Thowback Thursday

CAREY YSAIS AND MISSY ELLIOTT

The Carnival Choreographer’s Ball is one of the best dance event’s in Hollywood. This “Throwback Thursday,” was captured at The Hollywood Avalon with Carey Ysais, founder of “The Carnival,” and Missy Elliott.

Don’t forget to come out to the next event! If you love to dance or just love to watch dance shows come and chill with the best of the best in the Dance Industry.

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J Lo at The Carnival Choreographer’s Ball 14th Anniversary

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Many celebrities were at Avalon on January 30th, 2013. Not only did Jennifer Lopez come to the best dance show around the world, she performed on stage at “Carnival, The Choreographers Ball,” with JP’s dancers. This was a big night in dance history! Patricia Kelly blessed the stage to receive an award for her late husband Gene Kelly. Paula Abdul, also made an appearance and was awarded as well. Many stars, agents, friends, family, and people from the dance community were in the building. Top Choreographers and dancers were on stage. Some featured work was from Razzberry Jam, Luther Brown, Eddie Garcia, JB, Lil’c, and many other amazing Choreographers. This dance event happens once a month in Los Angeles. They also have shows in Australia, New York, Chicago, and I’m sure they will expand their tour in the near future.

Un1te Audtions

80 spectacular dancers were at the Un1te audition on May 8th, 2012. They were excited and ready to perform. The energy in the room was marvelous. The room was foggy and sweaty, as well as the windows in the hallways. People who arrived late to the Un1te audition were disappointed when they heard they couldn’t jump in and audition this year. They couldn’t let anyone else in because the studio was packed mirror to mirror, and the competition had already begun.

It’s nice to see that the level of Hip Hop dance auditions are growing in Winnipeg. They are raising the bar, and the standards are preparing Canadian dancers to audition, compete, perform and book gigs world wide. Un1te took some time off but it seems as though the dance community was waiting for this rebirth for their dance company. Some students were intimidated and left the audition early, but I’m hoping that the people who disappeared continues to train, and continues to audition as much as possible. I’m excited for PegCity, things are about to take place in the dance community on a new level.

I foresee more Canadians getting agents, and receiving the opportunity to book jobs. Many crews are competing throughout the USA, Canada, and wherever the top dance workshops and competitions are taking place. Un1te is a core Hip Hop dance crew in Winnipeg, and we as a city look forward to seeing this new team perform. Since so many people came out to the auditions they had to do call backs.

It’s nice to see that the Hip Hop community is growing in Winnipeg. It’s great that we have options. We are also lucky to have amazing choreographers to share their passion with us as well. The dancers understood what the choreographers were asking for. Many of them had proper technique, and could understand what “ball change,” meant. Not only did they have technique, their personalities shone within the choreography. It was a superb turn out, and I hope to continue seeing the room packed for auditions, workshops, and shows in Winnipeg. This was one of the hottest dance auditions I’ve been to in Winnipeg. The talent was authentic, and the love in the room was brilliant.

 

 

Schoolz ‘N Session

Dante 7 teaching at Schoolz 'N Session - Hip Hop & House Dance Workshop

Schoolz ‘N Session was a successful Hip Hop & House Dance Workshop. On September 9, 2011, Dante 7 from Hollywood & Fly Lady Di from Toronto, kept all dancers in the room focussed.Two master classes in one night, two different genres of dance for our community in Peg City. Fancy footwork with Fly Lady Di, then strong, detailed, and abstract movement from Dante 7. All of the students had an amazing time learning from these two choreographers. It was fabulous seeing that Winnipeg has talented trained dancers to pick up these difficult styles in such a short amount of time.

The ladies working it out. Dancing with Fly Lady Di.

Alumni Cheerleading Game – Blue Lightning Reunion

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Dancing on the sidelines on October 22nd at the Blue Bomber game was a fabulous feeling. This experience was dynamic. Alumni cheerleaders from all ages met up in the month of October 2011 to practice for our CFL fans in Winnipeg. Alumni Cheerleaders starting from The Blue Bomberettes, Blue Brigade & Blue Lightning. It was a historic moment. Everyone did an amazing job. I loved being on the field with my past fellow Blue Lightning Cheerleaders, and the rest of the spectacular cheerleaders. It was a perfect day to be on the side lines as well, because the Winnipeg Blue Bombers won that night!