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San Antonio dancers bonded by dance

By |2017-08-05T22:30:13-07:00March 20th, 2017|News|

Above: Bata Marcetic teaches Serbian dance. Andy Taylor-Blenis: "dance isn’t just a way to connect cultures, but also opens a space for people who don’t quite fit in" Source: San Antonio performers bonded by dance - San Antonio Express-News

Report to Arts Council – Feb 2017

By |2017-03-01T21:20:19-07:00March 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Surrey International Folk Dancing Society – Feb. 14, 2017 report submitted to the Arts Council of Surrey by Marie Bremner Surrey International Folk Dancers (SIFD) meet every Thursday evening at Walnut Road Elementary School in Fleetwood to dance for fun and exercise. The selection of dances comes from countries around the world, and ranges from very easy to challenging. Recent events: Our instructor, Dale Adamson, with assistance from a couple of our members, spent 4 days In January teaching folk dances to the early grades at Surrey Christian School. We also had groups dancing to entertain residents at Weatherby Pavilion in [...]

Folk Dancing at Surrey Libraries

By |2016-06-30T14:15:13-07:00June 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Over 30 enthusiastic children and their parents experienced folk dancing this morning at the Strawberry Hill Library! After leading dancing at 4 libraries this week, we take a week off, then do 5 more libraries in the second week of July. Lots of fun!

Put on your dancing shoes for your health!

By |2016-11-16T21:35:08-07:00December 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Dancing provides physical, psychological, and social benefits galore, so put on your dancing shoes. Many studies have found that dancing can improve balance, even in frail elderly people. Some have shown improvements in gait, walking speed, and reaction time, as well as cognitive and fine motor performance. Dance studies have included jazz, ballroom, tango, folk, and a series of slow, low-impact dance movements—though any kind of dancing would likely be beneficial. Interestingly, according to a review in the European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine in 2009, dancing may help people with Parkinson’s disease, which is characterized by rigid muscles, slowed [...]