Line dancing comes to HH Public Library

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Mark June 15 on your calendars, as line dancing classes are coming to Hastings Highlands. In a posting on the Hastings Highlands Facebook page, news of the classes was shared with the community. Hastings Highlands Public Library CEO and head librarian Wendy Sue Keating and the line dancing teacher Eleanor Cheyne comment on the upcoming classes.

HHPL announced these upcoming line dancing classes on their Facebook page. They are scheduled to start up on June 15, and will be taught by the library’s yoga instructor, Cheyne. Interested residents can pay at the library anytime up until the first class on June 15 at the library. The classes are $60 for six weeks and are going to be held Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. They advise participants to bring white-soled running shoes to the classes.

Keating says that they are all really excited to start up the line dancing classes.

“Our yoga instructor, the amazing Eleanor Cheyne, was chatting to me one day and let slip that she was also a line dance instructor and had taught for years. So, we set this up!” she says.

Keating says that this will be the first year the classes will be held at the HHPL/HH Centre, but that she heard they used to be held at the ANAF Barn some time ago. She says that there has been a lot of interest shown in the classes.

For further information, residents can get in touch by calling 613-338-2262 or by emailing

Cheyne says she has taught yoga for 20 years, and volunteered for community care in Havelock, where she previously lived for 10 years.

“I taught exercise classes and line dancing, two days a week. I mentioned what I taught to Wendy and she was as eager as I to do it. I do believe line dancing has always been interesting to people because it is fun and doable for most. Dances can be somewhat tailored from easy to difficult. The hour is great physical exercise as well. I would definitely encourage someone to come and have fun, meet people and get back into community. It is a great space and lovely people. This is hopefully one of many opportunities for me to share other activities with the library. It’s a great way to support each other. My goal is to come and have fun,” she says. “It is always available.”

Michael Riley, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Bancroft Times

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