Hello Summer!

We're back! Orlando and the 2016 NAIDC was insane and we're so proud of each and every one of you - you were absolute pros on the big stage. Special shout-outs go to our first-timers; you handled yourselves beautifully. We've now had a couple weeks to rest sore muscles and enjoy summer in Southern Alberta - hit up the Stampede, go camping, chase down a few Pokemon (Pokemons? We aren't sure what the correct plural is here... whatever, if it gets you up and moving and outside, we're all for it!)

Here are a few updates and reminders as we head into the summer months:

Summer Classes: Summer classes take place in Calgary on Wednesdays (July) and Tuesdays/Thursdays (August). Summer classes take place in Okotoks on Tuesdays and Thursdays for both July and August. Join us and get a head start on your training for the fall and the 2016 Oireachtas! See our calendar for a complete list of dates.

Summer Workshop: Our annual summer workshop will take place from August 18-21. Times, dates and locations vary depending on your level. Please check your emails for details!

Summer Performances: Catch the PBA dancers performing in and around Calgary and Okotoks this summer! The Calgary crew will be performing at Marda Gras in Marda Loop on Sunday, August 14 and the Okotoks crew will be performing at the Foothills Highland Games in Okotoks on August 17 and the Canmore Highland Games on September 3.

Dailey Method Online: Some of you may remember that we had a guest instructor in last year to teach us a Dailey Method class. Dailey Method is a challenging combination of pilates, yoga and ballet barre, and it's a fantastic compliment to Irish dance. The latest from DM is that they have now released a series of online routines that can be done at home. All you need is a mat, an open space and some socks (socks with grips on the bottom are best). For those of you who enjoyed DM, we highly recommend giving the online program a try for your cross-training - it should tide us over until they decide to open a studio in Okotoks! ;) Check it out: http://www.thedaileymethod.com/dailey-online/

Hope you're all having an amazing summer - can't wait to see you again soon!

Team PBA

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