danceScape’s LifeSTYLE Seminar Series Offers Health Tips about Organic & Genetically Modified Foods, and Pain Management Advice for People Living with Arthritis

Burlington, Ontario - April, 28th


Robert Tang and Beverley Cayton-Tang are passionate about helping people stay healthy, fit, and young through fun alternative fitness activities.


Robert and Beverley are former 3-time Canadian and 2-time North American Amateur Standard Ballroom Champions.  They were recently profiled on The Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Healthy Gourmet”, which followed their own lifestyle transformation from packaged or processed foods to healthy cooking alternatives.  They were also featured in a national television campaign for ParticiPACTION, the national voice of physical activity and sport participation, to inspire Canadians to get moving.


Their dance company, danceScape, is hosting two free “LifeSTYLE Seminars” featuring Tanmayo Krupanszky from the Canadian Organic Growers Association on Monday, May 2nd, and Lorna Anstruther from The Arthritis Society of Ontario on Thursday, May 5th.   Both seminars start at 7:15 p.m. followed by refreshments and fun dance lessons in danceTONE, Ballroom, Latin/Salsa, and Lindy Hop.


The seminars will be conducted in a unique “Ballroom-side chat” format , in which Tanmayo and Lorna will share personal stories about how they were inspired to become the voices for health and wellness through their not-for-profit associations.  They will discuss issues and new research in their respective fields of expertise, as well as answer any questions from the audience about how they can all stay healthy, fit and stress-free.


Tanmayo has been a long-time advocate for the Canadian Organic Growers (COG) Association, a national charitable organization whose members believe that organic food production is the best choice for the health of consumers and producers, for the protection and enhancement of the environment, and for the sustainability of the food production system.  The Toronto chapter of COG recently launched the “Off Our Plates! Program” which will help restaurants, schools and institutions identify and eliminate ingredients that are Genetically Engineered or “at risk” for contamination.


Lorna wants to see a world without arthritis.  Arthritis is the leading cause of pain and disability in North America and consists of more than 100 types including tendinitis (as in ‘tennis elbow’), bursitis, osteoarthritis, to systemic forms, such as rheumatoid arthritis.  Most Canadians have been touched by the disease, whether they’re affected by arthritis themselves or are supporting a friend, family member or co-worker.  The good news is that steps can be taken, including regular physical activity, such as walking and dancing, to manage and even reduce the pain and discomfort of this disease.  On May 15th, The Arthritis Society of Ontario is organizing the “Walk to Fight Arthritis”, where thousands of people in 24 communities across Canada will come together to raise funds for this very important cause. In this area, the walk will be held at Hendrie Park, Royal Botanical Gardens.  For details, please visitwww.walktofightarthritis.ca.


Reflects Robert, “In our 20’s to 30’s, we were actively involved in competitive Ballroom Dancing or “DanceSport” at the highest levels, representing Canada around the world.  But after retiring from the competition life, we focused on our students who range in ages from teens/youth to those in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.”


Adds Beverley, “Just like in ‘Dancing with the Stars’, we witness every day in our teaching lives how people can transform their bodies and minds through fun alternative fitness activities like Ballroom Dancing. We have students who use dance as a tool to focus the minds and manage pain caused by arthritis and even scoliosis.  They inspire us as our own bodies transition in our mid-lives!”


To RSVP for danceScape’s free LifeSTYLE Seminar Series, call (905) 633-8808, E-mail events@dancescape.com or register online athttp://seminars.dancescape.com


 


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About danceScape


danceScape is a dance company founded by Robert Tang & Beverley Cayton-Tang, former 3-time Canadian and 2-time North American Undefeated Amateur Standard Champions.  Located in Burlington, Ontario, danceScape’s Ballroom, Latin, Salsa and Swing/Jive dance fitness and partner dancing programs have been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Healthy Gourmet” as well as on CBC Television’s “Dragons Den”.  The Tangs were part of ParticipACTION’s “Get Inspired. Get Moving.” Television campaign that inspired Canadians to get healthy through alternative sports and recreation activities.


About the Canadian Organic Growers


Canadian Organic Growers (COG) is a national charitable organization with chapters across the country. Membership includes farmers, gardeners, processors, retailers, educators, policy-makers, and consumers who share a vision for a sustainable bioregionally-based organic food system. COG members believe that organic food production is the best choice for the health of consumers and producers, for the protection and enhancement of the environment, and for the sustainability of the food production system.  The “Off Our Plates! Program” is a project of COG’s Toronto chapter. The program will help restaurants, schools and institutions identify and eliminate ingredients that are Genetically Engineered or ‘at risk’ for contamination. Its purpose is to alert consumers to the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their food and provide them with alternatives.


About The Arthritis Society
The Arthritis Society is Canada’s principal arthritis health charity dedicated to funding and promoting arthritis education, research‐based solutions and community‐based support. The Society empowers the more than 4 million Canadians with arthritis, 1.8 million in Ontario alone, to live their lives to the fullest by combating the daily limitations of arthritis. In the last 60 years, The Society has invested more than $170 million towards arthritis research to develop better treatments and, ultimately, find a cure.


 

CONTACTS:


Robert Tang, c/o danceScape
Tel: (905) 633-8808, Fax: (905) 633-8813
E-mail: events@dancescape.com, Website: www.dancescape.com 


 

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