Competitive dance – Canada Dance Sport http://canadadancesport.com/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 09:28:55 +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 Workout Wear Fitness Empire sells leggings https://canadadancesport.com/workout-wear-fitness-empire-sells-leggings/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 08:00:17 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/workout-wear-fitness-empire-sells-leggings/ EASTON – A small business that started with an Easton women’s duffel bag has grown into a multi-million dollar family business. Booty By Brabantsa wellness and fitness brand, began its humble journey in 2013 but was officially launched in 2014. Kelly Brabantsthe owner, traveled to Brazil to visit her family, not knowing that she would […]]]>

EASTON – A small business that started with an Easton women’s duffel bag has grown into a multi-million dollar family business.

Booty By Brabantsa wellness and fitness brand, began its humble journey in 2013 but was officially launched in 2014.

Kelly Brabantsthe owner, traveled to Brazil to visit her family, not knowing that she would leave with an object that would change their lives forever.

During the trip, Brabants’ mother Neiva bought a pair of leggings in a boutique, and the girl immediately fell in love with them.

The leggings were comfortable, stretchy and made with strong material.

“I would always be drawn to these leggings. They always made me feel confident and fit my body no matter what stage I was at,” Brabants said.

Brabants found herself collecting several types of leggings in different sizes to suit her body throughout her life.

“It was almost an aha moment,” Brabants said.

Kelly Brabants is the owner of Booty By Brabants, a lifestyle and fitness brand born in Easton.  Brabants models a hot pink textured two-piece set from its Booty By Brabants collection.

When she realized she could build a business selling activewear while creating sizes to suit everyone’s body shape, it became a no-brainer.

The idea of ​​bringing Brazilian leggings to America became her next mission.

Brabants taught dance classes in Boston, and she knew the students would engage heavily with her new venture.

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She wanted to create sportswear that grows with your body and stretches.

As a woman from a competitive dance background, Brabants can recognize a stellar quality pair of leggings when she sees one.

Kelly Brabants is the owner of Booty By Brabants, a lifestyle and fitness brand born in Easton.

“I told my dad I had a business plan and asked if he could help me invest in 100 pairs of leggings. I wanted to prove there was a demand for leggings size-inclusive and expandable,” Brabants said.

The family then traveled to Brazil and met the woman who originally sold Neiva the one-size-fits-all pair of leggings.

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Together they came up with a logo, colors and different designs for the leggings. Once the family returned home, it was time to engage in real work.

The Brabants immediately sold out on the first dance lesson and knew it was an incredible investment.

Kelley Brabants' family pose for a photo to celebrate the opening of Booty by Brabants' new permanent storefront at Dedham's Legacy Place.  Left to right, Adriana Fragala, Jeff Fragala, JJ Fragala, Connor Gallo, Neiva Brabants, Kelly Brabants, Donald Brabants and Liz Fragala.

The company has grown exponentially nearly 10 years later, giving America a taste of Brazilian sportswear. The family still works with the shop owner to this day.

“In Brazil, it’s colorful, and people are carefree and wear whatever they want, regardless of body type,” Brabants said.

“Most Brazilians love wearing tiny bikinis, dancing and feeling sexy. It’s such an important thing for women to feel good about themselves. Women of all ages and sizes in Brazil wear the tiny bikinis thong, and they don’t care. It’s an important message to embrace your natural beauty and your imperfections,” Brabants said.

Brazil has even inspired the flavors of Body By Brabants energy drinks, from the juicy flavors of passion fruit to wild acai berry and raspberry lemonade.

Kelly Brabants, left, and her sister Liz Fragala are in Aruba to launch their new venture, Body by Brabants, a healthy energy drink company in January 2020.

Brabants owes much of its success to manifesting the idea that positive thinking can attract positive things into your life, she said.

Brabants spent a lot of time imagining how she would build an empire focused on spreading positive body image and teaching women to love themselves, regardless of their size.

“Everything I have in my life now I have manifested,” Brabants said.

Brabants often remembers when she first launched her Instagram page.

Kelly Brabants leads hundreds of women in a Booty by Brabants charity workout class on Encore Boston Harbor's outdoor lawn in August 2022, which raised money for the nonprofit Best Buddies MA & RI.  Brabants has raised $22,500 for local nonprofits with its 2022 summer training series.

She had less than 200 subscribers, and now she has over 95,000 subscribers and counting.

The protest is a powerful tool to bring your visions to life, Brabants said.

The Brabants know that the key to success lies in positive thinking and hard work.

The company hit some big milestones by launching a virtual workout app, creating vitamin-rich energy drinks, and raising over $300,000 for charity through workouts.

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Brookers delivers a place in the big dance https://canadadancesport.com/brookers-delivers-a-place-in-the-big-dance/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 17:00:23 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/brookers-delivers-a-place-in-the-big-dance/ By Tyler Lewis A scorching second stanza from Gembrook Cockatoo gave the Brookers a ticket to the Division One Outer East Grand Final. Second quarter aside, Berwick Springs won the contest 8.7-5.12, but that means nothing as the Titans couldn’t contain Brookers’ anger for the 30 minutes before the break. main. Brad Coller’s men threw […]]]>

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A scorching second stanza from Gembrook Cockatoo gave the Brookers a ticket to the Division One Outer East Grand Final.

Second quarter aside, Berwick Springs won the contest 8.7-5.12, but that means nothing as the Titans couldn’t contain Brookers’ anger for the 30 minutes before the break. main.

Brad Coller’s men threw 10 majors unanswered in the second and had six solid opportunities for more in a scintillating quarter of football.

As the second prepared for the game, Coller was happier with how his side defended earlier against the howling wind at Woori Yallock on Saturday.

“I think it was a breeze of five goals in the first half, at least, and I was pretty comfortable with our first quarter,” he said.

“I thought keeping them to two goals was pretty good, we missed a few chances where we should have scored at the other end.

“One on the full and two misses from set pieces which on a calm day probably would have gone through.

“I knew we were coming with that breeze, but yeah, in the second quarter it kind of clicked for us, we had a bit of excitement and a bit of a run.”

The Brookers once again ticked in the 15.18 (108) to 8.10 (58) win, despite competition spearhead Myles Wareham not scoring.

Coller was pleased with how the goal-kicking distribution did the job, but politely informed his primary target of his performance.

“Yes we had a good spread of goalscorers and yes he had a bad day for the first time this year,” he said.

“You can’t be too hard on him, but I drew him for having his worst game in the preliminary round.”

With his spot in the Grand Finals booked, Coller didn’t shy away from taking the job in his post-match speech.

“I didn’t get too lost in that, I told the guys to appreciate what we achieved, but everything we achieved was an opportunity,” he said.

“We really haven’t achieved anything, potential is one thing, but potential just means you’ve proven something again.

“We don’t want to sit back and say we are a young team with good potential, we want to start to measure up and achieve something.”

In the Berwick Springs camp, coach Rodney Benstead felt those were two key areas that cost his team in the second term.

“I think it was a combination of our ball numbers being challenged and we weren’t able to put enough pressure on them when we had the ball,” he said.

“If you don’t execute those two components of the game, you put a lot of pressure on yourself.

“We let ourselves down in the second quarter; those are the two main areas where I felt we were breaking down.

The loss did not impact his pride in the group.

“I’m really, really proud of the effort and the trip, the trip was just fantastic,” he said.

“It’s another pre-season, another year of connection and another year of hard work, it’s not one thing, there are a few different areas that we need to improve.

“I think we have the appetite for it after getting to where we are, I think the stomach is burning to get through a preliminary final.

“We have the reserves in a grand final on Friday and have a lot of young players at the club, we will try to be aggressive again with our recruitment and be able to take that next step.

“It’s an exciting place and I think we’re learning a lot from it.”

With one of Sevilla and Gembrook Cockatoo certain to leave for the competition on Friday afternoon, Benstead was adamant in the Titans’ thirst for success in 2023.

“I think being such a young roster and seeing where we’ve come to this year, I think the boys are just desperate to take the next step,” he said.

“I’m not going to cap it, I think everyone in the room after the game… there was disappointment, but there was also an eye to next year and the hard work that gets you to that space .

“I think we’re going to grow a lot over the year and where we’re at, we want to win the grand final and be competitive, I don’t think that’s a bad ambition.”

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Transcript | Mike McDaniel Media Availability https://canadadancesport.com/transcript-mike-mcdaniel-media-availability/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 23:18:33 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/transcript-mike-mcdaniel-media-availability/ (WR Cedrick Wilson’s ribs. I know anyone who has a rib injury probably thinks it’s serious but does it seem short term long term then the decision to start CB Kader Kohou and no CB Nik Needham in second half at corner if you could talk about it?) – “So the first one that was […]]]>

(WR Cedrick Wilson’s ribs. I know anyone who has a rib injury probably thinks it’s serious but does it seem short term long term then the decision to start CB Kader Kohou and no CB Nik Needham in second half at corner if you could talk about it?) – “So the first one that was ribs, the good news is after imaging and everything, there’s no break, but it hurts a lot so it’s going to be a day-to-day situation. But we’ll see how it progresses. Those are – if you’ve ever had a rib injury, it affects every movement, including breathing. So we’ll see how it progresses day by day. And then, yes, “KK” (Kader Kohou) as I affectionately call it, in every game there are different types of matches that – we’re very matchup oriented as I’ve talked about at length. I’m not an absolute guy. So in a game, you can adjust plans and sometimes it can even be a look in someone’s eye that you’re like, ‘I gotta give this guy a chance.’ And he had this look around him in the second half and we thought we could introduce him, and he rose to the challenge. It was nothing but this game, which looked at him kind of like. It wasn’t Not necessarily, as it wasn’t a bench situation; it was more of a feature situation if that makes sense. But we think he did a pretty good job for his opportunities.

(When you get feedback like that, what does it do to the confidence of the team? How does it feel to have that in your back pocket to know you can do it?) – “Well, I think it’s for every team every year, you kind of have to feel that before you can have full and absolute commitment and control over the games ahead. The way I see football in general is that after you take a lead or you make a comeback, eventually you start to realize that it’s all trivial. You play football and then you figure out what the fourth quarter score is for me. So it’s easy to say, much better learned with direct experience, and every team has to do that and when you’re part of a game like that, you learn lessons for both sides of the coin. You learn that you’re in every game but also that no lead is secure so that’s great great It’s great that we were able to win in that learning process but something that I think good teams that finish by winning significant matches every year ee; they know because it’s very rare that you can win more than you lose and make everyone come, ‘hey, we got the ad from the start.’ So I was really excited about this whole process and how the guys reacted, because there were many times when they could have tapped and they didn’t.”

(WR Jaylen Waddle and WR Tyreek Hill set records yesterday, obviously, but you got 192 yards from players not carrying 10s and 17s. How important is it for this offense to get that much production out of guys? that aren’t animal-themed nicknames? ) – “I mean, unbeknownst to you, I named each player an animal. (laugh) No, it’s crucial. Part of good offense is using all five eligible on the field and defenses are too good in the National Football League that if you’re a one or two trick pony they can possibly dictate the terms and make you much less effective so each and every game you try to distribute the ball to your playmakers and we have plenty of that. Sometimes given circumstances or defensive presentations dictate – people get more from one game than the next. I’ve alluded before that statistically the best offense I’ve ever been on was the Atlanta Falcons in 2016 and I think Julio received 300 yards against the Panthers; the game before he had a catch for 16 yards. So you have to be able to take advantage of the clashes or the defenses if the opportunity arises, but you also have to be able to distribute the ball so that the guys cannot play too much on one or two individuals.

(Yesterday you talked about talking to the team about adversity, being prepared and how to react when it comes up. What kind of message will you get for obviously a big game coming up on Sunday ?) – “Not to take me too literally and excessively; it was a little too much adversity for my taste. (laugh) No, the biggest message is that you don’t ignore the obvious. The Buffalo Bills won the division and did an incredible job in all three phases, so what could be better for the Miami Dolphins, they are a young team that is really committed and very eager to play football; what better opportunity than to play the best and see where you stand? So I don’t think you’re hiding it. I think you accept the fact that it is a good football team and that there is only one way to be classified as a good football team: you beat the good football teams. So there are a lot of opportunities during the season. Specifically, there’s 17 if anybody’s counting, so it’s 1/17th and it’s 1/6th of our divisional games, but it’s also an opportunity for us to see where we are and d to face the best who as competitors – who our team is very competitive – you take advantage of this opportunity. It’s exciting so we’ll do our best to prepare and see where we are at the end of maybe 4:30 on Sunday.”

(As a coach, how quickly do you have to turn the page after such a big win?) – “You give away game night and then today you wake up and you go train your guys on the previous game with the view and the scope to move forward. It doesn’t matter what today’s result is Now it’s all about learning from things that happened in the game and then immediately moving on to the next opponent Time is limited and you have the second half of Monday and Tuesday to come up with a plan for your players on Wednesday , so you don’t have much time , if any , to really absorb the win and that would be uncomfortable anyway.You are constantly, in football as a coach or a player, trying to improve yourself and c “is what makes it fun. It’s useful. And then what you don’t necessarily get better by basking in glory or dwelling on defeat; that’s next and so I’m already at half way.”

(There was so much going on in this game yesterday. It felt like twice normal speed. When you watched the movie, was there anything that surprised you?) – “You deal with every situation as it comes your way. When you step back and watch the game and I watched it in the order of play, the three phases, the ups and downs, I don’t certainly haven’t done him justice for the emotional ups and downs during that I’m just sitting there trying to watch defense and talk to coaches and then set up play calls and then call offensive plays and he seemed like every time we gained momentum we lost it and at an exhausting rate. So that made it more real. I ended up showing the players what that accomplishment was for this game regular season, how they – opening kick, punch in the gut More than the team, but even the coaches, this was Danny Crossman’s first special teams kick off for a touched in 20 or 21 years of career and he managed that – he was on the next game, just like the unity of the teams s special. the ball, you are down seven and you return the ball. Then it’s 10 mins and 50 cond drive to the 1 yard line to go up 14-0; then you flip them over the stockings. Then you go 95 yards or whatever to score a touchdown to tie. Then the next defensive snap, a 75-yard touchdown. Then a few errors in attack and it’s 28-7 at halftime. Then the first possession, you get to 28-14. Then the defense gets a three-and-out, I think. Then the offense in turn, does not play free football and is unable to convert and must punt. Then they score 35-14. I mean, wow. In it, like I said, I try to lead by example with the players and I’m not as worried about the score, but then you step back and look from a fan’s perspective, from one point of view and from one man, it’s exhausting. So the biggest benefit of that was the internal courage of the team. I felt it yesterday. I was very proud of how they came out in the second half, but I got more appreciation for it today watching the movie.”

(For the performance QB Tua Tagovailoa had yesterday, what does that do for your relationship together and the ability to build this offense going forward?) – “I think it allows him – it kind of makes tangible what his teammates myself, the coaching staff have seen this whole offseason. It evolves – he took such a step in the right direction yesterday a threw an interception that he was absolutely disgusted with himself and in that game to take coaching and keep going – that was probably his biggest mistake he made all season so that makes him even more real and what it can do for him, if he’s just worried about playing the next game and not rushing or being too hard on himself, so I think the message for that and for his growth personal is huge, but I also think it’s great for a player to feel – he knows he’s done some really, really good things. I think deep down inside – he would never say that – but I think you’d have to be a little crazy not to be like, “Hey, six touchdowns, that was pretty good, wasn’t it? and not”. But I think there’s also something about the fact that none of his teammates were surprised, which has a lot more impact than words. You can feel that when guys don’t say “woah, man, where’s that from?” I think it’s great for him. He deserves it. None of this was given. He earned every ounce of what I know the players respect a lot, so I think that benefits all players and coaches included.

(It’s kind of fun to end. I know you’re really big on film. What was your breakdown of TE Mike Gesicki’s Griddy film?) – “Oh see, I have a lot of resources at my disposal. As a head coach, you certainly do very little or almost nothing on your own, so with all my resources I was able to get images of maybe others or maybe some other people trying the same dance moves who may or may not be dads, dads We had to outsource some images from the general population for the put it in perspective to make sure his teammates knew it wasn’t a mediocre effort, that it could get worse, but it was in the family of the worst. Does that make sense?”

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Food Festival; remembrance of September 11; Fire https://canadadancesport.com/food-festival-remembrance-of-september-11-fire/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 08:00:52 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/food-festival-remembrance-of-september-11-fire/ BROCKTON — Preparations were underway for the annual meeting Greek Food Festival at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Brockton. The festival ends on Sunday and includes authentic Greek food and pastries, Greek dancing performers and live music. Kids and families enjoyed 31st Annual Park Day Celebration at War Memorial Park in West […]]]>

BROCKTON — Preparations were underway for the annual meeting Greek Food Festival at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Brockton. The festival ends on Sunday and includes authentic Greek food and pastries, Greek dancing performers and live music.

Kids and families enjoyed 31st Annual Park Day Celebration at War Memorial Park in West Bridgewater, with music, rides, children’s shows, food and lots of vendors.

Smoke rose during the Burnin’ 4 A cure for ALS event at the Whitman VFW Post 697.

Five people escaped a early morning fire on West Street in Whitman who killed two pet cats.

Brockton held a 9/11 memorial ceremony outside City Hall on the 21st anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. There was a moment of silence, speeches, a performance by the Brockton Firefighters Pipes & Drums and a wreath laying.

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Howard prepares to stage biggest HBCU swim meet in history against Georgetown https://canadadancesport.com/howard-prepares-to-stage-biggest-hbcu-swim-meet-in-history-against-georgetown/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 22:32:00 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/howard-prepares-to-stage-biggest-hbcu-swim-meet-in-history-against-georgetown/ The largest swimming event in HBCU history will take place at Howard University on October 1. A day after Howard’s ninth year as head coach Nicolas Askew will be inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 30, the Bison will host Crosstown rival Georgetown for their first double meet of the season. […]]]>

The largest swimming event in HBCU history will take place at Howard University on October 1.

A day after Howard’s ninth year as head coach Nicolas Askew will be inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 30, the Bison will host Crosstown rival Georgetown for their first double meet of the season.

Dubbed the “Battle at The Burr,” the Saturday afternoon event will feature live DJs, dance troupes, Howard’s Marching Band, food vendors, and extra seating in the splash zone and the basketball gymnasium, where fans will be able to see a broadcast with special-guest commentary from someone Askew teased as “easily recognizable by his Olympic medal hardware.” Various performances will take place during the usual breaks from the action.

Typically, the Bisons draw around 500 fans for meetups at Burr Gym Pool, but they’re expecting more than 2,000 in attendance for next month’s battle at The Burr. Not only will they get a boost from alumni and fans who will already be in town for the Athletics Hall of Fame festivities, but Howard’s swim team is also the only show on campus this weekend. -end.

“This will be the largest and most attended HBCU event in history for swimming and diving,” said Askew, a 2000 Howard graduate and a member of the Bison swimming and tennis teams. “It will arguably be one of the busiest events in swimming and diving for a regular season event. We know that some other institutions have bigger seating capacities and have pretty big rivalries, but we’re going to be up there in that upper echelon of attendance.

“The big effort is fundraising,” he added. “Swimming is the No. 1 cup program in the entire NCAA. We want to make sure we’re doing our part to create such a fanfare that people will feel good about supporting the program financially so we can take some of the burden off the athletic department.

In 2016, Howard became the last remaining HBCU school with a swimming program after the North Carolina A&T team disbanded.

“Our environment is unlike any other university environment on the planet,” Askew said. “I can’t speak highly enough of the electricity that’s in this environment and how special it is considering we’re the only HBCU and the numbers don’t favor the culture. So many black or brown people can’t swim or have limited swimming ability. To be able to pack the stands – to have them there all the time for a loudly cheering swim meet and engaged in the fan experience – you won’t find anywhere else like it.

When Georgetown visited Howard last October, the atmosphere of the encounter left a strong impression on Hoyas supporters. Some parents called it a favorite crowd experience. Georgetown’s men’s and women’s teams escaped with wins, but the men’s team was decided by the final two events in a thrilling finish.

Then the Georgetown head coach Jack Leavitt insisted that all future matches be held at the Burr Gym Pool instead of changing venues every year.

“We’re trying to create a really fan-friendly environment for a doubleheader,” said Leavitt, whose men’s team won their first Big East title last season. “We want it to be appealing to a swimming parent, but also fair to an average fan who may not have watched college swimming before. We are delighted to be asked to be a part of this with them. Since Howard is the only HBCU with a swim program, we try to highlight them as much as possible and bring as much attention to the sport to try and get more HBCUs to add a swim program.

“Nic has built his program to a really competitive level,” added Leavitt. “I’m really proud of the job he’s done and I’m really honored to be the team he chose to swim against in this environment. I’m excited to see who will show up and get more eyes on DC’s swimming.

Among the big names confirmed so far are the president of USA Diving Lee Michaudgeneral manager of swimming in the United States Joel Shinofieldolympic bronze medalist Elizabeth Beiseland Olympic silver medalist Maritza McClendon. McClendon, the first black female swimmer on Team USA, will serve as Howard’s honorary assistant coach for the meet.

“It’s a great time to introduce the program, what we’ve done, and start to really get the excitement going for what we hope to be able to do in the future,” Askew said.

Howard and Georgetown will open their seasons Sept. 23 at the Howard-hosted Potomac Relays, which will also feature George Mason in a Washington, DC schools showdown.

Howard Fellow Swimmer Camille Chatoor will join Askew in the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame on September 30.

Tickets for the event are available at www.howwarduniversitytickets.com.

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Senior spotlight: Tiffany Cuaresma finds harmony at Rice https://canadadancesport.com/senior-spotlight-tiffany-cuaresma-finds-harmony-at-rice/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 04:52:13 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/senior-spotlight-tiffany-cuaresma-finds-harmony-at-rice/ Photo courtesy Tiffany Cuaresma By Ariana Moshiri 09/13/22 11:45 PM Few of Rice’s current students can say they’ve walked red carpets. For Tiffany Cuaresma, however, the red carpets are just another day in her songwriting life. Cuaresma, a Baker College senior, said she had always been naturally musically oriented. Cuaresma said she grew up playing […]]]>

Photo courtesy Tiffany Cuaresma

By Ariana Moshiri 09/13/22 11:45 PM

Few of Rice’s current students can say they’ve walked red carpets. For Tiffany Cuaresma, however, the red carpets are just another day in her songwriting life.

Cuaresma, a Baker College senior, said she had always been naturally musically oriented. Cuaresma said she grew up playing the piano and being part of her school choir, band and orchestra – she even started working as a film score composer in high school. As a competitive figure skater, she said she became familiar with different types of music and choreography. According to Cuaresma, this inspired her to combine her two passions and explore choreographic music, leading her to musical composition, which she is now studying at the Shepherd School of Music.

“I mainly worked as a film score composer and just focused on classical stuff,” Cuaresma said. “I did pop singing for friends when I was enrolled, but I was so busy with school that I [decided to] just working on the classic [composition]. But then I went to my first electronic music festival and it really changed my life. I knew from then on that I wanted to explore new sound and creative universes.



From then on, Cuaresma immersed herself in the electronic dance music industry as a singer, singer-songwriter and music producer, while continuing her work as a film score composer and songwriter. of concerts.

“Now I feel like my day job is a film score composer and my night job is like a DJ/EDM [artist]“said Cuaresma. “I have like two different personalities, I would say – things I use for my classic stuff and things I use more for my pop artist stuff.”

Cuaresma said she composed “Kingdom of Your Own” for the Burbank International Film Festival, an independent film which she says launched her career.

“It was the first time I had seen one of the movies I had scored in a real AMC theater,” Cuaresma said. “And I was screaming because it was just a dream come true.”

Cuaresma said walking down a red carpet and seeing her songwriting role credited on the big screen was a key moment in her life. But the highlight of working on this particular project was collaborating with the rest of the film crew, with whom she became close friends.

“What I really found inspiring was [that] we were all from different backgrounds and different races, ethnicities, religions… and we all came together to form this masterpiece. It really shows how art transcends those boundaries,” Cuaresma said. “It’s my greatest moment in life – creating art that helps resonate with others and brings people together.”

A resident of San Diego, Cuaresma said she plans to return to California where she has musical projects in mind. She said she has a commission with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra next year, upcoming film projects, labels she’s tapping into, and many other productions she’s busy working on.

While she’ll be working music full-time in Los Angeles and San Diego, Cuaresma said she wants to get a master’s degree eventually.

“I want to see where my music career takes me right now. I hope that later, if I do a master’s degree, it will be in business,” Cuaresma said. “I want to transition into a talent agency or work in the entertainment music industry.”

Now, in her final semester at Rice, Cuaresma, who said she would graduate in early December, is reflecting on her time here. Although she is sad that the pandemic has wiped out almost half of her university education, she said she felt blessed to have met lifelong friends here.

“[Being a senior] is really surreal to me because I took a gap semester last year to focus on mental health and [now] I’m graduating early, so it was really quick,” Cuaresma said. “I really only had one real semester on this campus, but my freshman year was transformative and I met a lot of people, so I’m [grateful].”

Cuaresma offered some advice to his Rice peers.

“Know that it’s good to take breaks,” Cuaresma said. “Prioritize your health, especially your mental health. I know it’s scary sometimes, and we all have impostor syndrome, but you’re doing just fine. And the fact that you are in this school and there is a place, a purpose and a plan for you is enough. Do not abandon.


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Artistic Dance Studio has a new location in Fall River https://canadadancesport.com/artistic-dance-studio-has-a-new-location-in-fall-river/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 08:55:20 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/artistic-dance-studio-has-a-new-location-in-fall-river/ FALL RIVER – As the saying goes, “The show must go on.” And that’s what he’s done for a longtime dance studio in town, which, barring a short break, is back in its dancing shoes and ready to kick things off in its new home. Last summer, Keith Silva and Marissa Tavano, owners of artistic […]]]>
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Billy Moore Days 2022 at Avondale https://canadadancesport.com/billy-moore-days-2022-at-avondale/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 14:21:53 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/billy-moore-days-2022-at-avondale/ The CAST 11 podcast network is sponsored by the Prescott Valley Outdoor Summit. Where adventure comes together. Old Town Avondale will come alive with good nostalgic entertainment, food, music, rides and more during Billy Moore Days, a four-day event named after Avondale’s founder. Local businesses and organizations are all invited to be part of this […]]]>
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Old Town Avondale will come alive with good nostalgic entertainment, food, music, rides and more during Billy Moore Days, a four-day event named after Avondale’s founder. Local businesses and organizations are all invited to be part of this centuries-old historical tradition. This street-style celebration takes place October 13-16 on Western Avondale in Old Town Avondale. To add to the fanfare and community fun, a number of friendly showdowns, games, contests and stage acts will take place for everyone to participate.

Carnival (Thursday, October 13 through Sunday, October 16): DeConcini Park lights up with fun and excitement during all hours of Carnival. A wide variety of rides and games include favorites such as Magic Maze, Panic, and Giant Slide. Carnival hours are Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Wristbands are $17 in advance on Fraziershows.com and $20 on the day, cash only (an ATM will be available). Food from Carnival concessions will be available for sale.

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Parade (Saturday, October 15, 9 a.m.): floats, horses, bands and artists are ready to parade down Western Avenue for the Billy Moore Days Parade. The parade will feature dozens of colorful entries, decorated floats, horse-drawn wagons, dance groups, local celebrities, community organizations, vintage cars, school clubs, scouts, and more. Prizes will be awarded for best overall appearance (1st, 2nd and 3rd place). Participants can register online at www.AvondaleAZ.gov/BillyMooreDays. Join us for this new route of the 2022 fashion show!

Fire Hose Frenzy (Saturday, Oct. 15, 12:30 p.m.): come and watch a fantastic pipe battle! Watch the Avondale firefighters fight this battle with fire hoses as they push a barrel back and forth along a cable. Cheer on your favorite team and cool off as the water flies. This event benefits the Southwest Lending Closet.

Western shows and contests (Saturday, October 15, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.): Take a trip back in time with comedy stunt shows, horse riding demonstrations, and even magic and old times! Dr. Buck’s Wild West Show entertains everyone, and the whole family is invited to participate in friendly competitions, including the Wild West Hoopin’ Contest, the Yee-Haw Hollering Contest, and even a mustache and beard contest. The activities will take place at Sernas Plaza, register on site at Dr. Buck’s information booth, free of charge. *ATTENTION – the sound of simulated gunfire will echo through the area at 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.*

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Live Entertainment, Food Trucks and Saloon – sponsored by Desert Diamond Casino West Valley (Friday October 14; 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. & Saturday October 15; 1:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.):

The entertainment lineup and full stage schedule are listed online, but enjoy various musical acts from County to Latin Rocket and enjoy dances from Ballet Folklorico Esperanza and more! Various food trucks will be on hand to feed any hungry stomach and wash it down with a $7 Billy Moore Days beer, wine or special drink from The Pasta Factory, which includes a souvenir mug!

Please note that a few road closures in Old Town Avondale will be in place to accommodate the festivities. Western Avenue will be closed from S. 3rd Street to Dysart Road beginning Friday, October 15 at 7 a.m. and closed from Central Road to Dysart from 6am. Saturday October 15. Additionally, N. 6th Street from Western Avenue to Agua Fria High School will be closed from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, October 16 for the parade.

Free admission, free parking. cost associated with food vendors, goods, saloon, and carnival rides. Learn more about all the details associated with visiting the event www.AvondaleAZ.gov/BillyMooreDays, or call Avondale Parks & Recreation at 623-333-2400. The event is located in historic downtown Avondale; 351 E. Western Avenue, Avondale 85323.

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Dance Cardio Class Brings Excitement Back to Campus Workout https://canadadancesport.com/dance-cardio-class-brings-excitement-back-to-campus-workout/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 00:15:00 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/dance-cardio-class-brings-excitement-back-to-campus-workout/ The Ping Recreation Center offers many free group training opportunities on campus, including the ever-popular dance cardio classes. Beginning August 30, Ohio University students were thrilled to dust off their dancing shoes, relieve stress, and sweat pleasantly. Cardio dance is exactly as it sounds, an exercise that gets you moving to the beat with little […]]]>

The Ping Recreation Center offers many free group training opportunities on campus, including the ever-popular dance cardio classes. Beginning August 30, Ohio University students were thrilled to dust off their dancing shoes, relieve stress, and sweat pleasantly.

Cardio dance is exactly as it sounds, an exercise that gets you moving to the beat with little room for breaks in between.

Madison Ausbrooks, a first-grade instructor who studies exercise science, said the workout focused on repetition.

“It’s just a series of repeating moves as the song repeats itself so people get the hang of it,” Ausbrooks said. “I always tell people if they don’t know what I’m doing, just to keep moving, keep trying and keep walking.”

Students can attend cardio dance class in Studio 219 with Ausbrooks. Classes are held four times a week, all with optional attendance, and last 45 minutes. Current sessions are Tuesdays at 9 p.m., Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m., Fridays at 2 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m.

Current participants said they particularly enjoyed the evening classes, especially after a long day of juggling classes and extracurricular activities.

“It makes you feel really good,” said psychology student Lauren Mazzacone. “It’s night time, so it’s a little later, but it’s a great way to end your day, especially if you’ve been sitting in your classroom all day and feel like you’re not have really done no activity. way to do your exercise.”

Mazzacone says her friends inspired her to take classes and she keeps coming back for more.

“At first it was because my friends just wanted to go out and do it,” Mazzacone said. “Then afterwards I realized it’s a great way to be active and also have fun. You train and you don’t even realize it.”

Similarly, Mayson Chapnick, a sophomore studying child and family studies, said cardio dance allowed her to meet people outside of her group of friends.

“I think you’ll meet a lot of people there because everyone’s really there to have fun,” Chapnick said. “No one is really competitive in any way. You’ll always see someone – like I always go and see someone I know outside of my friend group… so it’s fun. C “It’s a good community. It’s mostly girls, so it’s not uncomfortable or anything.”

According to Ausbrooks, classes have gone well this school year, regardless of the number of people in the room. Overall, she just wants to make exercise fun for people.

“They’ve been pretty good,” Ausbrooks said. “There were a few where only five people showed up, but it’s still pretty fun. People bring a lot of energy, which is great.”

Focused on empowerment and promoting a healthy, low-maintenance way to stay in shape, dance cardio classes seem to be a hit at Ping, getting the heart pumping and the legs vibrating.

“I have to say that these classes are definitely more for girls, so if a girl is a little shy about going to the gym, it’s a way for her to do her cardio and maybe take a look at it (Ping), “said Ausbrooks. “I just think it’s a good way to get your heart pumping and also moving instead of just standing still.”

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Inverkeithing: New Movement Dance Company achieves great success at Scottish and World Championships https://canadadancesport.com/inverkeithing-new-movement-dance-company-achieves-great-success-at-scottish-and-world-championships/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 16:14:14 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/inverkeithing-new-movement-dance-company-achieves-great-success-at-scottish-and-world-championships/ An INVERKEITHING dance school has worked its way to the top of the Scottish and World Championships. New Movement Dance Company competed across Europe this summer, with girls from the team taking part in Scottish Championships, the Dance World Cup in San Sebastian and the World Lyrical Dance Competition in Dublin, as well as at […]]]>

An INVERKEITHING dance school has worked its way to the top of the Scottish and World Championships.

New Movement Dance Company competed across Europe this summer, with girls from the team taking part in Scottish Championships, the Dance World Cup in San Sebastian and the World Lyrical Dance Competition in Dublin, as well as at the British Grand Pix in Silverstone .

It was a memorable summer for the dance company, which returns with multiple victories and even a few scholarships.

Stacey Anderson runs New Movement alongside fellow dance teacher Susan Thomson and told the Hurry“Our children, they travel the world doing something they love, we know where they are every night when they come home from school and they desperately want to go to training. They work like athletes, they work hard and train hard.

“They work for what they’re trying to achieve and what they achieve, and they’re just small, it’s so amazing. In fact, four of our senior girls were picked at the World Championships by one judges for a scholarship to a dance school in London.

“They take those opportunities from what they put in. They’ve had a lot going on lately and they’ve done so well.”

At the Dance World Cup, every group dance they performed ranked in the top 10 and had dancers ranked fifth and 14th in the world out of thousands of dancers, while at the Scottish Championships, they won 18 titles and had three winning teams.

At the World Championships they won 10 new titles and 14 operatic team winners and to top it off, four girls received unconditional places at the Millennium Performing Arts College in London.

Stacey continued: “We just train out of a council community center it’s not like the kids have 24/7 facilities to train in so to have done as well as ‘them, the training and being such a small competitive school, they’ve done super well.

“It’s been really hard for everyone since COVID, trying to get the kids back and getting them motivated and training again. We’ve had to do so much fundraising and everything to try to get them where we had to take them. When we went to the World Cup dance, it was thousands of pounds per child to get there.”

As a group, parents, children and their teachers raised funds to ensure they left no one behind. The girls aren’t just a team, they’re a family, and Stacey thinks that’s the key to their success.

She said: “It’s good because we only have a competitive squad of around 30 and it’s just one of those things where we wouldn’t go with just one or two even if we had it. we did in San Sebastián because that’s who qualified, but for the Worlds and the Scottish Championship, the whole school goes there. If everyone can’t go, we don’t go. .

“It really is a big family and I feel like that has a lot to do with all of the kids being successful. Every kid, from the youngest to the oldest, has this support network behind them and that really makes such a difference.”

The whole team stays and supports each other throughout the competitions, to make sure everyone has someone to cheer them on. The girls have won many titles and awards at the competitions, but the one Stacey is most proud of is the 2022 Team Spirit Award at the World Lyrical Dance competition.

“We actually won a trophy for team spirit, for supporting the kids and that was the most special thing we’ve won this full weekend. It reinforced everything we tried to do. ‘teach kids that it’s not just about winning, it’s about taking sides and being a team,’ she said.

“When you have kids all dancing against each other and their buddies are beating them up but they come running up to hug them in the middle of the stage, that’s what’s important, those friendships the kids have.”

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