Dance for the Joy of It! Monday Evenings is Moving Outside!

Especially in times when you may feel cooped up indoors, dance is important!  Come enjoy 1.5 hours of free-form dance to a wide range of energizing music -- belly-dance to classic rock, world beat to pop with some Latin and other flavours thrown in -- in the great outdoors!

This is your evening out if you are looking for a way to turn on “delight” (or “da light”) in the darker months of the year.  Especially for people who don’t like following the leader, in this class we move for the fun of it.  We end with twenty minutes of luxurious stretching.


Time:  Mondays  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Place:  While normally we dance in Dean Hall at MERA, to stay safe we need to dance outside. And we think we are too noisy to dance outside at MERA so we are going offsite, to the back yard of Dance for the Joy of It! leader Christine Peringer. Call Christine to get directions etc.

Clothing: Wear a mask. Wear outdoor clothes that allow you to move, layers will be best. We are dancing on a lawn behind my house, so wear sturdy shoes or boots. Bring a blanket to throw over your shoulders for the very beginning and the very ending. Bring a water bottle or thermos if you want a warm drink.

Washrooms: There is a bathroom close to the back door of the house. It will be sanitized before the class and Lysol wipes will be in the bathroom so users can wipe down surfaces after using the facilities.

Dates: Mondays October 19 to December 14, 2020 only when it is not raining. Christine will send an email notice each Monday afternoon if the weather looks iffy to confirm if we are gathering or not.

Cost for MERA Members: $7 per evening drop in or set of 4 evenings for $20 (MERA will receive payment as if we are in Dean Hall)

Cost for Non-members: $9 per evening drop in or set of 4 evenings for $25

Christine Peringer, who lives near Hopetown, will guide the class. She loves free-form dance having been an aerobics instructor, a belly dancer and taken Nia white belt training. Call Christine for more information at 613.259.2073.

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