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Grab your tickets to this family show put on by our wonderful friends at Kootenay DanceWorks! They have been working hard to put this together since before the summer, and I know it's going to be amazing!!
Steps Dance Centre
Steps Dance Centre2 weeks ago
Catch a livestream of Miss Maddie’s first show at Concordia University - you’ll see her choreography, and her dancing! 😍
Steps Dance Centre
Steps Dance Centre2 weeks ago
Do you know who Jack Cole is?!
Cole virtually invented the idiom of American show dancing known as
"theatrical jazz dance." He developed a mode of jazz-ethnic-ballet that prevails as the dominant dancing style in today's musicals, films, nightclub revues, television commercials and music videos. According to Martin Gottfried, Cole "won a place in choreographic history for developing the basic vocabulary of jazz dancing—the kind of dancing done in nightclubs and Broadway musicals."
Cole-style dancing is acrobatic and angular, using small groups of dancers
rather than a large company; it is closer to the glittering nightclub floor show
than to the ballet stage.
Cole is remembered as the prime innovator of the theatrical jazz dance
Cole's unmistakable style endures in the work of Gwen Verdon, Bob Fosse,
Jerome Robbins, Gower Champion, Peter Gennaro, Michael Bennett, Tommy
Tune, Patsy Swayze, Alvin Ailey (who was a dancer in the musical Jamaica), and countless other dancers and choreographers including Wayne Lamb. Verdon said that "Jack influenced all the choreographers in the theater from Jerome Robbins, Michael Kidd, Bob Fosse down to Michael Bennett and Ron Field today. When you see dancing on television, that's Jack Cole." Verdon was Cole's assistant for seven years.
If not for Cole, it is unlikely Gwen Verdon would have gone on to achieve fame
as a dancer; without his instruction, many now-immortal stage and screen
actresses probably would not be remembered as dancers today.
Cole's choreography in the "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" sequence in the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was reinterpreted by Madonna for her music video of "Material Girl".
Jack Cole made a name for himself in Hollywood by establishing a
dance-training workshop at Columbia Pictures; his pupils included Carol
Cole and his legacy are the subject of a dance musical by choreographer Chet
Walker titled Heat Wave: The Jack Cole Project, given its world premiere in
May 2012 at Queens Theatre in New York's Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Steps Dance Centre
Steps Dance Centre2 weeks ago
Our dancers are ready to go see Ballet Kelowna tonight at the Charles Bailey Theatre tonight with Miss Sarah!! Merde to all the dancers ♥️
Steps Dance Centre
Steps Dance Centre2 weeks ago
The $1,000,000 question! What's your preference!?

Mine is coffee...always coffee 🙈

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