professional dancers – Canada Dance Sport http://canadadancesport.com/ Sat, 12 Mar 2022 17:21:45 +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 professional dancers – Canada Dance Sport http://canadadancesport.com/ 32 32 BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s Russian pros told to ‘doom the war or never come back’ by their co-stars https://canadadancesport.com/bbc-strictly-come-dancings-russian-pros-told-to-doom-the-war-or-never-come-back-by-their-co-stars/ Sat, 12 Mar 2022 16:30:51 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/bbc-strictly-come-dancings-russian-pros-told-to-doom-the-war-or-never-come-back-by-their-co-stars/ The professional dancers of Strictly Come Dancing were reportedly told to condemn Russia and Vladimir Putin, or “never return” to the BBC show. Russian professional dancers Katya Jones and Luba Mushtuk have reportedly been urged by their fellow ballroom dancers to speak out against the horrific invasion of Ukraine or risk being fired. The two […]]]>

The professional dancers of Strictly Come Dancing were reportedly told to condemn Russia and Vladimir Putin, or “never return” to the BBC show.

Russian professional dancers Katya Jones and Luba Mushtuk have reportedly been urged by their fellow ballroom dancers to speak out against the horrific invasion of Ukraine or risk being fired.

The two dancers, both 32, have so far remained silent on the issue on social media, leaving their co-stars to wonder if it’s appropriate to keep Katya and Luba on the show, as the story goes. The Sun.

The post hints that there might be a rift between the rest of the Strictly dancers, as Nikita Kuzmin and Nadiya Bychkova are from Ukraine and have family in the war-torn country.



Luba faces backlash for not speaking

Kyiv-born Nikita, 24, shared his relief with his social media followers after revealing he had reunited with his elderly grandmother who fled Ukraine after the invasion.

Katya and Luba are asked to end their silence on Vladimir Putin’s actions, as some dancers allegedly told patrons they didn’t want them back on the show.

A source told The Sun: “Some of the professionals think it’s in bad taste to have them on the show.



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Other Strictly pros aren’t happy

“It has been discussed among a group of them and they fear it will affect the program and cause a backlash.

“Because they’re on the biggest TV show, they’re already open to criticism and they’re worried it’s going to cause controversy.

“Other parts of the industry are avoiding the Russians and it has been suggested that Strictly do the same.

“There is a feeling that it would not be appropriate for them to return.”

The insider added: “They did nothing wrong and were gutted by the scenes in Ukraine at the hands of their homeland.

“Some think they shouldn’t be punished for something that’s totally out of their control.”

It comes just days after former Strictly pro James Jordan slammed the show’s Russian pros for not standing up for Ukraine.

“I don’t see many Russian dancers that I know and I even shared the Strictly dance floor with them [sic] talk openly about the war against Ukraine. Corn [they] still promoting them on social media – very disappointed,” he posted on Twitter.

“They know who they are – not 1 message about it,” he fired.

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City Life Org – Brooklyn Museum announces public programs in March for visitors of all ages https://canadadancesport.com/city-life-org-brooklyn-museum-announces-public-programs-in-march-for-visitors-of-all-ages/ Sat, 26 Feb 2022 17:01:00 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/city-life-org-brooklyn-museum-announces-public-programs-in-march-for-visitors-of-all-ages/ Salsa night at the Brooklyn Museum, 2021. (Photo: Kolin Mendez) Virtual and in-person programming welcomes community members to the Museum The Brooklyn Museum presents a robust lineup of programs for adults and children in March, including events observing Transgender Awareness Day and two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Other programs include lectures, classes, tours, and […]]]>

Salsa night at the Brooklyn Museum, 2021. (Photo: Kolin Mendez)

Virtual and in-person programming welcomes community members to the Museum

The Brooklyn Museum presents a robust lineup of programs for adults and children in March, including events observing Transgender Awareness Day and two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Other programs include lectures, classes, tours, and special events that amplify the Museum’s exhibits and collection, serve its surrounding community, and support learning through the visual arts.

All visitors to the Museum’s in-person programs ages 5 and older must present proof of vaccination and valid identification. Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status, for all adults and children over 2 years old, in accordance with established procedures and guidelines. by the CDC and local health authorities. Some programs will take place online and through the Museum’s social media channels.

Museum members enjoy free or discounted tickets and early access to public programs.

The full program is as follows:

Stroller tour
Thursday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Meet in the Education Gallery, 1st Floor
Tickets are $29 and include entry to Baseera Khan: I Am an Archive.

Enjoy an interactive stroller-friendly tour designed for children up to 24 months and their caregivers. This baby-friendly program features touchable objects, songs, exploration of exhibited artwork, and an opportunity to connect with other adults. The March tour explores Baseera Khan: I Am an Archive.

We are talking about virtual art
Thursday March 3, 6-7 p.m.

In line
Free, book your tickets in advance.

Participants join other English language learners and practice conversational English skills with an artwork-inspired discussion. All levels of English proficiency are welcome.

Artist’s view: Viva Ruiz on Andy Warhol
Thursday March 3, 7-8 p.m.

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th floor
Tickets are $25 and include general admission to the Museum.

Viva Ruiz leads a guided tour of Andy Warhol: Revelation in this edition of Artist’s Eye, the Museum’s lecture series by contemporary artists who approach our special exhibitions from new perspectives. Ruiz is a trained community and nightlife activist and the creator of Thank God for Abortion. Conceived in 2015 in response to the closure of abortion clinics across the United States, Thank God for Abortion aims to de-stigmatize abortion and sexual and reproductive health care through art and protest. In this tour, Ruiz explores the themes and iconography of Catholicism in Warhol’s work and shares how she engaged with the idea of ​​God in her own practice.

salsa party
Thursday March 10, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st floor
Free, book your tickets in advance.

Close out the Museum’s season celebrating the art of salsa with an evening of social dancing and performances by the Balmir Dance Society. The evening begins with a class led by professional dancers at 6 p.m., then the dance floor opens with live music and performances from Brooklyn’s top Latin dance crews.

Brooklyn reads: In Sensorium with Tanaïs
Thursday March 10, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Auditorium Iris and B. Gerald Cantor, 3rd floor
Tickets are $20 and include after-hours entry to Baseera Khan: I Am an Archive.

Join writer and perfumer Tanaïs for a multi-sensory exploration of their latest book, In Sensorium: Notes for My People. Their memoir offers a critical alternative history of South Asia, written from the perspective of a Bangladeshi American Muslim woman. In Sensorium brings together a personal biography with centuries of South Asian perfume history, erotic and religious texts and testimonies from survivors. Between readings of the book, participants in the program will discover a selection of perfumes prepared by Tanaïs for this occasion, as well as a conversation with Samhita Mukhopadhyay, former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue. Attendees can also enjoy an after-hours viewing of Baseera Khan: I Am an Archive.

An afternoon on collective care
Sunday, March 13, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Great Hall, 1st floor, Auditorium Iris and B. Gerald Cantor, 3rd floor
Free, book your tickets in advance.

Honor the two-year impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with an afternoon focused on care and healing. From 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., curator Eugénie Tsai leads a tour of The Slipstream: Reflection, Resistance, and Resilience in the Art of Our Time, focusing on themes of illness and support structures. Then, at 2:30 p.m., author Kamra Hakim, founder of black trans-led artist residency Activation Residency, launches her new book, Care Manual: Dreaming Care into Being, with a reading, conversation, and session. of dedications. Hakim is joined by Annika Hansteen-Izora, artist and author of Tenderness: An Honoring of My Queer Black Joy and Rage, and herbalist Marisa Hall for a conversation about healing within BIPOC communities. Finally, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., instrumentalist Rachika Nayar performs pieces from her first album, Our Hands Against the Dusk, accompanied by cellist Issei Herr.

Virtual afternoons in Brooklyn
Tuesday, March 15, 3-4 p.m.

In line
Free, book your tickets in advance.

People with memory loss and their care partners can explore our collection together in this interactive tour led by Museum staff. Each program offers the opportunity to come together online and enjoy conversations, artwork and each other’s company. This month, discover how Baseera Khan uses their own bodies to visualize the lived experience of people at the intersection of Muslim and American identities in their exhibit Baseera Khan: I Am an Archive.

Pints ​​and Prints: Andy Warhol: Revelation
Thursday March 17, 6-7.30 p.m. and 8-9.30 p.m.

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st floor
Tickets are $35 and include after-hours admission to Andy Warhol: Revelation, art materials in a bag from the Brooklyn Museum, and a free drink.

Attendees can grab a beer and create their own Pop art prints inspired by Andy Warhol: Revelation. Teaching artist Sam Kelly leads a course in collagraphic printmaking where materials are glued to a board to create a reusable 3D plate for inking drawing on Andy Warhol’s signature silkscreen practice.

ASL visit
Saturday March 26, 2-3 p.m.

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor
Free, book your tickets in advance.

Visitors from the D/Deaf community can experience the Museum’s collection on an American Sign Language (ASL) tour, led by a Deaf teacher-artist. This tour is in ASL only, without voice interpretation. After a brief encounter, tour participants will explore how Baseera Khan uses their own bodies to visualize the lived experience of people at the intersection of Muslim and American identities in Baseera Khan: I Am an Archive.

Movie: My Name is Pauli Murray
Thursday March 31, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Auditorium Iris and B. Gerald Cantor, 3rd floor
Tickets are $16 and include after-hours admission to The Slipstream: Reflection, Resistance, and Resilience in the Art of Our Time.

Join us on International Transgender Awareness Day for a screening of My Name Is Pauli Murray (Julie Cohen and Betsy West, 2021, 91 min.). Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray (1910-1985) shaped historic litigation and awareness of issues of racial and gender equity. Murray pioneered the development of intersectional legal theory, played an important role in the civil rights and women’s movements during the 1960s, co-founded the National Organization for Women (NOW), and overcame the gender barriers to being ordained an Episcopal priest. The screening is followed by a conversation with director Julie Cohen.

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10 Celebrities Whose Guest You Forgot In “Suite Life of Zack and Cody” https://canadadancesport.com/10-celebrities-whose-guest-you-forgot-in-suite-life-of-zack-and-cody/ Sat, 29 Jan 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/10-celebrities-whose-guest-you-forgot-in-suite-life-of-zack-and-cody/ The Suite Life of Zack and Cody is what some call a part of Disney Channel classic era. It was an early 2000s era full of disney channel stars singing and playing games together, stunning crossover episodes and a host of guest stars. Related: How ‘Encanto’ Captures the Experience of Being Autistic in a Neurotypical […]]]>

The Suite Life of Zack and Cody is what some call a part of Disney Channel classic era. It was an early 2000s era full of disney channel stars singing and playing games together, stunning crossover episodes and a host of guest stars.

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While life after helped launch the careers of many of its main cast members, this show was also an entry point for many young artists who grew up to be big stars themselves. Most may remember appearances from other Disney Channel stars like Zac Efron, Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrusbut the Tipton Hotel was also once a staycation for one-day sitcom stars, a famous skateboarder, and a future Oscar-winning actress.

Joey King as Emily, “Day Care”


Joey King on Zack and Cody's Suite Life

At only six years old, long before she landed in the cinema, Joey King played sweet and sassy Emily, one of the hotel’s daycare kids that Zack and Cody helped manage for a day. In just one episode, Emily yells at Esteban about a lost wagon, receives a pleasant horseback ride from Cody, and gets lured down the hall and snatched by Zack after escaping daycare.

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It was only King’s second TV credit, but her impressive acting lineup, from adorable little girl to horrifying six-year-old, must have wowed the uppers as she was brought back to reprise her role. from Emily for another episode that season, appearing alongside the future Kinship Star Max Burkholder in “Books and birdhouses”.

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Nathan Kress as Jamie, “Back in the Game”


Nathan Kress on Zack and Cody's Suite Life

Just a few years before the world knew him as Freddy Benson on iCarly, Nathan Kress played a memorable role in Life after. Jamie, a paralyzed former basketball player, is recruited by friends Zack and Cody to play in a charity game with a wheelchair basketball team visiting The Tipton.

Jamie goes through swirls of anger, sadness, and acceptance, like anyone coming to terms with an injury would. Kress, who isn’t disabled in real life, left a mark on the channel as the first wheelchair-bound (non-animated) TV show character.


Cheryl Burke as Nurse Shannon, “Loosely Ballroom”


Cheryl Burke on Zack and Cody's Suite Life

It was during Dancing with the stars bonus that the show’s professional dancers ended up with guest appearances on various TV shows, and Cheryl Burke was on Life after. Along with old DWTS advantages Louis van Amstel and Ashly Del Grosso, this dance star plays Shannon, the nurse to one of Esteban’s ballroom dancing students who later turns (literally) into Esteban’s competition partner when Carrie becomes too ill to dance.

Although Burke’s acting credit alone proves she’s better suited to a dance floor, The afterlife ballroom dancing episode featuring some of Dancing with the stars the biggest pros of the time made this episode a star.

Tony Hawk as himself, “Foiled Again”


Tony Hawk on Zack and Cody's Suite Life

In what has to be one of the more random guest appearances, Tony Hawk fights his way into The Tipton past a star-struck Zack and Cody. But when a school bacteria project turns Cody into a germophobe and he refuses to leave a protective bubble suit, he must decide between staying safe inside his suit or accepting an invitation to go skateboarding with the one and only Tony Hawk.

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Appearing in just two scenes in the entire episode, Hawk’s guest appearance is almost a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment on the show, but that 2007 acting credit is just one. dozens of the pro skateboarder’s wallet.

Emma Stone as Ivana, “Crushed”


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Probably the most bizarre and unknown guest appearance comes from the award-winning actress Emma Stone, and its role might surprise you. Before questioning our perceptions of a classic disney villain with Cruelshe made a life after appearance. In an episode all about puppy love, when London Pomeranian pup Ivana talks to her doggy date, she’s voiced by none other than Stone.

With a total of only seven lines, Stone is credited in the episode as Emily Stone (her legal name before changing to Emma). This wasn’t just her first-ever voice acting role, but the first and only time Ivana spoke on the show.


Troy Gentile as Jeremy, “Odd Couples”


Troy Gentile on Zack and Cody's Suite Life

In the Season 2 premiere of life after, Zac Efron wasn’t the only major actor to be invited – the world didn’t know that yet. Appearing as Zack and Cody Jeremy’s friend for one episode is future The Goldbergs Star Gentile Troy.

In Gentile’s first-ever appearance on a sitcom, Jeremy’s short temper and love of food hint at what he would one day do on ABC as Barry Goldberg. I guess you could say that this episode didn’t just feature two Zac(k)s, but also two Troys!

Cierra Ramirez as Jasmine, “Graduation”


Cierra Ramirez on Zack and Cody's Suite Life

Before wreaking havoc with his adoptive siblings on Freeform’s The Fosters and its fallout good problem, Cierra Ramirez was causing mayhem at “Camp Heaven On Earth” for camp counselor Maddie with her fellow camper villains.

In her first of four appearances in the series, Jasmine states that she lives in a one-bedroom apartment with her five siblings – an unintended foreshadowing of Ramirez’s future playing an adoptive sibling, perhaps?

Jesse McCartney as himself, “Rock Star In The House”


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The day these three shaggy-haired blonde idols collided at the Tipton was a day most millennials will never forget. singer and actor Jesse McCartney became The afterlife first major guest star, where he plays himself, who must escape swooning and swarming teenage girls – London and Maddie included.

Not only does McCartney lend his remarkable acting skills to the guest appearance, but he offers his voice for a performance of his 2004 hit “Beautiful Soul.” But the biggest thing McCartney revealed in this episode is that he’s a fan of plaid. Oh, and a boxer.


Kathy Najimy as Ms. Militich, “First Day of High School”


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Kathy Najimi is no stranger to working with Disney, most notably with her starring role as Mary Sanderson in Hocus Pocus, then lending her voice to another Mary in Pixar WALL-E. But there is a much more obscure role that Najimy acquired when she played Ms. Militich, the new director of The afterlife high school students.

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It’s a far cry from awkward Mary Sanderson, as Najimy’s character has to argue over Zack and Nia’s first day of school shenanigans, show London who’s in charge of her new school, bond with the student starring Cody for birding and threatening detention for Mr. Moseby and Carrie after arguing.

Jaden Smith as Travis, “Romance the Phone”


Jaden Smith on Zack and Cody's Suite Life

He used to do karate alongside Jackie Chan in 2010 Karate Kid redo, Jaden Smith showed Zack and Cody his martial arts moves in The afterlife last season. Playing Travis, a kid who appears out of nowhere behind the twins in the elevator, he offers to teach his new friends karate in order to help them impress their crushes.

While Smith had a growing acting career long before this guest stint, his appearance on life after is a lesser-known role for the young actor. Oddly, Travis tells Zack and Cody that he’s the son of a cruise ship captain, an apparent nod to the series spin-off. Suite Life on deck, speculating that Smith might appear on board with Zack and Cody, although Smith never showed up on the SS Tipton.

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Buford High School Dance Team Begins Competitive Season https://canadadancesport.com/buford-high-school-dance-team-begins-competitive-season/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 23:43:14 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/buford-high-school-dance-team-begins-competitive-season/ In 2019, the Georgia High School Association sanctioned dance as an official GHSA team winter sport, creating competitive opportunities for artistic athletics to have a place. If you were at the South Forsyth High School gymnasium on Saturday, December 12, or West Laurens on Saturday, January 8, you would no doubt have felt like you […]]]>

In 2019, the Georgia High School Association sanctioned dance as an official GHSA team winter sport, creating competitive opportunities for artistic athletics to have a place. If you were at the South Forsyth High School gymnasium on Saturday, December 12, or West Laurens on Saturday, January 8, you would no doubt have felt like you were at a home basketball game – with so much sweat, focus and spirit. team, except with a lot more makeup and hairspray. Similar to competitive cheerleaders, Georgia public school dance teams perform mesmerizing choreographed stunts with artistic flair, providing fans with both entertainment and adrenaline.

Multiple invites are planned throughout the season leading up to the GHSA State Invitational Finals in February at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. The first of these opportunities, the War Eagle Warm-up Dance Invitational, took place on December 12 at South Forsyth High School. The second, the Westside Showdown Dance Invitational, was held at West Laurens High School on January 8.

In its fourth year of existence, the Buford High School Dance Team under Head Coach Ashley Smith and Assistant Coach Katelynn Moon prepared four entries for the season’s competitions.

The group competition program includes two group and two solo entries this season. Although solo entries were not featured at West Laurens, BHS junior Avery Hardee performed a jazz routine to the song “Beggin'” recorded by Maneskin during the Dec. 12 contest. Junior Gracey Conaway won fifth place solo 3-6A for her contemporary performance of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by artist Lorde. Both solo routines were choreographed by Smith.

Buford’s 10-member dance crew, consisting of Sela Brannan, Mariana Borja, Annika Bouton, Gracey Conaway, Lilli Engledow, Kate Harkness, Tanner Moon, Olivia Su and co-captains Avery Hardee and Sydney Holton, performed their two routines choreographed by professional dancers Lauren Piper and Maddie Govedich at both competitions. In the jazz category, the group performs a moving rendition of Kesha’s song “Prayin,” which earned the team third place in 6-7A Jazz in the Dec. 12 contest. In the pom category, the team dances to a medley of catchy 1980s pop songs and came in second overall in the pom category at the January 8 event.

The band are currently gearing up for their next competition, the 5Star Dance Invitational, which will be held on January 22 at Heritage High School in Ringgold.

Fans can follow the BHS Dance Team season on the BHS Athletics website at bufordwolves.com.

Featured photo by Ashley Smith.

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Who are the professional special Strictly Christmas dancers in 2021? https://canadadancesport.com/who-are-the-professional-special-strictly-christmas-dancers-in-2021/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 16:32:32 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/who-are-the-professional-special-strictly-christmas-dancers-in-2021/ [ad_1] PREPARE to dance the vertigo with the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special. With the show airing on Christmas Day, let’s take a look at the professional dancers you can expect to see on your screen.. seven Discover the professional dancers who will be on your screens this ChristmasCredit: PA Who are the professional special […]]]>


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With the show airing on Christmas Day, let’s take a look at the professional dancers you can expect to see on your screen..

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Who are the professional special Strictly Christmas dancers in 2021?

Garziano Di Prima

Graziano Di Prima and Anne-Marie

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Graziano Di Prima is a 27-year-old Italian dancer and choreographer.

He joined the BBC Strictly Come Dancing in 2018, but was demoted the following year due to his size.

Di Prima has also appeared in a number of BBC Two’s Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two with Zoë Ball.

This year, he will be associated with singer Anne-Marie, dancing the Cha Cha to Feliz Navidad by Gwen Stefani.

Luba Mushtuk

Luba Mushtuk and Jay Blades

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Luba Mushtuk is a 31-year-old Russian professional dancer and choreographer.

She joined the show in 2017 and ended up winning the Children in Need 2018 special with Shane Lynch.

For this year’s Christmas special, she teamed up with The Repair Job star Jay Blades.

The duo will be Jiving to Hooky Street / Only Fools and Horses by John Sullivan / Ronnie Hazlehurst.

Diane buswell

Dianne Buswell and Fred Sirieix

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Dianne Claire Buswell is a 32-year-old Australian professional dancer and YouTuber.

Buswell joined the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2017.

For the show’s sixteenth series in 2018, she teamed up with YouTuber Joe Sugg, with whom she now has a long-term relationship.

Despite rumors of her leaving Strictly, Dianne will be back for the Christmas special, with Channel 4’s First Dates star Fred Sirieix.

They will perform the quickstep of Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin ‘Stevens.

Neil jones

Neil Jones and Mel Giedroyc

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Neil Jones is a 39-year-old British dancer and choreographer.

He first appeared on Strictly in 2016, however, he was not in partnership with anyone but participated in group dances and was on standby for any female celebrity partners who were unable to match. produce.

Jones was on the Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour nationwide tour in 2017.

In August 2021, Jones announced that he would perform with professional dancer Katya Jones at Donaheys Dancing with The Stars Weekend in 2022.

For the Christmas special, Jones teamed up with Great British Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc.

They will dance to the Couples Choice on Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice.

Aljaz Skorjanec

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Aljaž Škorjanec is a 31-year-old dancer and choreographer from Slovenia.

He became a professional dancer for the Eleventh Series TV series in 2013.

Partnering with model Abbey Clancy, he was the fourth professional to win his first series of the show.

You can expect to see Aljaz on your screens in December playing salsa as Justin Bieber’s Santa Claus comes to town, with host Moira Stuart.

Jowita Przystał

Jowita Przystal and Adrian Chiles

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Jowita Przystal is a 27-year-old Polish ballroom dancer.

Przystał joined the nineteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing as a professional.

She will perform Otis Redding’s American Smooth to White Christmas with sports and TV presenter Adrian Chiles for the Christmas special.

When is the Strictly Christmas Special on TV?

The Strictly Come Dancing special will air on BBC One on Christmas Day.

The show will air at 5:10 pm.

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Fans were in awe of Janette Manrara’s return for a sexy dance with hubby Aljaz https://canadadancesport.com/fans-were-in-awe-of-janette-manraras-return-for-a-sexy-dance-with-hubby-aljaz/ Sun, 19 Dec 2021 10:32:51 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/fans-were-in-awe-of-janette-manraras-return-for-a-sexy-dance-with-hubby-aljaz/ [ad_1] Strictly professional dancers and a married couple, Janette Manrara and Aljaa Skorjanec were brought together for a passionate performance in the BBC competition dance final and shared the stage with chart number one Ed Sheeran. Video upload Video unavailable The video will play automatically soon8to cancel Play now Strictly: Janette and Aljaz dance to […]]]>


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The Strictly Come Dancing stars shared their love story on stage last night as Janette Manrara and husband Aljaz Skorjanec reunited for a passionate performance.

Viewers of the 2021 Strictly finale were elated when the married dance stars took the stage during Ed Sheeran’s performance to deliver a series of steamy dance moves, before joining the entire group.

The duo signed up to the BBC’s dance show for their 11th series in 2013 and tied the knot in 2017 – with a star-studded reception featuring pros and Strictly friends.

Fans of the show will most recently have seen Janette perform the Strictly It Takes Two spinoff show with Rylan after leaving the show.






Janette Manrara and husband Aljaz Skorjanec wowed audiences with their scorching routine

But last night she made a sensational comeback.

Speaking to Instagram before the routine, Janette wrote, “Dancing is how we met and fell in love. It’s hard to express how our love is limited by it….”

She exclaimed, “I miss dancing with him more than I can explain; especially in such a beautiful ballroom like @bbcstrictly.

“Tonight, for just one night, we’re back in this beautiful ballroom dance together… and like that wasn’t enough, with one of our favorite performers @teddysphotos.

“It was truly a special time for us. Hope you all enjoy it as much as we love playing it. And our # Strictly2021 champion will be crowned! What a night tonight will be!”






Janette told fans on Instagram that she was thrilled to be back dancing with her man on the show.

The beloved couple have been together since 2009 and have always avoided the infamous “Strictly Curse”.

One fan commented: “I wanted a drink but was completely mesmerized by Janette,” wrote one impressed fan.

Another shocked fan wrote: “Jeanette and; HOLY S ** T what a masterclass.”

And a third added, “It’s a good job they got married. It was something else; and Janette. Brilliant.”

They first met while performing in Burn The Floor on Broadway and toured the world together – but with the tour coming to an end, Aljaz and Janette had to deal with a difficult relationship from a distance. before being offered auditions and subsequent roles in Strictly.







Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice became the winners of the 19th BBC dance competition round
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Meanwhile, fans of the show were mesmerized by the magic of Rose Ayling-Ellis and her professional partner Giovanni Pernice who captured the hearts of audiences to become the winners.

They performed against finalists John Whaite, 32, and Johannes Radebe, who were praised by the judges for ‘groundbreaking’ roles – as the series’ first all-male dance partnership – before missing out on first place. .

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Strictly Come Dancing Finale: All the health and wellness benefits of learning to dance https://canadadancesport.com/strictly-come-dancing-finale-all-the-health-and-wellness-benefits-of-learning-to-dance/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/strictly-come-dancing-finale-all-the-health-and-wellness-benefits-of-learning-to-dance/ [ad_1] Did watching celebrities waltz, quickstep and tango around the dance floor every Saturday night make you wonder how you would fare as a participant in Strictly Come Dancing? If glitzy competition has made you want to dance, there are plenty of reasons to start shimmy – regardless of your age or ability. In fact, […]]]>


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Did watching celebrities waltz, quickstep and tango around the dance floor every Saturday night make you wonder how you would fare as a participant in Strictly Come Dancing?

If glitzy competition has made you want to dance, there are plenty of reasons to start shimmy – regardless of your age or ability.

In fact, former Strictly Ore Champion Oduba is supporting the Move Into Christmas campaign with care home provider Anchor (anchor.org.uk), aimed at getting older people dancing. The TV presenter said, “The problem with dancing is that it just makes you feel good and can really benefit your physical, mental and social well-being.”

There are plenty of opportunities to learn, with ClassPass (classpass.com) revealing that dance sessions have entered the top 10 most popular activities booked through the site for the first time this year.

Before the Strictly final, professional dancers explain everything you need to know about dancing as a hobby…

How does dancing improve your health?

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There’s a reason the couples on Strictly run out of steam during their post-performance interviews.

“Dancing increases your aerobic power and strength,” says dancer and instructor Natalie Simmonds of VAHA (uk.vaha.com), the UK’s first interactive home fitness mirror. “It helps improve your balance, your posture, your flexibility. So if you’re older it can help prevent falls, and if you’re younger it can help reduce any pain or stiffness you might feel while doing other activities. “

Doing dance classes alongside other fitness activities can be beneficial, as it “tones your body up much more naturally than a lot of other activities because you are using muscles you didn’t even know existed,” explains Joëlle D’Fontaine, dancer and founder of At Your Beat studios (atyourbeat.com).

What are the well-being benefits?

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“The joyful thing about dancing is that you’re not trying to see the physical gains, you’re just trying to have fun – and the gains are secondary. Because of this mindset, the urge to ‘slim down’ is suppressed – and it’s great for your mind, body and soul, ”says D’Fontaine.

Just like with other forms of exercise, dancing could have “a positive and profound impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, stuff like that”, suggests Simmonds, plus it can have an impact. on cognitive function. “It helps improve your memory because you will start to remember the steps and repeat them,” she adds. “It improves your general mood, even if you put on music at home. “

If you dance with others, you might reap the rewards and help fight loneliness. D’Fontaine says, “Finding a ‘dance family’ can be a game-changer and completely help uplift and diversify your social circle, with new friends helping you come out of your shell.”

Whether you are in a relationship or not, the social aspect can also increase your self-esteem. Simmonds adds, “You can see a different confidence in people who go dancing regularly. “

Any advice for beginners?

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“The best way to start is to listen to your favorite song at home and start moving your body over it, then start to incorporate it as much as possible into your lifestyle,” says Simmonds.

She suggests it’s a myth that people have “two left feet”: “Actually, these are things we learn. We can be taught rhythm, we can be taught coordination, how to walk to rhythm and all those things.

As for the ballroom, some dances are “more complex so you would need more lessons to really start to understand them”, but for beginners try the foxtrot, rumba and waltzes as they are “quite simple when broken.” down”.

D’Fontaine recommends trying a beginner-level cardio dance class. “That way there is no complex choreography, and you can just get used to your body moving with the music and with a followed aspect – then move on to other classes when you feel the fantasy,” he said.

And remember dancers are nice people: “When you are in that first dance class, look at the person next to you and just say,” Hello, this is my first class. ” They will support you, ”says D’Fontaine. Once you have mastered the basics, you can try “more difficult types of lessons, like heel lessons, afro beat lessons, or jazz lessons.”

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You know it feels good to dance. These scientists reveal why. https://canadadancesport.com/you-know-it-feels-good-to-dance-these-scientists-reveal-why/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 10:06:31 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/you-know-it-feels-good-to-dance-these-scientists-reveal-why/ [ad_1] Wouldn’t it be great if science could confirm what dance enthusiasts know in their bones: that dancing is one of the best things we can do for our health, cheerful well-being, and even our brains? This is what brain scientists Julia F. Christensen and Dong-Seon Chang set out to prove by researching their living […]]]>


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Wouldn’t it be great if science could confirm what dance enthusiasts know in their bones: that dancing is one of the best things we can do for our health, cheerful well-being, and even our brains?

This is what brain scientists Julia F. Christensen and Dong-Seon Chang set out to prove by researching their living and informative book, “Dance is the best medicine: the science that shows how good rhythm is for body, brain and soul” (Greystone Books). I recently spoke with Christensen, a dancer turned neuroscientist at Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt, Germany, on the health benefits of a passion for dance. (This interview has been edited for length and clarity.)

I injured my back in a fall and it ended my professional ballet training. It was devastating. I couldn’t even bear to hear ballet music, it was that bad. But even when I worked out, at night I took math lessons for fun. I have always been very interested in human behavior, which is related to dance. I started to research morality and how we make moral judgments. I’m so curious as to why we make the choices we make. This is an important motivation: how can I feel good? And I’m pretty sure dancing is one of the top three things one should do to feel better. The other two find food and shelter. After that, our behavior should include rhythmic movements of the body. Our brains want us to dance.

We looked at studies in which people were evaluated for 10 or 15 years on their hobbies, such as swimming, running, crossword puzzles, and dancing. People who dance have an advantage. They are less likely to develop heart disease or dementia. So what makes dancing so different? Three reasons: music, a social aspect and movement. First, music has really powerful effects on our neural architecture, hormones, and metabolism. All of our biochemistry is influenced by music. And our brain is a prediction machine. He likes to feel safe. Everything that sets the pace for our day gives the brain a sense of security and safety. Rhythm is an event that occurs on a regular basis and that the brain can predict. The fact that rhythm is very important to us from an evolutionary point of view has so much to do with music.

Second, there is the social aspect of dancing. Moving in sync with others unites us. Even our immune system is regulated by making movements with others, when we are in the presence of people with whom we feel safe. We produce oxytocin and prolactin, which can be a comfort to us.

Third, dance is a sport, an aerobic exercise. It makes your heart beat, keeps your muscles in shape, and releases toxins from your body.

On top of that, there is the emotional component. We express ourselves when we dance. We don’t just create shapes. We can be genuine and be what we feel. Sport has extrinsic rewards: being faster, losing a kilo, getting stronger. Dancing can have this too, but often the rewards are being with other people, having fun, and managing the mood. If you run, you can still think about all your troubles. If you are dancing, try this and you will trip over your feet. So the dance brings you back to yourself.

Specifically, dancing that we do as a hobby is the healthiest. Anything that is competitive puts stress hormones in the blood, and this downregulates the immune system. Competitive or professional dancers have high levels of the stress hormone cortisol on the day of a competition or performance. It’s not healthy. Make sure you have room to dance for fun.

Yes, it’s about finding a balance. Learning the technique is good for your brain, for keeping it flexible. It helps you make more neural connections and keep the brain fresh, and could be one of the reasons dancing protects against dementia. But remember that technique is just a vocabulary that we learn so that we can “speak”. As the movements of the dance style materialize in our brain, we can use the technique to express ourselves. And it illustrates the cognitive, physical and emotional nature of dance. Learning the technique, memorizing the steps and synchronizing with another person: From a multitasking point of view, dancing is impossible. And yet we can do it.

From an evolutionary point of view, dancing makes absolutely no sense. It burns a lot of calories and makes you visible to predators. So why did the dancers survive? They had to have an adaptive advantage. Maybe it was some kind of mutation that people could move at a pace, and were able to be so cohesive in society and could be stronger than others. Because dancing makes you healthy and strong. We’re not quite sure why, but it’s a fascinating fact that we’ve kept this behavior even though you’re standing and making noise. There is death all over it! But we still survived.

Of course, the dance does not fossilize. But there are cave paintings around the world, dating from around 50,000 to 70,000 years ago, which show the same subjects: family, hunting, sex scenes, and dancing. There is also the audio-motor evolutionary hypothesis, concerning the neural connections between the parts of our brain that process auditory stimuli – what we hear – and the large muscles in our body, from the spinal cord to the large ones. muscles. These do not exist in other species.

It seems that these paths give us the possibility to move rhythmically to a rhythm. This suggests that human dancing has something to do with the way our brains are wired. And we can study newborn babies, by gently and very carefully placing electrodes near their heads, to measure their brain waves as they listen to a beat. Their brains synchronize with the rhythm and they begin to move in rhythm. So we discover that there is something special about the rhythm. Evolutionarily, it must be quite old.

It’s a good question. Especially in the 20th century, there were a lot of taboos around dancing, in Europe and the United States, for different reasons. There were often myths about dancing leading to social unrest. I think there is a conversation to be had about these effects because it is a very powerful behavior. People can be overwhelmed by what dancing can do. You can have near-trance states, and it’s so body based, and we have mixed feelings about the body. It can be difficult to understand. But I think science can really help with that, by educating about the good things dancing does and the hormonal-neural cocktail going on.

The first step is to find a style of dancing that you like, that makes you feel good. There is no better style. Maybe something resonates with you in the music, where you feel “I’m at home”. For me, it happened with Argentine tango. I heard that old tango music from the 30s and it was there, that feeling of being at home, even if it had nothing to do with my culture. So this is my medicine. For Dong-Seon Chang, my co-author, it’s American swing dance, which has nothing to do with his upbringing either, but he immediately loved the music.

Plus, passing on the pandemic: It has helped advance line dancing, whether live or on-demand. I have a busy schedule, so I take online dance lessons on demand. Whenever you want you can have a dance class.

Yes! It is probably the purest form of dance because you can express yourself freely. If you are sad, for example, put on a sad song and dance it. It is the self-expression that the arts give us, and that nothing else does

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Strictly Come Dancing 2021: songs and dances of the musical week revealed https://canadadancesport.com/strictly-come-dancing-2021-songs-and-dances-of-the-musical-week-revealed/ Tue, 16 Nov 2021 16:43:32 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/strictly-come-dancing-2021-songs-and-dances-of-the-musical-week-revealed/ [ad_1] Competition for the Strictly Glitterball Trophy intensifies as we enter Week 9 of the BBC Series. We have good news if you are passionate about Pasos or lover of Samba. The BBC just released its list of songs and dances ahead of Musical Week this weekend. Here’s what your favorite Strictly couples will be […]]]>


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Competition for the Strictly Glitterball Trophy intensifies as we enter Week 9 of the BBC Series.

We have good news if you are passionate about Pasos or lover of Samba.

The BBC just released its list of songs and dances ahead of Musical Week this weekend.

Here’s what your favorite Strictly couples will be dancing on Saturday night.

Strictly Musicals Songs and Dance Routines of the Week

AJ and Kai

The ballroom will be bustling with music from AJ and Kai’s Waltz this weekend.

The duo will perform their ballroom routine on the song Edelweiss from the classic musical The Sound Of Music.

Rose and Giovanni

Rose and Giovanni are ready to melt our hearts on Saturday night with their Disney Frozen-inspired Quickstep.

The couple hope to impress the judges with their Quickstep routine on the song Love Is An Open Door.

Tilly and Nikita

After finding themselves in the bottom two for the second week in a row, Tilly and Nikita will wish their Couple’s Choice dance this weekend was enough to save them.

They will dance their first Couple’s Choice of the season to the musical version of Roald Dahl’s famous children’s book Matilda.

The duo chose to dance to the song Revolting Children.

Dan and Nadia

We can’t wait to see Dan and Nadiya’s lovely Charleston on Saturday night.

They’ll trade last week’s American Smooth which scored them 29 points last weekend.

The couple’s routine will be inspired by the musical Singin ‘In The Rain and will be performed on the song Good Morning.

Jean and Johannes

Last Saturday night, John and Johannes’s samba gave them an almost perfect score of 38.

This weekend, the pair will aim for 40 with a Viennese waltz.

Their routine will be based on the musical Mary Poppins and will be danced to the song Chim Chim Cher-ee.

Rhys and Nancy

Rhys and Nancy topped the standings with a perfect score on the week eight live broadcast.

Will their winning streak continue when they trade their Charleston for a Jive this weekend?

They chose to dance to the song Footloose from the musical of the same name.

Tom and amy

We’re warning you now, you’re going to need your tissues for Tom and Amy’s Couple’s Choice routine on Saturday night.

This heartbreaking performance will be inspired by the hit musical Les Misérables.

We can’t wait to see their performance on the song On My Own.

You can stay up to date with all the celebrities and professional dancers Strictly on social media.

And you can get to know all of this year’s candidates in our profiles.

Find out who left Strictly last week and who’s still dancing in our run down.

Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday, November 20.


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Strict star Kai Widdrington has a famous relative – get the details here https://canadadancesport.com/strict-star-kai-widdrington-has-a-famous-relative-get-the-details-here/ https://canadadancesport.com/strict-star-kai-widdrington-has-a-famous-relative-get-the-details-here/#respond Tue, 09 Nov 2021 18:48:03 +0000 https://canadadancesport.com/strict-star-kai-widdrington-has-a-famous-relative-get-the-details-here/ [ad_1] November 09, 2021 – 18:48 GMT Francesca shillcock Did you know that strictly professional dancer Kai Widdrington has a well-known parent – find out all about his successful father here… Kai widdrington is part of Come dance strictlynew recruits to their list of professional dancers. The 26-year-old certainly made a strong impression in his […]]]>


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Kai widdrington is part of Come dance strictlynew recruits to their list of professional dancers. The 26-year-old certainly made a strong impression in his debut streak alongside his famous partner, AJ Odudu – and fans are confident the duo will advance to the final.

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It is clear that success is in Kai’s family, as his father, Tommy, is a well-known footballer. Get the details here …

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In Saturday night’s episode, host Claudia Winkleman chatted with the dancing duo after their Charleston show, before the camera turned to Kai’s proud dad watching the audience.

Kai’s father, Tommy, is a former sportsman who played in the English Football League, making more than 372 appearances in his 15-year career. Now Tommy no longer plays professionally but works as a manager.

The Strictly star even almost followed in her father’s footsteps. At 12, Kai was offered a Premier League contract, but turned it down to pursue a career in dance, and we’re delighted he did!

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Kai and AJ wowed with their Charleston this weekend

Meanwhile, Kai and AJ wowed the judges and the audience with their fantastic ballroom routines, and this past weekend was no different. The pair’s performance included jaw-dropping lifts, which earned them unanimous praise from the judges, with Craig Revel Horwood judging the dance: “Ah-may-zing!”

After receiving their criticism, they walked over to Claudia, where AJ ended up bursting into tears as she revealed the struggles she had faced over the week.

As her voice broke, she explained, “This week has been really tough, when you do a lot of somersaults. All those elevators, I kept landing prone, and when you do a lot of somersaults and somersaults. ice baths and you if you’re shot and bruised you end up losing some confidence in yourself. “

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