The Wondrous World of Social Dancing

Posted by on October 15, 2021 in Blog, Featured, Fundraising | 0 comments

The Wondrous World of Social Dancing

Dance journalist and author of “The Wondrous World of Social Dancing: Come Dance Ballroom, Salsa, Argentine Tango, Square-Dance with Me“, John Yuen, details for the first time how Canadians who dance for social reasons have made a phenomenon of our times: a fun activity, exceptional exercise, spiritual awakening, and a therapeutic medium.

The book takes a deep dive into the social dance subculture to show the true nature of people’s interplay with four popular dance styles that are sweeping the world – Ballroom, Salsa, Argentine Tango and Square-Dance. About Social Dancing: Social dancing is pursued for play and pleasure. It can be done solo, with a partner or as a group, with or without music. A huge swatch of Canada’s 38 million residents, from all walks of life, have danced socially at one time or another. For Indigenous people, music and dance are part of their everyday life. Competitive dancing, such as dancesport and salsa competitions, is not social dance but is a representation of it. The book highlights all the top social dance studios and instructors across Canada. Shall we dance?

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Robert’s mother, Judy Tang, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2009 and passed away in August 2012. The fund was established to honour her courageous battle. She, along with Robert’s father Aaron, were passionate about the Arts and especially Ballroom & Latin Dancing. Fund beneficiaries will include Breast Cancer Survivors; Entrepreneurs from the Creative Arts field; Senior Citizens facing Financial or Health-Related Challenges; and Underpriviliged Youth/Teens & Children.

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