Online Stepdance Classes warm up the Winter

Put a little spring in your step and a song in your heart!

Avoid the challenges of winter driving and take a stepdance class online from the comfort of your living room or kitchen. Michelle has been offering online classes for several years and the excitement of stepdance and the enjoyment of Celtic music continues to shine through the week.

The next adult stepdance class begins February 6th. This is for beginners who want to have some fun keeping their feet light and toe-tapping to music. We begin with a warmup for feet to improve circulation, muscle coordination, and flexibility. These are activities you can do daily to support pain in the feet and misalignment. We continue through with steps from the jig, strathspey, and reel variations with an emphasis on fun. Michelle offers seated variations for those with movement challenges who cannot stand to do the steps. It is all about participation and enjoying the love of stepdance together. Some classes will also explore tap dance variations to help with opening up the ankle and knee joints for alignment and fluidity. The class runs in 8-week sessions that continue through the summer as well. The cost is $92 including HST. Class is Mondays from 3 – 3:45 Atlantic time. Please register by emailing with stepdance in the subject line.

Stepdance for tweens begins January 23rd. This is for children between the ages of 9 and 15 who want to learn more about the art and fun of foot percussion and stepdance patterns. We will begin with a warmup that supports gaining strength and flexibility with the feet, as well as coordinates movement dynamics for ease of learning. We will explore some of the base patterns of tap dancing that support learning percussive foot patterns. We will learn a series of jig steps that can be used in a Cape Breton Square Set, as well as the Strathspey and Reel steps that soloists are known for at the dances. Dancers will be encouraged to create patterns and routines that become unique to their love of dance and music. Together we will create a routine that makes practicing an easy task to coordinate a series of stepdance favorites. The class runs in 8-week sessions. The cost is $105 including HST. Class is on Mondays from 6 – 6:45 pm. Please register by emailing with stepdance in the subject line.

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