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Boreal Boogie: Outdoor Silent Discos in Yukon

Jen Massie created the nonprofit for people who might not feel comfortable attending public dance classes, or may not have access to them

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CURRENTLY IN DANCE EP. 1: Inside a Changing Institution

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A Look Inside the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers’ Decision to Tour

The directors discuss the company’s role in Canada in light of the war in Ukraine

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Ukrainian Dance Teacher and Students in Stephenville, N.L., Help Raise Funds for Ukraine

With other groups in the region, Anastasiia Rudenko and students raised $12,000 in relief funding

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PODCAST: Introducing Currently in Dance with Esie Mensah

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International Dance Day 2022: Newfoundland Lawyers Put On Their Dancing Shoes to Support Easter Seals

The fundraiser was conceived by Debbie Parsons, who has been teaching dance classes for all ages and abilities at the organization since 2018

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Beloved Toronto Dance Class Collective GMD Closes After 12 Years

Dance artists and teachers reflect on the collective’s impact

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New Professional-Level School Focused on Versatility Opens in Dorval, Que.

Sonia Clarke founded École nationale de danse du Canada to grow professional training in the province beyond contemporary and ballet

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CanAsian Dance Festival Celebrates 25 Years With a Virtual Multi-Week Event

The works featured in this year’s festival dissect multiple layers of Asian identity

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Bageshree Vaze Announced as Inaugural Dance Collection Danse Artist Researcher-in-Residence

Vaze’s research will highlight the history of South Asian dance in St. John’s, N.L.

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(Mostly) Made in Quebec: International Festival of Films on Art Features an Unprecedented Number of Dancefilms

Out of the 33 dancefilms in this year’s festival, 60 per cent were made in Quebec

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Making Space for Post-Pandemic Grief Through Performance

With restrictions on funerals and public gatherings, can dance provide a space of collective mourning?

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International Virtual Symposium Seeks to Address Racialization in the Ballet Sector

“The act of looking at a Black dancer and seeing them for who they are and not using their external appearance to facilitate a narrative that we’ve all seen as stereotypes, that act can have a great ripple effect,” said Livona Ellis of Ballet BC

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New dance Immersion Documentary Highlights the Benefit of Centring History in Dance Education

“It's important for all dance forms to talk about the history and the whys and not just do it,” said Suzan Richards, owner of The Cultural Arts Studio in Ottawa

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Bringing Hip Hop to Marsoui, Que., Population 275

Sweet Technique’s workshops reached as far as Korea. The resulting documentary-performance streams until Jan. 31

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Adult Classes on the East Coast Boom After COVID-19 Lockdowns

“I think people are just generally realizing that we need to take better care of our health,” said Marcia Dysart, owner of First City School of Dance in Saint John, N.B.

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Vicki Adams Willis’s Legacy in Jazz Dance

Willis won the 2021 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award for her work in transforming Calgary’s jazz dance scene

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Anniversaries Galore in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Dance Communities

As dance leaders in the province celebrate milestones, they wish for a future that includes post-secondary dance education

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Nutcracker Returns Without the Much-Loved Baby Mice

“It’s their first chance, their first taste”: Due to pandemic precautions, dozens of children have been cut from the show and will miss out on an important first step

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Abhinayam Dance Network’s Annual Nadanam Festival Returns Virtually

After the festival’s pandemic hiatus, presenting digitally now allows international artists to participate

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Hope Muir Announced as New Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada

Muir’s appointment closes the historical difference between the number of male and female artistic directors that the ballet has seen

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Three-Year Study, the Longest of Its Kind, Shows the Positive Effects That Dancing Has on Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

Research was conducted by York University researchers in partnership with Canada's National Ballet School

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Dena Davida Inducted as a Member of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec

Davida, co-founder of Tangente in Montreal, is one of this year’s 18 recipients honoured for their contribution to the arts and letters of Quebec

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