It's referred to as the Kirk House on this year's annual Heritage Home Tour and Tea, but for many people it's the dance school - and its tough-but-charismatic teacher Josephine Slater - who comes to mind when they see the big blue heritage house at Third Avenue and Third Street.
Platinum Blonde and Sloan will headline Surrey's big Canada Day party this year, event organizers announced Wednesday.
The Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra and Youth Orchestra (CMO/YO) present its final performance of the 2012/13 concert season on May 25 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.
Modern tap dancing is no longer just about bow ties and jazz hands on Broadway.
What's happening: There will be free all day parking on the downtown parkade as well as free, live entertainment from noon to 6 p.m. on the Thrifty Foods Performance Stage including the following: Altyn Folk Dance Group, Ammara Dance Company, Total Martial Arts, Philippine Tapestry, Nahualli Folklore (Mexican Dance Group), Tzu Chi Foundation Canada, Sangre Morena, Indonesia Satoe on behalf of Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia, Kathleen Carlsen Dancers, Gradec Croatian Tamburica Orchestra and Choir, Burnaby International Folk Dancers, Netherlands Association "Je Maintiendrai" (NAJM), Bosnian and Herzegovinian Cultural Centre, Royal City Youth Ballet, and New West Chinese Society. There will also be games and activities for children all day inside the River Market, including free mask-making workshops and free face painting. The boardwalk food vendors will include Japadog and Didi's Greek, among others.
Tap dancing changed my life. Even though I started lessons at a time in life when most people are heading into retirement (and slip into the "thank-you-very-much-but I-have-learned-everything-I-need-to-know" attitude), I can only say that I wish I had started my tap dance career sooner. There are so many benefits: social recreation, calorie-burning physical activity, learning performance skills and, of course, the mental challenge involved in mastering new skills and memorizing choreography.
"Celebrating Our Mothers" concert: An evening of music by great composers performed by the award-winning Surrey Youth Orchestra, Junior Strings and Intermediate Strings, 7 p.m.
A business watchdog has come out offering tips to the public and customers who were left holding the bag after a Tri-Cities dance studio seemingly went under earlier this month.
Burnaby dancer Joanna Hsieh is on stage this month with the Coastal City Ballet, in a newly commissioned premiere of A Midsummer Night's Dream, choreographed by Irene Schneider, who is the former artistic director of Germany's Magdeburg Ballet.
All roads now lead to Toronto in May for Richmond's Miss Universe Canada hopeful Kamilah Sturton.
Following successful auditions, nearly a dozen Fraser Valley Academy of Dance students have been accepted into professional divisions, spring seminars and summer ballet intensive programs around North America.
It's a familiar scenario for many parents: forking over big bucks for your kids' dance lessons only to discover they don't seem to like it.
I've just been to see the Royal City Musical Theatre's wonderful production of Oklahoma! Broadway comes to New Westminster!
A nine-year-old dancing dynamo, two local rock bands, and an opera singer are among the acts that made the cut from Langley Has Talent semifinals, held Saturday at Christian Life Assembly (CLA).
Music, dance and Earth Day fun are featured events in the Royal City this weekend. We're continuing with our popular feature, The Record's Top Five (or More) Things to Do This Weekend and offer the following suggestions for the April 19 to 21 weekend.
Thirty-two years and growing: Langley Garden Club is gearing up for its annual spring show and sale this month, and president Pam Erikson expects it will be bigger and better than ever.
Its story reads like a tragic tale, but there may yet be a happy ending. But for now dance lovers, despite rumours of its demise, the Kelowna Ballet will present Passages at Mission's Clarke Foundation Theatre on April 16 for what may be a final performance.
Solo lyrical jazz competitors were caught on camera Sunday at Surrey Arts Centre. The dance festival continues at the Bear Creek Park venue until May 11.
- Billy Elliot the Musical, April 2-7, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver. Tickets start at $35 at ticketmaster.ca.