Lauren and Mitchal Derksen love adventure. They met while working as camp counsellors and went on to motorcycle around 15 countries. While they have pursued their dreams, their wedding day nine years ago was a bit of a misadventure. Lauren was unable to attend the reception due to sunstroke and missed the opportunity to perform the salsa dance she and Mitchal had learned while taking lessons from Ruth at Cheek to Cheek Dance Studio. Today, Mitchal, who runs a financial technology consulting firm, and Lauren, a piano teacher and accompanist at the Vernon Community Music School, are ready to have that first dance. Not only are they participants in DWTVS, they have embarked on a new adventure, as parents to their first child born in May.
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