Ballroom dance – Canada Dance Sport http://canadadancesport.com/ Wed, 18 May 2022 03:42:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://canadadancesport.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-01T220142.037-150x150.png Ballroom dance – Canada Dance Sport http://canadadancesport.com/ 32 32 Derek Hough lands a new dance origin show on Nat Geo https://canadadancesport.com/derek-hough-lands-a-new-dance-origin-show-on-nat-geo/ Wed, 18 May 2022 03:42:00 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/derek-hough-lands-a-new-dance-origin-show-on-nat-geo/ Dancing With the Stars judge Derek Hough has a new dance show at National Geographic. Dance The World With Derek Hough will premiere this year. Derek Hough brings his moves to Nat Geo in his latest Dance the world with Derek Hough reality show. The series has been picked up and is set to debut […]]]>

Dancing With the Stars judge Derek Hough has a new dance show at National Geographic. Dance The World With Derek Hough will premiere this year.

Derek Hough brings his moves to Nat Geo in his latest Dance the world with Derek Hough reality show. The series has been picked up and is set to debut later this year. Derek is one of the most popular professional dancers to be first featured in the hit dance competition, Dancing with the stars. Her new show marks another platform for the dancing vet to show off her love for her art.

From 2007 to 2016, Derek won the mirror ball trophy on Dancing with the stars a record six times. The dancer’s popularity grew when he was nominated for 11 Prime Time Emmy Awards, winning three. Derek has seen his star grow taking on roles in Footloose: the musical, the hairspray, and Nashville. Although he continued to flex his acting chops, Derek continued to dance close to him. The artist was also a judge on the film produced by Jennifer Lopez dance world and he returned to the ballroom as a judge in the 29th season of Dancing with the stars. This latest announcement follows its latest batch of Without limits shows at the Venetian in Las Vegas.

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Dance the world with Derek Hough will take viewers on a global cultural journey into the origins of some of the most popular dance styles. According to Deadline, each episode will see Derek team up with a celebrity guest to embark on a quest to uncover the global cultural traditions that shape dance. Walt Disney Television Alternative is producing the next reality show which will have a unique performance near the end of each episode. Derek will serve as a guide on a journey to discover the roots of the most popular dance styles and trends around the world from different cultures. “Today is a very exciting day as my lifelong love of dance and National Geographic collide in a brand new show,” Derek posted on his Instagram.


Derek continues to keep his fans guessing about his next move. The award-winning dancer recently announced that he will be returning as a judge for season 31 of Dancing with the stars. Now hosted and produced by Tyra Banks, the dance competition show recently made headlines when it was announced that the live show would be the first of its kind to move to the Disney+ streaming service.

From bestselling books and Las Vegas residencies to reality TV, Derek has become the quintessential renaissance man. The dancer even found the time of love. Derek and fellow dancer Hayley Erbert have said 2022 is the year they want to get engaged and have two babies. With his busy schedule, it won’t be an easy task.


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Disney: 5 iconic things from Beauty and the Beast https://canadadancesport.com/disney-5-iconic-things-from-beauty-and-the-beast/ Sun, 15 May 2022 17:30:15 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/disney-5-iconic-things-from-beauty-and-the-beast/ Disney has created a world full of magic and possibilities, and each movie is a treasure trove of wonderful stories. There are several remarkable films, but The beauty and the Beast (1991) remains the most emblematic. From its launch in the 90s until today, it is considered one of Disney’s classic animated films. There are […]]]>

Disney has created a world full of magic and possibilities, and each movie is a treasure trove of wonderful stories. There are several remarkable films, but The beauty and the Beast (1991) remains the most emblematic. From its launch in the 90s until today, it is considered one of Disney’s classic animated films.

There are many significant elements in The beauty and the Beast that separate it from other Disney tales. Its unique story, alongside these iconic parts, sets it apart from the rest of the other films.

The yellow ball gown

Belle’s yellow prom dress is one of the most anticipated looks from the film. Each Disney princess has her own signature dress and Belle wears a vibrant yellow dress that makes her a stunner. The whole ballroom lights up as she shows off her outfit and sways to the beat of the music.

The transition of her outfit from a plain blue dress to a gorgeous yellow outfit signifies the development of her character and her relationship with the Beast. From their first cold meeting, they gradually softened and became warm towards each other.

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This scene turns out to be the most moving because it finally concludes the long and difficult process of accepting the other. The ballroom dance is the high point of Beauty and the Beast’s romance, proving to each other that love triumphs over faults and faults.

In this scene, we can see the tender relationship they built over the time they spent together inside the castle. The dance is symbolic of the development of their characters.

Secondary characters

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One of the unique characteristics of The beauty and the Beast is the secondary characters. In most Disney movies, talking animals usually accompany the princess. But here we have the enchanted items. Indeed, they are important to the story and their distinct characteristics add value to the plot.

Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, and Cogsworth served not only as companions to Belle, but also as matchmakers for her and the Beast. But, of course, just like Prince Adam, the servants of the castle have also been cursed and they just want to be free again.

The music

Beautiful music

Without a doubt, one of the most iconic parts of the film is its main theme song. Originally sung by Angela Lansbury, the “The beauty and the BeastThe song is considered one of many classic Disney soundtracks.

The song has been recorded by several artists, including Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson, and the most recent are Ariana Grande and John Legend.

Love story

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It’s one of Disney’s most unique productions, transcending typical love stories and portraying a love like no other. The slow-burning romance between Beauty and the Beast shows that true love takes time, and lovers should gradually meet halfway rather than break up.

Despite its eerie nature, it’s Disney’s most realistic love story. Belle didn’t fall in love right away, and the Beast was not immediately enchanted by her beauty. They first learned about each other’s strengths and weaknesses before taking a leap of faith.

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The ballroom stage will be on full display at AIDS Walk New York https://canadadancesport.com/the-ballroom-stage-will-be-on-full-display-at-aids-walk-new-york/ Fri, 13 May 2022 22:08:00 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/the-ballroom-stage-will-be-on-full-display-at-aids-walk-new-york/ NEW YORK – We’re counting down to Sunday, when AIDS Walk New York returns entirely in person. This year, the ballroom stage will take center stage, with a grand performance at the end of the event. CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas got a glimpse of the preparations and shows us how the movement created a tight-knit community […]]]>

NEW YORK – We’re counting down to Sunday, when AIDS Walk New York returns entirely in person.

This year, the ballroom stage will take center stage, with a grand performance at the end of the event.

CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas got a glimpse of the preparations and shows us how the movement created a tight-knit community at a time when so many were being pushed to the margins.

The Juicy Couture House is getting ready for their AIDS Walk in New York performance. Long before Madonna, voguing was a mainstay of the underground ballroom scene in New York.

Luna Luis Ortiz was drawn there as a teenager in the 1980s.

“Finding a ballroom also gave me the courage to show myself a little bit. This pride of being a gay man, young, living with HIV and what’s wrong with that,” Ortiz said.

The community, considered a chosen family, created groups called “houses” and organized dance competitions. It has become a lifeline for so many LGBTQ people, often shunned by outsiders.

“I was able to connect and talk about what I was going through, and some of my seniors who were going to be my gay parents — we call that gay parents, gay families — were able to help me out,” Ortiz said.

Diagnosed HIV-positive at 14, at the height of the AIDS epidemic, doctors said Ortiz had just two years to live and sent him home.

Literally preparing for his death, Ortiz said he found his voice in photography.

I thought I was going to die, so I wanted my family to have nice pictures of me before I left or I would become the face of AIDS we would see in the media, which wouldn’t be flattering,” Ortiz said.

“The way information was delivered to us in Upper Manhattan was so different from what was happening in Lower Manhattan,” Ortiz said.

“Because they are communities of color?” Cline-Thomas asked.

“Yeah, and it felt like we were treated differently,” Ortiz said.

In the 90s, Ortiz played a vital role in organizing GMHC’s first latex ball – it still exists today. It’s a central resource fair for testing and curricula, wrapped in what can only be described as a fashionable artistic extravaganza.

Now nearly 50 years old, Ortiz’s advocacy continues to inspire new generations.

“I really like to say ‘uncle dad’, not just ‘dad.’ Project Vogue customer.

Jackson came to town in 2018 with dreams of being on Broadway. At GMHC, he found a sense of belonging.

“Services, housing, everything I didn’t know I needed. I didn’t know it was a New York thing, moving from California,” Jackson said.

Ortiz now oversees Project Vogue, a program that connects young black and brown HIV-positive adults to the care they need.

“After 10 years of not taking medication, two months I was undetectable, so I couldn’t pass anything on to anyone,” Jackson said.

When society chose to judge, the LGBTQ community fought back, creating physical and emotional spaces to fully exist.

From AIDS Walk New York to Latex Ball, choose joy and celebration to honor how far we’ve come.

The Latex Balloon returns in person on June 18.

AIDS Walk New York returns this Sunday.

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Jaymie Silk, “The Rise and Fall of Jaymie Silk and Rave Culture” https://canadadancesport.com/jaymie-silk-the-rise-and-fall-of-jaymie-silk-and-rave-culture/ Wed, 11 May 2022 13:55:13 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/jaymie-silk-the-rise-and-fall-of-jaymie-silk-and-rave-culture/ ALBUM OF THE DAY Jaymie Silk, “The Rise and Fall of Jaymie Silk and Rave Culture” By Joe Muggs May 11, 2022 ​ ​ Beninese-Italian-French-Canadian producer Jaymie Silk has long created intricate sets of connections across a wide range of dance and electronic music genres. Often, he casts his net wide for a single record: […]]]>

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Jaymie Silk, “The Rise and Fall of Jaymie Silk and Rave Culture”

By Joe Muggs May 11, 2022




Beninese-Italian-French-Canadian producer Jaymie Silk has long created intricate sets of connections across a wide range of dance and electronic music genres. Often, he casts his net wide for a single record: on some releases, you’ll hear as much notes of Aphex Twin, Arca and gabber as the deep house and ballroom sound he made himself on. the teeth. DJ in Montreal. On his last album The rise and fall of Jaymie Silk and rave culture there’s a much narrower focus: you don’t even have to hear Malcolm X’s extended samples in the “Freedom for Everybody” opener to know, like his 2020 album From club to bedroom, Rise and fall is dedicated to exploring the theme of black dance culture.

To like Of the club, Rise and fall is built on mostly North American regional club sounds. The Baltimore club’s “Think” breakbeats are particularly prominent early on, the Philly and Jersey club’s tempo push and ballroom open spaces are ubiquitous, and there are Chicago footwork patterns in the bath almost without sub-bass drums from “Take Time”. to Breathe”, which closes the album. The classic house of NYC and Chicago too. But he’s never a purist with any of these sounds: they melt into each other as Silk searches for the common threads, then traces them to other diasporic sounds. Before the relief of “Take Time…”, there is a spectacular climactic transition from the Afro-Latin carnival delirium of “Cats Love Drums” to the hyperspeed “Waiting for the Day”, with its cyborg-angel AutoTune, which sounds something like a soca front ÌFÉ dancehall electronics.

The web extends even further with heavy UK hardcore rave riffs on “The Heat” and “Bad B” and a bit of European trance/techno in “Stop Singing, Start Swinging”. But these are not outside influences, they are natural extensions of the black American sounds at the heart of the record. It is an illustration of how the club sounds of the African diaspora have been in constant dialogue and feedback with Europe – much like, say, the relationship between early jazz innovators and composers like Ravel and Stravinsky. has never been a mere influence, but a constant mutual relationship. interaction.

All that great conceptualism and cultural mapping is there if you want to seek it out, and as a representation of that landscape of connections, this album is a beautiful thing. But you don’t need to pay attention to any of this to enjoy it. Because first and foremost it’s a club record – it’s as much about heat, movement and sauce as it is about great historic sweeps. Even the Malcolm X samples serve both a dance floor and a radical purpose: “It’s freedom for everyone or it’s freedom for no one” on loop as a growing chant more intense reminds us that dance, club and rave music are nothing without equality for all. It’s fierce in every sense of the word and terrifyingly joyful too.


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Obituary: Elizabeth “Betty” Walsh, 79, of Fairfield https://canadadancesport.com/obituary-elizabeth-betty-walsh-79-of-fairfield/ Mon, 09 May 2022 19:47:26 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/obituary-elizabeth-betty-walsh-79-of-fairfield/ FAIRFIELD, CT – (From Spear-Miller Funeral Home) Elizabeth “Betty” Walsh, 79, of Fairfield, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend died Friday surrounded by her beloved husband, son and of his daughters. Betty’s brave battle ended in the warm comfort of her 51-year-old home. Our hearts are broken, but also full of the love she had […]]]>

FAIRFIELD, CT – (From Spear-Miller Funeral Home) Elizabeth “Betty” Walsh, 79, of Fairfield, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend died Friday surrounded by her beloved husband, son and of his daughters.

Betty’s brave battle ended in the warm comfort of her 51-year-old home. Our hearts are broken, but also full of the love she had for us and for everyone. Words cannot express what she meant to our family and the joy and spirit she brought to life in general. Happy to help others be happy.

Betty was born on June 27, 1942 to Alexander Kluchnick and Mary Hyland Kluchnick. She was the eldest of three brothers with brothers John and Peter.

She lost her father when she was eight and her life changed when she took care of them and the house while her mother worked. She never stopped taking care of people for 70 years, she loved doing it.

Betty graduated from Staples High School in 1960, working at Food Fair in Westport where she met the love of her life, Ken. They were married in September 1963. Ken was in the Navy and Betty finished hairdressing school and they moved to Newport RI as Ken was then a corps member in the Navy.

She loved their time there so much and her son Kenneth, Jr. was born at Naval Hospital for only seven dollars!! They eventually settled in Fairfield CT where she had her two daughters, Christine and Kerri.

Betty loved being a mother, homemaker and wife, but most of all a grandmother. Always involved with the school APP and volunteering wherever needed. She eventually became a proud member of the Fairfield Womens Club.

She was named Vice President and eventually President of this wonderful Association, forging friendships that lasted a lifetime and being involved in various charity events including the annual City Hall Craft Fair on the Saturday before Mother’s Day each year.

Anyone who was lucky enough to know her found an energetic, funny and charming woman who genuinely cared about others and relished life to the fullest. She loved to walk and found the immense beauty in nature, music and people. She and Ken have had many travel adventures, cruises with dear friends, enjoying entertainment and great food.

She cherished her 3 grandchildren, all her animals, her garden and her dance. Introduced by a friend to Fred Astaire Dance Studios in her 50s, she became an accomplished ballroom dancer with the help of her dedicated instructor Henry. It brought her such joy, with the exercise, beautiful music, and meeting wonderful friends who shared her passion for dancing and won many competitions along the way, her joy radiated onto the dance floor.

Betty was truly one in a million with her infectious smile, enthusiasm, warm heart, unwavering dedication and unconditional love who will be sorely missed.

She is survived by her beloved husband Ken of 58 years, her son Ken Walsh Jr. (wife Dawn) of Shelton, her daughters Christine Walsh of Seattle Wa. and Kerri Walsh of Fairfield. Brothers John and Peter Kluchnick, his cherished grandchildren, Kenneth III, Steven and Lauren. As well as several nieces, nephews and cousins ​​including his many friends and also his pets that he will miss.

Betty was predeceased by her father Alexander Kluchnick, her mother Mary Diamico, her stepfather Anthony Diamico, numerous uncles and aunts on both sides Hyland and Kluchnick, cousins ​​and in-laws Susan Kopp, Jane Keehan and Sharon Kluchnick.

There is definitely a celebratory meeting in heaven and we all have another angel watching over us!!!

Christian Burial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, May 12 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 591 Stratfield Rd., Fairfield, interment to follow at Lawncroft Cemetery. Friends and family may visit Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at Spear Miller Funeral Home, 39 S. Benson Rd., Fairfield.

Leave a condolence online at www.spearfuneralhome.com.

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Dancing on the ditch: Candy leaves for love https://canadadancesport.com/dancing-on-the-ditch-candy-leaves-for-love/ Sat, 07 May 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/dancing-on-the-ditch-candy-leaves-for-love/ The lovers will return to New Zealand for their wedding. Photo/Michael Rooke She’s a New Zealand dance icon and one of the country’s favorite TV stars for years. But Candy Lane is about to cross the Tasman. “If there’s anything we’ve learned during the lockdown, it’s that we don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, […]]]>

The lovers will return to New Zealand for their wedding. Photo/Michael Rooke

She’s a New Zealand dance icon and one of the country’s favorite TV stars for years. But Candy Lane is about to cross the Tasman.

“If there’s anything we’ve learned during the lockdown, it’s that we don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, so we really have to live for the day,” Candy told The Weekly at her home in Mt. Eden in Auckland.

“With my career, I haven’t spent as much time with my family as I would have liked, so there’s no better time than the present to do that.”

For Candy, that means packing up her villa, complete with whimsical touches like her leopard-print rug, and moving to the Gold Coast to be closer to her daughter Jaz and three-year-old grandson August.

This house on the outskirts of town certainly holds a lifetime of memories for Candy. Among the photos of former Hollywood greats that adorn the walls are memorabilia from his impressive career, including a wall dedicated to his many weekly covers, celebrating important milestones over the years.

Living closer to Jaz, grandson, August and daughter-in-law Leesha is a definite plus.  Photo / Provided
Living closer to Jaz, grandson, August and daughter-in-law Leesha is a definite plus. Photo / Provided

Upstairs, we sit in a room that once served as a nursery when Jaz, now 28, and her son Zak, 25, were born. Looking out at her sunny back garden where her children used to play, Candy is both moved and excited as she tells us about her decision to pack up and move to Australia.

In the end, it all came down to coming to terms with the changes that have swept through her life over the past 12 months.

In July last year, the 61-year-old’s world changed dramatically when she lost her beloved mother Mary, who lived to the impressive age of 100. The pair shared a close bond, with Candy describing her as “my toughest critic and my best and proudest supporter”.

She lived in the house next door to Candy for nearly 20 years after the death of her husband and Candy’s father, Keith, in 1999. As her dementia progressed, Candy was the caregiver. Mary, and even when she had to move into a house for extra support, Candy visited her every day.

She’s still emotional when she talks about her mother, but says, “I’m at peace with that because I spent so much time with her and there was nothing left unsaid.”

Now mom, Mary is gone, there's nothing stopping Candy and Ricky from chasing their dreams.  Photo/Michael Rooke
Now mom, Mary is gone, there’s nothing stopping Candy and Ricky from chasing their dreams. Photo/Michael Rooke

After an intimate family funeral, Candy fled to the Gold Coast to take a break and visit Jaz, who has been living there since 2016 with his wife Leesha and August.

Before Covid, Candy could easily come and see them whenever she wanted, but after New Zealand’s borders closed in early 2020, this was the first and only time she could visit them in the past two last years.

With the combination of some much-needed family time and the warm Australian weather, Candy realized that without her mum at home to look after, there was nothing holding her back in Auckland.

“I saw mum every day and she needed me, so I couldn’t really go anywhere. I could only take short trips,” she explains.

When Aotearoa’s borders closed unexpectedly during her visit, Candy and her fiancé Ricky Hancock, 48, found themselves stranded in Australia, giving them time to imagine what their new life might be like. life on the Gold Coast, and confirmed it was time for a fresh start. .

“I loved getting up in the morning without shivering. It was so pleasant and warm,” enthused Candy. “Ricky and I walked around and looked at areas where we might be interested in living.”

“I can’t wait to get on that plane and look for my new home.” Said Candy. Photo/Michael Rooke

And she already has a wish list for her new dream home.

“We want to live looking out over the water and we absolutely want a pool. I want to be able to have a nice carafe of my favorite cocktail and sit outside in the sun while I watch Auggie in the pool,” laughs Candy. .

Whenever the subject of her adorable grandson is mentioned, Candy lights up. Although she never passed on her love of dance to her children, she is delighted that August seems to have inherited her passion.

“It’s always buzzing,” she says. “Jaz sends me videos of him dancing in the living room, so I might take him to a few competitions to watch, and then Ricky and I might be able to train a little champion. They say sometimes it jumps out of a generation.”

No doubt he will have plenty of time to work on his moves because Candy has many hours to catch up with her grandson.

“Jaz is a midwife and works different hours so she will definitely entrust me as a nanny. I might have to turn off all the lights and hide to have some free time, but I’m so glad to be here for her,” jokes Candy.

Candy is looking forward to spending more time with her family.  Photo/Michael Rooke
Candy is looking forward to spending more time with her family. Photo/Michael Rooke

The past few years have been difficult for Jaz and Leesha. After welcoming August in 2018, they tried to give him a sibling, but a host of health issues prevented them from fulfilling their dream.

They spent thousands of dollars on IVF treatment and suffered four heartbreaking miscarriages. Then, last year, while Leesha was having tests to find out what could be causing the miscarriages, she discovered that she had endometriosis and type 1 diabetes.

Jaz has also suffered from endometriosis – a painful disorder where similar tissue found in the womb grows outside the womb – since she was a teenager and has been the driving force behind Candy’s fundraising efforts on Celebrity Treasure Island last year.

“My daughter is thrilled to have me there to support her now. They are strong women,” Candy said. “I think most women are – we roll with the punches.”

“We really have to live for the day.” Said Candy. Photo/Michael Rooke

As she’s excited about her new chapter, Candy – who’s done everything from running her own dance studio to launching her own casual wear line and becoming head judge on Dancing with the Stars – admits having said goodbye to his home, his friends and his students in Auckland will be difficult.

But Candy feels lucky to be able to easily continue her teaching and professional dance work, having won several Australian professional dance titles throughout her career and is highly respected in the Australian dance industry.

Her career has taken her around the world and now she must begin the difficult process of combing through the memories of her life.

“I’m a bit of a hoarder,” she admits. “I’m not someone who has one thing on a table. I have 10. And I’m a collector of memories – everything I have has memories.”

The lovers will return to New Zealand for their wedding.  Photo/Michael Rooke
The lovers will return to New Zealand for their wedding. Photo/Michael Rooke

Last year’s lockdown not only gave Candy time to start deciding what to move to Australia, but she says it gave her some extra time with Ricky, who is also a ballroom dancing champion and teacher.

“We didn’t mind the lockdown because there was so much to do around the house, sort things out, and it was nice spending time together because we both work long hours.”

As prominent figures in the New Zealand dance world, Ricky and Candy had always known each other, but it wasn’t until Ricky came to teach at Candy’s studio that they began to get to know each other better.

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Candy already has a high profile in Australian dance circles. Photo / Provided

Although Candy says their relationship started off as a slow burn, things got serious quickly and they got engaged just a year after they started dating.

Candy struggles to remember how long they’ve been together and is shocked when Ricky tells her they’ve been engaged for five years. She’s adamant there are only three, but the weekly cover proudly hanging in their foyer agrees with Ricky.

“Well, here it is,” she laughs. “Time flies when you’re having fun!”

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Cheryl Burke Opens Up About Her Relationship With Ex-Husband Matthew Lawrence https://canadadancesport.com/cheryl-burke-opens-up-about-her-relationship-with-ex-husband-matthew-lawrence/ Thu, 05 May 2022 20:01:37 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/cheryl-burke-opens-up-about-her-relationship-with-ex-husband-matthew-lawrence/ Cheryl Burke shares new details about her divorce from Matthew Lawrence! The professional dancer, best known for her standout performances on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” recently opened up about her split from the 42-year-old actor. During a virtual appearance on the Tamron Hall show, the 38-year-old revealed how she was coping after her three-year […]]]>

Cheryl Burke shares new details about her divorce from Matthew Lawrence!

The professional dancer, best known for her standout performances on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” recently opened up about her split from the 42-year-old actor.

During a virtual appearance on the Tamron Hall show, the 38-year-old revealed how she was coping after her three-year marriage ended and her plans to date again.

Cheryl Burke says Matthew Lawrence will always have a ‘special place’ in her heart

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On Thursday, May 5, a clip from Burke’s interview with Hall was shared on the talk show‘s YouTube. channel, in which the choreographer shared intimate details about her relationship with Lawrence.

According to the two-time Mirror Ball ‘DWTS’ Trophy winner, the former couple tried to make their marriage work by going to therapy before and during their three-year affair.

The TV personality has described herself as a ‘great advocate’ of couples therapy, stressing that she sincerely believes it is a necessary part of their relationship.

The ballroom dancer also explained that the general belief that lovers should only seek therapy when they are in trouble is wrong, as seeking professional advice helps strengthen the relationship. In his words:

“I think it’s very healthy to have that third person who isn’t biased and can give you means and tools to communicate.”

The California native added that she doesn’t regret going to therapy because she thinks it was helpful for ex-spouses, especially to understand that ’emotions and feelings’ tend to be ‘misinterpreted’ .

However, therapy couldn’t stop the couple from writing the final chapter of their romance, a situation Burke associated with growing up. The former “I Can Do That” contestant said:

“We certainly tried. People evolve. People grow. And sometimes they grow up together, and sometimes they separate unfortunately.

As for why she decided to discuss the estranged couple’s situation, the “Dance Moms” host explained that it’s better to be “open” instead of letting people spread false rumors.

The 38-year-old noted that what happened between the exes was none of the public’s business and she would never say anything about it.

The TV presenter also shared a special message for women trying to end a relationship, assuring her heartbroken castmates that they weren’t alone in the painful process.

Although life without her significant other hasn’t been easy, the ‘Dancing Lessons‘ author has carried on with nothing but love in her heart for the ‘Boy Meets World’ actor. The ABC star said:

“I mean, he will always have a special place in my heart, that’s for sure. I mean, I will. I have so much love for him and his family forever.

However, being single didn’t mean the Prime Time Emmy winner was ready to mingle. Burke confessed that finding a new lover might not happen any time soon.

According to the “DWTS” veteran, she suffered from “social phobia” and preferred to stay home, especially with her continued sobriety.

At this time of her life, the brunette wanted to first learn to love herself before allowing another person to enter her heart.

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As previously reported by The Blast, Burke planned to use his divorce from the “Brotherly Love” star as motivation for his new podcast series, “Burke In The Game.”

Prior to their three-year marriage, the ex-spouses began dating in 2007 but ended their relationship in 2008. The couple then reunited in 2017 and married in 2019.

After splitting in February 2022, the 38-year-old dance instructor wished to embrace her single life by documenting the journey in her latest podcast.

According to sources, “Burke In The Game” would help the choreographer “face her fears” while learning to love herself as she tries to dive into the dating pool.

The podcast series would premiere on May 10, with new episodes dropping every Tuesday, featuring conversations with the TV personality’s loved ones, life coaches, sex therapists and even some of her ex-boyfriends. .

As for the personal project, the 38-year-old admitted it would likely be the first time anyone, including herself, would see or hear the vulnerabilities she hid behind her disco ball trophies.

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Governors Ball Announces 2022 “After Dark” Shows https://canadadancesport.com/governors-ball-announces-2022-after-dark-shows/ Tue, 03 May 2022 14:24:40 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/governors-ball-announces-2022-after-dark-shows/ The Governors Ball returns for its 2022 edition on From Friday June 10 to Sunday June 12 at Citi Field‘s parking lot in Queens, and they’ve now announced the “After Dark” lineup of late-night shows from performing artists. He understands soccer mom (Bowery Ballroom June 10), beabadoobee (Warsaw June 9), Tove Lo (Irving Plaza on […]]]>

The Governors Ball returns for its 2022 edition on From Friday June 10 to Sunday June 12 at Citi Field‘s parking lot in Queens, and they’ve now announced the “After Dark” lineup of late-night shows from performing artists. He understands soccer mom (Bowery Ballroom June 10), beabadoobee (Warsaw June 9), Tove Lo (Irving Plaza on June 9), a Kaytranada DJ set (Elsewhere June 11), and more. See the full schedule below.

Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m. ET, with a Citibank Cardmember presale going on now.

Kid Cudi, Halsey and J. Cole headline the Governors Ball this year, and lineup also includes Migos, Skepta, JPEGMAFIA, beabadoobee, Coi Leray, Channel Tres, Samia, Blu DeTiger and more Friday; Flume, Roddy Ricch, Joji, Ashnikko, YG, Tove Lo, Denzel Curry, Diesel (aka Shaquille O’Neal), Benee, Dehd and more on Saturday; and Playboi Carti, Kaytranada, Clairo, Jazmine Sullivan, 100 gecs, Japanese Breakfast, Soccer Mommy, Surf Curse, Duckwrth, and more on Sundays. Tickets are on sale now.

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Governors Ball After Dark 2022 Lineup

Thursday June 9
Tove Lo at Irving Plaza
beabadoobee in warsaw
Ultra Q at Mercury Show

friday june 10
Benee at Irving Plaza
Soccer Mom at the Bowery Ballroom

Saturday June 11
Kaytranda (DJ Set) at Elsewhere
The Teskey Brothers at Irving Plaza
Surf Curse at Bowery Ballroom
Plastic Picnic at Mercury Lounge
Ping Pong Dance Party with Bucket Listers to Spin
Gov Ball Hall of Fame with Bucket Listers at Fotografiska

Monday, June 13
almost Monday at the Mercury Lounge

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Kathleen Casavant, former top woman in state unions, dies at 70 https://canadadancesport.com/kathleen-casavant-former-top-woman-in-state-unions-dies-at-70/ Sun, 01 May 2022 22:39:04 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/kathleen-casavant-former-top-woman-in-state-unions-dies-at-70/ Having risen to powerful union office nearly 25 years ago, Ms. Casavant wanted to ensure that other women and people of color would follow her into leadership roles. One of her priorities was to work with and serve on the board of the nonprofit Women’s Institute for Leadership Development to find and encourage women who […]]]>

Having risen to powerful union office nearly 25 years ago, Ms. Casavant wanted to ensure that other women and people of color would follow her into leadership roles.

One of her priorities was to work with and serve on the board of the nonprofit Women’s Institute for Leadership Development to find and encourage women who had the potential to become public servants. .

“We can’t just appoint people to power, because they have to be elected,” she noted in the Globe interview. “But we can help prepare them for leadership and we can send the message that this particular person has talent and ability and should be heard and given a chance.”

After stepping down as secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO in 2006, Ms. Casavant served as the executive director of the Women’s Institute for Leadership Development, which goes by the acronym WILD.

The organization’s goals include increasing the participation of women and people of color in the labor movement, and increasing their influence in the leadership ranks of the labor movement.

“Kathy brought a deep knowledge and experience of the Mass labor movement, which benefited WILD immensely,” the organization said in a tribute on its website, hailing her as “the only woman” to have held the position of AFL-CIO Secretary of State. – post of treasurer.

“But more than that, her passion for supporting and promoting women’s activism and leadership has made her beloved by all who have entered WILD’s orbit,” the organization said. “She was a leader, but also a teacher, a mentor, a friend. She will forever remain in our hearts. »

Born July 27, 1951 in Taunton, Kathleen Morin was the eldest of four children and the only daughter of school bus driver May Brown Morin and Arthur Morin.

In the 1998 interview, Ms Casavant said her father, who painted machines in factories, was an alcoholic whose behavior created a “rather dysfunctional” family.

“She was really raised by her mother, who died three years ago,” said Ms Casavant’s son, Brant from Medford. “His mother was a really stern figure. She was extremely pragmatic and had a very sharp tongue and quick wit.

As Ms Casavant grew up in Raynham, her mother discouraged her aspirations to pursue higher education. “Forget it,” she said whenever young Kathy broached the subject.

Although several years later she earned a bachelor’s degree in labor relations from the University of Massachusetts Boston, at age 13 she began working as a hat check girl at the Roseland Ballroom in Taunton, where her mother was. formerly a waitress.

“I learned ballroom dancing there because the older men always asked me to dance,” Ms. Casavant said.

Leaving home at 18, she moved to Newport, RI, and worked as a secretary at Raytheon Co. in Portsmouth, 10 miles away.

While in Newport, she met Arnold Casavant, who had just completed his naval service and was to work as a teacher for many years. The couple married in 1972.

“They met by chance. He liked her and asked her out,” their son said. “She stood him up on their first date, but he persisted.”

Ms Casavant left Raytheon for a secretarial job in Fall River, where she said she worked ‘for some eccentric guy who paid me an executive secretary’s salary to pick up his kids in his Rolls-Royce and do the laundry . Of course, I didn’t stay there long.

She was 27 when she took a job as an accountant and clerk with the Amalgamated Apparel and Textile Workers Union in southeastern Massachusetts.

Fascinated by the stories organizers told of recruiting potential union members and distributing leaflets, she quickly broadened her interests and involvement.

She became a senior official representing unionized textile workers throughout the region, and became known for her prowess in negotiating contracts for immigrants in the labor market.

Even as a public servant at the bargaining tables, Ms. Casavant insisted on joining the picket lines as well, collecting signatures and lending her voice to the protests.

Beneath her tailoring and professional demeanor was an inspirational speaker, Celia Wcislo, a longtime Service Employees International Union official, told The Globe in 1998.

Ms Casavant “literally drove the crowd crazy” by speaking out at an anti-sweatshop protest, Wcislo said. “She’s a great agitator. Put her in front of a microphone, and she’s not at all what she seems.

In the mid-1990s, when the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union merged with a garment workers’ union, Ms. Casavant retained her title as Secretary-Treasurer of the New England Chapter of the ACTWU with the chapter of New England of the new Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees, or UNITE. (This union and the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union later formed UNITE HERE.)

She campaigned to raise the minimum wage and advocated on behalf of women of color who were abused in textile industry jobs.

“Some of the workers complained about being timed when going to the bathroom,” Ms. Casavant said, “and there was a situation where some were taking work home and getting very little pay.”

In 2006, shortly after stepping down as Massachusetts AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer, she was appointed to a leadership position with the National AFL-CIO Unity Partnership Team.

Among his duties was encouraging teachers to join unions in states from Maine to Wyoming, and she and her husband moved for a time from Massachusetts to Washington, DC.

“They were inseparable,” their son said of his parents, and that bond continued well into Ms Casavant’s final months with Alzheimer’s, when Arnie Casavant was her primary carer.

In the days following Ms Casavant’s death, Brant said, dozens of people have reached out, “and they’re all talking about her as a mentor, incredible kindness and incredible passion. for the trade union movement and the role of women in work and the workplace.”

Besides her husband and son, Ms. Casavant is survived by two brothers, Robert of Colorado and Richard of California.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Ms. Casavant at 5 p.m. on June 5 at IBEW Local 103 in Dorchester.

Prior to becoming secretary-treasurer of the state AFL-CIO, Ms. Casavant was the first woman to serve as the organization’s executive vice president.

She was acutely aware of what her revolutionary status would mean for the women who would follow.

“Ten years ago it was not possible to get into this kind of position,” Ms. Casavant told the Globe in 1997. “Now women are starting to see that there is hope. We now represent nearly 40 percent of all unionized workers in this country and the numbers are growing.


Bryan Marquard can be reached at bryan.marquard@globe.com.

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Once Richmond’s hippest dance hall, it’s now a parking lot https://canadadancesport.com/once-richmonds-hippest-dance-hall-its-now-a-parking-lot/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 03:32:37 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/once-richmonds-hippest-dance-hall-its-now-a-parking-lot/ RICHMOND, Va. – Near the intersection of N. Hamilton Street and W. Broad Street in Richmond, little catches the eye or ear. But step back 80 years and this corner was buzzing as an entertainment destination. Generations of Richmond locals have flocked to the Great Tantilla Ballroom to cut a rug night after night. “It […]]]>

RICHMOND, Va. – Near the intersection of N. Hamilton Street and W. Broad Street in Richmond, little catches the eye or ear. But step back 80 years and this corner was buzzing as an entertainment destination. Generations of Richmond locals have flocked to the Great Tantilla Ballroom to cut a rug night after night.

“It was the place to go for a big date,” said Harry Kollatz Jr., editor of Richmond Magazine. “The place to go, see and be seen.”

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Tantilla garden of yesterday and today

Tantilla Garden has been touted as the finest dance hall in the South.

“It was on. It was neon. He was setting there. And you could hear the music coming out of it,” Kollatz said.

From the 1930s to the 1950s, legendary big bands, from the all-female Coquettes to Tommy Dorsey, drew large crowds dressed in new clothes, Kollatz said.

“If you came to Tantilla, it was a bit formal. It was the big meeting,” he said.

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The ballroom’s main attraction was a retractable roof.

“And that was a huge deal for those attending Tantilla. On a clear night, you could dance under the stars,” Kollatz said.

Charlotte Via and Linda Bassett recall the wonderment of Tantilla as wide-eyed teenagers.

“Oh yeah. Every time I pass by, I look and say well, that’s where it was,” Via said.

There was dancing on the second level and Tiny Town bowling on the first.

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“Everyone loved it because it was a beautiful place. Simply stunning,” Bassett added.

For these cousins, Tantilla was a family affair.

Charlotte Via’s stepfather, Bill Via, was the general manager of the ballroom.

Linda Bassett’s father, Willie Crafton, was the doorman at the nightclub.

“They wore tuxedos to work. It reminded me of the Frank Sinatra days yeah,” Bassett said.

The two women were in the front row.

“People knew how to dance back then. Ballroom dancing,” Via said.

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Via is the guardian of Tantilla’s rare memories that once belonged to her late stepfather.

The collection includes dozens of rare images and autographed photos of legendary conductors, from Tommy Dorsey to Guy Lombardo.

She also cherishes the original Tantilla crate.

“Wednesday night, I think they called it ‘Singles Night.’ My husband was working at the box office,” Via said.

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She also credited Tantilla Garden with, well, being born.

“So that’s where my dad met my mom,” she said.

Willie fell in love and would marry Juanita who was a regular performer at Tantilla.

“And they made the swing,” Via said. “It was when people were dancing together and looking into each other’s eyes.”

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But over the years, ballroom dancing fell out of tune, and on the floor, the aging crowds thinned out. Management tried to entice younger patrons with rock and roll shows, but the magic was fading. The music stopped definitively in 1969. Tantilla was demolished. The bricks were sold at auction.

“Dad was very sad about it,” Via said. “People were sad. People didn’t understand why he disappeared.

For Charlotte and Linda, the loss of landmark still stings 53 years later.

“Like I say, they’ve paved heaven to put up a parking lot,” Bassett said.

For historian Harry Kollatz, the end of Tantilla Garden was more than just the demolition of a concert hall. We have lost a connection with our cultural past.

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“It’s demolished paradise for a parking lot,” agreed Kollatz. “If this place could have existed, it would have been Richmond’s Fillmore East, it would have been Richmond’s Roxy, it could have been anything. But rubble, that’s what he became.

Tantilla Garden may be gone but if you visit Hamilton and Broad. Listen closely, you might hear the big band era reverberating once again on the asphalt.

“If anyone is with me, I’ll tell them the story,” Bassett said. “Tantilla was there. You don’t know Tantilla? I tell them the story. Yeah. Yeah. It’s very special.

If you want to learn more about Tantilla Garden, Harry Kollatz wrote about the place in his book True Richmond Stories: Historic Tales from Virginia’s Capital.

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