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Without Music, Life Would Be A Mistake. What more preamble do you need?
Approximately six years ago, Tyrell Lewis, established the first performing arts club available to all residents. The All S.(Striving) T.(Towards) A.(Awareness) R.(Resistance) Performing Arts Club has operated with minimal financial contributions (registration/ monthly fees) from parents. Recently, Mr. Lewis has been joined by Mr. Chasen Bynum and Ms. Patti Harris.
Collectively these professionally trained artists operate ASPAC and dedicate their time and talents to our Pleasantville children, without financial compensation or official recognition from local government, by helping to deter youth from detrimental behaviors and fostering self cultural expression via talents our youth are often not aware they possess. By encouraging one another our children inspire the best in themselves and each other. Parents also being inspired assimilate that vibrant, cohesive and healthy energy and emotionally translate that into community pride and local identity.
On a good day our children have had to endure acting and dancing on cold concrete floors or delegated to perform the last show of the season while competing for audience attention with a boxing ring. Confusion and lack of enthusiasm can leech into an impressionable child’s psyche when they realize they have been minimized by lack of planning or an event has not been advertised.
“You can define how strong (short sighted) a democracy is by how its (local) government treats….the child...”
SGTC, we need you. We just toured the UK and sold the whole thing out. It was our first time over and it was unlike anything we have ever done. We love the UK so much and there was so much love for BOTDF over there in a place 4000 miles away from home.
Every magazine gave us love but Kerrang won't feature us. We are starting this petition for you to help us let Kerrang know that YOU, our family, want them to show us the love that you guys do.
Please help in signing and sharing this petition to get us in Kerrang. <3 SGTC
The ICONic Boyz are an experienced dance crew from America's Best Dance Crew, they achieved second second place and were the youngest crew to get on the show.
They inspire millions of kids around the world to follow their dreams just like they did. Also, they encourage kids to take a stand against bullying since they were bullied. Everyone said that dancing was for girls, and made fun of them.
Having the ICONic Boyz visit our school would not only motivate our dance curriculum, but it would also encourage students to follow their dreams and take a stand against bullying.
Starve a bully, Feed your soul, StandGRAND.
In 2010, the dance department at UC Irvine conducted research in Ghana that provided a new lens to view dance styles.
Dance styles that were based on choreography and the stage were proven to be euro-centric concepts, and dance styles based upon improvisation within the context of the cypher, or circle of onlookers, and community building, were proven to be afro-centric.
UC Irvine has dozens of Hip-hop dance teams, dozens of world class breakdancers, and several nationally recognized championship dance crews, yet Breakdance and Hip-hop is largely ignored by the dance department, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and is grossly exploited by recruiters for UC Irvine.
In 2011, due to community efforts, breaking was given a tiny foothold within the dance department in the form of a 1 unit course. The course has become overwhelmingly popular with students of a variety of different majors on campus. Students representing every single on campus Hip-hop team, flock to the class to learn and receive the foundations of Hip-hop dance knowledge. It has served as a platform to unify Breakdancers and Hip-hop dancers under common history.
A much needed history course was slated for the summer of 2012, but was eliminated at the last minute due to no specific course content issue, or lack of enrollment (the course was eliminated 1 week into the enrollment window) but in truth to fear-based faculty complaint amidst breaking's growing popularity and the over all budget crisis.
The Handball Association of Nova Scotia needs your support !! Rumour has it that the new YMCA replacing the South Park St facility in Halifax will NOT have courts!
Many have went through this before and there is ONLY one way to try and avoid NO Courts ...speak up , make noise and be heard.
Please sign the petition and help us be heard!
for all Super Junior fans, you've had watched their brand-new video clip for "Mr. Simple" and learned the whole dance, now it's time for show it to them, make them convinced that we'd still loved them and record the video then upload it to S.M. Entertainment's YouTube page.
To all who watch BGT and were amazed by Michael Moral!
Here is his AUDITION:
The dance classes during the summer session at Mesa, Miramar and City are at risk of being cut. Why we always first to cut the programs that are enriching our lives the most?
Cutting the arts, even for a summer session, is just wrong and extremely upsetting.
Ha habido demasiado dialogo internacional con respecto al futuro de la Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Compañía de Danza Merce Cunningham). Nosotros, estudiantes actuales del Merce Cunningham Studio (Estudio Merce Cunningham), estamos interesados en extender esta discusión incluyendo el futuro de nuestra escuela y la preservación de la Técnica Cunningham.
Iniciamos nuestra búsqueda al acceder de forma cibernética a documentos que se hicieron públicos por la Cunningham Dance Foundation (Fundación de Danza Cunningham), donde se anuncia el Legacy Plan (Plan del legado). A lo largo de este ultimo año el 25% de las clases de Técnica Cunningham ha sido recortado del cronograma escolar. Se nos ha informado extraoficialmente que es probable que no tengamos la posibilidad de concluir nuestros programas de entrenamiento profesionales y obtener la correspondiente certificación celebrando los años de estudio. Esto nos ha dado una sólida razón para creer que el Estudio cerrara sus puertas luego de que la Foundation lo haga. A partir de discusiones entre los estudiantes, hemos llegado a comprender que hay algo mayor en juego que simplemente la realización de nuestras clases, y es el legado artístico de Merce Cunningham.
Escribimos este petitorio para articular nuestro sueño del Merce Cunningham Center que continuara con los programas y preservara el basto legado artístico del Sr. Cunningham en el estudio donde ha creado mas de 80 trabajos. Como un grupo de estudiantes, no tenemos la capacidad organizativa para generar fondos. Esperamos que este petitorio demuestre que hay un contundente apoyo publico por un Centro e inspire al Merce Cunningham Trust a tomar acciones inmediatas de reunir fondos, organizar y crear esta importante institución cultural. Apoyaremos de forma entusiasta al Merce Cunningham Trust en todos sus esfuerzos de concretar estos planes.
Pedimos respetuosamente al Fondo Merce Cunningham establecer el Centro Merce Cunningham como el primer centro de estudios de la Técnica Cunningham y su Repertorio. El centro se encontrara ubicado en el piso 11 del edificio Westbeth (55 Bethune Street, New York City, NY- USA) abarcando los estudios donde Merce Cunningham creo su trabajo y los espacios en donde la compañía ha ensayado por mas de 40 años. El Centro será una expansión del actual Merce Cunningham Studio y ofrecerá los siguientes programas:
1. Open Program (Programa Abierto) - un cronograma completo de clases diarias de Técnica Cunningham en todos los niveles.
2. International Program and Professional Training Program (Programa Internacional y Programa Profesional de Entrenamiento) - El Centro continuara ofreciendo programas profesionales para bailarines de todo el país y el mundo, para acercarse y estudiar Técnica Cunningham y Repertorio.
3. Educational Outreach Program (Programa Educativo de Extensión) - El Centro continuara ofreciendo clases y muestras de repertorio para niños de escuelas publicas enseñándoles sobre Merce Cunningham y su trabajo.
4. Repertory Ensemble (Ensamble de Repertorio) - Un grupo pequeño de bailarines estará dedicado a investigar y reponer el Repertorio de Cunningham.
5. Research Institute and Exhibition Gallery (Instituto de investigación y Galería de Exhibición) - El Centro funcionara como un sitio central para académicos para acercarse y estudiar la vida y obra de Merce Cunningham. El espacio Galería podría ser creado para mostrar exhibiciones en préstamo de los Archivos Cunningham en la New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center (Biblioteca Publica de New York para las Artes Performaticas en Lincoln Center).
Conforme a la aplicación anual para organizaciones caritativas junto con el NYS Office of the Attorney General, La Oficina de Organizaciones de Beneficencia, en el 8 de Mayo de 2009, las actividades del Merce Cunningham Trust son las de “promover la educación y el desarrollo artístico en el campo de la danza moderna a través de la instrucción y la presentación de trabajos coreografiados por Merce Cunningham.” Solicitamos al Trust actuar esta vez para realizar los preparativos para el Merce Cunningham Center como un modo de concretar esta parte importante de su misión.
Nuestra Visión: El Merce Cunningham Center
Creemos que la Técnica Cunningham es una de las mas importantes contribuciones que Merce Cunningham ha hecho al mundo de la danza moderna. Aprender los fundamentos y las características especificas de la técnica es un proceso en curso que lleva años de practica diaria con maestros capacitados y experimentados. El Merce Cunningham Studio, como un miembro institucional acreditado de la National Association of Schools of Dance (Asociación Nacional de Escuelas de Danza), es actualmente reconocido como la principal escuela para instruirse en este demandante estudio. El cuerpo de profesores del Estudio esta compuesto por algunos de los mas reconocidos bailarines de la Merce Cunningham Dance Company e instructores entrenados personalmente por Merce en su metodología de enseñanza. Estudiantes acuden de todas partes del mundo para estudiar en la escuela y llevar sus conocimientos y experiencia de primera mano de la Técnica Cunningham de regreso a sus países de origen. El espacio Estudio en Westbeth es una pieza central de la experiencia del entrenamiento. Las dimensiones y el carácter expansivo del estudio permiten el uso dinámico del espacio, central para la técnica. Es a su vez un honor el estudiar dentro del espacio donde la compañía bailo por tantos años. Esta institución históricamente invaluable necesita continuar para que futuras generaciones de bailarines, corógrafos, maestros y miembros de la comunidad puedan aprender al respecto y transformarse por la Técnica Cunningham.
Crear el Merce Cunningham Center seria una manera atractiva de re-imaginar el Estudio, para incorporar todos los aspectos del legado de Merce Cunningham. Exhibiciones en préstamo de los Archivos Cunningham en la New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, podría explorar temas tales como las colaboraciones de Merce Cunningham con las artes visuales o su innovador uso de diversos medios tecnológicos. Libros y material de investigación sobre Merce Cunningham y sus colaboradores artísticos se encontrarían disponibles al acceso o compra de estudiantes y visitantes. Se crearían asociaciones con las principales universidades para patrocinar residencias académicas en el Centro. Expandiendo los actuales programas de entrenamiento de maestros y programas educativos de extensión se continuaría generando interés en el trabajo de Cunningham mas allá del rango de la comunidad de la danza y dentro de una amplia esfera publica.
El Ensamble de Repertorio será una parte esencial del Merce Cunningham Center. La oportunidad de aprender y representar repertorio es una fuerte iniciativa para estudiantes altamente talentosos para inscribirse en la escuela y comprometerse a los años de duro trabajo que se requieren para alcanzar habilidad técnica y artística en la Técnica Cunningham. Establecer un Ensamble de Repertorio es también necesario para la preservación del trabajo de Cunningham en la forma mas autentica. Este ensamble será el único grupo en el mundo compuesto por bailarines entrenados en el riguroso sistema de entrenamiento Cunningham, representando regularmente repertorio. La danza es una forma de arte que es mejor conservada al ser pasada de generación en generación a través de una línea directa de contacto con la fuente creativa. Aprender del video es un reemplazo precario de años de interacción personal con los maestros y los miembros originales de la compañía. El Ensamble de Repertorio estaría comprometido a aprender la Técnica Cunningham y Repertorio por las personas mas cercanas a Merce Cunningham y de transmitir este legado a la siguiente generación.
Merce Cunningham fue citado en el New York Times el 11 de Junio de 2009: El Sr. Cunningham añadió que el puede aceptar al futuro de la compañía cerrando. “entonces si se termina, se termina”, dijo, “Yo ya no voy a estar presente. Yo no voy a decir que si o que no” luego ofreció otra posibilidad. “En lo que a mi me concierne”, dijo, “si cierran a la presente compañía, pueden empezar a construir algo mas”.
Es tiempo de “empezar a construir algo mas”. El Merce Cunningham Center será el adecuado tributo a uno de los corógrafos mas grandes de todos los tiempos. El Merce Cunningham Center será el único lugar en el mundo donde todos serán bienvenidos a explorar, experimentar y celebrar la vida y el trabajo de Merce Cunningham.
There has been much international dialogue concerning the future of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. We, the current students at the Merce Cunningham Studio, are interested in extending this discussion to include the future of our school and the preservation of Cunningham Technique.
We began our research by accessing online documents that were made public by the Cunningham Dance Foundation when they announced the Legacy Plan. From these sources we have determined that the fate of the Studio will be decided by the Merce Cunningham Trust. Over the past year, 25% of Cunningham Technique classes have been cut from the school schedule. We have been told that we may not have the opportunity to finish our professional training programs and earn certificates celebrating our years of study. This has given us strong reason to believe that the Studio will close after the Cunningham Dance Foundation closes. From discussions between students, we came to realize that there is something larger at stake then just the fate of our classes and that is the artistic legacy of Merce Cunningham.
We wrote this petition to articulate our dream of a Merce Cunningham Center that would continue our programs and preserve the full artistic legacy of Mr. Cunningham in the studio where he created over eighty works. As a group of students, we do not have the organizational capacity to fundraise. We hope this petition will show that there is overwhelming public support for a center and inspire the Trust to take immediate action to fundraise, organize, and create this important cultural institution. We would enthusiastically support the Trust in all efforts to realize these plans.
We respectfully petition the Merce Cunningham Trust to establish the Merce Cunningham Center as the premier center for the study of Cunningham Technique and Repertory. The Center would be located on the 11th floor of Westbeth encompassing the studios in which Merce Cunningham created his work and the rooms in which the company has rehearsed for over forty years. The Center would be an expansion of the current Merce Cunningham Studio and offer the following programs:
1. Open Program - A full schedule of daily Cunningham Technique classes in all levels.
2. International Program and Professional Training Program - The Center would continue to offer professional programs for dancers from all over the country and the world to come and study Cunningham Technique and Repertory.
3. Teacher Training Program - Workshops and an intensive year-long program would offer certification to teach Cunningham Technique.
4. Educational Outreach Program - The Center would continue to offer classes and repertory showings for public school children to learn about Merce Cunningham and his work.
5. Repertory Ensemble - A small group of dancers would be dedicated to investigating and restaging Cunningham Repertory.
6. Research Institute and Exhibition Gallery - The Center would serve as a central location for scholars to come and study the life and work of Merce Cunningham. Gallery space could be created to show exhibitions on loan from the Cunningham Archives at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
According to its Annual Filing for Charitable Organizations with the NYS Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, on May 8, 2009, the activities of the Merce Cunningham Trust are "to promote education and artistic development in the field of modern dance through instruction and performance of works choreographed by Merce Cunningham." We ask the Trust to act now to make preparations for the Merce Cunningham Center as a way to fulfill this important part of their mission.
Our Vision: The Merce Cunningham Center
We believe the Cunningham Technique is one of the most important contributions Merce Cunningham made to the world of modern dance. Learning the fundamentals and specifics of the technique is an ongoing process that takes years of daily practice with qualified and experienced teachers. The Merce Cunningham Studio, as an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance, is currently recognized as the premier school for engaging in this demanding study. The faculty at the studio is comprised of some of the most celebrated dancers from the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and instructors personally trained by Merce in his teaching methodology. Students come from all over the world to study at the school and bring their knowledge and firsthand experience of Cunningham Technique back to their home countries. The studio space in Westbeth is a centerpiece of the training experience. The sheer size and expansive nature of the studio enable the dynamic use of space central to the technique. It is also an honor to study within the space that the company danced in for so many years. This historically invaluable institution needs to be continued so that future generations of dancers, choreographers, teachers, and community members can learn about and be transformed by Cunningham Technique.
Creating the Merce Cunningham Center would be an engaging way to re-envision the Studio to incorporate all aspects of Merce Cunningham's legacy. Exhibitions on loan from the Cunningham Archives at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center could explore such topics as Merce Cunningham's collaborations with visual artists or his groundbreaking use of various forms of technology. Books and research material about Merce Cunningham and his artistic collaborators could be available for students and visitors to access or purchase. Partnerships could be formed with major universities to sponsor academic residencies at the Center. Expanding the current teacher training programs and educational outreach programs would continue to ignite interest in Cunningham's work beyond the range of the dance community and into a wider public sphere.
A Repertory Ensemble would be an essential part of the Merce Cunningham Center. The opportunity to learn and perform repertory is a strong incentive for highly talented students to enroll in the school and commit to the years of hard work it takes to achieve technical and artistic proficiency in the Cunningham Technique. Establishing a Repertory Ensemble is also necessary for the preservation of Cunningham's work in its most authentic form. Such an ensemble would be the only group in the world comprised of dancers trained in the rigorous Cunningham training system regularly performing the repertory. Dance is an art form that survives best when passed from generation to generation via a direct line of contact with the creative source. Learning from video is a poor replacement for years of personal interaction with teachers and former company members. A Repertory Ensemble would be committed to learning Cunningham Technique and Repertory from the people closest to Merce Cunningham and to pass this legacy on to the next generation.
Merce Cunningham was quoted in the New York Times on June 11, 2009: Mr. Cunningham added that he can accept the company's future closing. "So if it stops, then it stops," he said. "I won't be around. I'm not going to say yes or no." Then he offered another possibility. "As far as I'm concerned," he said, "if they close the present company down, they can start building something else."
Its time to "start building something else." The Merce Cunningham Center would be a fitting tribute to one of the greatest choreographers of all time. The Center would be the one place in the world welcoming all people to explore, experience, and celebrate the life and work of Merce Cunningham.
Hammersmith & Fulham Council have announced within the past few months that they wish to sell several community buildings to raise cash to pay off debt. In early July 2010, the Council wrote to the Village Hall (in Bulwer Street, just off Wood Lane in Shepherd's Bush) saying that the Village Hall might be seen as "surplus to requirements" and that it could be sold with a few months. The letter stated that the Council had this stance: "Our priority has to be people not buildings."
Community Groups have used the Village Hall (ground floor) for decades, and the Shepherd's Bush Families Project uses the first floor to support families at risk. The Project has also suffered a cut in its grant from the Council.
A consultation document states: "Alternative accommodation will be identified for the Children’s Centre and users of the ground floor community hall will be provided with information on alternative sites for hire in the borough. However, with extensive space to be available over the Edward Woods and NDC Hub sites, there is not a strong business case to also retain 58 Bulwer Street for 3rd sector premises use."
Alternative spaces could be beyond reach for many residents who use the Village Hall. Dates and times are set and groups would have to find a slot in the timetable for much busier centres (called "hubs").
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Ryde council is well behind other Sydney councils in its support for the arts. Its very first Arts development framework (2007-12) is coming to the end of its tenure with little or no progress in its mission.
The City of Ryde Arts Development Framework 2007-2012 states that Ryde council will develop arts resources and infrastructure, will develop arts initiatives, create exhibition spaces and build social connectivity through the arts as well as building arts audiences. It states that Ryde council will develop arts projects, attract arts service providers, develop an artists’ network, webpage and database. It states that Ryde council will develop an exhibition and performance program, increase visibility of local arts and creative product, attract key institutions to assist in developing creative industries, create partnership opportunities with private industries to deliver arts facilities, and develop partnerships with state and federal government funding bodies for arts projects.
These are just a few of the many key points published in the Ryde Arts Development Framework on the council’s website.
It is acknowledged that some mission statements are being honoured, such as the engagement of public artists to create works along the new developments at Parramatta River, Meadowbank. This is to be applauded, as public artworks greatly enhance the area’s identity.
Yet, whilst Eastwood’s Brush Farm House was developed as an arts facility, it will no longer hold exhibitions (from early 2011), and is being handed over to the private sector.
This appalling track record is unacceptable for a large and wealthy council such as Ryde, who itself has stated “a key sign of a vibrant City is the health of its arts scene…arts products and services contribute to the growth of the economy.”
Ryde has maintained little or no support for the arts for way too long. We want Ryde City Council to honour its promises, to stop wasting the community’s valuable time by asking them to contribute to policies and promises council has no intention of honouring, and to start delivering on its Arts Development Framework.
EchoGreen has been around for years with an intention to Do Something. We are a growing group of writers, musicians, singer songwriters, artists, media producers and web consultants. It's been a long time coming, the need is here.
Recently, as oil leaks into our oceans and we have images of tar rain pouring onto our bodies, homes, vehicles, animals and gardens, we cry for the dolphins, as it rains and we decide, the time is now.
EchoGreen will be sponsoring several petitions with the voice of those who are at one with the earth and its ways in the old way mixed with the new way.
The old way being, feeling the vibration of the earth and the beings, in other words, feeling their life, their voices and their feelings reverberate through our beings, while hearing the voice of the earth as if it is speaking our language and an animate object. Earth is an animate object, we often, have just lost our ability to hear what it has to say. She/it/he is talking to many of us at once. And we have something to say via our translations.
Whereas the new way is through media, through business, through the grid and the economy of the West, speaking out to the people who can make the difference because they have the economy and consumption at their fingertips.
We are the people, we are the change, we are the ones we have been waiting for and we are here. Let's take it for the big one, let's do what we can. Let's petition to businesses, to governments, to presidents, to the people. Let's make our voices loud and clear and let's take a stand.
We live, we eat, we release our waste, we breath, we love, we think, we feel, we dance, we laugh and we play, just as we all do or want to do.
It's time to do this without hurting the earth and others. What can we do? Whatever it is, you know inside you. Start by signing and making petitions and sending them to companies, making them popular. Campaigns are big and our voice can be heard. Do it from the heart and with integrity. Do it with true knowledge about what is best. For instance, how can we be mobile yet not consume oil? How can we receive food yet not have it inefficiently trucked across America? How can we save the seeds and not spread disease? How can we be healthy happy and harmonious?
We can do it. Let's do it, one at a time, before we can no longer breath, eat or stand.
By 2:00 A.M., Tuesday through Sunday, all establishments designated as "Dance Halls" must be closed and have all patrons out.
The streets of Downtown and Midtown, Gainesville become flooded with a great percentage of party-goers patronizing these establishments. Many of which are inebriated.
The Gainesville Police Department has to navigate through the heavily populated streets as they respond to increased reports of alcohol and drug related crimes.
Local eateries in these areas are vulnerable to vandalism.
Also, our dance hall owners and managers miss out on an opportunity of greater ticket sales and the development of non-alcoholic beverage sales. This equates to missed revenue for the City of Gainesville.
Increasing the allowable dance hall hours of operations to 3:00 a.m will offer a solution to these challenges.
WE, the loyal fans of Luningning, Milagring and Mariposa also known as the “ASF Trio”, truly were the best among the group, would like to express our sentiments with regards to the heartrending outcome of their careers in Wowowee. Why does their career had to end so saddened.
We were very much shocked when we first heard the news about them quitting on the show. All of us were heartbroken due to their sudden resignation on the show. The reason were still unclear why they left the show, but maybe it was a mix of everything from Ms. Anna’s issue, their “age issue”, less exposure and being neglected on the show. They were not even given the chance to do some farewell dance and were not able to give final messages to their supporters before they left. It was not justifiable for us fans, we were undeniably dissatisfied about it.
We know it was really hard for them to leave but maybe from their own point of view, that’s the only option they’ve had. For all the years they entertained us, seeing them leave like that is like “losing a piece of your heart” someone told and that is true… you have to accept the fact that the public isn’t ready yet to let go of them. Truly they were loved by many, they were such great dancers, very nice and very humble. They will always hold a special place in our hearts.
We request for the concerned parties to hear out the voices of the fans. We yearn to see them on the show again. Please bring them back on the show and give them proper treatment that they deserve. Seeing them everyday on national TV had been part of our daily lives. You have to realize that there is a need for you to make it up to us, the die-hard TRIO FANS. They have contributed a lot on the popularity of the show. Wowowee still won't be the same without them. They touches many lives. No one can ever replace the trio. They were indeed tough shoes to fill, truly dance icons that is why they deserve better.
This is a petition to help jump start the organization: Dance to give, which is a foundation to help those living on the streets to live in nice homes and to make their lives better.
I am a local Brown Belt Nia teacher, who would like to use a derelict building to offer Nia - health, fitness and well-being classes for all ages.
The building we propose to use has been empty for the last few years and starting to fall into disrepair. It is the old sales building on Windsor Quay, Cardiff and was only granted a temporary planning permission and now a demolition order has been served on it.
The plan is to destroy the building and replace it with landscaped gardens. In other words a piece of grass or flower bed.
We believe that repairing the building and making good use of it by offering small community classes that will improve the health and well-being of local people is more valuable than their plans. Tearing it down would be absurd. It would be a poor environmental and social decision to do this.
Nia is a barefoot practice and over the last 6 years our group has been desperately looking for a safe, clean space where we would be able to dance. We would create a place where everyone would be welcome - providing classes for all ages and all backgrounds. We would dance, share, get fit, heal, inspire and be inspired.
The exciting news is that the building's owners would even donate it to us as they see us offering value to the community and they don't want to tear it down.
The only thing stopping us is the Cardiff Council Planning Department.
Please support us, tell all your friends, help us find Nia a home in Cardiff. Sign our petition to show how important it is that we save this building and use it for a good cause - improving the health and well-being of the whole community.
Recently there have been a lot of complaints from local residents in Norton, Near Presteigne, Powys with regards to the BISHBOSH nights taking place at Norton Manor. These are mainly due to the noise of people leaving the venue at the end of the night and the sound of the music during.
The event's future and other music nights at the manor are now being threatend as a result of the complaints so If you like what we're doing at the manor and want to see the nights continue, please show some support by signing this petition.
THERE'S A LOT MORE OF US WHO WANT THE EVENTS TO CONTINUE THAN NOT, SO LETS MAKE OURSELVES HEARD!
This petition will be presented to the local Environmental Health Officer...
While traveling these Great United States of America, I've discovered Boston, the city I love, to be on par or to surpass many a major city in terms of culture, fashion, history, education, and diversity. What do these cities posses that Boston lacks? The case could be made for better roads, cleaner subways, or costlier housing. However, I believe that one glaring knock on Boston's national and international reputation is its early-to-bed nightlife.
For a city so vibrant, so rich, and so young, closing times affect people from all walks of life who find themselves in Beantown: tourists, college students, businessmen and women, musicians, professional athletes, and so on. To better compete economically with other major cities, as well as opening doors to greater investment and diversity, Boston should push its closing time back to one comparable with other great cities, 5 A.M. .
La principal web y fanclub de Kylie Minogue en español, 'Dance Kylie - Kylie Minogue España (www.kylie.es), formada en su mayor parte por una extensa comunidad de fans de España e Hispanoamérica, quiere apoyar a los fans mexicanos para que Kylie vaya a México con su próxima gira.
This petition was started to help a beloved dance group called A.S.I.I.D. They originated from Detroit, MI, but traveled all the way to Los Angeles, CA to be on America's Best Dance Crew! Then they were stripped of their spotlight MUCH too soon!
We are trying to get people to notice that this phenominal group deserved more than 15 minutes of fame. Support ASIID!
On April 18th in the Triple J studios The Dukes of Windsor joined Zan Rowe to share their top five dream collaboraters the last of the lovely songs they decided to share was a cover by Oscar of 'I Want To Know What Love Is'
Listen to the streaming here, the song can be heard at about 45 min just click through:
This brilliantly hilarious cover needs to be shared, it needs to be heard in its entirety, it needs to be online.
Scottish traditional art forms are intrinsic to defining the uniqueness of Scotland as a nation. The recent major funding decisions by the Scottish Arts Council resulted in many traditional arts and voluntary organisations losing funding.
The Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland (TMSA) and other organisations are campaigning to have the intrinsic value of Scottish Traditional Art forms recognised and to secure current and future funding for them.
GET ADAM SEVANI ON LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY. Adam Sevani is an actor/dancer. He was in Step Up 2 and is part of the Adam Chu Dance Crew, ADCD.
He was part of the biggest online battle in dance history. Get him on Live With Regis and Kelly so all of America can see how amazing he is!
Tedancari (acronym for Teatro Danza La Caridad - Theatre Dance La Caridad)
Afro Cuban and Contemporary Dance Company, founded in 1992 in Buenos Aires by the choreographer Marta Bercy, teacher of Modern and Afro Cuban dances.
Tedancari is formed by dancers from different countries, blending modern dance techniques with the most popular Afro Latin and Caribbean dances.
Marta Bercy (Cuba)
Tedancari General Director & Choreographer
Maître of Contemporary and Afro Cuban Dances
Contemporary Ballet dancer from 1970 to 1986.
Member of Centro Prodanza of the National Ballet of Cuba since 1987.
Member of staff of CUBALLET (International Practical Course of the Cuban Ballet School) directed by Alicia y Laura Alonso.
The Grand Forks Central dance team has changed the lives of its members, for years. Members have made life long friends, inspired each other, been there for each other, and continue to support the team long after graduation.
The confidence it gives its members is indescribable. The great experience dancers have traveling, competing, and bonding is one that nobody can understand unless they have experienced it themselves.
No other sport is anything like dance. For those of you who say cheer is just like dance-- you don't know how wrong you are. While cheer is a great sport for some girls, it's not the right one for others.
For spectators, it's a chance to see a group do what they absolutely love and come together as one after months of practice.
All-in-all, Censations dancers look back on their high school experience and the first memory that will always pop into their head will surely be one from the dance team.
If the GF Central Censations are no longer a dance team-- girls will be missing out on an amazing opportunity... one that could change their lives.
Fascination Records (a sub-label of Polydor Records) have announced that 'If I Can't Dance' will be the next single released from Sophie Ellis-Bextor's third album 'Trip The Light Fantastic'.
We call upon them to realise that this is not the song that will save the album, after 'Today The Sun's On Us' flopped in at #64, and that instead the pop epic 'If You Go' will be the song that finally gives the fantastic 'TTLF' the large success it deserves.
Please consider that 'If You Go' has received an overwhelming reception and is by far the fan favourite from the album amongst the online community, and with proper promotion will be guaranteed to score a hit for Sophie.
We're aiming for 5,000 signatures, which would probably be sufficient to give Sophie a top 20 with 'If You Go'.
EDIT: Sophie has announced there will be no more singles from the TTLF era and will instead be releasing a Greatest Hits album in the winter, pencilled in for November. Therefore this petition is closed.
Ex Army Corporal Jack the Tap Dancer story is one of great heart ache and angst. Jack first started tap dancing when he was 8 years old but soon was unable to due to his Army service.
A few years ago Jack's wife tragically passed away, after 10 years of Jack caring for her and living with her alzheimer's. This sent poor Jack into a spiraling depression and the only way he sought solace was by dancing his sorrows away.
Today Jack is through to the last 24 of 'Britain's Got Talent' and he's got a very good chance of performing in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance.
With our help we can make this man's dream come true and bring a smile back to this fallen war hero! Let's make it happen!