Okotoks Community Dance Program – Adult Division

Open to women of all ages and all abilities! Classes are offered through a partnership between the Town of Okotoks Community Programs and Lottie Pederson. Participants can choose between two levels of dance instruction: beginner or extra.


Stay tuned for details on our upcoming fall classes!


Community classes are offered as “combination classes”. This means that participants can request either an online or in-person experience and can transfer easily between online and in-person if needed.  Should the number of in-person requests exceed the total number of in-person participants allowed based on current regulations, participants will be scheduled into a rotation of online and in-person classes. Both the gym and movement studio at the Okotoks Recreation Centre may be used to capture the best instructional environment based on the size and requirements of each class.

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Key Points About The Program

    • Each class is a mix of a variety of movement styles
    • Dance for adults is fun, filled with laughter and friendship in a warm and caring atmosphere
    • Dance is about the whole person, whole body, and whole mind
    • Dance keeps your mind active, creative, and youthful
    • Dancing develops a strong and supple body. A dancing body moves in every possible way, stretching, bending, balancing, walking, standing, moving forwards, backwards, etc.

About Lottie – The Adult Dance Teacher

Lottie’s approach to teaching adult dance is a reflection of a lifetime of studying, performing and teaching dance. She understands what it is like to a student and a teacher.

Lottie is a Master Teacher in Dance, Functional Movement and Somatic Practices.  Studies in Dance began at an early age and still continue.   The dance program at Grant McEwen and The University of Alberta provided foundations for a career as a professional dancer.  Lottie performed with the University of Alberta’s Orcheses and The Alberta Contemporary Dance Theatre, a professional performing and touring dance company.

Her university studies and degree (with Distinction), in Collaborative studies in Dance, Kinesiology, and Dance Education from the University of Calgary along with previous studies from the Dance program at Grant McEwen and The University of Alberta,  provided many of the concepts and philosophies informing her current teachings in Dance and Functional Movement. As a result of her extensive and diverse dance experience, Lottie has created what her participants have come to know as a unique and extraordinary dancing experience for dancers of all levels and ages.

Lottie teaches dance to approximately sixty adults, at three levels of ability, within the Adult Let’s Move Dance Program, as part of 25 year partnership with The Town of Okotoks Community Programs.

“If anyone had told me that I would be taking a dance class in my 70’s, I would never have believed it…but I absolutely love dancing with Lottie.  She makes everyone feel like they can dance even if they have never danced in their lives….and so we can.  She creates an atmosphere where everyone can feel they belong and they can have fun and still get an amazing workout!”


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