Rocking the Chicken Dance

Did you know the chicken dance was composed in the 1950’s in Switzerland? And even more surprising, did you know many of the Astonished! community can rock the chicken dance? Under the guidance of teacher and choreographer, MacKenzie Drumm, Astonished! hosts the A! Dance Project several times a year. On Thursday evening, July 27th,  we rocked it in the dance studio at the Riddell Centre, University of Regina.  The chicken dance was a surprise introduction, in the midst of pop, country, hip-hop and other music.  Thanks MacKenzie for leading the A! Dance Project in an evening of dance fun, and thanks to the  Community Initiatives Fund for your support of the A! Dance Project. And of course the chicken dance must be followed by late-lunch! To see more photos from the evening………

 

Presenting!

We are delighted to present the 18 teams (65 team members) who are entered in the A! 2016 Walk and Roll event to take place on Saturday December 3, 2016. Thank you to all the teams, team members, and team supporters. We have 30 days to exceed our fundraising goal. Go Teams! You can support your favourite team or team member by clicking on the team name or participant name.

Every Body Dances

In 2014 Jake Sawa initiated the A! Dance Project. We loved dancing with Jake and the whole community. Last year Jake left for medical school and we found our way, having fun dancing with Ella McIntyre. There is something beautiful about exploring movement and music that invites every body to dance.

Now in 2016 the A! Dance Project is back. Everyone had a blast finding their own rhythms with the help of some great instruction from MacKenzie Drumm! Here’s to many more Dance Projects as fun as this one! Thanks MacKenzie for coming out, and thanks Kevin Ma for planning it!

Photo: Ryan Matheison, Kevin Ma, Ashley Lafaver, MacKenzie Drumm, Heidi Fitzsimmons

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