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Young Windsor dancer wins big at Vegas competitions

Dance Windsor Star

The day after his high school graduation, local dancer George Brothers, 18, headed to Las Vegas where he spent two weeks competing — handing in one “Dancer of the Year” title for another. “I don’t really look at the title as a title,” said Brothers.
'The day after his high school graduation, local dancer George Brothers, 18, headed to Las Vegas where he spent two weeks competing — handing in one \'Dancer of the Year\' title for another. Read More'

Dance studio owner in dispute with Burton Cummings fined for noise ticket

Dance National Post

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — The owner of a dance fitness studio who was embroiled in a loud music dispute with Canadian rock legend Burton Cummings has pleaded guilty to a noise bylaw ticket. Kyra Klassen of Kyra’s Dance Fitness Studio was fined $150 in
'MOOSE JAW, Sask. — The owner of a dance fitness studio who was embroiled in a loud music dispute with Canadian rock legend Burton Cummings has pleaded guilty to a noise bylaw ticket.Kyra Klassen of Kyra’s Dance Fitness Studio was fined $150 in Moose Jaw, Sask.She plans to relocate her business in May.Klassen said she moved into the mixed-use building nearly one year ago.The Guess Who singer lives in a neighbouring residential building.There were no problems at first, but then Klassen said she started to get messages, complaints and visits from Cummings himself about the loudness of her music.Klassen has said she worked with her landlord to add soundproofing to the studio and didn’t think she was breaking any laws.Police eventually laid six noise bylaw charges.The other charges were dropped after her guilty plea to one ticket. (Discover Moose Jaw, The Canadian Press)'

Bhangra dance group joins Mi’kmaw grandmothers at Alton Gas site for Earth Day celebration

Dance APTN News


'Angel Moore APTN News Dancing in the rain was the call of the day as the Maritime Bhangra Dance Group joined Mi’kmaw grandmothers in a celebration of Earth Day by the Alton Gas site in Nova Scotia.The dancers are students from India – Bhangra is an ancient dance of joy.And despite the pouring rain, about 30 supporters took part in a dancing and water ceremony.“We’re celebrating you know the power of this river,” said grassroots grandmother, Dorene Bernard . ”The power of Mother Earth and the love we have for the water and the respect and the gratitude we have for clean water, be able to drink the water because many places on earth they can’t do that.”The celebration was much needed for the grassroots grandmothers who are trying to stop the Alton Gas project.That fight has taken them from the banks of the Sipekne’katik River to the courtroom.“The Bhangra group to come and to perform a water dance, a really happy water dance it really it lifted our spirits,” said Bernard.The grandmothers have occupied a camp at the Alton Gas company’s work site since 2017.Last week, the company tore it down after winning a court injunction to remove the water protectors from blocking the site.They have relocated to the Treaty Truck House which sits on Crown land but is still near the stie.Alton Gas is proposing to store gas in underground salt caverns which means dumping the leftover brine into the river.The grandmothers fear the river will be damaged – and that’s why Johathan Ferrier, a professor of biology at Dalhousie University joined them.“That’s why my job as an Indigenous person is to be here on the ground protecting it,” said Ferrier. “Researching it, putting forward evidence that shows why we must do what we do when we protect this water.”Ferrier said understanding how we connect to land is critical.“The other systems are capitalist systems, and so understanding the sacredness of our relations is one-way biologists can contribute to protecting these lands and waters,” he said.Bernard said the water is bringing people together.“The Bhangra dancers to come and want to be a part of this and you know they’re so happy and their energy is, so you know so positive and so much happiness,” she said.The grandmothers say they are starting the Wabanaki water walk in May.They will also join hundreds of people at a four day conference in Maine to discuss how to heal the wounds of Mother Earth.amoore@aptn.ca@angelharksen . The post Bhangra dance group joins Mi’kmaw grandmothers at Alton Gas site for Earth Day celebration appeared first on APTN News.'