Message from Judy McDonald, Event Director

So…floors have been taken up, sound equipment has been returned and we’re finally recouping from a fabulous weekend with friends from around the world! Thanks to everyone who came and joined us at Celebrate Dance! Tina and I are very grateful to you for helping to make the event a success. We had a terrific group of instructors (Fred Whitehouse, Jose Miguel Belloque Vane, Guyton Mundy, John Robinson, Lorenzo GoLo Evans, Gerard Murphy, Jill Babinec, Tina Godin Foster, Vivienne Scott and Fred Buckley) who taught a variety of dance styles and skill levels and kept everyone hopping all weekend. Thanks to each and every one of you…you’re all very special to us.

Special thanks to Donna Laurin for running registration for us, and Vivienne Scott for handling our promotions all year. Also, thanks to Tina and Irvin Foster for their beautiful balloon decorations, and to Suzanne Rodgers and Melissa Adams for their volunteer services on registration, doors and raffles. Irvin also served as door monitor extraordinaire and Julie Ellis kept the staff fed in our hospitality room. And we couldn’t do any of this without our super DJ’s Jill Babinec, Lynn Warden and Fred Buckley. Tina Foster also closed out the event with open dancing on Sunday.

We hope you’ll be able to join us next year when we have Roy Hadisubroto, Neville Fitzgerald and Julie Harris joining us, along with a few others we still have to confirm. I’ll be posting more details on staff as well as a booking code for the hotel, so keep checking here for the information plus registration form and flyer.  The dates will be June 22-25 2017.

NextLineDance is here!!

Great News!   NextLineDance:

Tina has just confirmed that using nextlinedance at the weekend you will be able to view upcoming dances in either Evening Dance Ballroom, or make requests from your phones or other Internet-connected mobile devices. Detailed Information will be in your packets.

From Tina:  It is already setup for our ballrooms if you want to look and see if it’s viewable correctly! Ping me with questions

What are your three favourite line dances (could be old and/or new)?

We want to make sure the DJs have the music for your requests so could you let us know your three favourite line dances?  Add them to the comment section.   Thanks!

Also do check out and “Like” our facebook page and join us there at:

Celebrate Dance!  Facebook page

YOUR FAVOURITE DANCES – Could you note in a comment  to dances that are posted, which one(s) you would like to dance as well.   This way the DJs will know which are the most popular dances to play. Thanks everybody.

e.g.  Jane Brown posts “Electric Slide”, “The Wobble” and “Chill Factor”.  Jim Smith notes in a comment to this post “Electric Slide”,   Will Smith comments in response to Jane’s post “All”.  Hope this helps.

 

 

Rooms added to Room Block

Our room block for Celebrate Dance has sold out again, but more rooms have been added. The only catch is they have no rooms with 2 beds left, so all you can get now is a King room. So if you have’t booked your room yet, please do so soon! If you have a room in our block that you don’t think you’ll need, please let me know rather than release it to the hotel.

Visit www.judymcdonald.ca for more information!

Only 10 Days to go until the ‘Next Best Buy’ Deadline of May 12.

NEXT BEST BUY DEADLINE approaching for Celebrate Dance!

Just to remind you all that to qualify for the next ‘Next Best Buy’ Registration for CELEBRATE DANCE! your envelope must be postmarked by MAY 12.

We do hope you will join us.

Event Date: June 23-26 2016

Instructors/DJs: *FRED WHITEHOUSE* *GUYTON MUNDY* *JOSE MIGUEL BELLOQUE VANE* *JOHN ROBINSON* *LORENZO EVANS* *GERARD MURPHY* *JILL BABINEC (also DJ)* *JUDY MCDONALD* *VIVIENNE SCOTT* *FRED BUCKLEY (also DJ)* *TINA FOSTER* *DJ LYNN WARDEN*

Rooms Added to Room Block

There was a great demand and the original room block for Celebrate Dance! sold out.  However more rooms have now been added to the room block and those of you who haven’t already booked your room can now go ahead and book at the group rate.  In addition the group room rate of $120 will be honoured 3 days before and after the event to give you time to do some sightseeing.
Reserve your room at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre at 1-866-932-7058 (Group Code CF23AA) or book online at https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/CF23AA   There is a free shuttle to and from the airport.
Looking forward to seeing a great crowd of dancers in June!!