A community that experiences dance as a friendship builder, fun way to be active and that values dance as an art form.
County Pride Dance Club promotes dance in the community through lessons, dances, workshops and performances.
Values and Guiding Principles
Business and Strategic Plan
Country Pride Dance Club was established in Red Deer, Alberta in 1991 for all of the Central Alberta community to learn and love the passion of Country Western dance. In that time period the club has done some amazing things, and taken its members on a wonderful journey. From teaching students how to two-step, taking a dance team to compete at a World Championship, and in 2019 have 38 dancers perform in the opening ceremonies of the 2019 Canada Winter Games, and the Canadian Final Rodeo CFR46. If you are looking to learn to dance, have some fun, and meet some great people you have come to the right place! We have weekly lessons we teach to the public that can make you feel more comfortable dancing, as well as a dance team you can become involved with that does demonstrations in the community.
*** New Video Promo about the Club ***
*** 2016 International West Coast Swing Flashmob - Red Deer ***
*** Flashmob 2016 of all cities together ***
*** Flashmob 2017 - 246 cites ***
**** Flashmob 2019 ****
Some of our members have went on to be competitors, teachers, and judges. Some have even opened their own studios. Alberta has always been a hot bed for Country Western music and dance. Our club has been fortunate to be involved with the dance community over the last 25 years to see it evolve and mature. We have access to so many wonderful dancers and teachers who love to share their passion of dance with everyone; including teaching, doing demonstrations, and competing.
Becoming involved with the club opens the doors to being involved in dancing with opportunity to attend dance festivals, and Lessons & Workshops throughout the year to further your dance knowledge and skills. We also hold social dances to practice your dancing and are open to the public! Many times we will include an introductory dance lesson to start off the evening. This is a great place to meet people, make friends and dance the night away. Information on upcoming dance festivals, events, and competitions, are available through the dance club, and we encourage and support all forms of dance in the area.
Increases in lesson attendance, workshops & dances hosted, membership & performances has kept our club busy. From being featured on the front page of the advocate ( for the Barn Dance ), to demonstrating for more seniors centers, and the opening ceremonies of the 2019 Canada Winter Games. The club is doing more in the community then ever before.
We co - host the Family Dances with the City of Red Deer, the Red Deer Arts Council, and Red Deer Culture Heritage Society, and the Red Deer Native and Friendship Society ..... involving the whole community. We featured a dance on Family Day with Frannie Klien and more are planned for 2019. These dances will feature local performers, dancers, with prizes and fun for the whole family. In addition to our weekly lessons we are planning more workshops in 2019... please check our schedule.
With the dedication of it's membership and executive the club continues to thrive!
2018 was an unbelievable year as we celebrated 27 years in the community, and took part and supported many
celebrations..... we are looking forward to 2019!
Keep on Dancing!!!
**** Video previous Family Dances ***
*** Competition Team ***