Five Drop-In Dance Classes to Shake It Up In Vancouver 

Photo credit: The Landing Dance Centre

Photo credit: The Landing Dance Centre

Remember that town in Footloose where dancing was banned? Spoiler alert: that town was not Vancouver. A happy Vancouverite is a sweaty-after-dance-class Vancouverite and when it comes to busting a move, the city has a class for every style and level of experience.

Mix things up in your fitness routine by trying out one of the many fun and funky drop-in dance classes across the city. There’s no commitment and it’s a great way to find a new activity that you might love. And what’s better than beating rainy day blues than dancing up a storm? Perfect for when you’ve absolutely, positively got to shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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Five Drop-In Dance Classes to Shake It Up In Vancouver 

Single (and fabulous) in Vancouver for Valentine’s Day?

Photo credit: Amandal Productions/The Float House

Photo credit: Amandal Productions/The Float House

With Valentine’s Day rolling around it’s all too easy to feel overlooked if you’re single on the big day. But hold on a minute before you throw an epic pity party just for one – what are you really missing out on here? Expensive – and unimaginative – gifts of red roses? Heart-shaped chocolates when you’re just getting back into your jeans after losing that holiday weight?  Cheesily themed all-pink set menus in restaurants stuffed with two kinds of diners: disappointed long-term couples with nothing to say, glaring at each other over the cut-out cupids, and the Dear God, Get A Room couples who just met and can’t quit groping each other between courses. Um, no thanks.

Instead of taking part in this carnival of commercialism, I propose you celebrate your awesome state of singleness by doing things that only YOU can do alone. From taking a meditation class or paddling solo, to chilling in a one-person float tank or indulging in an epic guilt-free shopping session, repeat after me: Valentine’s Day is the best day to have fun with me, myself and I. Continue reading:
Single (and fabulous) in Vancouver for Valentine’s Day?

Ambitious new project looks at fictional boomtown, launches Feb 1 at Club PuSh in Vancouver

Photo courtesy Anvil Press.

Photo courtesy Anvil Press.

The end of the PuSh Festival is just over a week away – so you still have a chance to see some extraordinary performance art and interdisciplinary shows.

One of these is a combination book launch and musical performance, and it happens this Sunday (Feb. 1) at Club PuSh.

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Ambitious new project looks at fictional boomtown, launches Feb 1 at Club PuSh in Vancouver

Vancouver talent comes together for an interdisciplinary Valentine!

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Singer Louise Burns performs with Dances for a Small Stage point 5. Photo: Renata Raksha

It’s almost February, and love is in the air – or, at least, Vancouver’s version of it.

Some of the city’s best music and dance talent is coming together for Small Stage point 5  – the valentine’s edition. An eclectic array of artists and genres – electronica, Indian dance, waacking, and more – are combining their skills to give audiences their own unique interpretations of amour.

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Vancouver talent comes together for an interdisciplinary Valentine!

All-male ballet comes to Vancouver!

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While the PuSh is a big draw for culture vultures this weekend (and until Feb. 7) in Vancouver, there are still performances that lie outside the international performing arts festival. One of these outliers is Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, a New York-based all-male ballet troupe.

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All-male ballet comes to Vancouver!