TAS Dance Program Hosting Huge Community Event Thursday, 11 Local Dance Organizations Participating

The TAS Dance Program is hosting a huge community charity event this Thursday evening (January 31st) at 7 p.m. in the TAS auditorium.

Eleven local dance studios, schools and organizations are coming together to perform. Each group chose a charity and they are donating all proceeds from the door between these charities.

Photo by Sara Connelly

Photo by Sara Connelly

The show includes more than 200 dance students from the community. Participating dance studios include…

-> A. Frost Dance Experience (Charity: Make A Wish Foundation)
-> Imagine Studios (Charity: Parkinson Canada)
-> Jubilation Studios (Charity: Alzheimer Society)
-> Kenner Dance Team (Charity: Teachers For Kids)
-> LCS Dance Company (Charity: Because I’m A Girl Campaign)
-> Move N’ Groove Dance Studio (Charity: Diabetes Association)
-> Peterborough PAC Dance Studio (Charity: Lakefield Animal Welfare Society)
-> Premiere Studio of Dance (Charity: Hospice Peterborough)
-> Revolutions Dance Studio (Charity: Sick Kids Hospital)
-> St. Peter’s Dance Team (Charity: Yes Shelter)
-> Thomas A. Stewart Dance Program (Charity: PRHC Mombassadors Campaign)

Tickets are $10 at the door for the show, which takes place in the TAS auditorium. 11 local dance organizations. 11 charities. 1 night.

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Art For Awareness Presents One Earth At Rotary Park

The well known local theatre group Art for Awareness is presenting One Earth on July 13th and 14th at Rotary Park, with both youth dancers and professional dancers participating in this exciting new production.

One Earth is an outdoor presentation of dance, music, storytelling and visual art inspired by the elements of Earth, Air, Fire & Water. The choreography is by Rachel Bemrose, Sierra Richardson, Kelsi Blashko, Oliver Moriarty and Eryn Masterson, with original music and visual art by Blake Richardson.

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"We are excited to provide young professionals a chance to exhibit their work while at the same time offering a high-level technical dance intensive and performance opportunity for young dancers in Peterborough," say Artistic Directors Rachel Bemrose and Blake Richardson.

"Art for Awareness believes in mentoring the choreographers of the future and at the same time providing high-level training for dancers here in the city. The show itself hopes to bring awareness to our natural environment while using artistic mediums to demonstrate the importance and beauty of the ONE EARTH we all share."

There is an art show & workshops at 6 pm on Friday, July 13th and Saturday, July 14th, followed by dance performances at 7 pm. They are at Rotary Park (near the London St. Bridge), and the rain date is Sunday, July 15th at 2 pm. They suggested donation is $5 or pay what you can.

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PTBOCanada Featured Video Post: Premiere Dance Studio

PTBOCanada Featured Video Post: Premiere Dance Studio

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PTBOCanada Featured Post: We Take You Inside The Amazing Premiere Studio Of Dance

PTBOCanada Featured Post: We Take You Inside The Amazing Premiere Studio Of Dance

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Premiere Studio of Dance Takes Home Top Dance Honours

At the Bedazzled Dance Championships held at Showplace last weekend, Premiere Studio of Dance managed to win top honours in both the solo/duet/trio categories and group section.

This is the first time the studio has won this competition—with over 675 routines taking the stage. 

Special congratulations goes out to Madison Sheward for winning the top solo with her contemporary routine "Uninhabited Light." The senior dancers also won top group with the routine "Misery" choreographed by Meaghan Sheppard (which also took home an award for top choreography of the entire competition). 

Overall, the weekend was a great success. These routines and more will be taking the stage at Showplace in the Shine Dance Competition taking place April 14th to 17th. Admission is free. Come out and support some amazing local talent!


Learn more about Premiere Dance on their Facebook page or website.

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Peterborough's 1960s Rock Stars Featured In Upcoming Book (And Reuniting For Party)

Peterborough's 1960s Rock Stars Featured In Upcoming Book (And Reuniting For Party)

Pioneers of rock movement in Peterborough!

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PTBOCanada Pics: 2014 Curve Lake Pow Wow

This weekend (September 20th-21st) is the annual Curve Lake Pow Wow. Here are pictures our Evan Holt took...

"At Pow Wows we gather in a circle. In a circle, no one is higher than anyone else, everyone is equal. Our dancers move in a circle, searching the ground for the footprints of our ancestors in order to follow their ways. The drum beats out the solemn rhythm of all creation. It is the sound we remember from before we were born. It is the rhythm of our mothers' heartbeat. The drums summon up a memory that is common to us all."

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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PTBOCanada Christmas Party December 5th At ARIA In Downtown Peterborough

We're excited to formally announce the PTBOCanada.com Inaugural Christmas Party! It takes place at ARIA Thursday, December 5th starting at 8 p.m., so mark it on your calendars! This is a community event, and no tickets are required to be admitted—invite your friends, family, colleagues. Peterborough love. Members of Kawartha Food Share will be at the door accepting cash and food donations, as so many are in need in this community. There will be a PMZ red carpet—you're all VIP!—a photobooth (with mistletoes!) and much much much more. Who knows, even Santa may show up! Spread the word!!


If you'd like more deets on the party, or want to be involved in some capacity, email here.

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DBIA Featured Post: Shots Lounge


The evolution of Peterborough’s downtown is ever apparent. Some businesses have come and gone, while others have undergone a complete re-branding like Shots Lounge, which was formerly known as Splice.

Opening as Splice in 2006, the lounge was meant to be a semi restaurant-lounge offering a wide array of drinks and dinner options. While the menu was constantly changing to provide its clientele with top quality food, it eventually turned into a full-on nightclub to the delight of its owners.

Eventually however, under the same ownership, Splice was essentially transitioned to the successful ARIA. Later, the idea came to bring back elements of the Splice atmosphere but in a remodelled setting. In March of this year, renovations began at 379 George St N, and since its June opening, Shots Lounge has become a hotspot downtown!


Owned and operated by a group of locals including Lang Freeman, Shawn Stephenson, Andres (Sucho) Salazar and Sammy Shehadeh, Shots Lounge has
brought back a casual nightspot atmosphere that brings with it the same feeling as a pub, but in a different setting. This is what Splice use to have, and with Shots they have been able to recreate the old closeness and community feeling.

The owners like that it has become a spot again where everybody knows your name. Separated into two rooms, Shots is quite a versatile operation. The front room opened in June and is set up as a bar where patrons can order trendy drinks in a cozy lounge setting. The back room, which opened in September, is available for special functions such as birthday parties. Any kind of event is possible in this space and they love working with requests from clients.

Open 7 nights a week from 8 p.m.-on, Shots offers an intimate yet exciting venue with DJs constantly spinning only the best music while offering an absolutely massive drink menu with nightly specials. Their bartenders can create anything you can imagine! The lounge offers a nightly promo between 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. called “5 for 5” where you can order any 5 hand crafted beverages for $5 each.

Partnered with ARIA and Dolce Vita who supplies a full kitchen, Shots has become one of downtown Peterborough’s newest go-to nightlife establishments! They invite you to come down and experience what so many people have been talking about since its June opening. If you’re looking to throw a memorable party of any theme, they’d be happy to help you make it happen in this unique spot.

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For more on Shots Lounge (379 George St. N), go to:
Twitter: @shotsonshots
Facebook: Shots Lounge

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By Aaron Elliott

PTBOCanada Featured Post: Premiere Studio Of Dance


Premiere Studio of Dance owner and teacher Robyn Carter knows what it takes to translate a lifelong passion into a blossoming career. The studio, now entering its 14th season, has seen itself transition from classes being taught weekly at a rented out Market Hall by Carter as a Trent student, to a full on 3 Dance Studio facility located at 1046 County Rd 19 in Peterborough.

Premiere offers one of the widest varieties of group dance classes around, with classes in hip hop, jazz, ballet, contemporary and acro (which has an element of gymnastics in it), to name just a few! Classes range in size from 8 to 16 depending on the style of dance and class level, which start at beginner for any age right up to competition teams that enter numerous competitions throughout the year.

The goal at Premiere Studio of Dance is to help its students learn the steps of course, but at the same time develop poise and confidence that they can take with them throughout their life. Time spent at the studio begins in September and runs right through until June covering what for most is the entire school year. This length of season allows the dancers to grow as both individuals and a team, creating bonds and fond memories that are sure to last a lifetime! At the end of the season, a large recital takes place at Showplace Performance Centre.

Inside the state of the art facility—it features professional sprung hardwood floors, close circuit TVs for viewing classes, and full length mirrors to assist in teaching—students and parents alike will find a space that caters to everyone. All instructors are B.A.T.D. (British Association of Teachers of Dance) Certified and they have full-time office staff that offer customer service which is second to none!

Robyn and her studio are constantly renovating and improving to give everyone inside its walls an even greater experience. They have recently begun offering dance classes in Lakefield out of St. John's Church to make themselves available to students from out of town.

With classes beginning this month, registration is currently ongoing. While students are always returning each season, Premiere Dance is open for new students of any age and dance experience to come join in the fun of dancing!

If you are looking for a new challenge for yourself or want to get your children involved in a constantly challenging, fun and empowering hobby, we suggest you contact Premiere Dance for more details. Chances are they’ll offer something that suits your style!

Their office hours are as follows: Monday-Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday 9am-1pm.

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For more on Premiere Studio of Dance (1046 County Rd 19), go to:

Web: PremiereDance.ca
Phone: 705-741-6545
Twitter: @premieredance
Facebook: Premiere Studio of Dance  

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