The state roadmap plans to allow indoor sports (which we use as a proxy for the studio) to return next month (on the 5th). It might even end up being a little earlier. That's why we are getting ready to return.
You will soon be contact from your instructor to work out future lessons - if you have been doing privates.
More information will also be coming about classes in general.
Please get back to me if you have any questions about the re-opening.
Before then though, we still have our online events
Have a great week
I hope all is well.
First off, I want to let you know about the dance talk episode this week - https://www.facebook.com/DestineDance/videos/403040618055223. We will be talking about dance books that help you dance better. This is the first time we will be doing an episode like this. So if you want to know which books are the best books on dance, then I will see you there.
Also, apologies to those who had troubles getting access to our classes last week after paying. We seem to have some technical issues with Facebook. Gigi is working on that with them now.
If you have paid and I have not organised a refund for you yet, then please get back to me so that we can organise this.
This week we will have the old free sessions again with Gigi and we also have the Tuesday Technical class with Anita. We will see you there too.
his week we are making a few minor changes with the Latin Body classes.
They are now running on a slightly different platform (still Facebook) and the cost is now $5.99 a lesson. Therefore, your experience might be a little different.
The next lesson can be accessed here - https://www.facebook.com/ModelSolarVehicleChallenge/posts/4387809707964754. Log in early so you do not miss out on anything. And make sure you have space at home and you are dressed to do all the exercises. It's about getting fit so make sure you are ready for it.
Also, if you want to stay up to date on the Latin Body classes, then most of the information in the future will be shared via a dedicated email list. You can get on that list here - https://www.destinedance.com.au/latin-body-classes.html. Just scroll down the page to where you enter your details.
Keeping with the Latin theme - Anita will also have the regular Technique Tuesdays (https://www.facebook.com/DestineDance/videos/546989849846333)
Finally, no Dance Talk this week - Clint has something on - you can watch some past episodes (the one on shoes was pretty good).
Have a great week
I hope your favoured ball kicking team won over the weekend. In case you did not know - I am not much of an organised sport follower.
But now onto dance related topics.
First of all, make sure you come by the Dance Talk episode tonight - https://www.facebook.com/DestineDance/videos/286742763318116. I am talking to Yvonne of Durant shoes. For those who have met her before, you know how much she knows about getting the right shoe for you and your dance goals. I had a quick chat with her in preparation for this interview, and I was amazed at the knowledge she has - as well has her commitment to helping people get as much from dance as possible. In this interview she will share all she knows. And she has also told me that she will announce an offer at the end of the interview - you want to catch this one.
Note - she does men's shoes too so everyone should be watching this.
Also, I have updated the website with the first aid training our teachers have. Simply so you can rest assured that if you plan on having a heart attack, then the studio is a great place to have it.
Finally, make sure that you log on for the Latin Body sessions with Gigi - this might be the last week they are free - and the Tuesday dance class with Anita on Tuesday.
Have a great week
This week we will have the usual Latin Body classes and the Tuesday Latin technique online lessons.
But the real special event is on Monday night when Anita and I will be talking with Kristina Diaz. Kristina is an Argentinian that will be sharing her knowledge on Argentine Tango with us.
Most people have a positive attitude toward tango - if it is not their favourite dance. So make sure you are there for this one so you can ask any questions you might have about tango of someone who has lived the dance and its culture.
Kristina also has some future plans for for wellness themed getaway events that include tango. We will also talk about these. So if you want to get the low down on some excellent plans for when lockdown ends - and before others find out about them - then there's another reason to join us.
See you on Monday at 7:30pmhere -
The plan next week is to talk about shoes with Yvonne of Durant shoes.
This week Anita will be taking the first Latin Body class on Monday as Gigi continues to recuperate. Anita will also be taking Latin technique class on Tuesday.
The special online event this week will be the Monday night Dance Talk episode were I and the other teachers will be talking about all we know about wedding dances. If you love weddings or know someone who is getting married in the near future, then this will be one to watch.
See all the upcoming live events here - https://www.facebook.com/DestineDance/live_videos
And here's hoping for the quickest end to lockdown so we can get back on the dance floor ASAP
We have a number of Facebook live events for you this week, but the faces might seem a little different from last week.
First off, I hope you got to see the discussion that Kevin had with John Lindo. John is definitely one of the greats in West Coast swing - and thus in dance in general - so it was a real opportunity having him as a guest. If you did not see it, then make sure you check it out - https://www.facebook.com/DestineDance/videos/365800175279282
This week, Anita will be taking the Latin Body classes. Gigi is still recovering and we wish her the best with that recovery. If you have been enjoying these lessons, then they are still running and we look forward to having you there.
On Monday I will be doing a Facebook live event at 7:30pm on dizziness and balance. If you ever feel you get dizzy dancing or want better balance, then join me has I share methods used to train astronauts. Register for a reminder here - https://www.facebook.com/DestineDance/videos/1421144224933620
And again Anita will be taking the Tuesday Street Latin lesson (Bachata) - https://www.facebook.com/DestineDance/videos/823518384997145
See you online, and hopefully soon in the physical world
As you know, lockdown keeps on keeping on. But it’s not like the long one of 2020, and there is no point in simply going into hibernation. So we have been working on some online sessions to keep you engaged and keep dance in your mind – we don’t want to lose what you have gained.
You can see the sessions we have planned here: https://www.facebook.com/DestineDance/live_videos
In summary we have:
I will let you know when that is happening.
Until then, take care and I look forward to seeing you on the dance floor
There are two songs by the band OK Go that are very applicable to what's happening at the moment.
The first is "Here it goes again".
You might have seen this vide before, the band members are pretty good dancers.
The second song, which is a bit more reassuring, is "This too shall pass".
This is a good one for anyone who likes to feel more future positive at the moment and who like mechanisms.
Apart from watching music videos that sum up the situation we are in, you can also watch some online sessions we have set up to keep you and the staff engaged. I have asked the staff to come up with some ideas so there might be more to come, but for now, I can tell you we will have:
Take care and have a good week
This blog is written by the staff at Destine Dance and is inspired by the questions and challenges faced by our students