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originating from

I began my dance training in American Social Ballroom Dancing in Montreal, where I taught and
competed in the American Social Ballroom style of Dance.(Arthur Murray style)

Later. I decided to expand my dance knowledge by studying (Alex Moore's)
English International style of Ballroom Dancing -
Studying all 10 dance styles - (Standard and Latin Divisions)
and earned my Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals in both styles of dance from ISTD.
- studying from the Imperial Society of teachers of Dancing books (ISTD)
This type of dancing is danced world-wide

I started Line Dancing in 1994 and promptly joined the CWDI
(Canadian Western Dance International Society)
In 1995 - I started teaching Line Dancing.

In 2001 - I started choreographing dances and competing in the choreography competitions
held by the CWDI (Vancouver Vibrations) in Surrey and at the Hot Tamales Events
held every year by Michele Perron in West Vancouver.

I received many awards for line dances that  I choreographed including
"Memory" which was published in the LineDancer Magazine in the UK
(and danced world wide)
"Moon River" which was published in the Sing-a-long Book issued by the LineDancer Magazine
and "Boardwalk Time" was taught at the World Line Damce Party In January 2009.

Presently, I teach at 7 different locations, South Granville Seniors Centre, Kerrisdale Community
Centre and The Brock House Society, (which is a private club, overlooking English Bay and the
North Shore), Shannon Oaks Retirement Home, Clarendon Court Retirement Home,
South View Terrace Retirement Home and Mount Pleasant Community Centre.

The Westend Seniors Action Network, Vancouver, B.C. published the following article in their
book "Everyday Heroes" touching the hearts of Westend Seniors.

Nominated by Zan Romeder.
Irene Groundwater is our Texas Line Dancing Teacher at the South Granville Seniors Centre.
She is unique, ambitious, open, fun and a great teacher.  She adds flair and passion to all she does
and would like the whole world to take dancing lessons.
Address : - aiground@telus.net  Tel & Fax: - 604-732-0693
My Line Dance Class Schedule
Kerrisdale Community Centre - Monday, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM - Beginner Plus Level
Kerrisdale Community Centre - Friday 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM - Beginner Level
South Granville Seniors Centre - Monday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Beginner Level
Brock House Seniors Society - Thursday - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Beg. Plus Level
Clarendon Court - Thursday 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Sit and Dance
Shannon Oaks - Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Beg. Level
South View Terrace - Bi-weekly - Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Sit and Dance
Mount Pleasant Community Centre - Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (new class)
I only teach at Mount Pleasant and Kerrisdale Community Centre in the Summer Months..
Picture from - Oct. 28/05
Langley Times
Family - Eduardo
Jasmine, Maya & Melissa
I live in the beautiful city of Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
When you travel the short distance from my place to the downtown area,
you have a gorgeous view of the harbour with the mountains in the distance.
The Dornstedt's visit July
19, 2010
join Edie Driskoll
and learn how to
Line Dance
Starts March 21, 2011
IRENE'S 2011