To All Round Dancers

Submitted by Bruce and Mary Nelson:

Due to demand, our Zoom Dancing sessions will continue through to December 2020.  We have dancers from across Canada, United States and Australia joining us.

Bruce and Mary Nelson are hosting virtual round dancing three evenings a week. The links for the different evenings are noted below.

Hope to see you at a dance soon.

Phase II

Friday evenings at 7:30 MDT

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82126498953?pwd=QTJ1L01ESC9vWmlCZXNUNyszVlp5Zz09

Meeting ID: 821 2649 8953

Phone: 587 328 1099

Use this link to log into Phase II dances every week

Phase III

Monday evenings at 7:30 MDT

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84428048307?pwd=UUIrK2lGMHVHVEtvTFlQM3RwZTYvdz09

Meeting ID: 844 2804 8307

Phone: 587 328 1099

Use this link to log into Phase III dances every week

Phase IV

Tuesday evenings at 7:30 MDT Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86296645598?pwd=Sk92bzBSRFZXM1RZS2dCVWpaOGZjUT09

Meeting ID: 862 9664 5598

Phone: 587 328 1099

Use this link to log into Phase IV dances every week

 

Ready to try something new?

Submitted by Gary & Eileen Smith

We are planning an alternative square dance program, which would allow for physical distancing, and bring back some of the socialization that we all enjoy.  This is a very different way of dancing, and will challenge the mind.  We invite you join us, to try it out, and to reconnect with other dancers you may not have seen for a long time.
WHEN:                 Sunday August 16th
TIME:                    2 PM to 3:30 PM
COST:                    Free
HOW:                   
This program is modeled on the Zoom Square Dancing led by Lorne Smith of Calgary.  We will be dancing at the Mainstream level, although Plus dancers are certainly welcome!  You will dance as a couple, with a partner from your household, and with an imaginary couple opposite you, ‘in groups of four’. Each group will be distanced from the other groups. Singles can pair with another trusted single, or dance by themselves. (Eileen will be dancing by herself.) Gary will do pattern moves for practice, and each pattern session will be followed by a singing call.  There will be breaks between tips. Our first introductory session was with a small test group, and it worked well!

WHAT TO BRING:            
1.  Wear your masks
2.  Wear your name tag
3.  Comfortable shoes, we will be on asphalt
4.  Camping chairs
5.  Water bottles
6.  Snacks for yourself, if desired
7.  Your own hand sanitizer

WHERE: Potter Greens Park – on Picard Dr. NW, located west of Anthony Henday, and north of the Whitemud.  (From westbound Whitemud, turn right (north) onto Lewis Estates Boulevard.  Take the next right onto Potter Greens Dr.  You will pass a small cul-de-sac on your left.  Take the next left turn onto Picard Dr. NW.)  We will dance on an asphalt area south of the ice rink.  There are no washroom facilities. Parking is ample, on both sides of the street.

Final plans will be weather dependent.  Each person must accept their own risk – for COVID, or otherwise.  We know that some of you may not feel comfortable coming out under any circumstances, and we understand that.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Regards,
Gary and Eileen Smith
eileensmith778@gmail.com
Home phone: 780 990 4042
Eileen’s cell: 780 778 3214

Round Dance News

Submitted by Mary & Bruce Nelson

Hi to all, hope you’re all healthy and safe. This is our last Phase II Zoom dance until we resume on August 21, 2020. Great dancing by all and the music was great.

Round Dance, Choreographed Ballroom Dancing, Phase II, Friday August 7, 2020, cued by Mary Nelson. We will resume the Zoom Round Dances starting with Phase II on Friday August 21, Phase III Monday August 24 and Phase IV Tuesday August 25 and will continue until the end of September subject to our schedule. Have fun, enjoy the music and the dances. Please stay safe.

You Raise Me Up II Waltz

https://youtu.be/G_lJjYhCZj8

We’ll Waltz In Love Tonight II+1 Waltz

https://youtu.be/424rXHcaAdY

Walking All Over My Heart II Waltz

https://youtu.be/Beycdcctiso

The Fair Is Moving On II+2 Waltz

https://youtu.be/__kjyKoYjMU

Jacalyns Waltz II Waltz

https://youtu.be/Xi02lBFAE0g

Its Almost Tomorrow II+2 Waltz

https://youtu.be/yCejhXfR6GA

He’s So Fine II Two Step

https://youtu.be/i9t5ZjaeOKs

Footsteps II+1 Two Step

https://youtu.be/m-TDIVAFd4I

Do You Believe In Magic II+1 Two Step

https://youtu.be/opbInXjHG9I

Broadway Rhythm II+2 Two Step

https://youtu.be/gHqXhAArBt4

Bing Bang Boom II Two Step

https://youtu.be/g3XY5oSsqp0

Anna Marie II Waltz

https://youtu.be/WVA0HCb6Fl0

Alligator Stroll II+2 Two Step

https://youtu.be/kjpgnux40Vc

Adelida II Two Step

https://youtu.be/y5OxAVv49jc

 

Hugs to all,
Mary Nelson, Instructor and cuer
Bruce Nelson, Instructor
Fun Steps and Cue Steps Round Dance Clubs, Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta

780-467-1141

SRDIAA Cuers’/Instructors’ School Delayed until 2021

Submitted by Mary Nelson:

After several discussions with the executive of SRDIAA and the membership during our Annual General Meeting via Zoom, it has been decided that the SRDIAA Cuer/Instructors’ School will be delayed until May 2021, with the hope that travel restrictions and gatherings will be lifted by then.

We have confirmed that the Hall and the Instructors will be available for the new dates of May 10-13, 2021.

Click here to print the 3-page poster and registration form: SRDIAA Cuers School Registration 2021_Dance Flyer

For those of you who have already registered, I hope that you will be available to attend on the new dates.  Please confirm.

We hope you are all staying healthy & safe during this strange time in the dance world.

Mary Nelson
Secretary (SRDIAA)
Square & Round Dance Instructors Association of Alberta

Round Dancers – Using Zoom Meetings to Keep Up Their Skills

Submitted by Mary and Bruce Nelson, Round Dance Instructors for Fun Steps (Edmonton) and Cue Steps (Calgary):

To all Round Dancers

We received several messages from dancers around Alberta that were into serious dance withdrawal and were looking for dance of some kind that they could do during this time of social distancing, where groups cannot get together for a dance.

We have come up with a solution, if you have space in your house that you can manage to dance in, or in your garage, or carport, or even on the driveway or back deck. As long as you can bring your computer, laptop or iPad to the area you pick to dance, you can join one of our Virtual Round Dances.  You can just click on one of the links below and join our zoom meeting dance.  If you have a webcam on your system, you will be able see yourself and other dancers and talk to each other on the break or even send a chat message to one person or to everyone. If you don’t have a webcam you can call in and listen to the dance.

Bruce and Mary Nelson are hosting virtual round dancing three evenings a week until August.  The links for the different evenings are noted below.

Hope to see you at a dance soon.

Phase II

Friday evenings at 7:30 MDT

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82126498953?pwd=QTJ1L01ESC9vWmlCZXNUNyszVlp5Zz09

Meeting ID: 821 2649 8953

Phone: 587 328 1099

Use this link to log into Phase II dances every week.

Phase III

Monday evenings at 7:30 MDT

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84428048307?pwd=UUIrK2lGMHVHVEtvTFlQM3RwZTYvdz09

Meeting ID: 844 2804 8307

Phone: 587 328 1099

Use this link to log into Phase III dances every week.

Phase IV

Tuesday evenings at 7:30 MDT

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86296645598?pwd=Sk92bzBSRFZXM1RZS2dCVWpaOGZjUT09

Meeting ID: 862 9664 5598

Phone: 587 328 1099

Use this link to log into Phase III dances every week.