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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…

 

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

 

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)
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)
Dancing duo Olivia Shafer, 16, and Esmée Rush, 15, earned top spot in the 2022 edition of the Duncan Has Talent dance competition. For more from Duncan Has Talent, check out page 17, andonline at cowichanvalleycitizen.com for video. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Competition proves Duncan has dance talent

Four acts, five contestants, one winner. Well, make that two. Dancing duo…

Dancing duo Olivia Shafer, 16, and Esmée Rush, 15, earned top spot in the 2022 edition of the Duncan Has Talent dance competition. For more from Duncan Has Talent, check out page 17, andonline at cowichanvalleycitizen.com for video. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The opening number of the Kathy White Dancers’ spring show, ‘Scottish Pride,’ was the ‘Canadian Reel,’ featuring dancers decked out in the tartans of the Canadian provinces and territories. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The opening number of the Kathy White Dancers’ spring show, ‘Scottish Pride,’ was the ‘Canadian Reel,’ featuring dancers decked out in the tartans of the Canadian provinces and territories. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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)
Celtic Rhythms dancers Sloane Anderson, Waylon McArthur, Abigail Tweten, Isabelle Tweten and Rooney Wright perform while 99-year-old Cowichan Valley Air Force veteran George Brewster reads Robert Burns’s poem ‘Daisies.’

Duncan’s Celtic Rhythm Dancers return to the big stage

Show brings ‘A Hint of Scottish Tradition’ to the CPAC

Celtic Rhythms dancers Sloane Anderson, Waylon McArthur, Abigail Tweten, Isabelle Tweten and Rooney Wright perform while 99-year-old Cowichan Valley Air Force veteran George Brewster reads Robert Burns’s poem ‘Daisies.’
Dancers with Warmland Dance perform the number Sour Candy. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

PHOTOS: Cowichan’s Warmland Dance spring show a hit

Dancers took to the big stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

Dancers with Warmland Dance perform the number Sour Candy. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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)
Bottom left: The Intermediate Foundation Ballet dancers perform ‘Gravity’. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Bottom left: The Intermediate Foundation Ballet dancers perform ‘Gravity’. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Funkanometry’s Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer dance at Rainfest 2022 in Duncan City Square in February. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Funkanometry’s Carlow Rush, left, and Jacksun Fryer dance at Rainfest 2022 in Duncan City Square in February. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
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.
The Mini Competitive Jazz dancers perform to ‘Ain’t No Other Man’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The Mini Competitive Jazz dancers perform to ‘Ain’t No Other Man’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Red Sky Performance is bringing the production Trace to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Nov. 14, 2021. (Rob DeVito photo)

Indigenous dance company brings ‘Trace’ to Duncan stage

One of the world’s leading Indigenous dance, theatre, music and media companies

Red Sky Performance is bringing the production Trace to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan on Nov. 14, 2021. (Rob DeVito photo)
Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush at the Vancouver Island Exhibition last month. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Jacksun Fryer, left, and Carlow Rush at the Vancouver Island Exhibition last month. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The new Cowichan Valley Dance Academy, a partnership between SD79 and Adagé Studio, gives students with an interest in dance an opportunity to pursue their passion alongside academics. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

New Cowichan Dance Academy lets students pursue their passion

New school is a partnership between SD79 and Adagé Studio

The new Cowichan Valley Dance Academy, a partnership between SD79 and Adagé Studio, gives students with an interest in dance an opportunity to pursue their passion alongside academics. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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)

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)