Dance

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

 

Alexa Anglehart, 16, of Chilliwack won many trophies in the Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival. She is one of three dancers and 10 musicians/vocalists who will be representing Chilliwack in the upcoming 2021 Provincial Festival of Performing Arts BC. (Submitted)

Chilliwack well represented in upcoming provincial music-and-dance festival

Three dancers and 10 musicians/vocalists from Chilliwack head to provincials in June

 

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.

 

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)
Sydney Abram of Chilliwack performs during the Summer Celebration Reverse Parade at the 110th PNE Fair on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. (PNE/ Submitted to The Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Chilliwack dancer entertains visitors at PNE drive-thru parade

Sydney Abram was one of many entertainers in the Summer Celebration Reverse Parade at the PNE

Sydney Abram of Chilliwack performs during the Summer Celebration Reverse Parade at the 110th PNE Fair on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. (PNE/ Submitted to The Chilliwack Progress)
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?
Maya Dombowsky, 15, was chosen as intermediate modern rep. (Submitted)

Two Chilliwack girls dance their way onto the provincial stage

Maya Dombowsky and Elle Gratton are heading to the Performing Arts BC Provincial Festival in June

  • Mar 21, 2020
Maya Dombowsky, 15, was chosen as intermediate modern rep. (Submitted)
Chilliwack’s Leah Vandenberg, Stella Sexsmith and Aliya Almarez compete in the trio tap (nine to 12 years) division of the Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

PHOTOS: Local dancers compete in Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival

The 73rd annual arts festival is well underway with competitions continuing until March 13

Chilliwack’s Leah Vandenberg, Stella Sexsmith and Aliya Almarez compete in the trio tap (nine to 12 years) division of the Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
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