Ballroom Dancing on Always Good News with Connie Smith – ParticipACTION & Robert Tang Highlight

Mindy Twiddle from CTS’s “Always Good News with Connie Smith” dropped by danceScape in downtown Burlington to interview Robert Tang from danceScape and Christa Costas-Bradstreet from ParticipACTION. Connie is a former anchor on CH Television.

“We’ve all heard the grim statistics. More than half of Canadians are considered inactive. That economic burden is estimated at billions of dollars, and our children’s lifespan could be two to five years less than our own.

“Being active doesn’t have to be boring.

“The latest star of the ParticipACTION campaign to join the likes of Donovan Baily and Rick Hansen is a Ballroom Dancer! AGN’s Mindy Tweedle hits the dance floor …”

See the FULL episode (May 4th, 2010) at

Robert is being featured in a television commercial for ParticipACTION, the national voice for physical activity and sport participation in Canada. The organization’s goal is to inspire Canadians to increase their level of activity and to inspire society to make it easier to become more physically active. Robert’s story (Ballroom Dancing for Fun, Fitness & Romance) was one out of almost 2,000 stories collected through ParticipACTIONs Get Inspired. Get Moving. campaign and posted directly to their online Wall of Inspiration. Robert and Beverley are directors of danceScape, located in downtown Burlington, Ontario.

Robert and Beverley are former 3-time Canadian and 2-time Undefeated North American Amateur Standard Ballroom Champions. They have appeared on CBC Television’s Dragons’ Den & Fortune Hunters, as well as VIVA Television’s “Healthy Gourmet”. Their 2-DVD set, “for absolute beginners only ballroom dancing” (covering the Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rumba, Salsa, and Jive/Swing) is available at… (portion of proceeds go towards the danceScape Endowment Fund).

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