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Nancy Kilgour receives Order of Canada

Nancy Kilgour, senior pedagogue at the School of Alberta Ballet, was invested into the Order of Canada in 2012 to recognize her ...

Monika Volkmar: The Dance Training Project

This video showcases Monika Volkmar, a Canadian dancer, personal trainer and founder of The Dance Training Project. Beginning to dance at age eleven in …

 

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…

Milan Pole Dance Studio: Krystel Arbia

In March of 2010, Milan Pole Dance Studio was founded in Milan, Italy, by Canadian Krystel Arbia who was in search of a way to get back in shape. After t…

Dahab: Belly Dancer

Recently on YouTube, Dahab (aka Andrea Skowronski) posted a demo video featuring her skills as a “second generation” belly dancer. Born and raised in C…

"Together in Dance" forum hosted by Flato Markham Theatre

On October 14th, Flato Markham Theatre hosted its inaugural "Together in Dance" forum at the Markham Civic Centre, which brought t...

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…

Sasha Ivanochko: Teaching the Potent Body

Toronto’s Series 8:08 Alternative Technique Class is offering a workshop with Sasha Ivanochko (of black and blue dance projects), designed for emerging…

Forsythe: Charleston and Criming Workshop

Canadian YouTube star Forsythe (aka takeSomeCrime) is gearing up to teach a Charleston dance workshop in Cologne, Germany, on November 4th. Hosted by Ve…

 

The Ballerina of the Future

Changes Afoot By Deirdre Kelly

Ballerinas today are healthier than they used to be, as a result of a growing awareness of what the body needs to function at optimum levels of athletic performance.

 
What's In Your Dancebag?

Andrea Simpson-Fowler

We asked Andrea Simpson-Fowler, founder of Extremely Moving Youth Society and the Breakdancing Yukon Society, what she carries around in her dancebag.

 

Vienna Diary

By Julie McLachlan

I planned my trip to Vienna not really knowing what to expect at ImpulsTanz. All I knew was that this was an incredible chance to push myself outside of my very comfy comfort zone and be thrown into a foreign culture and a new dance community.

Scholarship Dance: Vancouver and Toronto

The dance training school for emerging artists Scholarship Dance is ready to set up shop in Toronto. Their successful Vancouver school has been runnin…

Anna O'Callaghan: A Career on the Move

Pacific DanceArts in Vancouver is proud to share the news that their former student Anna O’Callaghan will be joining the 2012-2013 season of the Royal…

 

Ken Roy (1963-2012)

On January 28th, 2012, Canada lost one of its premier contemporary dancers, Ken Roy, after a year-long battle with cancer. The for...

 
Tips for Teachers | Astuces pour professeurs

Performance/Audition Anxiety | L'anxiété de la présentation publique

By Katharine Harris, Canada's National Ballet School

Performances and evaluations are a natural part of a dancer's life and with them come the highs and lows of performing. | Le spectacle, l'évaluation, l'examen, la compétition et l'audition s'inscrivent naturellement dans la vie du danseur, et en découlent les hauts et les bas de la présentation publique.

 

Canada loses two early RAD members

In recent months, Canada has lost two of its earliest Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) members: Dorothy Cox Scruton died on October 22nd at age 100 and Alison Sutcliffe Brigden died on December 30th at age 102.

Mazouka Social: Zouk Me Tuesdays

Coming up this Sunday in Toronto, Mazouka Dance is offering an intensive, fast-paced, two-hour workshop in Zouk. Designed for intermediate/advanced dance…

Miriam Schacter: danceFIT danceABILITIES Canada

Diving into the new year, many are beginning new fitness regimes. Toronto’s Miriam Schacter of danceFIT danceABILITIES Canada offers dance fitness work…

 
Tips for Teachers | Astuces pour professeurs

Taking a Winter Break | La relâche hivernale

By Katharine Harris, Canada's National Ballet School

The winter months are always challenging with their lack of sunlight and dreary cold weather and it can be hard to find motivation. | La motivation n'est pas toujours au rendez-vous pendant les longs mois d'hiver, sous le soleil timide et dans le froid pénétrant.

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