Interview: Louis Van Amstel from DWTS

EUGENE, Ore. — Dancing With the Stars performer Louis Van Amstel is getting people moving with a new program. He says those with osteoarthritis can benefit from light exercise, such as dance. Van Amstel, along with Dr. Christopher Ghardio from New York University Hospital, joined us on KEZI 9 News This Morning to tell us … Continue reading »

Dancers Tap Back in Time

EUGENE, Ore. — Dancers at Flex Studios have been busy rehearsing for an upcoming performance and the proceeds will help a Eugene nonprofit. Angela Dunham dances and teaches. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a major in dance and a minor in business. She also earned a Dance Educators of America certification. “I’ve … Continue reading »

Dance Teams Compete at Thurston H.S.

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Dance teams from all over Oregon were at Thurston High School Saturday competing for a spot in the state competition. Teams need a score of 65 points to qualify for the final round of the state competition. If they don’t make that score, they’ll have to compete in a qualifying round instead. … Continue reading »

First Eugene Salsa Festival Wraps Up

EUGENE, Ore. — Step by step dancers are improving their salsa skills. “Our interest is Cuban Salsa, Rueda, and Timba. So that’s what we’re taking advantage of and we performed on Friday night,” said Courtney Garcia. During the first Eugene Salsa Festival, instructors from all over the country performed different dances and then taught eager … Continue reading »

Dance for a Reason Show Kicks Off

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’re looking for some entertainment this Friday, the Reach Center is hosting its 20th annual Dance for a Reason show. The benefit showcases a variety of local talented dancers and choreographers. Over 22 groups will perform from tap, to jazz, hip hop and even flamenco and Indian style dance. This year the proceeds all … Continue reading »

Hip Hop Helps Kids Fight Obesity

(CNN) — Hip hop is helping school kids fight obesity. A program called Hip Hop Public Health is showing school children music videos that make it cool to be healthy. “I see music as the bridge between health education and the streets,” said Dr. Olajide Williams, NY-Presbyterian Columbia Medical Center. It’s the brain child of … Continue reading »

Out & About: June 14th-16th

There are a lot of ways to enjoy this weekend. Here are some ideas from 104.7 FM KDUK’s Valerie Steele. Out & About Links: Prost8K Musical Feet Second Friday Art Walk Vintage Car Show For more information on these and other great events or to submit your own, click here.

SHS Collects Prom Dresses, Formal Wear

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield High School is giving away prom dresses, and it’s hosting an event to try on the gowns this Friday. The program got started about four years ago. It’s designed to help students who can’t afford prom wear. Students say it feels good to give back to their peers. “It really helps … Continue reading »

Local Dancers Prepare for Benefit Show

EUGENE, Ore. — Dancers from all different backgrounds are getting ready to take the stage right here in Eugene. Groups are practicing as we speak to get every step right for Friday’s 19th annual Dance for a Reason. This year all the money raised will go to the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide, or ELAW. Nearly … Continue reading »

UO Performers Celebrate MLK, Jr. Day

EUGENE, Ore. — Looking for a way to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day? Then you might want to join others at the University of Oregon for music and dance. The UO’s School of Music and Dance will host several concerts this week in honor of the holiday. On Monday, Jan. 21, the UO Gospel … Continue reading »

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