Dance

Robin Layne and the Rhythm Makers will play at the first Hi Neighbour Day Dance in Errington in two years. (Photo courtesy Robin Layne)

Robin Layne to play Errington’s 2022 Hi Neighbour Day

Aug. 20 events to include live music, parade, zucchini race and farmers’ market

 

Brigadoon Dance Academy Highland dancers McKenzie Ranger, left, Hannah Purtle, Annalise Lam, Finley Robertson, Keltie Willis, Rayani Zoysa, Allison McBride, competed at the ScotDance Canada Championship Series in Regina earlier this month. (Photo submitted)

Highland dancer Vancouver Island’s first Canadian champion in more than 30 years

Nanaimo’s Annalise Lam, 17, first Island dance to accomplish the feat since 1988

 

Grace Amendt, 17, (far right) is the Level 3 modern dance winner at 2022 Provincial Festival of Performing Arts BC. She was one of nine representatives sent by the Innovative Dance Arts studio in Parksville. (PQB News photo)

Parksville dancer Grace Amendt earns first-place showing in provincial competition

Innovative Dance Studio member is the B.C. Level 3 modern dance winner

Grace Amendt, 17, (far right) is the Level 3 modern dance winner at 2022 Provincial Festival of Performing Arts BC. She was one of nine representatives sent by the Innovative Dance Arts studio in Parksville. (PQB News photo)
Jacksun Fryer, left and Carlow Rush, Funkanometry, performed on America’s Got Talent the night of June 7. (News Bulletin file photo)

Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry nails audition at America’s Got Talent

Two-minute audition grabs unanimous ‘yes’ from judges

Jacksun Fryer, left and Carlow Rush, Funkanometry, performed on America’s Got Talent the night of June 7. (News Bulletin file photo)
Funkanometry’s Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer dance at Rainfest 2022 in Duncan City Square in February. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry dances its way onto ‘America’s Got Talent’

World of Dance veterans move their way onto a new stage, will appear on ‘Talent’s’ season 17

Funkanometry’s Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer dance at Rainfest 2022 in Duncan City Square in February. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The Innovative Dance Arts studio in Parksville will have nine representatives at the 2022 Provincial Festival of Performing Arts BC this June. Seven of the nine dancers were at the studio on Wednesday, April 13, preparing for the provincial competition. From left: Keana Jeffs, 14; Shaylee Gardiner, 14; Brynn Binder, 13; Sianna Drummond, 18; Maria Pettigrew, 14; Aleria Campagnolo, 16; and Grace Amendt, 17. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Innovative Dance Arts studio in Parksville will have nine representatives at the 2022 Provincial Festival of Performing Arts BC this June. Seven of the nine dancers were at the studio on Wednesday, April 13, preparing for the provincial competition. From left: Keana Jeffs, 14; Shaylee Gardiner, 14; Brynn Binder, 13; Sianna Drummond, 18; Maria Pettigrew, 14; Aleria Campagnolo, 16; and Grace Amendt, 17. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Jenna Anderson connecting to the music and people.

‘Fun, laughter, joy’: B.C. pair take headphone dance parties across the country

Dance With Love set to bring good vibrations from Coast to Coast on cross-Canada tour

Jenna Anderson connecting to the music and people.
Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush at the Vancouver Island Exhibition last month. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry dancers put their best feet forward

Central Island dance duo creates series of viral videos

Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush at the Vancouver Island Exhibition last month. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Bhangra dance instructor Gurdeep Pandher performs his ‘happy dance’ at the Parksville Community Park on Saturday, Aug. 7. (Michael Briones photo)

Social media sensation Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon shares joy, love in Parksville

VIDEO: Bhangra dancer spreads special brand of happiness on Vancouver Island

Bhangra dance instructor Gurdeep Pandher performs his ‘happy dance’ at the Parksville Community Park on Saturday, Aug. 7. (Michael Briones photo)
Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer, right, form the Vancouver Island-based dance duo Funkanometry. They performed at the Mid-Island Co-Op in downtown Parksville on July 23, 2021, for a coming dance video. (Michael Briones photo)

Vancouver Island hip hop dance duo Funkanometry promotes ice cream dream

Nanaimo-based pair work on video in Parksville

Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer, right, form the Vancouver Island-based dance duo Funkanometry. They performed at the Mid-Island Co-Op in downtown Parksville on July 23, 2021, for a coming dance video. (Michael Briones photo)
Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer, right, form the Vancouver Island-based dance duo Funkanometry. They performed at the Mid-Island Co-Op in downtown Parksville on July 23, 2021, for a coming dance video. (Michael Briones photo)
Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer, right, form the Vancouver Island-based dance duo Funkanometry. They performed at the Mid-Island Co-Op in downtown Parksville on July 23, 2021, for a coming dance video. (Michael Briones photo)
People attend the massive experimental concert “Ambition Live Again,” organized by Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris and music industry union Prodiss to assess health risks. (Instagram/Merwanrim)

Paris hosts test concert letting 5,000 people dance together in arena

It was a public health experiment to prepare France to host big events again

People attend the massive experimental concert “Ambition Live Again,” organized by Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris and music industry union Prodiss to assess health risks. (Instagram/Merwanrim)
A screenshot from a Nuu-chah-nulth healing song and performance created in collaboration between Hjalmer Wenstob and Timmy Masso. (Screenshot from YouTube)

VIDEO: Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation brothers produce COVID-19 healing song

Hjalmer Wenstob and Timmy Masso share dance and inspiration.

A screenshot from a Nuu-chah-nulth healing song and performance created in collaboration between Hjalmer Wenstob and Timmy Masso. (Screenshot from YouTube)
Screenshot captured from Our Hearts Dance video shot at Parksville’s Rathtrevor Beach, the Qualicum Beach Train Station and McIvor Lake. (YouTube/ Innocent Thunder Photography)
Screenshot captured from Our Hearts Dance video shot at Parksville’s Rathtrevor Beach, the Qualicum Beach Train Station and McIvor Lake. (YouTube/ Innocent Thunder Photography)
Gurdeep Pandher, a Yukon-based bhangra dancer, shows his skill with sweeping arm movements and high kicks on the steps of the BC Legislature Building on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

VIDEO: Internet famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer explores Vancouver Island

Gurdeep Pandher spreads joy through dance, forms cross-cultural connections amid pandemic

Gurdeep Pandher, a Yukon-based bhangra dancer, shows his skill with sweeping arm movements and high kicks on the steps of the BC Legislature Building on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Care to Dance?

Care to Dance?

From never having danced before to becoming an instructor

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Care to Dance?
Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People

Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People

Former dancer is now the artistic and executive director

  • Sep 11, 2018
Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People