OK dancers – this is about to be a pretty crazy weather week! But it sounds like it’ll just be this week as things currently stand (hopefully!).
I’ll paste what I was sent by the RDN (Qualicum Beach classes) sent about how they accommodate canceling classes for weather.
Where to find weather updates
I will always update the following spots if weather (or anything else – I badly break myself or whatever) affects a class:
- The class email newsletter (make sure to check Promotions folder and spam).
- Facebook page and my personal Facebook account (pls feel free to add me!)
- Instagram page.
- Class Calendar on CardioDanceClub.com
Weather predictions look pretty crazy, so please please please check at least one of these three spots before heading out on the road!
Qualicum Beach RDN class/weather protocol – IF we get a bunch of snow
This is what I received from the RDN regarding our Qualicum Beach classes. Please note that the channels they are referring to below are RDN accounts.
- If schools are announced as closed due to snow, fitness classes and Pickleball will be cancelled. The school district will make public announcements on radio stations early in the morning. We do our best to notify participants, using facebook and email. Phone calls will only be made in urgent situations.
- If the class location is not in a safe condition, classes will be cancelled. RDN will do their best to get the messages out to patrons ASAP. Emails and Facebook will be used first as that can be done quickly. Phone calls will happen when possible. Please watch facebook and email.
- Please stay home if you are uncomfortable going out in adverse conditions.
Errington ACRA classes
We will closely follow what RDN does (above), except we also may need to cancel classes based on when the parking lot conditions (and whether it can be cleared in time for class) if we get a big dump of snow for safety reasons. If there is snow, please make sure to check your email and my social accounts linked at the top of this message prior to leaving for class! . It’s a good habit to get into – if anything happens to me, this is how we will notify of any class cancellations too.
Classes this week, hopefully maybe
Drop-in, punch card, and registration is available for all classes. You can register or get punch cards at any Errington class (you can use credit, debit, cash, or check.) You can still regsiter for a series in Errington — see me in class and I can pro-rate your series.
Registration/punch cards for Qualicum Beach is offered through the RDN (at their website, or at Ravensong or Oceanside Place) — classes are pro-rated if you start late.
- Monday January 13 at 9:00am at Qualicum Beach Community Hall [Info] – Drop in available.
- Wednesday January 15 at 6:00pm at Errington Hall [Info] – Drop in available.
- Thursday January 16 at 9:30am at Qualicum Beach Community Hall [Info] – Drop in available.
- Friday January 17 at 9:30am (Gentle Groove) at Errington Hall [Info] – Drop in available.
You can find all the classes on our online calendar. I have also printed out a number if you’d like one for your fridge at home – you can find them at classes this week!
We will continue with our new warmup. If you missed the songs from last week’s newsletter, you can find the songs in this post right here.
Starting Wednesday (weather pending), I will add the following song to class. Yeah, we’re taking it back with a well-known throwback. Get ready to get some sass in there.
And this song should be added to all classes including Gentle Groove, beginning Wednesday. Super fun upbeat one – get those smiles and clapping hands ready!
I’m also working on some choreo for Uptown Funk by request. It has been awhile since that song was out, and you ALL know it (I know you do) – so let’s bring it back, and I’ll learn some new choreo for it. Yes? Coming to class sometime in the next couple weeks.
Recipe! For you! Yum foodstuffs.
Looking for a warming recipe using healthy winter vegetables? Try out this flavorful Turmeric Ginger chickpea noodle soup!
And an article too! What?
This science-based article from UC Berkeley “Five Surprising Ways Exercise Changes Your Brain” seems pretty accurate in my experience at least (despite its click-baity title). What do you think?
See you this week
Hopefully the weather won’t be as bad as predicted and we will get to dance together this week! See you soon! –Jen.