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“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.”Gilda Radner
Meet Emma, my lovely Dance partner! Dancing has always been part of my life. Previously a professional Ballerina and teacher for over 20 years, it seemed only a matter of time until I discovered the sport of Canine Freestyle. While I do not compete in this event yet, I find it very rewarding to connect with my dog through movement and music. The best part is, we train, bond, and have fun all at the same time! If you would like more information on Canine Freestyle please visit the following links. I am a member of the Canine Freestyle Federation. I also included a few links below to some of the most beautiful and artistic freestyle routines in the world. Enjoy!
Grandville Emmanuelle CGC
Emma also excels in the sport of Conformation. We are so proud of her! Visit her page to see more of her lovely photos and share our joy. Thanks
The World Canine Freestyle Organization defines canine freestyle as follows:
“Musical Freestyle is a choreographed musical program performed by handlers and their dogs. The object of musical freestyle is to display the dog and handler in a creative, innovative and original dance, using music and intricate movements to showcase teamwork, artistry, costuming, athleticism and style in interpreting the theme of the music. Heelwork-to-Music incorporates traditional dog obedience and the art of dressage with the inclusion of musical interpretation, dance elements, and costuming with an emphasis on non-standard obedience movements. Both Musical Freestyle and Heelwork-To-Music routines should create a visually exciting display which is enjoyable to watch and which is equally enjoyable to dogs and handlers executing the programs. Canine freestyle is a showcase that truly demonstrates the joys and fun of bonding with your pet.” – Patie Ventre, Founder
LINKS TO AMAZING FREESTYLE ROUTINES (more coming soon)