Dance

Oak Bay High grad Mackennzie Mount, returns to perform in The Nutcracker with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. (File photo by David Cooper/Victoria Academy of Ballet)

Oak Bay ballerina among Canada’s best staging Nutcracker in Victoria

Royal Winnipeg Ballet, with live music by Victoria Symphony, on stage Dec. 2 to 4

 

Chan Hon Goh will lead her ambassador program aimed at increasing access to ballet in Victoria on Nov. 6. (Black Press Media file photo)

Prima ballerina Chan Hon Goh brings ambassador program to Victoria

Program aims to open up ballet to underrepresented groups

 

PointeTango Founders Erin-Scott Kafadar and Alexander Richardson (Courtesy of Jacob Marsh Photography)

PointeTango’s twist on dance returns to Victoria for World Accordion and Tango Festival

The duo will perform new show live in Victoria for the first time since COVID lowered the curtains

 

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Selma Blair leaves ‘Dancing With the Stars’ due to health issues related to MS

On Oct. 17, she told her ‘Dancing with the Stars’ partner, Sasha…

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The Frontier Twirlers Square Dance Club in Colwood is hosting an open house Sept. 17 at the Colwood Community Hall. Linda and Wayne Townsend show off the club’s banner in this 2019 photo. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood square dance club hosting open house Sept. 17

All are welcome to join the Frontier Twirlers Square Dance Club at the Colwood Community Hall

The Frontier Twirlers Square Dance Club in Colwood is hosting an open house Sept. 17 at the Colwood Community Hall. Linda and Wayne Townsend show off the club’s banner in this 2019 photo. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nanaimo’s Annalise Lam is a world champion in Highland dancing after placing first overall in her junior division at the Cowal Gathering in Dunoon, Scotland this past weekend. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island teenager wins world championship in Highland dancing

Annalise Lam placed first overall in her junior division at the Cowal Gathering in Dunoon, Scotland

Nanaimo’s Annalise Lam is a world champion in Highland dancing after placing first overall in her junior division at the Cowal Gathering in Dunoon, Scotland this past weekend. (Photo submitted)
Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush of Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry have advanced to live shows in ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Pictured here, the two at the Vancouver Island Exhibition in 2021. (News Bulletin file photo)
Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush of Vancouver Island’s Funkanometry have advanced to live shows in ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Pictured here, the two at the Vancouver Island Exhibition in 2021. (News Bulletin file photo)
Oak Bay dancer Julian Stark is headed for a prestigious dance school in London. (Courtesy Rhonda Stark)

Oak Bay dancer chases his dream all the way to prestigious UK school

Julian Stark fulfills dream with acceptance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Oak Bay dancer Julian Stark is headed for a prestigious dance school in London. (Courtesy Rhonda Stark)
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

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)
Robin Butterfield is off to Berlin, Germany, after acceptance into DART Dance Company’s renowned Dance Student Program. (Courtesy Victoria Academy of Ballet)

VIDEO: Victoria-trained ballerinas bound for Berlin, Orlando

Graduates of the three-year, post-secondary dance program pursue careers

Robin Butterfield is off to Berlin, Germany, after acceptance into DART Dance Company’s renowned Dance Student Program. (Courtesy Victoria Academy of Ballet)
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)
The annual recital by students from Stages Performing Arts School in Saanich on June 18 is one of two dance-related events happening this month at the Farquhar Auditorium at the University of Victoria. (Video capture/stagesdance.com)

June a month for dance at the University of Victoria

Two separate schools presenting year-end recitals at Farquhar Auditorium

The annual recital by students from Stages Performing Arts School in Saanich on June 18 is one of two dance-related events happening this month at the Farquhar Auditorium at the University of Victoria. (Video capture/stagesdance.com)
Dancers celebrate 50 years of Ukrainian dance with a folk ballet at McPherson Theatre June 12. (Courtesy Veselka Dancers)

Veselka dancers bring Ukrainian culture to Victoria stage

Dance ensemble adapts children’s story Lesia and the Giant Cherry at McPherson Playhouse June 12

Dancers celebrate 50 years of Ukrainian dance with a folk ballet at McPherson Theatre June 12. (Courtesy Veselka Dancers)
Ethnic dance groups and food kiosks are in store at Centennial Square June 4 to 6, as Folktoria returns to an in-person event after two years of virtual celebrations. (Folktoria/Facebook)

Folktoria festival making cultural return to downtown Victoria

Multicultural dance and food festival set for June 4 to 6 in Centennial Square

Ethnic dance groups and food kiosks are in store at Centennial Square June 4 to 6, as Folktoria returns to an in-person event after two years of virtual celebrations. (Folktoria/Facebook)
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)
Dancers from Kathy White’s Island Highland Dance Academy competed at the Western Canada Open Championship in Kamloops March 26 and 27, taking home a combined 51 medals and a trophy. (Photo Courtesy of Kathy White)

Langford Highland dancers enjoying competition success

Kathy White’s Island Highland Dance Academy brought home 88 medals in March alone

Dancers from Kathy White’s Island Highland Dance Academy competed at the Western Canada Open Championship in Kamloops March 26 and 27, taking home a combined 51 medals and a trophy. (Photo Courtesy of Kathy White)
The Strathcona Mounted Troop performs in Victoria at the Highland Games May 21 and 22, as well as the Victoria Day Parade on May 23. (Courtesy of Victoria Highland Games Association)

Highland Games calls in the calvalry for spring return to Victoria park

Scottish, Celtic games, music, traditions and food hit Topaz May 21 and 22

The Strathcona Mounted Troop performs in Victoria at the Highland Games May 21 and 22, as well as the Victoria Day Parade on May 23. (Courtesy of Victoria Highland Games Association)
Ballet Victoria dancers in rehearsal for Heart Strings, presented by the company at the Royal Theatre on March 19 and 20. (Courtesy of Ballet Victoria)

Ballet Victoria tugs on the Heart Strings with Royal Theatre performances

World premieres, farewell solo by Andrea Bayne featured in March 19 and 20 shows

Ballet Victoria dancers in rehearsal for Heart Strings, presented by the company at the Royal Theatre on March 19 and 20. (Courtesy of Ballet Victoria)
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.
Ballet BC brings to Victoria contemporary ballet works from three internationally known choreographers, March 11 and 12. (Photo by Marcus Eriksson)
Ballet BC brings to Victoria contemporary ballet works from three internationally known choreographers, March 11 and 12. (Photo by Marcus Eriksson)