Dance

Jacksun Fryer, left and Carlow Rush, Funkanometry, performed on America’s Got Talent the night of June 7. (News Bulletin file photo)

Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry nails audition at America’s Got Talent

Two-minute audition grabs unanimous ‘yes’ from judges

 

Funkanometry’s Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer dance at Rainfest 2022 in Duncan City Square in February. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry dances its way onto ‘America’s Got Talent’

World of Dance veterans move their way onto a new stage, will appear on ‘Talent’s’ season 17

 

Maria and Gabriel of the Argentine Tango Lab are bringing their dancing talents back to Port Alberni on Saturday, May 7. Tickets are $35 with all proceeds supporting the charitable San Group Foundation.

Learn to tango and support local charities at fundraiser May 7!

Dancers Maria and Gabriel of the Argentine Tango Lab are bringing their…

  • Apr 18, 2022

 

Paisley Barolet of Port McNeill, front, and Allison McBride of Nanaimo perform in the Premier Under-16 sword event at the 42nd Port Alberni Highland competition Saturday, April 9 at the Alberni Athletic Hall. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Highland dancers return to the stage in Port Alberni

Competition took a two-year pause during COVID-19 restrictions

Paisley Barolet of Port McNeill, front, and Allison McBride of Nanaimo perform in the Premier Under-16 sword event at the 42nd Port Alberni Highland competition Saturday, April 9 at the Alberni Athletic Hall. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
The last Open Highland Dance Competition in Port Alberni took place in 2019. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Highland dance competition returns to Port Alberni after two-year break

Competition will take place April 9 at the Alberni Athletic Hall

The last Open Highland Dance Competition in Port Alberni took place in 2019. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)
Jenna Anderson connecting to the music and people.

‘Fun, laughter, joy’: B.C. pair take headphone dance parties across the country

Dance With Love set to bring good vibrations from Coast to Coast on cross-Canada tour

Jenna Anderson connecting to the music and people.
San Group is organizing a fundraiser for the West Coast General Hospital Foundation Dec. 15, featuring the Argentine Tango Lab from Vancouver. Tickets are $35 each, available at the San Group office, 4000 Stamp Ave. Lorna Scott Photo

Olé! Tango fundraiser for Alberni Valley hospital Dec. 15

San Group is hosting tango workshop and performance at Echo Centre, and matching all funds raised

  • Dec 6, 2021
San Group is organizing a fundraiser for the West Coast General Hospital Foundation Dec. 15, featuring the Argentine Tango Lab from Vancouver. Tickets are $35 each, available at the San Group office, 4000 Stamp Ave. Lorna Scott Photo
Alison Cowan of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association, centre, presents dancers Madeline Joseph, left, and Emma Fines with Maria Lewis Legacy bursaries. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni dancers, ballet instructor earn accolades for their talent

Canadian Dance Teachers Association presented a trio of awards at Stage West

Alison Cowan of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association, centre, presents dancers Madeline Joseph, left, and Emma Fines with Maria Lewis Legacy bursaries. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Students at Stage West School of Performing Arts in Port Alberni prepare for the return of The Nutcracker on Dec. 4. Students are required to wear masks in the studio, but will be unmasked when dancing. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni dancers bring back The Nutcracker for 2021

Dancers at Stage West School of Performing Arts excited to perform for live audience

Students at Stage West School of Performing Arts in Port Alberni prepare for the return of The Nutcracker on Dec. 4. Students are required to wear masks in the studio, but will be unmasked when dancing. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
From left to right: Esme Saxton, Ella Standley, Julie Brack, Amy Clark and Alexandra Gross were nominated to take part in North American Scholarship Competition and Conference. Missing is Meagan Batt. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni highland dancers recognized in virtual competition

Several dancers invited to attend North American Scholarship Competition and Conference

From left to right: Esme Saxton, Ella Standley, Julie Brack, Amy Clark and Alexandra Gross were nominated to take part in North American Scholarship Competition and Conference. Missing is Meagan Batt. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush at the Vancouver Island Exhibition last month. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry dancers put their best feet forward

Central Island dance duo creates series of viral videos

Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush at the Vancouver Island Exhibition last month. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Bhangra dance instructor Gurdeep Pandher performs his ‘happy dance’ at the Parksville Community Park on Saturday, Aug. 7. (Michael Briones photo)

Social media sensation Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon shares joy, love in Parksville

VIDEO: Bhangra dancer spreads special brand of happiness on Vancouver Island

Bhangra dance instructor Gurdeep Pandher performs his ‘happy dance’ at the Parksville Community Park on Saturday, Aug. 7. (Michael Briones photo)
Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer, right, form the Vancouver Island-based dance duo Funkanometry. They performed at the Mid-Island Co-Op in downtown Parksville on July 23, 2021, for a coming dance video. (Michael Briones photo)

Vancouver Island hip hop dance duo Funkanometry promotes ice cream dream

Nanaimo-based pair work on video in Parksville

Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer, right, form the Vancouver Island-based dance duo Funkanometry. They performed at the Mid-Island Co-Op in downtown Parksville on July 23, 2021, for a coming dance video. (Michael Briones photo)
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

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)
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.

A screenshot from a Nuu-chah-nulth healing song and performance created in collaboration between Hjalmer Wenstob and Timmy Masso. (Screenshot from YouTube)
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?
From left to right: Lily Wallman, Jordan Simpson, Madeline Joseph, Graci Asher, Nyah Fox and Emma Fines will be representing the North Island in the 2020 provincials. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni dancers place at North Island Performing Arts Festival

Six dancers represent Elite Dance Academy and Stage West School of Performing Arts

From left to right: Lily Wallman, Jordan Simpson, Madeline Joseph, Graci Asher, Nyah Fox and Emma Fines will be representing the North Island in the 2020 provincials. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
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
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