ABOUT DANCE MOVES
An Edmonton-Grown Business
All About Passion
In recognition of her creation of Dance Moves over 39 years ago, Linda was honoured with the Global Woman of Vision award in January, 2015. Global’s Woman of Vision celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding Edmonton women — women who have implemented their passion and whose personal dedication and actions inspire us all. “The community within the Dance Moves classes is strong,” Linda says. “People come in and socialize and have fun with their friends. It’s not as much about doing the routines properly as it is about having fun, working out, seeing your friends and having a good time.” From children as young as eight to women as old as 87, Linda and her talented instructors focus on building relationships as well as building dance routines. “People come just to see their friends and exercise,” Linda says. “It’s about the heart of the program, about the connection with everyone getting together. Dance is an expression of your soul and you become connected with the people you dance with.”
Is Dance Moves for you?
If you love to dance and you are looking for a fitness program that is fun, challenging and energizing, look no further! Learn a variety of dance styles in one class for an amazing, complete body workout.
Dance Moves is an innovative and exciting, complete body workout that keeps you coming back for the fun of it! Each 1 hour and 15 minute class features all 6+ dance styles taught progressively over the 10 week session:
Bollywood, Afro Jazz and more!
Dancing a variety of dance styles is the best complete body workout because each style works the body differently. Also, Dance Moves includes a warm up, strength and endurance (core work and upper body workout with weights), all the proper stretching, and ends with relaxation. This is all in addition to the cardio section that will have you working up a sweat! You leave the class feeling great, knowing that you have had a balanced workout without pain and discomfort.
Classes run 20 times per week in 8 different facilities around Edmonton & St Albert (see the schedule page for all locations and times).
Flexible scheduling available.
Classes in mornings, evenings & weekends.
All ages (ages 8 to 80+) and all dance abilities.
No previous dance training required.
No partners necessary.
Taught by A.F.L.C.A. trained instructors.
10 week session starts in January, April, July and October.
Dance Moves has been a leader in Edmonton's fitness for over 30+ years and has over 500 current participants!
This is how we grew...
Fall 2003 there were about 200 participants
Fall 2004 Started up Gentle Dance Moves in the senior centres
Fall 2005 there were about 350 participants
Fall 2007 there were about 650 participants
More than 300% growth in 4 years!!! Dance Moves was on a roll...
In 2004, Linda Tyler was nominated for the YWCA Woman of Distinction for Athletics, Recreation & Fitness. Many letters were written and support shown by the participants which was a great honour to this inspiring entrepreneur's accomplishments.
Dance Moves gives back to the community each Christmas with Feed the Food Bank Fundraisers at City Hall. For 15+ years participants have shared with family and friends what they love to do by dancing in the foyer of City Hall to benefit the Edmonton Food Bank, raising on average 350 kg of food and over $1500 per year.
Financially, Dance Moves helped to build a shelter for the kids in Nigeria that are abandoned and tortured by their families and communities because they are feared to be witch kids.
Dance Moves clothing is available for purchase by the participants.