Competitive dance – Canada Dance Sport http://canadadancesport.com/ Sun, 15 May 2022 08:41:37 +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 Competitive dance – Canada Dance Sport http://canadadancesport.com/ 32 32 2 students named presidential scholarship holders https://canadadancesport.com/2-students-named-presidential-scholarship-holders/ Sun, 15 May 2022 08:41:37 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/2-students-named-presidential-scholarship-holders/ The two Bentonville High School students who the U.S. Department of Education named the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars last week have one thing in common besides an academic achievement portfolio. They love the arts. Rachael Thumma, 18, is a passionate Bharatanatyam dancer. Bharatanatyam is a classical Indian dance form. Thumma collaborated with a team from […]]]>

The two Bentonville High School students who the U.S. Department of Education named the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars last week have one thing in common besides an academic achievement portfolio.

They love the arts.

Rachael Thumma, 18, is a passionate Bharatanatyam dancer. Bharatanatyam is a classical Indian dance form. Thumma collaborated with a team from the Dhirana Academy of Classical Dance in Bentonville to create the first-ever Indian dance drama in Arkansas.

Saahas Parise, also 18, played guitar for the Bentonville High School Competitive Jazz Band. The band won third place at the 54th Annual Drury Jazz Festival in 2020.

“I’ve been playing guitar since second grade,” he said in an email.

Thumma and Parise are among 161 high school students selected nationwide by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars.

The Presidential Scholar Award is given to one male and one female high school student from each state, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American families living abroad, along with 15 other students chosen at large, 20 in the arts and 20 in career and technique. education.

More than 5,000 applicants of the 3.7 million students expected to graduate from high school this year have qualified for the 2022 awards based on their scores on the College Board’s SAT or ACT exams or through appointments.

When selecting scholarship recipients, the White House Commission considers academic achievement, artistic and technical excellence, essays, academic evaluations and transcripts, as well as commitment to community service and the leadership.

Thumma, who scored a perfect 36 on the ACT and a near-perfect PSAT score (1500/1520), will attend the University of Notre Dame. She plans to specialize in biochemistry in the pre-medical branch of the university. After that, she said she hoped to go to medical school and become a doctor/physician researcher.

“Currently, I am very interested in identifying the preventive factors (such as different vitamins/minerals and environmental factors) and risk factors (such as biomarkers, body compositions and cultural diets) that are involved in the chronic diseases,” she said in an email. .

“As a physician, I hope to develop new ways of preventive care to combat chronic lifestyle diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, as well as to meet current standards of treatment in order to better adapt to the metabolic and cultural makeup of ethnic minorities in America My ultimate goal is to lead initiatives to make population-specific preventive medicine accessible to underserved populations around the world to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease.

Parise goes to Duke University to study computer science.

He said he wanted to become either an artificial intelligence researcher or a technology entrepreneur.

“I want to design ethical AI for social good, like smart tutoring systems to improve the quality of education in third world countries or non-discriminatory AI for use in court cases.”

In 2018 he was the recipient of the ‘Irish or Irish-American History’ award on National History Day for his website on the Irish independence movement.

He is founder and CEO of Tech-Kno, INC., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the next generation’s involvement in the world of emerging technologies.

Parise is also a co-founder of the musicNU project, a free virtual platform in development teaching music theory concepts to underprivileged students at Northwestern University’s Technology Innovations Lab for Inclusive Learning and Teaching.

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mob creative – Marketing Manager (USA) https://canadadancesport.com/mob-creative-marketing-manager-usa/ Fri, 13 May 2022 10:28:52 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/mob-creative-marketing-manager-usa/ mob creative, a marketing and branding agency, is looking for a full-time Marketing Manager. Our client list has been primarily in music with a dance/electronic focus (BMG UK, Disney, Sony, MK, Krewella, Maya Jane Coles, Solomun, Carolina Liar to name a few), as well than brands and startups in other industries. (Atari, weed). Founder’s Previous […]]]>

mob creative, a marketing and branding agency, is looking for a full-time Marketing Manager.

Our client list has been primarily in music with a dance/electronic focus (BMG UK, Disney, Sony, MK, Krewella, Maya Jane Coles, Solomun, Carolina Liar to name a few), as well than brands and startups in other industries. (Atari, weed). Founder’s Previous Work: Head of Marketing for the #1 dance label in the US, Ultra Records; Livestyle/Beatport Artist Development Division, Integration and Streaming/Festival Integrations; ran the imprint of pop label Columbia Records Lefthook.

As a Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for creating, managing products and executing innovative marketing plans for our global customers. Clients will range from developing artists and singles to established artists and major labels. You will work closely with all global stakeholders, with streaming platforms and other creative partners. The ideal candidate has a passion for music and is very familiar with the dance/electronic genre.
As the services we offer are broad and highly tailored to each client, the position requires agility, a self-starting perspective and a creative mindset.

The team will grow rapidly over the next few months, so there is room for the candidate to build and lead a future team.

For consideration, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Design and execute customer marketing plans (across DSPs, digital, physical, social, tour, brand, influencer, event, partnerships, etc.)
  • Manage record release campaigns in collaboration with record labels, managers, hired third parties (such as PR, radio, DJ services) and any other stakeholders
  • Create and implement a DSP playlist strategy, offering official programmers and a third-party playlist network
  • Maintain relationships with programmers and DSP representatives
  • Pursue strategic opportunities and activations for our clients with influencers, technologies and brands
  • Set and achieve streaming, growth and revenue goals
  • Manage marketing campaign budgets
  • Analyze data and monitor campaign performance
  • Create weekly reports and pitches for clients
  • Update and organize client marketing resources
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 4+ years of experience in music marketing (label or management), digital or branding
  • Strong understanding of music release planning and streaming growth with a proven track record of success
  • Strong industry connections and knowledge, particularly in the area of ​​dance and electronics
  • Versed in the dance/electronic genre and its subgenres
  • Knowledge of hard-hitting US playlists on all DSPs
  • Experience with DSP platform analysis
  • Creative and attentive to trends
  • Comfortable in fast-paced environments, as well as late-night networking events
  • Comfortable working remotely and with different time zones
  • Able to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • A self-starter and a good communicator by phone and email
  • Knowledge of social networks and the web3
  • Located in the Los Angeles area
OFFERS:
  • Competitive salary
  • Bi-weekly direct deposit
  • Health contribution
  • Paid vacation
  • Flexible leave policy
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Appearance of kilted pipers, dancers and drill crews to celebrate Cleveland International Tattoo – News-Herald https://canadadancesport.com/appearance-of-kilted-pipers-dancers-and-drill-crews-to-celebrate-cleveland-international-tattoo-news-herald/ Wed, 11 May 2022 13:01:30 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/appearance-of-kilted-pipers-dancers-and-drill-crews-to-celebrate-cleveland-international-tattoo-news-herald/ Filling Cleveland Public Auditorium with pageantry, music, singing, drill teams and dancing, the Cleveland International Tattoo is an event you might consider attending on May 21st. It concludes the somber National Police Week commemorations to area police officers who have died in the line of duty. “The Tattoo ends the Police Week celebration on a […]]]>

Filling Cleveland Public Auditorium with pageantry, music, singing, drill teams and dancing, the Cleveland International Tattoo is an event you might consider attending on May 21st. It concludes the somber National Police Week commemorations to area police officers who have died in the line of duty.

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Chicago Academy of the Arts Celebrates 40 Years of Creative and Educational Excellence https://canadadancesport.com/chicago-academy-of-the-arts-celebrates-40-years-of-creative-and-educational-excellence/ Mon, 09 May 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/chicago-academy-of-the-arts-celebrates-40-years-of-creative-and-educational-excellence/ Chicago Academy of the Arts | ChicagoAcademyForTheArts.org Chicago Academy of the Arts | ChicagoAcademyForTheArts.org Chicago Academy of the Arts | ChicagoAcademyForTheArts.org Alumni include Cecily Strong, Lara Flynn Boyle, Justin Tranter, Lalah Hathaway, Tom Gold, Kevin Mimms. The Chicago Academy of the Arts has been home to thousands of incredible young artists, inspired teachers, and tireless […]]]>

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Alumni include Cecily Strong, Lara Flynn Boyle, Justin Tranter, Lalah Hathaway, Tom Gold, Kevin Mimms.

The Chicago Academy of the Arts has been home to thousands of incredible young artists, inspired teachers, and tireless advocates for the arts for 40 years.

— Jason Patera, Director of the Chicago Academy of Arts

CHICAGO, Illinois, USA, May 9, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — For four decades, The Chicago Academy of the Arts (the Academy) has provided a world-class education to budding young artists in the fields of music, dance, theater, media arts, musical theater and visual arts. As one of Chicago’s leading art and culture high schools and one of the most diverse schools in Illinois, the Academy has created an unparalleled and transformative educational model. Students are inspired to develop their potential through rigorous artistic training coupled with a reputable academic program.

Notable alumni include Cecily Strong (actor, author, Saturday Night Live comedian – 2002, theater), Lara Flynn Boyle (award winning actress – 1988, theater), Justin Trantner (award winning musician and music producer – 1998, music and Theater musical), Lalah Hathaway (award winning singer – 1986, Music), Tom Gold (award winning choreographer – 1986, Dance) and Kevin Mimms (actor and current “Jake from State Farm” – 2008, Theater)

“It’s more than just a school. The things I learn here are more than an education.”
​- Asim Baraka, student ​ (expected 2023, Musical Theater)

The Academy celebrates this milestone with a gala at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Several alumni, current and former students, and distinguished guests will be in attendance. Learn more about the Chicago Academy of the Arts 40th Anniversary Gala or make a Don.

Academy graduates have earned nearly $39 million in college scholarships over the past five years and been admitted to top universities and conservatories nationwide. Most students pursue competitive careers in the arts, as well as the sciences, humanities, business, and more. The alumni exemplify the powerful effect of art and arts education as Broadway stars, Grammy winners, engineers and entrepreneurs. This special evening will spotlight students, alumni and all who call the Academy “home”.

“The Chicago Academy for the Arts has been home to thousands of incredible young artists, inspired teachers, and tireless advocates for the arts for 40 years.
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As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we honor the legacies of those who built our special community, those who used this education to transform themselves, and those who used this education to leave their mark on the world. And, as we look to our future, we are excited to set the standard for what a school community can be and do in the decades to come.”
– Jason Patera, Director of the Chicago Academy of the Arts

The Academy would like to thank gala co-chairs Mara Georges and Rusty Hernandez-Sanfilippo, as well as gala sponsors:

Patricia and Ken Hunt
Michael and Kelly Finnerty
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Emily Barr and Scott Kane
Mara Georges and Michael Mutz
Rusty Hernandez-Sanfilippo and Jeffrey Sanfilippo
Rick and Dean Bayless
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Carlos and Dr. Marina Claudio
Dr. Serafin DeLeon and Dr. Jennifer Chan
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Richard and Susan Sander
Steven Schloss and Dr. Judith Wilen
The Academy needs your help to help its students award over $1 million in annual scholarships to nearly 50% of its student body. For more information on tickets, sponsorships and donor opportunities, please contact Event Director Tanya Pietrkowski at 312.421.0202.

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The Royal Court of MSFF Miners has been announced | News, Sports, Jobs https://canadadancesport.com/the-royal-court-of-msff-miners-has-been-announced-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 07 May 2022 07:29:45 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/the-royal-court-of-msff-miners-has-been-announced-news-sports-jobs/ ELKINS — The Minor Royal Court of Maid Silvia LXXXIV was selected and announced by Mountain State Forest Festival general manager Robbie Morris and Queen’s department manager Tracy Gooden. The 84th Royal Court will be represented by Crown Bearer Max Ryan Jones, Scepter Bearer Eleanor Faye Davis, Flower Girls Avery Grace Fox, Baelynn Lee Irons, […]]]>

ELKINS — The Minor Royal Court of Maid Silvia LXXXIV was selected and announced by Mountain State Forest Festival general manager Robbie Morris and Queen’s department manager Tracy Gooden.

The 84th Royal Court will be represented by Crown Bearer Max Ryan Jones, Scepter Bearer Eleanor Faye Davis, Flower Girls Avery Grace Fox, Baelynn Lee Irons, Addison Grace Smyton, Kendall Brooke Ward and Train Porters Nicholas Joseph. “NEW JERSEY” Patella and Cooper Preston Warner.

Max Ryan Jones is the son of Grant and Lydia Jones of Elkins. He is the grandson of Norman and Linda Wagner of Elkins and Neil and Linda Jones of Morgantown.

Max will be a first grader at Midland Elementary this fall. He likes camping, going to the beach and playing with his trains and legos.

Eleanor Faye Davis is the daughter of Chris and Samantha Davis of Elkins. She is the granddaughter of John and Karen Tallman and Jim and Terri Davis, all of Elkins. Eleanor has a sister, Evalynn.

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In the fall, she will be a kindergarten student at Jennings Randolph Elementary School. She dances with West Virginia Highland Dance and studies ballet and gymnastics at Dance by Farrah. Her hobbies include painting, driving her 4-wheeler, and spending time swimming and playing outside with her sister, Evalynn.

Avery Grace Fox is the daughter of Doug and Calli Fox of Beverly. She is the granddaughter of Stephen and Vickie Posey of Buckhannon and Steve and Debbie Fox of Mill Creek. She has a brother, Jackson.

In the fall, she will be a third-grade student at Beverly Elementary. She is a PAX leader and a member of her school’s running club. She is part of the competitive teams of Center Stage and Tumble Time Gymnastics. She enjoys math and science as well as playing soccer, running 5k races, singing and playing with her little brother in her spare time.

Baelynn Irons is the daughter of Justin and Lori Irons of Elkins. She is the granddaughter of Rick and Linda Irons of Elkins and Grant and Joellen Trent of West Union. She has two sisters, Lilly and Aleah.

Baelynn is a homeschooler and will enter third grade this fall. She is a member of Cornerstone Church, swims for the Elkins Otters, and is a member of the YMCA Rays swim team. She takes piano lessons and enjoys playing music in her church. In her spare time, she enjoys playing outdoors, kayaking and camping with her family.

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Addison Grace Smyton is the daughter of Roger and Wendy Smyton of Elkins. She is the granddaughter of AnnaRuth Wetzel and Robert Cottrell and Forest G. “Junior” and Alicia Wetzel, all of Elkins, and the late John and Melba Smyton of Dryfork. She has a brother, Garrett.

This fall, Addison will be entering third grade at North Elementary. She attends Dance by Farrah where she is on the competitive dance team and she attends Mountain Gymnastics Academy where she is on the competitive gymnastics team. She is a cheerleader for Bengals Youth Football as well as North Elementary and plays softball for the Randolph County Youth Softball League Hericanes. She is a member of the Meadow Grove Green Growers 4-H Club. In her spare time, she enjoys coloring, painting, drawing and spending time with her family. She attends the First Baptist Church.

Kendall Brooke Ward is the daughter of Krista Ward of Elkins and Richard Ward of Buckhannon. She is the granddaughter of Ronald and Brenda Cunningham of Elkins and Alma and the late Ronald Whitehair, father of Davis and great-granddaughter of John and Carolyn Cunningham of Whitmer. She has a brother, Kolton.

Kendall will be entering fourth grade this fall at Midland Elementary. She is on the honor roll and has perfect attendance. She attends Dance by Farrah where she competes with the Mini Hip Hop team. She is a member of the Elkins Otters swim team, played basketball for the YMCA Might Mites league, plays soccer with Seneca Soccer, and is a cheerleader for Midland Elementary. She is a Brownie with Pathfinder Troop 51432, attends First United Methodist Church, and is a member of the Pioneer Club. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding at Saddles and Smiles, reading, drawing, writing, and spending time with family and friends.

Nicholas Joseph “NEW JERSEY” Patella is the son of Nick and Ann Marie Patella de Kerens. He is the grandson of Chris and Diana Patella of Elkins and Larry and Linda Lamb of Fairmont, North Carolina. He has a brother, Noah, and a sister, Neva.

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NJ will be in third grade this fall at North Elementary. He plays Elkins Little League baseball and attends First United Methodist Church. He likes to practice all sports and particularly enjoys recess at school. In his spare time he enjoys gardening and doing projects with his dad, and he enjoys reading and loves history. He is a great big brother to his siblings and loves animals.

Cooper Preston Warner is the son of William and Moriah Cooper of Elkins. He is the grandson of Terry and Roxanna Cooper of Elkins, Dana “Ray” White of Beverly and Henry and Shirley Williams of Buckhannon.

This fall, Cooper will be a fifth grader at Midland Elementary where he is a “A” honor roll student. He plays Elkins Little League baseball and is a member of the Ski Hi 4-H club. In his spare time, he enjoys 4-wheeling, fishing, hunting, watching sports, listening to music, reading, playing video games and spending time with his family and friends. Cooper attends the Elkins Family Worship Center.

Please join the Royal Court of Maid Silvia LXXXIV as they descend Coronation Hill on the campus of Davis and Elkins College on Friday October 7th. For more information on the 84th Mountain State Forest Festival, please visit the website, www.forestfestival.com.

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Mike Bosco, Senior Vice President of Army Mission Solutions for Sev1Tech LLC https://canadadancesport.com/mike-bosco-senior-vice-president-of-army-mission-solutions-for-sev1tech-llc/ Thu, 05 May 2022 20:30:16 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/mike-bosco-senior-vice-president-of-army-mission-solutions-for-sev1tech-llc/ mike boscosenior vice president of Army Mission Solutions for Sev1Tech LLCrecently spoke with ExecutiveGovernor regarding the company’s recent acquisition of Geocent and how the company has adapted to advances in its winning culture as well as new capabilities including DevSecOps, software development, science and engineering and others like data analysis tools. In addition, Mike Bosco […]]]>

mike boscosenior vice president of Army Mission Solutions for Sev1Tech LLCrecently spoke with ExecutiveGovernor regarding the company’s recent acquisition of Geocent and how the company has adapted to advances in its winning culture as well as new capabilities including DevSecOps, software development, science and engineering and others like data analysis tools.

In addition, Mike Bosco also discussed the influence IT modernization initiatives are having on the U.S. Army, Navy, and other service branches to improve warfighter training and drive new emerging technological capabilities to project our national security interests in recent years. Executive Spotlight interview.

“Training is important. As a nation, we are doing our best to understand and predict what is to come, but no one has a crystal ball that can predict the next global crisis. The upside is that many of these features aren’t new. We are talking about a joint warfare doctrine. We have been doing this for a long time and now our competitors are trying to catch up with us.

You can read Mike Bosco’s full interview below:

Executive Government: What can you tell us about the company’s recent growth initiatives and how you are creating value for your customers through contract awards, acquisitions and other aspects across the federal sector?

Mike Bosco: “With some of our recent acquisitions like Geocent last year, we are really pleased with the milestones we reached. We are very happy to have integrated the company into our Sev1tech culture. They have added incredible DevSecOps, software development, science and engineering capabilities, and data analytics tools to our portfolio.

For me, with the Army Business Unit, the question is how do we extend the great capabilities of Sev1tech that have been exercised in programs within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Army of the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.

The challenge is to bring innovation to legacy systems in slow acquisition processes in the military and other service branches. We are excited about the future by offering new capabilities to our customers.

Although there is a lot of excitement, we need to ensure that Sev1Tech capitalizes on what we have to offer and there will be a significant impact on our growth strategy going forward. Prior to the recent acquisition of Geocent, Sev1Tech was a 600 person company. Now we are a workforce of over a thousand people. Obviously, this has changed the way we think about our growth.

We are no longer that small, mid-sized company. Sev1Tech is today in competition on the large contractual landscape. We have moved up the weight class and are working to support all of those capabilities and maintain our momentum and size, as well as make big changes to larger programs within the federal landscape.

From a capability and process perspective, Sev1Tech will have an edge over several large integrators due to our agile, people-driven mindset to deliver value to our customers and respond to changing mission priorities. This is our approach. We are home run hitters now.

Our management team is very good at working with people and recruiting the right talent to continue to drive the growth of our business. Last year, Sev1Tech appointed Zhenia Klevitsky as Director of Growth, and we worked on process and structure to change our mindset around our growth and revamped our approach to take big swings.

To succeed in this sector, Sev1tech must play on all cylinders and bring on board all the best talents. This is how we continue to mature and deliver rockstar solutions to our customers. Unfortunately, there is no secret sauce that you can just buy. We stick to what brought us to dance, our culture, and that’s what focused me in the Army Business Unit for Sev1Tech.

Executive Government: What core values ​​are important to your company culture? How has your team developed its workflow and ability to succeed in such a competitive market?

Mike Bosco: “As we incorporated our recent rebranding, we wanted to bring together the great team at Sev1Tech and onboard everyone following the acquisition of Geocent. It was important that every member of our employee base felt like part of our business. Our focus is people-centric and we’ve done more than update our logo. We’ve rebranded our model with the teams in place.

I believe that any great company has a culture surrounded by talent and like-minded people. It’s what sustains your organization every day and that passion stems from our CEO Bob Lohfeld throughout our management team to every employee.

We are the type of company that cares deeply about its employees. If we have happy employees and a team atmosphere on a daily basis, Sev1Tech will benefit from it and this will include the missions of our customers and the support we provide them. Ultimately, positivity begets positivity and is built on how we approach our clients’ assignments and ensure they are happy with the results.

During my first onboarding meeting with Geocent, one of the things that got me most excited was the innovative technologies they brought to the table. I was impressed from the start with the capabilities and technical talent that Sev1Tech would be able to offer our customers.

Geocent brings incredible capabilities in space technology. Our talent has worked on NASA’s next-generation Space Launched System (SLS) Artemis. We have a presence in Huntsville that will be very important down the line. From the first meeting with their super talented technical team, I was very pleased with what we can accomplish.

Also, we didn’t find many cultural differences or barriers either. I found that the integration of our cultures went extremely well and Sev1Tech came out of it at full speed. I salute all members of our management team and all of our staff for the successful integration. Everything has been going well and these recent milestones are just the beginning.

Executive Government: As warfare continues to be influenced by computer modernization and other initiatives, what do you think are the most important capabilities being developed for the army, navy, etc. to ensure that our combatants have received proper training with the latest emerging technologies to protect themselves and our nation’s national security interests?

Mike Bosco: “I am a retired army sergeant major. I was a special ops/intelligence guy and training is something that has been close to my heart for a long time. When I joined the military, I was training in Vietnamese tactics in the field, but it was the days of the desert storm and the first gulf war, which were totally different environments than those for which we were trained.

Training is important. As a nation, we are doing our best to understand and predict what is to come, but no one has a crystal ball that can predict the next global crisis. The upside is that many of these features aren’t new. We are talking about a joint warfare doctrine. We have been doing this for a long time and now our competitors are trying to catch up with us.

While our near-peer adversaries have watched us for the past 20 years, we are fighting in a multi-domain operations (MDO) environment (air, ground, sea, space, cyber). I am convinced that the technological revolution is moving so rapidly that one of the biggest challenges is to understand and identify the technologies that can fulfill the mission now for our troops in danger.

Another important driver of technology is to improve our joint warfare doctrine and better apply it to the new perspective of multi-domain operations through technology and to really capitalize on creating tactical advantage. The soldiers we support today are users of technology in their daily lives. They grow and learn to use all these new technologies and expect the best to give them the edge and win on the next generation battlefield.

The times have changed. During my military service, we put people on planes to support missions. Now we see someone in Nevada piloting an unmanned aircraft remotely around the world. We will always need to have boots in the field, but the challenge is to empower our fighters with the right tools and protect them from issues like data overload.

I also believe in the unified network approach taken by the US military. I’m still an old school guy. At the time, I had six desktop computers and different classification levels. How can you transfer data between six desktop computers? These days, it’s more about changing policies and mindsets to unify our networks and share data. We are all working to make it happen to better leverage technology.

]]> Dancers strut their stuff at Battle of the Giants https://canadadancesport.com/dancers-strut-their-stuff-at-battle-of-the-giants/ Tue, 03 May 2022 06:36:00 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/dancers-strut-their-stuff-at-battle-of-the-giants/ Dexter Dance School’s Jayden Luyt, Neriah Tobi and Cassidy Cheong are all national champions after their scintillating performances at the Battle of the Giants national dance competition at Sun City’s Super Bowl on the weekend of April 23-24. Luyt was the star performer, as he pocketed six medals: two gold, one silver and three bronze. […]]]>

Dexter Dance School’s Jayden Luyt, Neriah Tobi and Cassidy Cheong are all national champions after their scintillating performances at the Battle of the Giants national dance competition at Sun City’s Super Bowl on the weekend of April 23-24.

Luyt was the star performer, as he pocketed six medals: two gold, one silver and three bronze.

Tobi won two gold, one silver and two bronze medals, while Cheong won one silver and one bronze.
Dexter Manzana was impressed with the performance of his students.

“The competition was just amazing, with some really tough competitive challenges. Our dancers performed incredibly well, representing Ekurhuleni in the ‘All the world circuit’, which is the highest level of completion in the event,” said Manzana.

Other notable artists of the Manzana school include:
• Belinda Derbyshire – two silver medals
• George Castic-Jara – a silver medal
• Andiswa Dungele – sixth place, fifth place and fourth place
• Chelsea Philpott – fourth place
• Bianca Oosthuizen – one bronze medal, sixth place and fourth place
• Jordyn Philpott – a bronze medal and fourth place

Also read: Husband and wife duo of Comet crowned champions of Dancing Under African Skies

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Dancing Diva – OutSmart Magazine https://canadadancesport.com/dancing-diva-outsmart-magazine/ Sun, 01 May 2022 16:38:48 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/dancing-diva-outsmart-magazine/ Mulan Alexander (photo by Victor Contreras | hair by Fabian Espinoza) NOTew-ish Houstonian Mulan Alexander, 28, has already made a splash on the Texas drag and burlesque scenes. Her Vietnamese heritage and call for activism inspire her artistry, flirtation and mastery of “the art of teasing”. “As far back as I can remember, as a […]]]>

Mulan Alexander (photo by Victor Contreras | hair by Fabian Espinoza)

NOTew-ish Houstonian Mulan Alexander, 28, has already made a splash on the Texas drag and burlesque scenes. Her Vietnamese heritage and call for activism inspire her artistry, flirtation and mastery of “the art of teasing”.

“As far back as I can remember, as a child, I always loved dancing when I was little,” she recalls. “In my culture, we have something called the ‘Lion and Dragon’ dance. Every Lunar New Year we celebrated it and I always loved watching it. When I was a teenager, when I was little, my parents put me in a local Buddhist youth group where I went every Sunday. They had a Lion dance team and we had dance productions every Lunar New Year and every Mother’s Day.

Alexander, a transgender woman, was born in San Jose, California but grew up in Arlington, Texas. Her interest in dancing eventually morphed into an interest in gymnastics and tumbling. She was able to develop her athletic skills after a chance encounter at a gym when she was in high school. This would lead to competitive gymnastics training for the next six years.

“[During] During my freshman year of high school, my best friend and a few of her other friends started a dance group, so I just followed. It turns out that the rehearsals took place in a gym. I started bouncing around the gym like I was in my favorite movie, Bring it on. The coach noticed me and asked me if I wanted to be on his competition team. Being first generation here in America, I knew my family didn’t have enough money to do a lot of extracurricular activities, so I told him I didn’t have the expenses. We found a way for me to compete – I trained in the gym at the same time as I was training. I cheered and danced competitively in high school through my junior and senior years and then for Viper Athletics for about four years,” says Alexander.

After the gym she was in closed in 2015, Alexander found herself at a crossroads. Since becoming a licensed cosmetologist and nail technician (a love she cultivated from her mother), Alexander devoted herself to doing nails in Augusta, Georgia. It was then that an opportunity to return to the stage presented itself in Texas.

“I remember being really depressed not to dance anymore,” she admits. “Then I saw a friend of mine that I was dancing with participating in an amateur talent contest called ‘Rising Star’ at the Rose Room at Station 4 in Dallas. So I decided to go back, do nails and start competing. From then on, the queens of the community started to make me who I am now.

Becoming a drag performer came first for Alexander. She remembers her first drag performance five years ago in Dallas, at that same Rising Star competition at the Rose Room.

“I had no idea what I was doing. I had little to no makeup on, just Maybelline powder-free foundation. The song I performed was ‘Body Party’ by Ciara. I got second place!” she laughs.

Since those early Rose Room drag shows, Alexander has added burlesque to his repertoire. In his opinion, the main difference between drag and burlesque is “the art of teasing”. But even as an experienced drag performer, her first burlesque performance was stressful.

“My very first burlesque show was at the Red Goose Lounge in Fort Worth about a year ago. I was definitely a nervous wreck. Back then, I was used to performing in front of very energetic LGBTQ crowds. I didn’t know how this “straight” crowd would take a trans showgirl [who does] drag and burlesque]. I was so scared of being timed and that people would be ugly, but I pulled it off. The crowd was definitely confused, but I took that to conflict with their own sexual preferences,” she says.

“I have evolved in so many aspects [as an artist]. My makeup skills exploded. My costumes have improved so much. My attention to detail; my professionalism behind the scenes and on stage; learn how to host shows and also how to catch and throw shadow. I’ve learned to take what inspires me and incorporate it into my shows, which makes me want to do what I do even more,” says Alexander.

Inspiration for his drag and burlesque art comes from many different places.

“My biggest drag inspirations would literally have to be all the queens from Texas, Florida, Chicago, California and New York,” she says. “So, so, so many great local drag queens that I look up to. And what really inspires my burlesque should be the greatest – Dita Von Tease. Now that I’m getting to know more burlesque performers in the community, they’re all definitely [inspire me as well]. I would be nothing without my community.

Alexander also draws a lot of inspiration from his Vietnamese heritage. “I take a lot from my culture and incorporate it into my performances. I love our beautiful traditional clothes and the way we danced for royalty. Every time I perform, I feel like the tallest of concubines: smart, poised, beautiful, and chosen the world over just to play and seduce the king.

These days, Alexander is a much sought-after artist and nail artist, especially
in Texas. If you follow her on Twitter or Instagram @mulanalexander you’ll see she’s constantly on the move with regular gigs every Tuesday at JR’s Bar & Grill in Montrose. She also appears in Dallas, Galveston and, more recently, Chicago.

Another thing you’ll find out about Alexander through social media is his community activism. Her Twitter bio describes her as “a trans warrior” and pinned to the very top is a performance video of her from June 7, 2020, during a peaceful protest in support of Black Lives Matter.

“I just want to spread love, light, positivity and good vibes,” says Alexander. “Share my art with the world and take care of my family. There is already so much darkness and hatred. I want to be that positive role model for my community, the AAPI community and for the world. I know that is why I was put on this earth – to share my light, my wisdom, my knowledge and my compassion. My art. I, Mulan Alexander.

Follow Mulan Alexander on Instagram @mulanalexander.

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The Horse Chronicle https://canadadancesport.com/the-horse-chronicle/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 16:38:20 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/the-horse-chronicle/ Lexington, Kentucky.—April 29 After a strong spring season last year, Starr Witness was noticeably absent from the all around start lists in the fall. Between preparing for the Tokyo Olympics with his veteran Vandiver, a full competition schedule with his jumpers, and not aiming the mare towards a five-star rating, rider Doug Payne decided to […]]]>

Lexington, Kentucky.—April 29

After a strong spring season last year, Starr Witness was noticeably absent from the all around start lists in the fall. Between preparing for the Tokyo Olympics with his veteran Vandiver, a full competition schedule with his jumpers, and not aiming the mare towards a five-star rating, rider Doug Payne decided to save his wear from eventing for the rest of the year.

But the 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare (Chello III—Carmen, Veneur), whom Payne owns with Laurie McRee and Catherine Winter, wasn’t just hanging out in the field. Instead, Payne used the time to focus on fundamentals and teach “Ginja” some new dance moves, like piaffe, passage, pirouettes and tempo changes.

Doug Payne and Starr Witness took the lead in the Lexington CCI4*-S on Friday with a score of 23.2. Photo by Shannon Brinkman

At the Lexington CCI4*-S at the three-day Land Rover Kentucky event, the extra time in the sandbox paid off on Friday when she scored a personal-best 23.2 at the level.

“We just took that time to try to make it better on the flat: stronger, sharper, more complex,” Payne said. “She’s a horse if you don’t challenge her, she’ll look elsewhere for something to scare or jump or do whatever so the more you throw at her the better off she is.”

Payne has her silver medal from the American Dressage Federation and has always wanted to go for gold. He thinks Ginja will be the one to help him achieve this.

“When you have the horse in the barn, you might as well make the most of it,” he said. “To compete in all disciplines has always been my ultimate goal, to be able to show up in any pure sport and be competitive. I think she really tried to do that, and she’s only 11, so as much get there.

Canadian Colleen Loach slipped into second place with Vermont with a score of 24.5. Yesterday’s leader, Liz Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Quicksilver retained third place (25.7).

“I know my horse can [produce a top score], and I kind of pressured myself to get it out of him, and it went well,” Loach said. “I knew it was going to be tough to beat Doug, but I hoped I would.”

Four-star cross-country skiing begins at 9 a.m. Saturday.

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Screenshot 2022-04-29 at 11.32.03 AMThe Horse Chronicle will be on hand all week for Land Rover Kentucky’s three-day event bringing you reports from every round of competition, great photos and stories from the competitors. Follow all our coverage hereand be sure to read our May 23 issue of Kentucky results for more in-depth coverage and analysis of the event.

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Dancewear Market – An In-Depth Study by Key Players: Yumiko, Wear Moi, Ting Dance Wear, The Red Shoes, So Danca, SF Dancewear, Repetto, Red Rain, Mirella, Leo Dancewear, Kinney, Grishko, Dttrol, Dansgirl , Dance of Love , Chacott, Capezio, Bloch, Baiwu https://canadadancesport.com/dancewear-market-an-in-depth-study-by-key-players-yumiko-wear-moi-ting-dance-wear-the-red-shoes-so-danca-sf-dancewear-repetto-red-rain-mirella-leo-dancewear-kinney-grishko-dttro/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 01:12:28 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/dancewear-market-an-in-depth-study-by-key-players-yumiko-wear-moi-ting-dance-wear-the-red-shoes-so-danca-sf-dancewear-repetto-red-rain-mirella-leo-dancewear-kinney-grishko-dttro/ Global market research examines the performance of dance clothes 2022. It contains an in-depth analysis of the state of dance and the competitive landscape globally. The Global Dancewear can be obtained through market details such as growth drivers, latest developments, Dancewear business strategies, regional study and future status of the market. The report also covers […]]]>

Global market research examines the performance of dance clothes 2022. It contains an in-depth analysis of the state of dance and the competitive landscape globally. The Global Dancewear can be obtained through market details such as growth drivers, latest developments, Dancewear business strategies, regional study and future status of the market. The report also covers insights including the latest Plastic Additives industry opportunities and challenges, as well as historical and dancewear future trends. It focuses on Dancewear dynamics that are constantly changing due to technological advancements and socio-economic status.

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