Mt. Pleasant Michigan Kennel Club
MPMKC
Mt. Pleasant Michigan Kennel Club
About Canine Musical Freestyle

Canine Musical Freestyle (also known as Dancing with Dogs) 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.
(description courtesy of WCFO)

Learn more about Canine Musical Freestlye at these web sites:
World Canine Freestyle Organization
Freestyle Fanatics of Michigan
4-H Freestyle
Dog Dance
Gotta Dance
About the Instructor






Barb Foy has been involved in dog training and obedience for over 30 years.  Barb and her Tibetan Spaniels have been successfully competing in Canine Musical Freestyle for over 10 years, earning many titles and awards for their technical skill and artistic abilities.


Titles earned in Freestyle:
Bronze bar
W-FD / SSB, SSN, SSI and SSA
W-FD / MF



For information about Canine Musical Freestyle at MPMKC, please
Contact the assistant instructor Sandy Halasz
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