Emerald City Canine Freestyle Dancers The Emerald City Canine Freestyle Dancers have been performing in the Seattle Area for a decade. They perform demos at Retirement and Nursing Homes, Schools, Dog Walks, Dog Shows and many other Dog Events.
Poochapalooza this year is thrilled to welcome perennial fan favorites, the talented members of the Emerald City Canine Freestyle Dancers. Their return engagement is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. in the Racing Arena.
Twice a year the group puts on a competition at Country Classic Kennels in Arlington for the two clubs that most of their members belong to: WCFO in the U.S. and Paws 2 Dance in British Columbia, Canada.
Freestyle is a sport that most anyone can do either to entertain yourself and your dog or demonstrations such as the one today… It is basically tricks that you can teach your dog choreographed into a routine accompanied by music that fits your own particular dog.
Freestyle is catching on rapidly in this country. It started in Canada and England about the same time and gravitated to the U.S. If you saw Pet Star a few seasons ago on TV, there were quite a few freestylers on it and many of you may have seen the very famous clip on the internet of Carolyn Scott and her wonderful Rookie dancing to “You’re the One that I Want" from the hit musical Grease.” That one clip alone has been credited for more people taking up the sport than anything else. If you go to YouTube on your computer and type in Canine Musical Freestyle you will find many wonderful performances by Freestylers all over the world.
Musical freestyle Canine Dancing combines dog obedience and dance in a way that is unique and exciting. It blends dog obedience and dance presenting a visually exciting display of handler and canine teamwork. The handler and dog perform dance-oriented footwork in time to the music, with costumes, props and showmanship adding to the spectacle. The most prevalent dog moves are spinning in both directions, weaving through the legs of their owners in a figure 8, rolling over, jumping, kneeling, backing up and circling. Dogs, unlike many men, love to dance and, adds one performer, “they don’t step on your feet!” We hope you will enjoy the performance at Poochapalooza! Be sure and ask any of the performers for more information about this wonderful sport at the conclusion of their presentation.
The Club is open to anyone who enjoys this unique way of bonding with their dog. For information on classes in the Seattle area please e-mail Corinne Lawson at firstname.lastname@example.org. After you’ve seen these canine performances, maybe it’s time to see whether your pooch can “cut a rug” with the best of these four-legged dancers and their capable owners!
If dogs were event planners, they'd do Poochapalooza!
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