We’re two days deep into Dance Week 2014, and it’s not enough for Dance NL that they’ve got mayors and councillors and schools across the province dancing their days away — they have plenty more events in store for us. Already, they’ve launched a poll for “Most Danceable Local Song of 2014,” and you can catch the top runners up, followed by the winner, by tuning into On the Go on CBC Radio One (or online) from 4-5:30 and 6-6:30pm from April 28th to May 2nd. As of the time of this post, the last runner up was Neil Conway’s “Beautiful Vegan Girl.”
Another ongoing initiative is Jill Dreaddy of Jill Dreaddy Dance Company’s “Why I Love to Dance” contest. Answer the question to her delight, and you could win a 50$ gift certificate for classes with her. Details available on her Facebook page. Dance NL are also encouraging locals to commit “Random Acts of Dance” and capture them in photo or film. Here’s mayor Dennis O’Keefe showing us who the boss is:
Schools across the province registered for “Dare to Dance” (yesterday), and laid down their pencils and boredom to turn their classrooms into carefree dancefloors. If all this talk of dancing is appealing to your bottled up dancing fever, then let loose this Saturday, May 3rd, from 10am-4pm, at the Gower Street United Church. As they’ve put it, “You’ve been to a craft fair … so how about a dance fair?” They suggest you “Bring the children in your life (and a few snacks!) and join us for a day of family-friendly workshops and displays from the dance organizations in this town!” 10:30-11:20: HoopDance with Cindy Butt; 11:30-12:20: Highland Dance with Lisa Manouchehri; 12:30-1:20: Bollywood with Sanchita Chakroborty; 1:30-2:20: Scottish Country Dance with Kathy Simonsen; 2:30-3:20: Shim Sham with Lindy Hop on the Rock. The cost is only $5/workshop or you can really let loose for only $20 for whole day. There are a ton more initiatives afoot. Read more here: http://dancenl.ca/projects
And tonight, it’s Folk Dance Night at the Ship!
Dance NL will be “infiltrating their weekly Folk Night with a spicy twist: folk dances of in latin countries! Join us for an evening of Salsa and Tango, with dancers Stacy Fowler, Corie Harnett, and Teri Slade, live music by Marijn Companjen and Steve Murphy, door prizes and more! Bring your good shoes – we guarantee we’ll have you up and dancing by the end of the night!”