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Jeni LeGon (1916-2012)

African-American dancer, teacher and actor Jeni LeGon died on Friday, December 7th, 2012, at age ninety-six in Vancouver. Accordin…

Randolph Academy celebrates twentieth anniversary

On October 15th Randolph Academy celebrated its twentieth anniversary with a fundraising gala in Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York Con…

Tapestry Dance Company: Acia Gray and Deirdre Strand

The 13th annual Vancouver International Tap Festival is off and running, beginning with a performance on Gabriola Island (August 28th) and then into fu…

 

Dance awards across the country

Toronto's Nova Bhattacharya is this year's winner in the dance division of the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton award, which celebrate...

Vancouver Biennale: Danny Nielsen

The Vancouver Biennale, held April 23rd through 30th, recently posted videos from its Big Ideas Performance Series this year. This improvised tap perfor…

Canada's Got Talent: Sagkeeng's Finest

Back on May 14th, Canada’s Got Talent announced the winners of its first season. Down to the wire, the final three competitors were the hip hop crew Fre…

The Tartan Terrors: Whiskey Before Breakfast

Back in March, the Canadian Irish band The Tartan Terrors toured twelve cities in the United States to promote their eighth CD release, Whiskey Befor…

India Jazz Suites: Pandit Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith

Touring up to Ontario this month, India Jazz Suites (also known as Fastest Feet in Rhythm) features San Fransisco-based Pandit Chitresh D…

Sandy Silva Collective: Do I Know You?

According to Sandy Silva’s website, her percussive dance style “draws from the drum and dance traditions of Celtic step dance, Spanish Flamenco, American…

Vancouver International Tap Festival: Showcasing Jason Samuels Smith and Company

Coming up September 2nd through 4th, the Vancouver International Tap Festival will be presenting classes, workshops and performances at various venues a…

World Tap Dance Championships: Anthony Madison

The 2010 World Tap Dance Championships wrapped up last Friday in Riesa, Germany, where Canadian contenders left their mark on the stage. Among them, 13-y…

Everett Smith: Making Noise

Last month on The Dance Current’s news blog a headline highlighted the opening of the new Tap Dance Centre in Ontario.”Located at 2480 Cawthra Road in…

Tap Dogs: A Reinvention of Tap

The October 2010 issue of The Dance Current print magazine features an article on tap dance, “Taking the Pulse: Tap Dance in Canada”. “The Australian p…

Canadian Tap Dance

On Stage and Screen By Lys Stevens

On February 12th, choreographer and soloist Brock Jellison joined 120 volunteer tap dancers performing at Vancouver's BC Place for the 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies.

 

New tap centre opens in Ontario

September 9th marks the grand opening of the Tap Dance Centre, eastern Canada’s only studio devoted solely to tap dance.

Savion Glover: Bare Soundz

Today is the launch of the Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival, which runs September 3rd through 5th. Among the performing and teaching guest ar…

DJD Presents 2010: A Tap Oddity

Calgary’s Theatre Junction Grand is set for the run of 2010: A Tap Oddity by Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD) from March 19 through 28th.

Tap Dance Centre to open in Mississauga, ON

Talks of a new facility has tappers on their toes! Mississauga, Ontario, will welcome its new Tap Dance Centre in the summer of 2010.

Soulful Messiah

Celebrating 20 years, Toronto’s Ballet Creole returns with Soulful Messiah, which runs Friday through Sunday at the Fleck Dance Theatre.

 

Seeking Common Rhythmic Ground 

By Samantha Mehra “Tappin’ at the Winch: The Resurgence” Paula Skimin, Turn on the Tap

In this city of diverse traditions, the promise of experiencing several cultural art forms in one performance tempts the cosmopolitan appetite. For those with such a taste, Turn on the Tap’s “Tappin’ at the Winch: The Resurgence”, at the Winchester Street Theatre, offered a range of flavours.  

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