Dance sport – Canada Dance Sport http://canadadancesport.com/ Sun, 15 May 2022 02:52:39 +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 Dance sport – Canada Dance Sport http://canadadancesport.com/ 32 32 Madhuri Dixit: More than just a dancing queen https://canadadancesport.com/madhuri-dixit-more-than-just-a-dancing-queen/ Sun, 15 May 2022 02:52:39 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/madhuri-dixit-more-than-just-a-dancing-queen/ In an industry where the battle for the numero uno position is nothing short of a blood sport, Madhuri Dixit has been something of a phenomenon. The nubile youngster with a distinct mix of vulnerability and sex appeal broke out with ‘Ek Do Teen’ in 1988, graduating to become a seasoned performer over the years. […]]]>

In an industry where the battle for the numero uno position is nothing short of a blood sport, Madhuri Dixit has been something of a phenomenon. The nubile youngster with a distinct mix of vulnerability and sex appeal broke out with ‘Ek Do Teen’ in 1988, graduating to become a seasoned performer over the years. While Bollywood is still grappling with pay parity, Madhuri’s face ensured seats were filled in theaters, ensuring there was no Post 1.

She lit up the screen with her performance and that dazzling smile. “I don’t see Madhuri in any actress today,” said the late choreographer Saroj Khan, who was helped make Madhuri what it is today, one day had said. Anyone who has watched the sparkling magic of ‘Dhak Dhak’ girl on the big screen would agree.

For Gen Z and Gen Alpha, Madhuri might just be a judge on a dance reality show who makes it hard to look away when she says “Perrfecctt.” To some, she’s a diva who’s mastered her social media game by creating Instagram reels that range from dance videos to the latest trends that are often found all over social media. And, for some who have watched His songs, no one dances better than Madhuri Dixit. Of course, how can you not be a fan of his playfulness in “Didi Tera Devar Deewana”, his sultry performance in “Humko Aaj Kal Hai”, his teasing Ranbir Kapoor in “Ghagra”, or his matching steps with Prabhudheva in “ Que sera sera”

However, what these generations have been missing is Madhuri, the actor.

In a career spanning more than three decades, Madhuri appeared in more than 75 films, but we still can’t forget the 1988 film Tezaab, which gave us a glimpse of what Madhuri was capable of – and perhaps – to be that only she could do it. She may have been cast as a damsel in distress, but she managed to bring a mix of strength and vulnerability to Mohini. It turned into a full-fledged symphony.

Tezaab manager N Chandra acknowledged that Madhuri had a spark from the moment he first met her. Recalling the filming of the film, he told The Times of India in an earlier interview, “Madhuri worked extremely hard during the making of the film. She had all the qualities of a superstar. She is a very resilient and strong-willed woman.

Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit in Ram Lakhan. (Express File Photo)

After Tezaab, Madhuri gave us Ram Lakhan (1989) where she once again owned the screen with those aching eyes of a lover waiting for her lover. In Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Masterful Gangster Drama Parinda (1989), Madhuri held on despite how little she was able to do. It was the movie where the actor did a death scene for the first time. With the 1991 romantic drama Saajan, also starring Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri quickly became a national crush. His chemistry with Dutt and Khan was to die for. It’s impossible to imagine anyone else stepping into the role of Nisha in the 1994 blockbuster Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! That’s the beauty of his performance.

After delivering numerous hits, Madhuri moved away from commercial cinema for more content-driven plays. She ventured into parallel cinema with Prakash Jha’s Mrityudand. Although she was cast opposite Shabhana Azmi, an actress par excellence, Madhuri gave a compelling performance as a woman who chooses to fight her own battles. Then came Lajja (2001) by Rajkumar Santoshi, where she tried out for the role of Janaki, a character ahead of her time. To understand his acting finesse, watch the Ramleela scene from the film.

Lajja Madhuri Dixit and Manisha Koirala in Lajja.

Mere words cannot justify the brilliance of Madhuri’s craft, but her performances certainly do. Watch her in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas as Chandramukhi and you can feel the pain of ek tarfaa ishq just looking her in the eye. Could anyone else have done it the same way? In Dedh Ishqiya, Madhuri made an exemplary Begum Para which was delicate, elegant yet arrogant. Every frame that captured her exuded elegance and beauty. Most recently in his first web series The fame gameshe displayed perfection at the T.

madhuri dixit devdas Madhuri Dixit as Chandramukhi in Devdas. (express archive photos)

In an interview, Madhuri said of herself, “I take my job very seriously. I do my roles sincerely, to the best of my abilities. I love what I do and I’m very passionate about it. We would say that this passion and sincerity is reflected in all of his work. Even after spending more than three decades in Bollywood, she reminds us that whatever it is, she still has it all. She is an ensemble beauty with glamour, brains, charisma, incredible dancing skills and powerful performances. And she will rightfully go on to be one of Bollywood’s ultimate divas.

Happy 55th birthday, diva! Keep entertaining us for many more years, Madhuri Dixit.

]]>
High school sports: From Germany to Oswego, Georgi welcomed addition to Buccaneers women’s lacrosse | Oswego County https://canadadancesport.com/high-school-sports-from-germany-to-oswego-georgi-welcomed-addition-to-buccaneers-womens-lacrosse-oswego-county/ Fri, 13 May 2022 04:15:00 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/high-school-sports-from-germany-to-oswego-georgi-welcomed-addition-to-buccaneers-womens-lacrosse-oswego-county/ OSWEGO — Emilia Georgi had never heard of lacrosse before arriving at Oswego High School and now plans to seek out a team when she returns home. The 18-year-old international and senior student from near Dreisen in Germany started the sport with the help of Oswego varsity head coach Theodore Beers and a trio of […]]]>

OSWEGO — Emilia Georgi had never heard of lacrosse before arriving at Oswego High School and now plans to seek out a team when she returns home.

The 18-year-old international and senior student from near Dreisen in Germany started the sport with the help of Oswego varsity head coach Theodore Beers and a trio of senior captains, led by the star of fourth year, Isabella Koproski.

Georgi was a key contributor to the encouraging mentality and team-oriented dynamic that helped the Buccaneers (4-8 overall) bounce back from a winless season last year on the brink of a potential berth in Section 3 playoffs, entering the week needing to win two of their last three games to enter.

“Sport always helps to connect with people, to get to know people, and I like trying new things,” Georgi said. “I played ice hockey and most of the girls on the team said I should just give it a try, so I said, ‘OK.’ I didn’t really think about it, I just showed up for practice and started playing lacrosse.

She added, “It was super cool because everyone was so welcoming and nice, and I tried something new, which with the right people is always a lot of fun.”

Georgi began her foray into Oswego athletics by joining the hockey team last winter, a sport she was at least familiar with but never played growing up.

In Germany, she was actively involved in “figure roller skating”, which she compared to figure skating on roller skates, but she had little experience in team sports.

Georgi played forward during the hockey season and said she joined the team to meet more people and experience new things after thinking she was spending too much free time at her summer home. welcome in the fall.

Georgi quickly endeared himself to his teammates and eventually posted a list of German words to learn on the team fridge in the locker room. Mark Fierro, women’s hockey head coach and women’s lacrosse assistant coach at Oswego, was impressed with how quickly she progressed in her freshman year.

“It was crazy, actually,” Georgi said. “I really, really liked hockey and I also like lacrosse. With both I made a lot of friends and it was a totally different experience than I would have had back home.

Georgi’s positive experience on the ice brought her onto the lacrosse field, sharing many of the same teammates. She approached Beers about a week before the season, as she did with Fierro before hockey, stating that she was simply aiming to join the team with few expectations beyond having fun.

Beers was happy to oblige and believes Georgi is the first international student to join the program under his guidance in more than 20 years on the sidelines.

“It’s a nice little culture shift that we haven’t really had on our program, so it’s been fun, and we hope she’s had fun too,” Beers said. “Obviously she’s going home after graduation, so hopefully we’ll send her off with lots of great memories.”

Georgi was surprised to be slotted into the season opener against Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, according to Beers, and she approached the coach to express her excitement after her first set of matches.

She started the season as a reserve in defence, but has since played in attack and midfield as her skills have developed.

“Going from hockey to lacrosse, she had a lot of wrist work, so now it’s just passing and catching for lacrosse,” Beers said. “But every week she learned, and we have a really good group that came out and helped her.”

The senior captains – Koproski, Kat Wincheck and Azalia Avery – took over the work with Georgi before and after practices, playing wall ball and catching to help the senior learn the necessary skills.

“She went from barely knowing how to hold a stick to actually passing and catching, which might sound easy, but if you think about it realistically, she picked it up so fast,” Avery said.

Beers said passing on the rules and intricacies of women’s lacrosse has been the most challenging aspect of trying to catch up with the senior freshman year.

“Sometimes it’s a bit frustrating,” Georgi said. “You see everyone can do something perfectly and for yourself, you can’t learn lacrosse in two days, it takes time to learn it, so sometimes it gets frustrating.”

She added: “I can go up to anybody on this team and say, ‘Can you help me? Can you show me this? And they’re always like, ‘Yeah sure,’ and they’ll cheer you on. always and will see when you improve and let you know.They give a lot of advice and that’s really good.

Georgi has gained valuable experience off the pitch, describing his favorite moments as bus rides to away games, celebrating lasting wins and setbacks with teammates, and soaking up recent senior night festivities.

Avery and Wincheck recall convincing Georgi to dance in the rain with them for nearly an hour in the Oswego parking lot after returning from an away game earlier this season.

“She really fits in with all of us and she wasn’t afraid of anything, she’s so bold and out there, and we love her,” Wincheck said.

Georgi was one of many additions to the Buccaneers and is one of five seniors from the youth unit appearing on the rise. The top three scorers are all underclass.

Koproski, the longest-serving captain who will play for NCAA Division III at Clarkson University next year, spoke of the more pleasant atmosphere chasing his first playoff spot since 2017 after the 0 campaign. -13 last spring.

“Last year was such a tough year for us, so this season every goal is celebrated, the girls on the sidelines are amazing sports about everything on and off the pitch, everyone is so happy when the goalkeeper makes a save or we score, even if we just intercept a pass,” Koproski said. “It was great to see every day.

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

]]>
Dance Dance Danseur reveals a love triangle during his recital at Swan Lake https://canadadancesport.com/dance-dance-danseur-reveals-a-love-triangle-during-his-recital-at-swan-lake/ Tue, 10 May 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/dance-dance-danseur-reveals-a-love-triangle-during-his-recital-at-swan-lake/ The following article contains spoilers for Dance Dance Dancer Episode 5, “I Can’t Die Now,” now streaming on Crunchyroll. Murao Junpei proves to be a more rogue element than ever this week in Dance Dance Dancerthe ballet studio finally taking part in a recital of Swan Lake starring Junpei as Prince Siegfried, alongside Godai Miyako […]]]>

The following article contains spoilers for Dance Dance Dancer Episode 5, “I Can’t Die Now,” now streaming on Crunchyroll.

Murao Junpei proves to be a more rogue element than ever this week in Dance Dance Dancerthe ballet studio finally taking part in a recital of Swan Lake starring Junpei as Prince Siegfried, alongside Godai Miyako as Odette and Mori Ruou as the evil wizard Rothbart. Junpei has spent time training to try and improve his fundamentals, but things take a disastrous turn when a nasty love triangle and Junpei’s impulsive personality collide on stage.


Although Ruou has shown no signs of romantic interest in Miyako, their pas de deux from previous months is still on Junpei’s mind. He regards Miyako as his first daughter and struggles to understand what her feelings for him are, possibly because she on her side doesn’t know where the ballet ends and Junpei’s true intentions begin. A sweet moment alone between the two just before the recital only fans the flames before they take the stage, with Ruou to clean up the mess.

Related: Spy x Family’s Latest Episode Proves How Much Forgers Love Anya

The first part of the act goes smoothly, with Odette dying and Siegfried and Rothbart clashing. Siegfried is supposed to die and then join Odette in heaven, when their love eventually defeats Rothbart. However, just as Ruou knocked Junpei aside in victory, Junpei ignored the choreography, his fellow ballet dancers, and his furious instructor backstage to resume the fight once again. Ruou is embarrassed, trying to tell Junpei when he will soon stage his death as they resume their dance over and over again, but Junpei refuses to stay down.


This leaves a group of little girls offstage who won’t actually participate in the production due to Junpei’s selfish desire to keep dancing, as well as Ruou composing choreography on the spot to try to salvage the performance. The audience and most members of the ballet company are confused, and with good reason – although Swan Lake is known for its multitude of endings, this one is new. Junpei has shown before that he struggles to understand ballet as a team sport that relies as much on the ensemble as it does on the individual dancer, but ignoring his own choreography so he can dance more takes that mentality to a whole new level. .


On the other hand, Ruou is improving from the state he was introduced to: a complete shut-in who didn’t want to consider any role other than the prince. His grumpy personality has been shown to have roots in child abuse and bullying, and after he goes rogue during their performance, his cynicism about messing with a “wild ape” gets in the way. proven fact. The real advantage of Junpei’s actions during Swan Lake This is how Ruou was forced to improvise his choreography and showcase his dancing and performing skills to close the recital with any sort of resolve, making him an undeniable MVP.


Related: Hyouka Remains One Of Kyoto Animation’s Most Emotionally Mature Shows

While Junpei was certainly wrong for what he did, the fact that it had positive consequences for the person he could have most easily ruined makes him a bit more forgivable. Ruou is the star of the show, a real sorcerer demon, and the whole audience is captivated by him. The deal he made with Godai Chizuru – to become MVP of the festival and attend school to be sent overseas to study ballet – can be considered complete.

Even though Ruou would hate to admit it, catching up with Junpei’s mistakes allowed him to shine the most. There’s more between the two boys than rivals for the role of prince or for Miyako’s heart, and I hope Dance Dance Dancer going to capitalize on that. They’re much more interesting as allies than conventional enemies, and while Junpei can bring a spontaneity to Ruou, he might just be the right person to convince Junpei that basics and actual choreography are just as important.


The two have a lot of potential together to move forward as friends and partners in ballet as long as they can overcome their initial rivalry, with a lot to potentially teach the other. In Episode 5, Junpei’s selfishness allowed Ruou his moment. Will Ruou be able to return the favor? With the two continually pushing each other, they have the potential to reach far greater heights than they ever would have alone.


The heroines run the show Poster

The Heroines Run The Show: What Makes Hiyori Such A Compelling Female Lead

Read more


About the Author

]]>
Lacrosse heads northwest for NCAA Tournament https://canadadancesport.com/lacrosse-heads-northwest-for-ncaa-tournament/ Mon, 09 May 2022 03:12:01 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/lacrosse-heads-northwest-for-ncaa-tournament/ History links MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – First trip to the NCAA Tournament, and Central Michigan drew a heavyweight. The Chippewa lacrosse team will play at Northwestern on Friday, May 13 (5 p.m. ET) in a first round game of the NCAA Tournament. CMU (12-7), in his seventh year of college lacrosse, […]]]>

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – First trip to the NCAA Tournament, and Central Michigan drew a heavyweight.

The Chippewa lacrosse team will play at Northwestern on Friday, May 13 (5 p.m. ET) in a first round game of the NCAA Tournament.

CMU (12-7), in his seventh year of college lacrosse, is in the big dance for the first time after capturing the Mid-American Conference Tournament title with a 20-10 win over Robert Morris on Saturday.

The team gathered Sunday night at the Chippewa Champions Center to watch the ESPNU televised selection show. When “Central Michigan” appeared in the parenthesis just above “Northwestern,” the Chippewas burst into excitement.

“It’s a little surreal right now,” says CMU’s fifth-year senior Hannah Potter mentioned. “We’re obviously still on top, everyone’s really excited. We’ve been saying since August that we were going to be MAC champions. … It’s good to experience it now, for sure.

“This whole evening and seeing our name appear on the screen with all your best friends is obviously really awesome.”

Northwestern (13-4) is seeded fourth nationally and seeded fourth in the 29-team tournament despite losing in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament.

The Wildcats are one of the sport’s bluebloods. They reached the NCAA semifinals in 2019 and 2021 and won seven national championships in eight years from 2005 to 2012.

“We’re thrilled to be able to play at Evanston, to play at Northwestern, to be able to play against a Big Ten team,” the coach said. Sara Tisdale, who has led the program since its inception. “He’s a new opponent, we’ve never had them on the program, but obviously not unknown (to us).

“We’re going to get down to business tonight, start watching a lot of movies and getting familiar with them. We’re excited for the challenge. One thing I’ve learned about this team is that they don’t back down. and that she doesn’t “matter who is on the other side of that ball. The way we played (Saturday) for the 60 minutes, if we can play with that intensity and that focus and for each other – I’m delighted to know where we’re going to be this weekend.”

The CMU-Northwestern winner will face No. 16 Notre Dame (9-9) or No. 18 Michigan (10-6) in a second-round matchup on Sunday, May 15. The Chippewas opened the season with a 24-5 loss to the Fighting Irish and fell to Michigan, 17-13, in early March.

Saturday’s MAC Tournament championship and resulting spot in the NCAA is deeply satisfying for Tisdale, the program and the university. Their win over Robert Morris on Saturday was a program record 12and.

“It’s been a great weekend,” Tisdale said. “Everything from our stadium, our atmosphere, our fans, the way our players have put in so many hours of preparation and the way they have looked after each other this week and the way they have done their job during the finals in class and also came ready to play each day.

“I think it’s really a testament to the maturity of this program and how far it’s come in seven seasons.”

]]>
‘I Am That I Am’ Review: Lion Dance Boy Makes A Delicious Underdog https://canadadancesport.com/i-am-that-i-am-review-lion-dance-boy-makes-a-delicious-underdog/ Fri, 06 May 2022 22:58:00 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/i-am-that-i-am-review-lion-dance-boy-makes-a-delicious-underdog/ A ridiculously satisfying underdog sports story set in the highly specialized arena of the Chinese lion dance, “I Am What I Am” features a plot familiar enough that it could have been computer generated, peppered with sufficiently unique details. so that the experience constantly succeeds in surprising . The result is an inspired blend of […]]]>

A ridiculously satisfying underdog sports story set in the highly specialized arena of the Chinese lion dance, “I Am What I Am” features a plot familiar enough that it could have been computer generated, peppered with sufficiently unique details. so that the experience constantly succeeds in surprising . The result is an inspired blend of engineering and ingenuity, distinguished by some of the most human-like character animation this side of the uncanny valley – not realistic, mind you, but relatable, and a welcome departure from the cutesy caricature of Pixar and its American ilk produced at a mere fraction of the budget.

Premiering as a work in progress at the Animation Is Film festival in Los Angeles, this “Karate Kid” anime film from “Kung Food” creator Haipeng Sun represents another breakthrough for the animation scene in full growth in China. Filled with culturally specific humor, the toon is clearly aimed at serving local audiences (on Douban and Maoyan platforms, it turned out to be the highest-rated domestic release of 2021 after it opened in China on December 8), though that outsiders should also appreciate such a relatable glimpse behind the mask of the colorful custom, in which teams of trained dancers navigate the two-person costume through high pedestals and other difficult obstacles.

A skinny, sheepish boy with a girl’s name, teased by others for looking like a “sick cat”, Juan lives alone in a rural town in Guangdong Province while his parents work in the big city. His self-esteem is nearly non-existent until one day he sees a mysterious competitor outmaneuver local bullies in a lion dance contest – a thrilling “capture the flag” style game on an elaborate bamboo scaffold, which the virtual camera observes with all the dynamism of a wuxia film. The winner turns out to be a girl his own age, also named Juan, who gives the kid his lion mask and gives him the motivation he needs to try the sport.

The next half hour will feel familiar enough, as Juan (the boy) enlists rejected Cat and Dog friends to form a team, then seeks out former champion Huang Feihong, now a saltfish seller, to drag them to victory. The film piles on one montage after another, alternating between obvious and unexpected jokes along the way, to compress the kind of physical training that would normally take a decade or more. After Juan wins an initial local contest, the plot takes an unexpected turn, as Juan does the honorable thing to help his parents, retiring from the next level and instead moving to Shanghai to earn some money for the family. .

At times like this, the film toes the line of feel-good propaganda, reinforcing the behavior expected of honorable and obedient citizens, instead of celebrating the kind of personal glory that American audiences are more accustomed to (although rest assured that American toons feel like some kind of behavioral brainwashing to foreign audits). Screenwriter Zelin Li gives these lanky kids memorable personalities, which come alive all the more thanks to the endearing and over-the-top way they’ve been rendered — not to mention the sleek, sped-up lion dance moves.

In China, the film drew criticism for its character designs, which include small squinted eyes (said to have been done to differentiate the Japanese animation style) and unflattering proportions (one of Juan’s pals is a Fat Albert-style stereotype). But the truth is that the faces here are so expressive that they elevate the experience above its relatively formulaic plot, serving as a reminder that animation is a lot like lion dancing, as the artists hide behind elaborate avatars. and attempt to convey behaviors and emotions that the general public can recognize. . The backgrounds are particularly impressive, including a golden-hued forest with its crepe paper canopy of saffron-red leaves, demonstrating just how far computer animation has come.

While “I Am That I Am” clearly speaks to various issues of national identity, the feelings depicted are universal. There’s something to be said for the way it celebrates characters from the bottom of society, like working-class Juan. It’s still pretty rare to come across a Chinese movie centered around ordinary people, as opposed to mythical and magical heroes (like “Ne Zha”), but it’s easy to see why that would resonate with audiences.

Of course, the movie wouldn’t be as satisfying if Juan hadn’t changed his mind at the last minute when he showed up to compete in the big competition in Shanghai. Kudos to the team for devising a surprising way for this to happen, where winning isn’t as important as Juan proving his own worth.

]]>
Woodlands High Color Guard places third at World Championships https://canadadancesport.com/woodlands-high-color-guard-places-third-at-world-championships/ Mon, 02 May 2022 22:00:26 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/woodlands-high-color-guard-places-third-at-world-championships/ This year was not originally meant to be a competition year for The Woodland High School Color Guard, but the pandemic changed the schedule and the team arrived ready for the World Championship. Last month, Team TWHS placed third at World Scholastic at the competition in Dayton, Ohio. Typically the team competes every other year […]]]>

This year was not originally meant to be a competition year for The Woodland High School Color Guard, but the pandemic changed the schedule and the team arrived ready for the World Championship. Last month, Team TWHS placed third at World Scholastic at the competition in Dayton, Ohio.

Typically the team competes every other year and 2022 was supposed to be a slow year but since the team couldn’t go last year there was a fundraising campaign to get them to the worlds this year for the competition from April 7 to 9.

“The goal for the year was to do something fun and crowd-pleasing,” said Cynthia Robbins, director of TWHS Color Guard. “There really is nothing quite like competing in world-class finals and in a big arena full of screaming people.”

It’s an indescribable energy,” Robbins said of competing at the world championships. The team made world finals for the first time in 2019 and came in 14th place. Returning to the World Finals, the team was looking to top their previous ranking.

“At the start of the season it wasn’t about going and being near the top wasn’t really on our minds, it was just going to the final, playing as late as possible,” Robbins said.

The team is the first to medal in Scholastic Worlds in part because it is difficult to maintain a team in Texas that can be worlds ready due to training rules that limit the number of hours that a team can rehearse.

This year’s TWHS Color Guard performance was inspired by The Doors with the aim of creating a high-energy, crowd-pleasing piece.

“You never know when your design is going to work in your favor and it worked really well this year,” Robbins said.

Ella McFarlane, a TWHS senior who has been on the team for five years and is a senior captain, was part of the team that went to the world championships in 2019.

“To be able to go twice was such an honor,” McFarlane said. “Our team has grown so much since 2019. To go into a year where everyone is so excited because it’s been three years since nobody’s seen a color guard, so we went there and it was at a level of excitement so much higher.”

Payton Gwynne, a senior at TWHS and senior captain this year, joined the color guard for the simple reason that she loves tossing her lacrosse stick in the air and catching it when she’s bored. But his trainer was not a fan. Then she discovers the color guard.

“They throw things in the air. That’s what I do, that’s what I want to do,” Gwynne said. “I joined it just because they’re throwing it and I think it looks really cool and they’re dancing under it, and that’s why I signed up.”

What she found instead was a sport she loves. It was her first year heading into worlds with color guard and she wasn’t sure what to expect, which only added to her excitement.

Like Gwynne, Ashlyn Kennedy, a senior and senior TWHS captain, joined the color guard after watching the team play. For Kennedy, who hadn’t really found a sport or activity she was passionate about at the time, it was love at first sight and she tried out for the team at McCullough Junior High.

“It was the first sport I really got into,” Kennedy said.

All three senior captains are feeling bittersweet and nostalgic about ending their high school color guard careers. But they also feel incredibly proud of their team and this season.

“The team has grown so much, we’ve gotten to watch it grow, and we’ve grown with it, and we’re all different people, I think, for the better since we joined,” Kennedy said.

The team is already preparing to return to competition in 2023 and after returning from the worlds, they held auditions at both McCullough Junior High and TWHS. In off-years, the team travels and performs with the school band.

“It was a lot of fun to be able to watch them take the show and do their own thing,” Robbins said. “We give them the tools, but they take them and they run with them and that’s really why they’ve done so well this year because they’ve embraced it and had fun doing it.”

jamie.swinnerton@chron.com

]]>
Torvill and Dean honored by the Ice Theater of New York https://canadadancesport.com/torvill-and-dean-honored-by-the-ice-theater-of-new-york/ Sun, 01 May 2022 02:10:47 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/torvill-and-dean-honored-by-the-ice-theater-of-new-york/ NEW YORK Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, considered the pioneers of modern ice dancing, will be honored on May 9 by the Ice Theater in New York. The 1984 Olympic champions whose free dance to Ravel’s “Bolero” far exceeded the rigid parameters of their sport – and changed it forever – will be recognized at […]]]>

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, considered the pioneers of modern ice dancing, will be honored on May 9 by the Ice Theater in New York.

The 1984 Olympic champions whose free dance to Ravel’s “Bolero” far exceeded the rigid parameters of their sport – and changed it forever – will be recognized at the Ice Theater’s 35th anniversary.

A gala at Sky Rink, Chelsea Piers will include an awards ceremony co-chaired by renowned Olympic coaches Brian Orser and Tracy Wilson.

“We’re thrilled to honor Jayne and Christopher at our 35th Anniversary Gala,” said ITNY Founder and Artistic Director Moira North, “not only for their jaw-dropping Olympic gold medal – and who is changing the sport – followed by many others, but also for their continued and always highly creative contributions to our skating world, most recently the acclaimed TV series ‘Dancing on Ice‘.

“Expect the unexpected from Torvill and Dean, and you will never be disappointed. Who better embodies the ideals and goals of Ice Theater than Jayne and Chris?

The mission of the Ice Theater of New York is to celebrate and advance ice dancing as a performance art. It raises funds for its arts and outreach programming for at-risk youth in New York City. ITNY was the first ice dance company to receive dance program funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

ITNY’s season performances on May 6, 7 and 9 will include ensemble, junior ensemble and guest artists.

]]>
Taree and District Eisteddfod Group Dance Weekend 2022 at Manning Entertainment Center | Defender of the Great Lakes https://canadadancesport.com/taree-and-district-eisteddfod-group-dance-weekend-2022-at-manning-entertainment-center-defender-of-the-great-lakes/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/taree-and-district-eisteddfod-group-dance-weekend-2022-at-manning-entertainment-center-defender-of-the-great-lakes/ news, local news, The group dance section of the Taree and District Eisteddfod 2022 is being held this weekend, starting today Friday 29th April until Sunday 1st May. The popular weekend is described as ‘spectacular’ with thousands of dancers taking to the stage from dance schools in not just the Mid-Coast but as far south […]]]>

news, local news,

The group dance section of the Taree and District Eisteddfod 2022 is being held this weekend, starting today Friday 29th April until Sunday 1st May. The popular weekend is described as ‘spectacular’ with thousands of dancers taking to the stage from dance schools in not just the Mid-Coast but as far south as Sydney and as far north as Coffs Harbour, Se performing in troupes in all dance styles, from classical to Bollywood. The dance section of the eisteddfod ends on May 9. The Taree and District Eisteddfod 2022 concludes with a big concert on Saturday, June 11 at 2 p.m. at the Manning Entertainment Center, with selected performances and the announcement of the big winners. Reservations for the big concert can be made at www.themec.com.au or by phone from the MEC box office on 6592 5466. Did you know? Great Lakes Advocate online subscribers not only have 24/7 access to local and national news, sports, current affairs and entertainment, but they also have access to our print editions in digital format. , with all the advertisements and classifieds at your fingertips.

/images/transform/v1/crop/frm/shR26sqTFdeGBmx6G4p3AA/2264c7fa-425e-481f-ad3f-76c78dc0afc9.jpg/r13_0_4978_2805_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg

WHAT’S UP

]]>
Namibia dances on the podium – allAfrica.com https://canadadancesport.com/namibia-dances-on-the-podium-allafrica-com/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 08:31:27 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/namibia-dances-on-the-podium-allafrica-com/ NAMIBIA won five medals at the recent Barcelona International Dance Competition in Spain. Dance Sport Namibia (DSN) movers won gold in four papers in the musical dance category, bronze for one paper in dance pedagogy, silver for two papers in folk dance, silver for six items in hip-hop dancing and the money for nine items. […]]]>

NAMIBIA won five medals at the recent Barcelona International Dance Competition in Spain.

Dance Sport Namibia (DSN) movers won gold in four papers in the musical dance category, bronze for one paper in dance pedagogy, silver for two papers in folk dance, silver for six items in hip-hop dancing and the money for nine items. in contemporary dance.

“We have won medals in every category we have competed in, and we are extremely proud of this achievement. The athletes have spent countless hours preparing for this event and we are pleased with the results,” Venancius Rukero said. , President and Secretary General of the DSN.

Twelve countries from four continents competed from April 15 to 19 in Barcelona, ​​competing in 140 different choreographies and more than 14 hours of dancing. Albania, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Italy, Oman, Slovakia, Sweden, Spain and the United States of America were also part of the action.

“The competition was judged by category, so all dance elements from a specific category counted towards the team’s final score,” Rukero said.

In addition, the international jury presided over five special prizes for the best dance team, the Sissi prize for dance, the artistic direction, the special mention of the jury and the dance prize of Barcelona 2022.

“We were thrilled to win the Jury Prize Special Mention as there were so many great dance papers entered into the competition. Our contemporary dance paper titled ‘The Lord is Coming’ took the audience’s breath away. a strong message of hope and truth,” noted Rukero.

“Participating in international events is important for our athletes to gain more experience. We are grateful to the Lord, who has given us the talent to compete.

“We also thank our parents, supporters and sponsors who allowed us to participate in this competition.

“It was an honor and a privilege to represent our beautiful country abroad. We hope this is the start of many more international events,” Rukero said.

Pupkewitz Megatech brought DSN to Barcelona.

]]>
Mega line-up of summer dance events in Dundee https://canadadancesport.com/mega-line-up-of-summer-dance-events-in-dundee/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 09:47:24 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/mega-line-up-of-summer-dance-events-in-dundee/ A series of mega dance events are coming to Dundee in July. Organizers of “Music Is The Answer Summer Days” say the weekend at Fat Sams will be “the biggest and best lineup yet.” The two-night event starting Saturday July 2 features an exclusive six-hour set from John OO Fleming as part of his world […]]]>

A series of mega dance events are coming to Dundee in July.

Organizers of “Music Is The Answer Summer Days” say the weekend at Fat Sams will be “the biggest and best lineup yet.”

The two-night event starting Saturday July 2 features an exclusive six-hour set from John OO Fleming as part of his world tour. It’s his only night in Scotland.

John will be joined by Robert Clark in the White Room with Lexicon Avenue, Brent Lawson and the residents of MitA taking charge of the cocktail bar.

On Sunday, July 3, Global Underground will bring together 3 powerhouses of the progressive scene and numerous releases from the GU City series between them.



The event takes place at Fat Sam’s the first weekend in July.

Darren Emerson, Danny Howells and Dave Seaman, also known as 3D, will headline the main hall with an exclusive extended set.

Joining 3D will be Robert Clark on warm-up duties, and Steve Parry will end the weekend in style.

DundeeLive brings you the latest titles from Dundee and beyond.

But did you know all the ways you can stay informed with us?

You can get our top stories straight to your inbox with our daily updates. Simply complete the sign up box later in this article or click here.

make sure give us a ‘Like’ on Facebook to get the latest Dundee news, photos, videos and reports live in your feed.

You can also Follow us on twitterby clicking the notification bell to receive alerts whenever we tweet.

We share everything from live news and exclusive scoops to the latest features and sports every day, so you definitely don’t want to miss it!

A spokesperson for the event said: “Selected legends of the Scottish scene will host different venues throughout the complex.

“In one room we will have Steven McCreery and Alan Dobson, plus our Manchester pal Higgins, plus the residents of MitA, while Billy Morris, Mike McDonald and Derek Mccusker host the other.



The two-day event has an impressive line-up.
The two-day event has an impressive line-up.

“We might also have a few other surprises up our sleeve.

“Now it’s a range that we think.”

– More information and tickets can be found on the event’s Facebook page here.

** Don’t miss the latest headlines from around Dundee and Tayside. Subscribe to our newsletters here .

And did you know that Dundee Live is on Facebook? Head over to our page to give us a a like and a share .

]]>