Fuse is excited to announce its very own Learn to Dance night taking place on Saturday, October 23 at 7pm! If you read our blog on the Reasons Why Dancing is Good for You here, you already know and are hopefully as stoked as we are to learn some moves!
Before we get into the history of dance, let’s go over some event details...
Meet the Teacher: Georgie Rombough
She has a BA in Dance and Performing Arts and is a registered Jazz and Tap teacher with ISTD, which is an international dance society. She has been dancing her whole life! From performing abroad and co-founding UK Contemporary dance company Fervent Defacto, to teaching in Waterloo for 14 years and becoming a dance company director where she choreographed for us (when we were Vera Causa Opera), KW Symphony and various dance festivals. She also teaches a fun class for mothers and babies called “Salsa Babies.”
“I am happiest when I dance – it makes me feel alive and soothes my soul!” - Georgie Rombough
What to Expect
The Learn to Dance Night is suitable for beginners and beyond! The dance night is all about movement and learning how to enjoy dance. Georgie will be teaching some basic moves from popular dance styles such as Jazz, Swing and Hip-Hop as seen on Footloose, Saturday Night Fever and Center Stage! We will start with a warm-up, two to three movement combinations and finish with a short movement exploration. Come dressed in comfortable clothing and shoes that allow you to move with ease and don’t forget your water bottle! Let’s have some fun and move our bodies while learning a few steps along the way.
Dancing Back in the Day
Dancing can be found in human history dating as far back as 9000 years ago! There is early archeological proof of dance found in paintings in India at the Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka thought to be 9000 years old and Egyptian tomb painting depicting dancing figures dated 3300 BC. Humans are storytellers, and long before the arrival of the written language, oral and performance methods were used to pass down stories through generations. Dance was one of such methods, which is why we can find dances tied to social and religious rituals in many different cultures and civilizations throughout history. This explains why humans love dancing, doesn't it?
Excited to learn some moves yourself? RSVP here now for the most fun Learn to Dance Night on Saturday, October 23, 2021. You don't want to miss out! If you can't make it this time but would love to find out more about future events, check out our programming page here.