Ballroom dance – Canada Dance Sport http://canadadancesport.com/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 17:35:47 +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 Sam Champion could be rethinking his career options https://canadadancesport.com/sam-champion-could-be-rethinking-his-career-options/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 17:05:50 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/sam-champion-could-be-rethinking-his-career-options/ Could Sam Champion leave his post on hello america? Fans love watching the weatherman every morning, but during his time on Dancing with the starshe began to rethink his career options. Keep reading to see where Sam Champion could go next if he tires of his meteorology career. Sam Champion really fell in love with […]]]>

Could Sam Champion leave his post on hello america? Fans love watching the weatherman every morning, but during his time on Dancing with the starshe began to rethink his career options.

Keep reading to see where Sam Champion could go next if he tires of his meteorology career.

Sam Champion really fell in love with dancing

Look for CMG fans – Sam Champion thinks he might part ways with the show in favor of pursuing a new career. He once said he fell in love with ballroom dancing after he started rehearsals.

Now fans think he should just stick around and be a professional dancer.

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Of course, the fans are just joking here. All the pros on Dancing with the stars have been training since they were little. Being a professional dancer requires decades of technical dance skills. But even so, Sam’s fans are so excited about his performance in the season premiere.

Sam Champion tweeted a photo of his performance with Cheryl Burke and said how much he loved looking at the photos from the night.

“Goodbye ABC,” a fan replied on Twitter. “Sam is now going to be a professional dancer. Your photos of you two are really stunning.

“Hahahaha! Sam replied. “Don’t give away my work just yet, please.”

Sam Champion may not quite have the experience of being a professional dancer on DWTSbut fans would definitely love to see him in the ballroom in future seasons.

The good news is that it doesn’t sincerely sound like Sam intends to leave. hello america soon. But fans remain hopeful that he sticks around DWTS for many more weeks and wins the Mirrorball trophy.

The CMG the meteorologist makes a lot of friends on DWTS

Sam Champion and Cheryl Burke aim for the Mirrorball trophy. But they also take the time to get to know the other candidates and forge lasting friendships. Recently, the hello america meteorologist announced that he and Shangela were getting to know each other better.

COVID-19 may not be as bad as it was two years ago, but contestants should still take precautions and self-quarantine in small groups. Due to these protocols, he spends a lot of time with Shangela and Gleb Savchenko.

Don’t forget to login Dancing with the stars this Monday night at 8 p.m. EST. Fans can tune into Disney+ and catch up on all the excitement and spectacular routines. Don’t forget that Sam and Cheryl need your votes if you want them to stay in the competition. They are working hard on next week’s routine and would like to stay for the third week. Help meteorologist Sam Champion win the Mirrorball trophy!

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Senior Enrichment Center News | Herald of Cranston https://canadadancesport.com/senior-enrichment-center-news-herald-of-cranston/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 23:39:22 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/senior-enrichment-center-news-herald-of-cranston/ Our programs help, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of people aged 55 and over. The CREATES study “Cognitive recovery after elective surgery” CREATES is an observational study led by Dr. Lori Daiello that uses an innovative brain imaging technique to learn more about the brain health of patients age 70 or older undergoing major […]]]>

Our programs help, inform, entertain and enrich the lives of people aged 55 and over.

The CREATES study

“Cognitive recovery after elective surgery”

CREATES is an observational study led by Dr. Lori Daiello that uses an innovative brain imaging technique to learn more about the brain health of patients age 70 or older undergoing major surgery at Lifespan’s Rhode Island Hospital or Miriam Hospital . This study aims to better understand why some older people develop lasting changes in their memory and thinking skills after major surgery. To learn more about the CREATES study, please contact study staff at 1-833-220-0100 or email CREATS@lifespan.org.

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Many people think that falls are the normal part of aging. The truth is that they are not! Most falls are preventable – and you have the power to reduce your risk of falling. How? Sign up now for our free, evidence-based program A Matter of Balance. This four-week fall prevention workshop is designed to reduce fear of falling and increase your activity level. Space is limited. To register, call 780-6000.

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September 28 – 10 a.m.

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Do you have a family history of diabetes or are you curious if you might be at risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes? Come get your A1C tested. An A1C test is a blood test that can help identify prediabetes and diabetes. The test results give a picture of your average blood sugar over the past three months. No need to fast for this test. It only takes five minutes! If you are interested, call 80-6000 to register.

Intermediate ballroom dancing night class

4 week series

Starts Oct 5 – 6-7:30 p.m.

Price: $40 per person

Instructor: Tracey Rose

Prior registration required. For more information, call 780-6144

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‘DWTS’ Season 31: Joseph Baena Proves He’s More Than Muscles, Surprised Fans Call Him ‘Dark Horse’ https://canadadancesport.com/dwts-season-31-joseph-baena-proves-hes-more-than-muscles-surprised-fans-call-him-dark-horse/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 06:14:00 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/dwts-season-31-joseph-baena-proves-hes-more-than-muscles-surprised-fans-call-him-dark-horse/ LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: “Dancing with the Stars” returns for Season 31, including Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son, Joseph Baena, who got his chance to prove he can do more than pump iron. Fans who weren’t expecting much from the lesser-known dancer were blown away by his moves and the desire to see more of him in the […]]]>

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: “Dancing with the Stars” returns for Season 31, including Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son, Joseph Baena, who got his chance to prove he can do more than pump iron. Fans who weren’t expecting much from the lesser-known dancer were blown away by his moves and the desire to see more of him in the future.

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With “little or no” dance experience, Joseph Baena took to the stage. He kicked off a jive dance performance to The Black Eyed Peas’ “Pump It,” backed by dance pro and Season 30 champion Daniella Karagach. For the first few minutes of the competition, Baena leaned on her strength, taking a few positions her dad would have liked before getting into the dance. The performance was warmly received by the crowd, although the judges said there was clearly room for improvement.

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Judges Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Derek Hough each scored Joseph Baena a six, while Len Goodman gave him a five, for a total score of 23. Len pointed out that Joseph’s footwork was a little soft and supple, which no one would ever say about the actor’s arms. In terms of additional criticism, the judges generally said that Joseph needed to polish and improve his technique in order to receive a higher score next week. Carrie Ann Inaba praised Joseph Baena, saying his performance reminded him of season 30 winner Iman Shumpert. Iman also had a weaker performance to start the competition, but he used his athleticism to get better each week and ended up causing a huge upset by beating veteran dancer JoJo Siwa.

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It is too early to say whether Joseph Baena will live up to expectations. His first dance score now ranks him eighth among the contestants on season 31 of “Dancing with the Stars.” He passed the first round of the competition, shocking people around the world. While appreciating her professional dance partner, Daniella, fans wrote, “Daniela gave Joseph a lot of content even though he clearly has no dance background. I loved his dancing even with all the mess he made. it was fun to watch #dwts.” Calling Joseph the “dark horse” of the competition, one fan wrote: “Joseph was my choice of dark horse, a potential diamond in the rough. Daniella’s inventive choreography combined with her personal discipline should hopefully result in some interesting story growth over the course of the season. #DWTS.” A few fans think Joseph needs to work on his moves to go further in the competition saying, “Joseph Baena did what he could. He could possibly be chiseled into a dancer though. He must learn to flow better. Be like the wind. #DWTS.” A fan wrote how they felt the score Joseph received was too low considering his performance, “These scores for Joseph and Daniella are too low! It was good technique (minus the feet) #DWTS.”

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Next, fans are hoping to see a Muscle Man ballroom, “I want to see Joseph do a ballroom with these arms and hands. Great potential! #DWTS.” Even though Joseph blundered in his performance, some fans see potential in him, “Joseph…huh. He nailed the moves pretty well, but he almost went the opposite way of Daniella at times. There had some great times in there and he performed well in front of the public too! Interesting to see what else he has to offer. #dwts #DWTS31 #DancingWiththeStars. Fans now expect him is improving under professional dancer Daniella, “Joseph wasn’t terrible but he wasn’t great, if he stays Dani will make him better every week like she always does #dwts.” Calling Joseph “charismatic,” another “DWTS” viewer tweeted, “There’s no denying that Joseph is very charismatic. Lots of good stuff to work on if he stays. #DWTS.”

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Who is on this season of Dancing With The Stars with Charli D’Amelio? https://canadadancesport.com/who-is-on-this-season-of-dancing-with-the-stars-with-charli-damelio/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 14:52:31 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/who-is-on-this-season-of-dancing-with-the-stars-with-charli-damelio/ That’s it again, Dancing with the Stars is back! But who is on this season of Dancing with the stars? Keep reading to find out if your favorite celebrities will take the stage! The show will be hosted by Tyra Banks alongside former Ball winner and Fresh Prince Star Alfonso Ribeiro. But who will we […]]]>

That’s it again, Dancing with the Stars is back! But who is on this season of Dancing with the stars? Keep reading to find out if your favorite celebrities will take the stage!

The show will be hosted by Tyra Banks alongside former Ball winner and Fresh Prince Star Alfonso Ribeiro. But who will we see on the dance floor?

After much speculation, we know that TikTok star Charli D’Amelio’s mother, Heidi, will be joining her daughter in the lineup.

Previous line-ups have featured big names including Carol Baskin and Tiger King’s Kim Kardashian, but who else will join Charli and Heidi this year?

Let’s take a look and find out!

Who is in this season of Dancing with the Stars?

Charli D’Amelio

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Charli D’Amelio rose to fame after posting her first video on popular social media site Tiktok in March 2019. Her following grew from there, making her the first designer to reach 100 million subscribers just 18 months after the creation of his account.

She now has 147 million subscribers and remains one of the most popular app creators.

We’re sure all those TikTok dances will help her out on the dance floor!

Heidi D’Amelio

Like Mother like daughter! Charli’s mother, Heidi, will also appear alongside her daughter on the dance floor.

Heidi is not only the mother of one social media star, but actually two! Heidi’s oldest daughter, Dixie, is also very popular on the app.

In her own right, Heidi was a fitness trainer and model before becoming a mother to the two.

Hopefully it’s a healthy competition between the two!

Therese Giudice

Teresa is best known for starring in the hit television series The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Besides being on television, Teresa is also a New York Times bestselling author with cookbooks and memoirs to her credit.

She recently married husband Luis in a stunning ceremony this summer. Before putting on her dancing shoes, they enjoyed a luxury honeymoon in Greece.

We can’t wait to see her light up the dance floor!

Jordan Sparks

Jordin Sparks shot to fame after stealing the hearts of nations by winning season 6 of American Idol.

Since then, she’s become a Grammy-nominated artist, had numerous Billboard hits, and even performed the national anthem at the Superbowl.

Jordan also broke TikTok recently when she surprisingly performed the hit single “No Air”. Oh the nostalgia!

Vinny Guadagnino

Vinny trades in the infamous GTL routine (gym, tan, laundry) for a ballroom dancing routine.

The star shot to fame in 2008 when the MTV series Jersey Shore debuted.

He has since returned for Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, which saw the former cast reunite for more fun and drama!

Meanwhile, he’s been doing a Chippendales Las Vegas residency, so hopefully that gives him an edge on the dance floor!

Joseph Baena

Joseph is the son of Terminator actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In his own right, he is a fitness model and actor, appearing in the film Terminator 2.

He is now putting his skills to work for this season of Dancing with the Stars.

We’re sure he won’t have a hard time with his fitness past!

Selma Blair

Selma is an actress, best known for her role as Cecile Caldwell in the 1999 film Cruel Intentions.

More recently, she interpreted the role of Kris Jenner in the series The People v OJ Simpson.

She also received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for her narration in the audiobook The Diary of Anne Frank.

wayne brady

Wayne is a five-time Emmy Award winner, American television personality, actor, and singer, best known for the television series Whose Line Is It Anyway?

He’s no stranger to showing off his talent on TV, winning season 2 of Masked Singer.

It looks like he can do it all, so we’re sure he’ll make an impression on the dance floor!

Sam Champion

Sam, multiple Emmy winner, is an American weather presenter.

Her impressive 25+ year career on Good Morning America and WA-BC TV.

His coverage of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 won him a Peabody Award.

Jessie James Decker

Jessie is a country singer/songwriter whose 2017 studio album, Southern Girl City Lights, topped Billboard Top Country Albums.

Besides singing, Jessie has her own Kittenish fashion line, where she sells a variety of women’s clothing, including swimwear.

Trevor Donovan

Best known for his role in the hit series 90210, Trevor is now also a children’s author and actor.

He has an athletic background in skiing, which earned him a spot on the US Teen Ski Team when he was younger.

He is no stranger to long practice days!

Daniel Durant

Daniel is an actor best known for his role in the Oscar-winning film CODA and more recently in the Netflix series You.

His acting breakthrough came from his role as Moritz Stiefel in the 2015 Broadway revival of Spring Awakening.

Hope Joe doesn’t watch it on the dance floor!

Cheryl Ladd

Cheryl Ladd is an actress, singer, and author best known for playing Kris Munroe on the popular television series Charlie’s Angels.

Since then she has appeared in films such as Poison Ivy and Purple Hearts.

But Cheryl also presented American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson.

Jason Lewis

Actor Jason Lewis is no stranger to our TV screens with roles in Sex and the City, How I Met Your Mother and Charmed.

He has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years.

We’re sure it won’t be any different in Dancing with the Stars!

shangela

DJ Shangela is no stranger to putting on a show, having toured 184 cities providing audiences with his comedy and cabaret show.

She also starred alongside Lady Gaga in the hit film A Star is Born.

Dancing in front of the Stars judges should be a walk in the park!

Gaby Windey

After appearing as a contestant for The Bacehlor contestant, Gabby Windey became co-lead on season 19 of The Bachlorette.

Previously, she was a cheerleader for the Denver Broncos and an intensive care nurse throughout the pandemic.

Who do you think will take the ball home? And who is your favorite actor in this season of Dancing with the Stars? Let us know in the comments below!

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Is Wayne Brady married? Reality TV host’s love life explored as he prepares to star in DWTS Season 31 https://canadadancesport.com/is-wayne-brady-married-reality-tv-hosts-love-life-explored-as-he-prepares-to-star-in-dwts-season-31/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 08:01:55 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/is-wayne-brady-married-reality-tv-hosts-love-life-explored-as-he-prepares-to-star-in-dwts-season-31/ Season 31 of Dancing with the stars (DWTS) is slated to premiere on Monday, September 19. Reality TV host Wayne Brady is one of the many contestants who will take part in the show and try their hand at dancing. Related to this, there has been a lot of buzz about his marital status. Currently, […]]]>

Season 31 of Dancing with the stars (DWTS) is slated to premiere on Monday, September 19.

Reality TV host Wayne Brady is one of the many contestants who will take part in the show and try their hand at dancing. Related to this, there has been a lot of buzz about his marital status. Currently, the actor is single, and little information is available on his love life.


Wayne Brady from DWTS been married twice before

Wayne Brady, 50, is a twice-married actor, singer and comedian. His first marriage was celebrated in 1993 when he married Diana Lasso, composer and musician. The DWTS competitor was in his early twenties at the time. Little information is available about the couple on the Internet.

Wayne and Diana broke up after two years of their marriage. According to the first, they grew in maturity and perspective over time, which ultimately led to their separation. In an interview with Closer Weekly, Brady said:

“My first wife is a great person, but you shouldn’t get married at 20 or 21 because you still don’t know each other. I think the lesson was not to rush.”

Brady married for the second time in 1999 to Mandie Taketa, writer, dancer and actor. The couple remained together for a long time before finalizing their divorce in 2008.

Despite the split, Wayne and Mandie chose to maintain a close relationship for the sake of their daughter, Maile Brady. They live as neighbors and spend a lot of time together as a family, co-parenting Maile in a happy environment. Plus, Brady still appreciates Mandie being with him when he hit rock bottom at the age of 42.

Indeed, in an interview, the DWTS the contestant told Entertainment Night:

“We said we wanted to give her the closest experience she could have in the same house.”

He continued:

“And we have always lived in different houses. We just live very close now. The thing is, I love his mother. She was with me when no one in the world was with me except my mother. There was loyalty there, there was respect, there was trust – she’s my little mama.

Although Brady is single now, he is looking for someone who will accept his cordial relationship with his second wife.


About DWTS

DWTS is a dance reality competition featuring a group of celebrities who prepare performances each week with the help of their individual dance coaches. Contestants who manage to perform well and impress the judges as well as the audience ultimately win the competition.

The show’s official synopsis reads:

“Dancing with the Stars is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough. “

The synopsis further adds:

“Hosted by model and businesswoman Tyra Banks, who will be joined by co-host (and Season 19 winner) Alfonso Ribeiro as the series soon returns to the ballroom with a whole new lineup of celebrities on Disney+.”

Viewers can watch the premiere of DWTS on Disney+ on September 19, 2022.


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Golden Empire Grange celebrates its 60th anniversary https://canadadancesport.com/golden-empire-grange-celebrates-its-60th-anniversary/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 19:40:36 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/golden-empire-grange-celebrates-its-60th-anniversary/ Bruce Lester and Dave Craigen. Lester was recognized for over 30 years for his support and that of the bridge at the Grange, and Craigen was recognized for being the Grange’s 911 one-on-one emergency response team for 30 years.Photo submitted La Grange is an organization that began in 1867, expanding from Civil War destruction to […]]]>

Bruce Lester and Dave Craigen. Lester was recognized for over 30 years for his support and that of the bridge at the Grange, and Craigen was recognized for being the Grange’s 911 one-on-one emergency response team for 30 years.
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La Grange is an organization that began in 1867, expanding from Civil War destruction to rural fields and farmland. Southern farms were in poor condition and farm animals were exhausted. Transport infrastructure was in shambles, with few rail services to transport crops and animals to market, as rails, bridges and rail yards were destroyed.

An era began that encouraged farming families to unite on common ground to promote community and agricultural welfare, rebuild farmland, restore the railway system, and establish a system rural mail delivery. Thus, the Grange organization was created. Today, the Grange has grown into an all-state community service organization. Our history and heritage still supports a strong interest in agriculture, healthy communities, fun and friendships – where new friends are made and old friends are cherished.

Golden Empire Grange No. 806 was a dream of Walter and Goldie LeRoy, with its conception in July 1962. It is located off LaBarr Meadows Road, half a mile from the corner of McKnight Road.



Last July, members celebrated the Grange’s 60th anniversary and recognized long-time members.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Jan McElwain has been recognized as a member for 60 years. She is one of the founding members of the 1962 Articles of Incorporation document. And as First Secretary, she wrote the first check. She has been a member for 60 years. Don’t believe it, just hang out with her and she will share stories of bringing her little girls to many events and how Grange President Walter LeRoy sheltered his family during the winter of 1963, which brought a lot of snow and they had no heat. A little girl was so ill that the local doctor made a house call at the McCoys’ home. It’s like being a member of the Grange, each one doing something for someone.



David Craigen was recognized for being part of Grange’s 911 emergency response team for 30 years. He was the building manager of the Grange, rushing to the Grange for plumbing leaks, bathroom water overflows, lightning strikes that shut off the water, researched affordable repair options for our HAVC units broke, installed a hot water tank, replaced the plumbing, fixed the dry rot and was the building watchdog. He has done janitorial duties and worked for free since the pandemic broke out, paying out of pocket for many items including toilet paper and building repairs. He was president for many years. The continued existence of The Grange is due to David’s support.

Bruce Lester has been recognized for over 30 years for his support and that of the Grange Bridge. The bridge club has met at the Grange for over 30 years. Bruce is a member of the American Contract Bridge League and the American Bridge Teachers Association. Accomplishments include Accredited Master Instructor and Deck Manager, Lifetime Deck Master status.

Over the past 20 years, the Bridge Club had between 15 and 18 tables (four at each table) playing Bridge five days a week, or about 250 people a week. Thank you Bruce and the Bridge Club for all you have done to keep the Grange running.

Sydney Hunt was recognized for her over 20 years as a member. She grew up in Middletown, Lake County, and began attending Guenoc Grange No. 373 when she was about 5 years old, accompanying her grandparents to meetings and then enjoying refreshments. Sydney’s great aunt, uncle and grandparents were farmers. and held positions at the Grange, so the Grange has been his home for a long time.

His great-aunt and uncle had lived on a piece of land in the 1845 Mexican land grant, Rancho Guenoc.

Ballroom dancing brought Sydney to the Grass Valley Golden Empire Grange. When she walked in, she felt right at home. She became responsible for Saturday night ballroom dancing with live music and enjoyed singing along with the musicians.

In 2003, Sydney was the President and her many accomplishments include coordinating the paint job inside the Grange, rescuing the Grange through several burglaries, and electric smoke at their New Year’s Eve party.

Dave Jappay was recognized for his over 20 years as a member. Dave has spent many hours repairing the barn’s many needs. He attended many ballroom dances. Every Saturday night you could look over the dance floor and see Dave dancing. Dave is a dedicated member who has been showing up to meetings overseeing many projects for over 20 years.

Lilo Koegler was recognized for her 20+ year membership. She ballroom danced to live music at the Grange for decades. She always had a smile and was friendly with everyone.

Mary Carrell was recognized for her more than 20 years of involvement. Mary is a square dancer and has relayed the comments of square dancers on the Grange for decades. She was the go-between for the upgrades paid for by the square dancers.

Mary always had a list of barn upgrades wanting to keep the barn in pristine condition. For example, if she saw ceiling tiles sagging, she would report it immediately at the monthly membership meeting. Mary developed an action plan to purchase and display the United States flag, then at a later date she coordinated the purchase of the California flag.

Golden Empire Grange No. 806 tenants include Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society, Goldancers Square Dance Club, Aces ‘N Spaces Bridge Club, Jamie Hogan Country Dancing, Foothill Fusion Dance Club, Weber’s Concealed Carry Certification Classes, Side Kick Line Dancing , Grass Valley 4-Wheelers Club, Karaoke by Steve & Sandy, Gold Country Horse Trails Council, DeSena Fire Safe Consulting and Training, plus one-time rentals for functions, parties or memorials. For more information, call 530-477-9586.

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Charli D’Amelio on Landon Barker, Kourtney Kardashian’s ‘DWTS’ Support https://canadadancesport.com/charli-damelio-on-landon-barker-kourtney-kardashians-dwts-support/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 22:19:00 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/charli-damelio-on-landon-barker-kourtney-kardashians-dwts-support/ Charli D’Amelio already relies on Landon Barker for support in the ballroom. The TikTok star – who appears on Season 31 of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ – explained how her boyfriend is ‘excited’ to cheer her on in the competition, along with her dad, Travis Barker, and step- mother, Kourtney Kardashian. “Landon knows I do […]]]>

Charli D’Amelio already relies on Landon Barker for support in the ballroom.

The TikTok star – who appears on Season 31 of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ – explained how her boyfriend is ‘excited’ to cheer her on in the competition, along with her dad, Travis Barker, and step- mother, Kourtney Kardashian.

“Landon knows I do this. He is with me every step of the way on this journey. Travis and Kourtney, I told them about it, and they were super excited too,” D’Amelio, 18, told Page Six after the casting reveal on “Good Morning America.”

“I think overall it’s going to be really fun and I have a really good group around me.”

D’Amelio added that Landon, also 18, is “brilliant” at putting her forward.

“I’m glad he’s here to support me,” she said of the “Die in California” singer, who she’s been dating since June.

“He’s excited for me. He’s always super nice and excited whenever I get excited about something.

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Charli D’Amelio called her boyfriend Landon Barker “awesome” while explaining how he’s already supporting her journey on “Dancing With the Stars.”
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While Travis, 46, and Kourtney, 43, have never been on the show themselves, their famous family are no strangers to “DWTS.”

Kim Kardashian competed with D’Amelio’s pro partner Mark Ballas on season 7 of the dance competition, while Rob Kardashian was paired with Cheryl Burke for season 13. D’Amelio said she n hadn’t asked any of them for advice yet.

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D’Amelio’s dance partner Mark Ballas competed with Kim Kardashian during season 7.
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Safe to say, D’Amelio – who has been a competitive dancer for over 10 years – will certainly have no trouble racking up the public votes.

Along with having the support of the Barkers and the Kardashian-Jenner family, she has the most Instagram followers of any contestant at 49.1 million and growing.

Additionally, D’Amelio previously worked with judge Derek Hough for a “Dirty Dancing” tribute during the “Step Into…the Movies” special in March.

Hough also said in a July 2021 interview that he thought D’Amelio would “crush” him in the ballroom.

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The TikTok star has previously performed with “DWTS” judge Derek Hough for a “Dirty Dancing” tribute.
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“I was very lucky to be able to work with Derek for three short days and we were able to do something amazing. And I got to see it and [his sister] Julianne on their tour when I was about 11, so I’ve been a huge fan of him for a very long time,” D’Amelio told Us Thursday.

“Actually, I knew [about doing ‘DWTS’] when we did that [special] and I have to tell him. So, I don’t know if he pulled the strings, but I’m glad I took this little crash course from Derek, because I think it will help me in this competition.

The TikTok star will face off against her mother, Heidi D’Amelio, and stars like Selma Blair, Teresa Giudice, Vinny Guadagnino and Jordin Sparks when the all-new season kicks off on Monday, September 19 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. on Disney+.

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Why 1997’s Cinderella Live-Action Still Holds Up 25 Years Later https://canadadancesport.com/why-1997s-cinderella-live-action-still-holds-up-25-years-later/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/why-1997s-cinderella-live-action-still-holds-up-25-years-later/ This year marks the 25th anniversary of Rodgers and Hammerstein Cinderella. Even after being retold over and over again, this particular version from 1997 remains a fan favorite. Having a higher quality than other adaptations failed to capture, it’s safe to say that Cinderella 1997 stands the test of time. So why this version of […]]]>

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Rodgers and Hammerstein Cinderella. Even after being retold over and over again, this particular version from 1997 remains a fan favorite. Having a higher quality than other adaptations failed to capture, it’s safe to say that Cinderella 1997 stands the test of time.


So why this version of Cinderella hold on? There are a lot of reasons that go beyond just the construction of the film itself. While some might say it’s down to the production value, being the most expensive TV movie of its time, there are much more fundamental reasons.

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From Whitney Houston to Brandy, the Cinderella cast brought their A-Game

The cast portrays their characters well and is diverse, presenting a front against prejudice. Cinderella adaptations have often featured the classic white male and female lead. This version diversifies, bringing together not only white actors but also Asian, black, and many others.

Whitney Houston’s Fairy Godmother really helps open and close the movie with captivating. Bernadette Peters captures her role as a mother-in-law so well that some might think she wasn’t acting. Whoopi Goldberg and Victor Garber perfectly embody their roles as queen and king, majestically alternating between parents and rulers. Plus, Goldberg’s signature squeal is always hilarious. Brandy even brings a new feel to the role of Cinderella, adding a different perspective to a character often portrayed as helpless and abused.

Cinderella is a visual feast

Visuals also play a part in how Cinderella is reunited. Attention is brought directly to the screen by Houston in a sparkling golden stream. She ended several scenes this way, so viewers didn’t feel like there was a downfall. In a design sense for both the costumes and the details of items like the horse-drawn carriage, the visuals also helped create a fairy tale feel. The end credits were also done well, allowing viewers to enjoy the ending instead of the constant clutter that usually comes with it.

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Cinderella’s screenplay and music modernized the classic tale

The script exhibits refreshing characteristics, offering humor in tense scenes to lighten the mood. Some examples would be when Cinderella inadvertently insults her stepsisters, saying it doesn’t suit any of them after they both try on the same hat. Another scene features the butler (Jason Alexander) when the prince returns to the castle, saying it was good to be among real people. He tells the prince that real people aren’t what they’re all supposed to be: “Look at me, I’m a real person. Does that mean anything to you?” Another sick burn shows how the butler is repulsed by the stepmother when she tries to flirt with him, and the butler replies that he wishes there was something between them: “a continent”.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s music is classic but updated for a new era, not coming off as repetitive and old fashioned. In fact, the orchestra beautifully highlights certain segments of the film that trigger feelings that the audience perceives in the character himself, such as excitement or uncertainty. Switching between musical scenes is effortless in a way where it doesn’t sound too overplayed. The dance sequences are fantastically choreographed, providing intricate and well-balanced scenes. This is especially the case on the market and ball scene. The market scene has so much going on that one would wonder how they managed not to stumble. Similarly, the ballroom dancing sequence is so immaculate that the dancers almost look mechanical.

One of the most amazing aspects of 1997 Cinderella are the life lessons and knowledge added to the story itself. At first it focuses on the fact that two people from two different worlds may be close to each other and may or may not meet, introducing the belief in fate. The Butler portrays the madness of his job, showing how chaotic and demanding his position is, highlighting the burden in work environments. Even Cinderella’s reactions to her stepmother and sisters reflect how unacceptable it is to unnecessarily shift blame onto others. Although the theme of “dreaming big” is still relevant, the thought is reinforced by the words of Cinderella and her fairy godmother: it’s good to be comfortable, but something has to be done about dreams instead of just wishing they would come true. Other adaptations haven’t offered such detail or extremely well crafted scenes in a big package like this one. Cinderella fact, explaining why this film can still reach its audience 25 years later.

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“I find it very easy to say something that is not PC” https://canadadancesport.com/i-find-it-very-easy-to-say-something-that-is-not-pc/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/i-find-it-very-easy-to-say-something-that-is-not-pc/ Your worst childhood memory? I grew up in Bethnal Green, and in 1953 there was a Queen’s Coronation street party with trestle tables. There were currant rolls, and although I didn’t like the rolls, I loved the currants. I picked them all and kept them in a delicious pile. A woman came and said, “You […]]]>

Your worst childhood memory?

I grew up in Bethnal Green, and in 1953 there was a Queen’s Coronation street party with trestle tables. There were currant rolls, and although I didn’t like the rolls, I loved the currants. I picked them all and kept them in a delicious pile. A woman came and said, “You don’t like gooseberries? and nicked them. I never forgot it. As you can probably imagine, I had a pretty fabulous childhood if that’s my worst memory. I had a very loving family.

The worst feature?

The worst thing about aging is that, like everything else, your memory starts to break down. It happens to me a little now that I don’t remember anything. It’s really sad, but what can I do? I did a quiz recently, and one of my questions was “Who is the leader of the Labor Party?” I couldn’t remember.

The worst dance?

People tend to remember the bad dancers from Strictly. When Ann Widdecombe danced with Anton Du Beke, she was very funny, even though she was a terrible dancer. John Sargeant and Russell Grant were also memorably terrible. But Ricky Whittle, who you may not remember, was wonderful, as was Natalie Gumede.

Strictly’s worst dancer was automotive journalist Quentin Willson, who received the lowest ever score in the first series. But it doesn’t matter if you are the worst or the best. The only thing you don’t have to be is boring.

The worst thing about Strictly?

Strictly open opportunities, like presenting BBC One’s Holiday of My Lifetime and Len and Ainsley’s Big Food Adventure. But I had to give up teaching dance to ordinary people in my dance school, because I didn’t have time. I still miss it.

I started dancing myself because a friend of mine was going there. I was sitting in a pub and I said, “Do you want to go to the cinema?” He said, “No, I’m going to dance in the ballroom.” I said, “Oh, shut up.” He said, “Len, there are plenty of girls, hardly any boys. So I said, “Oh, well, I’ll come too.” So there you are.

Worst health fear?

About 10 years ago I had prostate cancer, like a lot of guys. It was a shock. The funny thing is, when you’re sick, you expect it to be painful. You can understand it if there is terrible pain in your leg. But there was no pain. I went to the hospital and, knock on wood, everything is fine.

The worst of social networks?

I do not like it. I was on Twitter years ago for a short time, but they’re angry. It has the most horrible people on it. I remember coming home on a Saturday night and couldn’t have said anything too serious, maybe I gave someone a low grade, but I heard all that stuff like, “I hope when you get home you’re in a car accident and you die. “That’s the kind of thing I have. So I stopped using it. It’s no good unless you’re the Piers Morgan type who has really thick skin and doesn’t care.

The absolute worst

I understand that things change, which I agree with – however, I find it very easy to unwittingly say something that isn’t PC. I didn’t want to do it, and suddenly I said something and stepped into it. That’s part of the reason I’m glad I’m not on Strictly anymore. I’m sure I would have inadvertently said something that wasn’t acceptable to some people.

It happened when NSYNC’s Joey Fatone did a rumba, and his arms were too limp. Whenever I criticize I think of positives, like “I have to say your posture was great” and also something to help, but I said “I wish your arms were stronger, they were a bit airy-fairies.” Airy-fairy It’s a saying I’ve used all my life, but I’ve been attacked by the American gay community for something totally innocent.


Len Goodman supports Remember a Charity Week (September 5-11), which encourages people to donate to charity in their will. Find out more at Rememberacharity.org.uk

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‘Bridgerton’ star Simone Ashley kicked out of drama school for failing dance https://canadadancesport.com/bridgerton-star-simone-ashley-kicked-out-of-drama-school-for-failing-dance/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 00:13:54 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/bridgerton-star-simone-ashley-kicked-out-of-drama-school-for-failing-dance/ Whether Bridgerton were a modern reality series, it could be a cross between Gossip Girl and Dancing with the stars (with lots of extra skin added). The Netflix hit has seasons three and four in its future, according to Esquire, even though there have only been two seasons aired. There are eight books of source […]]]>

Whether Bridgerton were a modern reality series, it could be a cross between Gossip Girl and Dancing with the stars (with lots of extra skin added).

The Netflix hit has seasons three and four in its future, according to Esquire, even though there have only been two seasons aired. There are eight books of source material in all.

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