Final Update

Dance Schedule Released:  We have scheduled 18 hours of dancing, over 4 days from 3 callers including levels of Mainstream through C2. Just as a reminder, we added a trail-in dance on Thursday. See schedule on our website for full details.

 Arts Court Dance Theatre: Our dance home for 4 wonderful days of dancing is air conditioned and ready to welcome us! We have 2 dance floors that are side by side, and the washrooms are just across the hall, with a break room not too far away. Follow the signs to the theatre and the main hall from any of the entrances. The Arts Court Theatre is just across the street from Rideau Centre, an upscale mall featuring lots of shopping and dining options. Their quick dining options would be ideal for lunch on Saturday, and a short walk away you’ll find many options for supper in the By-ward Market. All meals on Saturday are on your own.

 Parking: Street side parking is very limited near our dance venue. However, there are multiple parking garages that are within a short walking distance including the Rideau Centre parking garage ($3 per hour, $20 for 12 hours) across the street. Parking fees are by the hour and vary from garage to garage. We recommend carpooling or taking public transit, OC Transpo. The closest bus stop is Laurier 1A/2A.

Parking is free weeknights and weekends at the World Exchange Plaza and at City Hall but these locations are 10-15 minute walk from the venue.

 Registration: The registration/information desk will open starting at 5:30pm on Thursday at the trail-in dance. Stop by to check in and get your registration materials for the weekend. For those arriving on Friday, it will reopen at 5pm and stay open throughout the weekend.

 Potluck Supper: A lite potluck supper will be provided on Friday starting at 6pm at Arts Court. If you are in the local area and would like to bring a dish to share, we would really appreciate the help.

 Bus Tour:  Sunday morning at 8:45am the yellow school bus will be just outside the Marriott Courtyard our host hotel. Please arrive a little early, we need to leave promptly at 9am for the tour of Ottawa and to enjoy a few dance tips with Gary Monday. We still have a few seats left, you can register on our website for the tour for $15. The bus will drop us off right in front our brunch location.

Brunch: Come hungry at 10:30 Sunday morning! Just across the street from the host hotel, Tucker’s Marketplace is an all you care to eat buffet that includes everything from traditional breakfast items to made to order omelettes and crêpes. Juice, coffee, and pop(soda) are also included. Desserts are delicious, make sure you try their homemade bread pudding!

Merchandise: Help support All Join Hands Canada! Delivery to your home will still be available for a small shipping charge. We will have a few items to purchase over the weekend, however there is limited sizes and colours.

Additional Updates: If there are any new updates before the fly-in, we will post it on our website. We look forward to dancing with you in just over 2 weeks.

See you soon,

Joel Smith, Chair Veer North Committee

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