Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Feet on the ground, hands in the air

Well, only two more weeks and we will be dancing outdoors again at Harrison Park!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Chinese Fan Dance(Original Choreography)

We had our debut performance of the Chinese Fan Dance at Grey Bruce Chinese New Year Celebration 2015 on February 21 at Grey Roots Museum & Archives. Up till then, we have always done demonstrations and workshop. That was the first time we did a performance in costumes. Thank you Grey Bruce Chinese Culture Community for sponsoring the costumes

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Smooth Transition Follow-up

Remember in June we organized an event at Hillcrest Elementary School for grade 6 students from Dufferin, Hillcrest, Keppel-Sarawak and Sydenham who would be attending grade 7 at Hillcrest this fall? Well, now that it is a month into the new school year, we are going to visit these students in their "new" school and classes and see how they are doing.

On October 6, we will be bringing these students together once again in their school gymnasium to do some dances they already know - Kambos(Greece), Alunelul(Romania), Kanaztanc(Hungary) and Kulsko Horo(Blugaria). I think we will probably have time to teach them a couple more - Ambee Dageets(Armenia) and Zemir Atik(Israel)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It's School Outreach Time Again!

Last school year, our School Outreach have visited over 20 classes of 3 elementary schools in Owen Sound --- Hillcrest, Sydenham and Dufferin --- and 1 in Southampton, GC Huston, introducing international folk dance to more than 500 children and youths. Two or three area schools are coming on board this year! The first workshops started today with a grade 6/7 and a grade 7/8 classes of Holland-Chatsworth Central School. Both classes learn 2 dances: Kambos(Greece) and Alunelul(Romania).

Monday, September 15, 2014

We Have Moved!

With the arrival of fall starts our indoor sessions. After enjoying the mirrored room(fitness studio) at Owen Sound Family Y for 2 years, we are moving into Hit the Beat. We are really excited about the change: the venue is right downtown, which makes the sessions more accessible; we get the venue - two studios if we need to use both - all to ourselves, and storage space too! Grey Bruce International Folk Dancers finally has potential to expand!

We meet Fridays from 4:30 to 6:30pm. There is going to be a drop-in fee of $5 to $8 depending on attendance, in order to cover rental cost. The sessions are open to both gender aged 9 and up.

GBIFD's "Let's Dance" Workshop July 1, 2014 - Part 2 of 4

Another segment of our workshop on Canada Day.