DN Drop-in: Well, we have reason to be hopeful as we make our way through this ever developing Covid world. The vaccination program seems to be developing into a solid routine, and in Canada at least, we may well be getting a jump in the race against variants, so we are still hopeful that it will all translate into an opportunity to resume drop-in sessions for the 2021-2022 season with a normal Sept start. Obviously we are just one small part of the re-establishing process that stems from the Provincial Government, down through the local School District, the Y (our landlords) and finally to Dance North, but the general thinking at this point is that we have better than a 50/50 chance – we will let you know as soon as we get any positive news.
Dance North drop-ins have been progressing in a very well-adjusted and stable way, helping us settle in to our (not so) new home at the Highland Centre. The list of attendees we mail out to has grown steadily as well as the core group of folks that come along to our drop-ins, where they can enjoy a variety of dances in a warm, comfortable, “uncomplicated” and open environment, free of regime and overly zealous management. The $5 drop-in fee has not changed and DN instructors still continue to share their experience free of charge (i.e. not for profit), where beginners and regulars alike are all welcome to find their own level of comfort, no pressure, no judging, no drama.
Did you know that physical exercise has the effect of slowing down the aging process ? And which exercise do you think tops the list ? – you guessed it – DANCING !