Dance

Mary Boonstra (front, right) of Legacy Dance Productions receives a $3,000 cheque from Steve Carlton (front), Stan Petersen (left) and Hank Kroeker from the BC Summer Games Legacy Fund. Danielle Bremner and Krista Tingley of Legacy are also in the photo. (Submitted photo)

Grant of $3,000 awarded to Abbotsford dance program

Everybody Dance Now will include classes and leadership courses

 

People attend the massive experimental concert “Ambition Live Again,” organized by Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris and music industry union Prodiss to assess health risks. (Instagram/Merwanrim)

Paris hosts test concert letting 5,000 people dance together in arena

It was a public health experiment to prepare France to host big events again

 

A screenshot from a Nuu-chah-nulth healing song and performance created in collaboration between Hjalmer Wenstob and Timmy Masso. (Screenshot from YouTube)

VIDEO: Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation brothers produce COVID-19 healing song

Hjalmer Wenstob and Timmy Masso share dance and inspiration.

 

Ballerina Carolyn Currey presented another surprise performance last Thursday at the Bourquin bus exchange in Abbotsford.

VIDEO: Ballerina presents second surprise performance in Abbotsford

Carolyn Currey dances to O Come Let Us Adore Him at bus exchange

Ballerina Carolyn Currey presented another surprise performance last Thursday at the Bourquin bus exchange in Abbotsford.
Dancer Carolyn Currey performed to O Holy Night on Thursday (Dec. 10) at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. (Screengrab from video)

VIDEO: Ballerina presents surprise park performance in Abbotsford

Carolyn Currey dances to Christmas classic O Holy Night

Dancer Carolyn Currey performed to O Holy Night on Thursday (Dec. 10) at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. (Screengrab from video)
Gurdeep Pandher, a Yukon-based bhangra dancer, shows his skill with sweeping arm movements and high kicks on the steps of the BC Legislature Building on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Devon Bidal/ Black Press file)

Famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer set to bring message of joy, unity to Fraser Valley homes

UFV brings invigorating live online dance class with Gurdeep Pandher right into viewers’ homes

Gurdeep Pandher, a Yukon-based bhangra dancer, shows his skill with sweeping arm movements and high kicks on the steps of the BC Legislature Building on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Devon Bidal/ Black Press file)
In June, Xtreme Cheer and Dance in Langley resumed in-studio practices, behind carefully defined boundaries. Just as they were allowed some contact for ‘stunts’ the restrictions were tightened as part of a battle against rising COVID-19 rates (file)

Why cheer practices are allowed, but dance is not, under tightened COVID rules

Online petition launched to have dance classes allowed in Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver

In June, Xtreme Cheer and Dance in Langley resumed in-studio practices, behind carefully defined boundaries. Just as they were allowed some contact for ‘stunts’ the restrictions were tightened as part of a battle against rising COVID-19 rates (file)
A ballerina dances en pointe during The Nutcracker practice. Chilliwack dance families say the kids affected by a COVID-19 outbreak are handling the illness well so far, but fear a return to shut downs for dance studios. (Yukon News/ File photo)

Chilliwack dance parents praise studio owner, speak of importance of dance

No reports so far of serious complications among young dancers hit by COVID-19 outbreak

A ballerina dances en pointe during The Nutcracker practice. Chilliwack dance families say the kids affected by a COVID-19 outbreak are handling the illness well so far, but fear a return to shut downs for dance studios. (Yukon News/ File photo)
Gurdeep Pandher, a Yukon-based bhangra dancer, shows his skill with sweeping arm movements and high kicks on the steps of the BC Legislature Building on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

VIDEO: Internet famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer explores Vancouver Island

Gurdeep Pandher spreads joy through dance, forms cross-cultural connections amid pandemic

Gurdeep Pandher, a Yukon-based bhangra dancer, shows his skill with sweeping arm movements and high kicks on the steps of the BC Legislature Building on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Care to Dance?

Care to Dance?

From never having danced before to becoming an instructor

  • May 4, 2020
Care to Dance?
Square dancers show their moves at the three-day provincial “Festival 2019” last summer in Salmon Arm. The event attracted around 500 participants. A new square dance club has now been formed in the Fraser Valley.

New square dance club offers free lessons in February

Valley Promenaders serve Abbotsford, Aldergrove and Langley

  • Feb 13, 2020
Square dancers show their moves at the three-day provincial “Festival 2019” last summer in Salmon Arm. The event attracted around 500 participants. A new square dance club has now been formed in the Fraser Valley.
Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People

Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People

Former dancer is now the artistic and executive director

  • Sep 11, 2018
Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People