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Saturday’s Entertainment Schedule
12:30 to 1:00
RCCA Red Leaves
RCCA Red Leaf is a non-profit organization that promotes Chinese arts and culture. Our mission is to provide the members, from children to adults opportunity to experience Chinese culture by participating in dancing, instruments, model and group activity.
1:00 to 1:30
Blakey Irish Dancers
Today we have both competitive and recreational Irish dancers ranging from the ages of 4 to 21. They are directed by of 2 certified TCRGs Luanne Schlosser and Ben Abelseth. They will be performing traditional Irish dance in both their ghillies (gillys) and their heavies (hardshoes, like tap shoes). They are excited about their new Regina studio and call you up to a Ceili (Kay-Lee) dance after their performance and see if you’d like to join the Regina Blakey Bees this fall.
2:00 – 2:30
K.G. Harmonie German Dancers
Heart of Harmonie is an all-female dance group. They are one of the dance groups of K. G. Harmonie which is a sub group of the Regina German Club. The group was formed when the parents of the Sparklers dance group also wanted to enjoy and participate in German Folk dancing.
3:00 – 3:30
RCCA (Regina Chinese Canadian Association) Tai Chi Group
The demonstration will last about 15 to 20 minutes including introductions of the different forms and routines. They are 24-form tai chi, 32 – tai chi sword, 40Yang Style tai chi, and 52 tai chi kungfu fan.
Tai Chi is internal martial arts. It focuses on the inhale and exhale effects of energy flow. Tai Chi channels qi气 energy to the major Chinese meridians. It enhances the efficiency of internal organs, blood circulations, muscle expansions, and cell revitalizations.
Tai Chi, in Chinese, literarily means “supreme ultimate”. It refers to the ever evolving process of Yin-Yang balance. This (balance) endeavor necessitates a path to the wholeness of body, mind and soul. Patience, concentration, perseverance, gentleness, non-self and many other qualities originated from Taoism and Buddhism are essentials for Tai Chi improvement.
3:30 – 4:00
Hip-hop/R&B/ dancers included
Canadian National Dragon Boat Championship & Regina Dragon Boat Festival