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Even though long-diagnosed with an aggressive form of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), South Surrey’s Dawn O’ Kane continues to teach dance and movement courses online – and says they can benefit the disabled or mobility challenged no matter what their range of movement. (Contributed photo)

Afflicted with MS, South Surrey dance instructor keeps on the move

‘If I can speak, I can teach and I can coach – and I love it’: Dawn O’Kane

 

Shino Liu, a South Surrey resident, dances in Goh Ballet’s “The Reality of a Dream: A Nutcracker Documentary,”

Surrey dancer, 15, in ‘The Reality of a Dream: A Nutcracker Documentary,’ streaming online

‘Goh Ballet wants to give us opportunities and experience to improve on stage. It’s really exciting,’ Shino Liu says

 

A past production of Royal City Youth Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” (File photo)

Royal City’s ‘Nutcracker’ dances at Massey Theatre, no tour to Surrey this December

A pre-Christmas run of four shows in New Westminster for company’s 32nd year

 

Imogen Paul is crowned U15 Canadian National Irish Dance Champion. (Photo submitted: Jacquelyn Del Bianco Hardychuk)

Local dancers win big at Irish Dance competitions in Alberta

Imogen Paul crowned first ever U15 Canadian National Champion in Irish Dance

Imogen Paul is crowned U15 Canadian National Irish Dance Champion. (Photo submitted: Jacquelyn Del Bianco Hardychuk)
Delta-based dancer Emma Tomlinson in video of her winning “Coppélia” dance at International Ballet Grand Prix Vienna, a virtual competition this year. (submitted video)

Surrey, Delta dancers shine at International Ballet Grand Prix Vienna competition

Online event in October attracted 193 competitors from 23 countries

Delta-based dancer Emma Tomlinson in video of her winning “Coppélia” dance at International Ballet Grand Prix Vienna, a virtual competition this year. (submitted video)
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‘Josephine’ to hit Surrey stage with ‘burlesque cabaret dream play’ about 1920s star Baker

The touring production ‘shatters stereotypes of race, gender roles and sexuality’

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Olympic gold-medal rower Lisa Roman speaks to students at the University of the Fraser Valley on Sept. 10. Growing up, Roman learned to figure skate at North Surrey Arena and also danced with the XBa company. (Photo: Gibi Saini/UFV Athletics)

Olympic-gold rower Lisa Roman built strength from figure skating, dance in Surrey

Now, following win at Tokyo Games, the 32-year-old isn’t sure if she’ll row again, competitively

Olympic gold-medal rower Lisa Roman speaks to students at the University of the Fraser Valley on Sept. 10. Growing up, Roman learned to figure skate at North Surrey Arena and also danced with the XBa company. (Photo: Gibi Saini/UFV Athletics)
Video of an online “Emergency” performance during Vancouver’s Powell Street Festival last year. (YouTube photo)

A dance of ‘anxious experiences in public washrooms’ at Surrey event Sept. 10

‘Unique performance piece’ was originally created in 2012 and performed in Japan

Video of an online “Emergency” performance during Vancouver’s Powell Street Festival last year. (YouTube photo)
‘The Bahama Showgirl’ Androsia Wilde performs during the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association’s “Surrey Voices” weekly series. Wilde danced during the “Caribbean Voices” event at Holland Park on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2 (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Caribbean Voices: Downtown Surrey BIA hosts music, dancing event

One more ‘Surrey Voices’ event planned this summer

‘The Bahama Showgirl’ Androsia Wilde performs during the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association’s “Surrey Voices” weekly series. Wilde danced during the “Caribbean Voices” event at Holland Park on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2 (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Shyama-Priya of the Wild Moccasin Dancers performs during the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association’s kickoff to its Surrey Voices events. The July 28th event focused on Indigenous communities, with dancing and storytelling. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Indigenous Voices: Downtown Surrey BIA hosts storytelling, dancing event

Two more ‘Surrey Voices’ events planned this summer

Shyama-Priya of the Wild Moccasin Dancers performs during the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association’s kickoff to its Surrey Voices events. The July 28th event focused on Indigenous communities, with dancing and storytelling. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
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)
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)
Hardeep Singh Sahota, the director of Royal Academy of Bhangra in Surrey, says there’s lots of confusion around the temporary closure of dance studios. He’s pictured in the empty studio, which shows spaced out dance areas, on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘Temporary’ closure causing confusion for Surrey dance studio

Bhangra academy director says studios need more guidance from healh authorities

Hardeep Singh Sahota, the director of Royal Academy of Bhangra in Surrey, says there’s lots of confusion around the temporary closure of dance studios. He’s pictured in the empty studio, which shows spaced out dance areas, on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
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)
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?
The Irish Club of White Rock is to host its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner and dance on March 14.

White Rock Irish Club to host St. Patrick’s Day soiree

Event to be held at Hazelmere Golf & Country Club on March 14

  • Mar 11, 2020
The Irish Club of White Rock is to host its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner and dance on March 14.
‘Empowerment ambassadors’ bring Cheesecake Burlesque Revue to Surrey

‘Empowerment ambassadors’ bring Cheesecake Burlesque Revue to Surrey

Champagne Sparkles and others with Victoria-based troupe have toured the world since 2006

‘Empowerment ambassadors’ bring Cheesecake Burlesque Revue to Surrey
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