PM
Hi everyone! We at Capital Carousels trust you have had a most enjoyable and amazing summer! We strive to keep that trend going with the beginning of our new dance season along with our new beginner round dance lessons with Susan and Doug Connors as cuer/instructors! Since the initial plans to setup new round dance lessons, your executive have been involved in promotion of our lessons on many levels. We have done several demos at square dance clubs and other interested groups to not only show people what round dancing was all about, but also encourage people to come to lessons. We have also been advertising through our website, the EoDance website and our Facebook Page with flyers and our Video Flyer we created last spring. New in the last few weeks has been a “flash mob” of sorts with blitz advertising in various local neighbourhood newspapers and online newspapers to create interest. We do hope these avenues will produce the results we want to see which is of course, is a room full of keen and interested students at our lessons!! We all can still put in a last push by talking with our friends and family about our upcoming lessons. If you know of anyone interested, give them a flyer of our lessons, or direct them to our website here where we have a special section setup just for our new lessons and 2-3 club. If you square dance and know of people in your clubs who have asked questions about round dancing, let them know how much fun you are having!! If they are interested in coming to just learn some two step and waltz so they can dance at square dances between tips, we can help out with that! Lessons and phase 2-3 club dancing is just $5/person per day and the first lesson is free so it’s a good opportunity for those wanting to learn how to dance or those who are really just interested in phase 2-3 dancing or even both!
If you have been involved in square or round dancing long enough, you know that our numbers are dropping every year. Please help us by talking up this activity which all of you so dearly love. We all know its advantages. It’s a great form of exercising without knowing you are exercising!! It not only exercises the body, but the brain as well! How many more friends have you made since you started dancing? It certainly has grown your circle of friends has it not? Do you love music? Just think of all the genres and eras of music we encounter every day when we dance! Round dancing, in the general scheme of things is a relatively inexpensive form of entertainment as well. People will never know until they try and they will be surprised how much they enjoy it when they do!
So talk it up everyone. Our new lessons will start on Thursday, September 8 from 1-2PM at Parkdale United Church. The new phase 2-3 Club will be starting immediately after lessons from 2-3PM. Let’s spread the word!!