Real country folk a welcome change from the urban posers

Teaching Country Dance for Beginners to actual rural folk proved to be an eye-opener

Real country folk a welcome change from the urban posersBack in my not-so-halcyon days of youth and yore, when I practised the challenging social craft of ballroom dance instruction, I accepted a contract to teach 'Country Dance for Beginners' at a community centre in the small hamlet of Thorhild, Alberta. I had taught at various community centres in and around Edmonton to urban posers,…

Dancers shake booties to support a cause

The second annual Ballroom Blitz has helped to raise more than $36,000 for the Eatonia Centennial Committee

Dancers shake booties to support a causeKenneth Brown of The Crossroads A group of trained dancers and their celebrity partners have competed and entertained a large crowd at a special fundraiser held last weekend in Eatonia. The second annual Ballroom Blitz event took place on Nov. 10 at the Eatonia Community Hall. The event has helped to raise more than $36,000…

Powell River celebrates its progressive roots

Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring to be performed at PRISMA. In 1913, the ballet unleashed a mad torrent of modernity on the members of Parisienne high society

Powell River celebrates its progressive rootsOn the May 29, 1913, the Paris premiere of The Rite of Spring took place at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees. The Russian ballet’s choreographer was Vaslav Nijinsky and the symphony’s composer was Igor Stravinsky. Together that night, almost exactly 105 years ago, they unleashed a mad torrent of modernity on the members of Parisienne high…