Canada Day Parade

Participate in the Canada Day Parade

July 1, 2015 – Wednesday

About the Parade
Hosted by Port Metro Vancouver, the Canada Day Parade celebrates 148 years of Canada by bringing bright and colourful performances to the streets of Downtown Vancouver. With well over 100 entries, ranging from cultural groups to marching bands, our aim is to enlighten Vancouver with the wonderful world of Ballroom Dancing!

Robson Square Summer Dance Series Parade
Plan for lots and lots of dancing! The Canada Day Parade is an experience you’ll never forget!  Send an email to canadadayparade@dancesportbc.com  .  We will keep you up to date with practice sessions, answer any questions and let you know the time and location details for the day of the parade.

Time and Location
We are meeting at 5:00pm downtown on Wednesday July 1st. 1351 Alberni Street, the south side of Alberni in between Broughton and Jervis, look for float number 42.    https://goo.gl/maps/V0Z2c

What to Wear (Past years have been very warm!)
Men: White tops, dark/khaki pants/shorts
Women: White and red clothing
Highlights: Red maple leaves will be handed out to wear like competition numbers
Footwear: Do not wear dance shoes! Wear comfortable street shoes
Bags and personal items can be stored and kept safe in the truck, please keep to a minimum.

Wait! What do I Dance?
Don’t fret! We have simple routines that all dancers can learn in no time!
This year we will be rotating through 5 dances with two Flights

Flight 1: Cha Cha, Quickstep, Vogue
Flight 2: Jive, Viennese Waltz, Vogue

Practice Times for the Parade Routines
Parade Practice #2
Friday June 26th, 7pm at Robson Square
800 Robson St (@ Howe)

https://www.facebook.com/events/856748631046647/

Parade Practice #3
Saturday June 27th, 6-8pm at Imperial Ballroom
7900 River Road, Richmond

https://www.facebook.com/events/608203045949773/

Parade Practice #4
Monday June 29th, 6-8pm at Imperial Ballroom
7900 River Road, Richmond

https://www.facebook.com/events/384082205136227/

Thank You
Joel and Clara at JC Dance Co ( jcdanceco.com )
Han and Crystal at Imperial Ballroom ( imperialballroom.ca )
for creating the routines.

The parade float is organized by the Robson Square Summer Dance Series Committee, with support from DanceSportBC and the Roy Hamlyn Foundation.

Canada Day Parade Facebook page
Email:  canadadayparade@dancesportbc.com

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Routines

Cha Cha

Count

Lead starts with

Count in “Two, Three, Cha-Cha, One”
Group 1:
Prep Step Right on 1 1 Right foot to right
Basic Step – Forward 2,3 Left foot forward
Side Chasse to Left 4&1 Left foot to left
New York 2,3 Right foot forward
Side Chasse to Right 4&1 Right foot to right
Hand to Hand 2,3 Left foot back
Group 2:
3 Cha Cha Chas 4&1 2&3 4&1 Left foot forward
Turn – Full 360 (Right to Left) 2,3 Right foot forward
Lock – Right/Left/Right 4&1 2&3 4&1 Right foot forward
Group 3:
Cuban Breaks to Left 2&3&4& Left foot crosses right
Side Step 1 Left foot to left
Cuban Breaks to Right 2&3&4& Right foot crosses left
Side Step 1 Right foot to right
Spot Turn – Full 360 2,3 Left foot open right
Group 4:
Side Chasse to Left 4&1 Left foot to left
Aida 2,3 4&1 Right foot backward
Forward Check 2,3 Left foot forward
Side Chasse to Left 4&1 Left foot to left
  — Repeat from beginning —


https://www.youtube.com/embed/jBp0LP89UAA

Jive

Count

Lead starts with

Count in “Five, Six, Seven, Eight”
Group 1:
Basic in Place 1,2 3a4 5a6 Left foot back
Walks – Rock Step 7,8 Left foot back
Walks – Triple Step (facing) 1a2 Left foot slightly left
Walks – Triple Step (forward) 3a4 Right foot forward
Walks – Hip Twists 5,6,7,8 Left foot forward
Fallaway Throwaway 1a2 3a4 Left foot slightly left
Group 2:
American Spin 5,6 7a8 1a2 Left foot back
Change of Hands Behind Back 3,4 5a6 7a8 Left foot back
Change of Places – Left to Right 1,2 3a4 5a6 Left foot back
Hip bump 7,8 1a2 3a4 Left foot back
Group 3:
Rock Step 5,6 Left foot back
Forward Chasse Left/Right/Left/Right 7a8 1a2 3a4 5a6 Left foot slightly left
Change of Places – Left to Right 7,8 1a2 3a4 Left foot back
  — Repeat from beginning —


https://www.youtube.com/embed/HPO65129QhI

Quickstep

Count

Lead starts with

Count in “Five, Six, Seven, Eight”
Group 1:
Prep Step on 8 Q Left foot forward
Quarter Turn S,Q,Q,S Right foot forward
Progressive Chasse S,Q,Q,S Right foot back
Forward Lock S,Q,Q,S Right foot forward
Group 2:
Natural Turn S,Q,Q Right foot forward
Hesitation S,S,S Left foot back
Chasse Reverse Turn S,Q,Q Left foot forward
Progressive Chasse S,Q,Q,S Right foot back
Forward Lock S,Q,Q,S Right foot forward
Group 3:
Quarter Turn S,Q,Q,S Right foot forward
V6 – Part 1 Q,Q,S Right foot back
V6 – Part 2 S,Q,Q Left foot back
Forward Lock S,Q,Q,S Right foot forward
Group 4:
Natural Turn S,Q,Q Right foot forward
Back Lock S,Q,Q,S Left foot back
Running Finish S,Q,Q Left foot back


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFY5x6xG_Js

Vogue – amended for parade movement

Action starts with

Count in “Five, Six, Seven, Eight”
Group 1:
Left,Right  Left-Right-Left Left foot to left
Forward,Cross  Back-Side-Forward Right foot forward
Group 2:
Cross-Side-Point* Left foot cross front of right
Step-Cross-Side-Point* Left foot step in place
Step-Cross-Side-Point* Right foot step in place
Step-Cross-Side-Point* Left foot step in place
Group 3:
Step, Drag Right foot forward
Step, Drag Right foot forward
Step, Drag Right foot forward
Step, Drag (with clap) Right foot forward
Group 4:
Walk Forward (Left,Right,Left,Right) Left foot forward
Cucaracha Left, Cucaracha Right, and Spin (180°) Left foot to left
  — Repeat from beginning —
*= No weight transfer on Point


https://www.youtube.com/embed/DVfcgUApeCg
Viennese Waltz