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North Vancouver dance crew performs for Lions Gate Hospital staff and patients (VIDEO)

Members of the Kahlena Movement Studio have also been showing up at the Amica Edgemont care centre three afternoons a week, where they encourage residents to join in from their balconies.
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Karen Kobel of Kahlena Movement Studio leads a dance party outside Lions Gate Hospital on International Dance Day, April 29. photo Mark Your Moments Photography

A North Shore dance crew that normally spends every April 29, a.k.a. International Dance Day, doing pop-up shows in public places found a new spot for their sweet moves this year: outside Lions Gate Hospital.

Dancers from Kahlena Movement Studio shook their booties, in a physical distancing appropriate way of course, on Wednesday evening as part of the nightly 7 p.m. cheer for front-line health-care workers and essential services. The dancers performed for patients and staff at locations all around the hospital grounds, encouraging all to join in to share a little joy.

Members of the North Vancouver dance studio, run by Karen Kobel, have also been showing up three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Amica Edgemont care centre where they encourage residents to join in on their balconies.

“We dance from non-judgement and we dance because we love to move, groove, and dance, and help the world smile,” said Kobel in a note to the North Shore News. See below for video and photos.

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A dance for front-line health-care workers. photo Mark Your Moments Photography
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Woooooop! photo Mark Your Moments Photography
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Staff and patients join in on the fun. photo supplied

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