Latino Heritage Month in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of families in Lane County is committed to sharing their culture and traditions as they celebrate Latino Heritage Month. When most families are going out to a dinner or a movie on a weekend night, some Latino families head to school. They bring their shoes, their bright beautiful skirts, and … Continue reading »

All-Girl Performance Hopes to Inspire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A group of all-girl performers is sending out a message to empower others with a show Sunday in Springfield. Girl Circus was started 14 years ago by a Eugene woman who wanted to mentor and inspire young girls through theater and creativity. Darcy DuRuz is the creator and director of the group, … Continue reading »

Local Dance Group Takes Top Prize

EUGENE, Ore. — Hard work is paying off for a local dance group. Dancers from All That! Dance Co. in Eugene took their routine to the spotlight dance cup in Seaside last week and brought home the top prize. More than 30 studios competed in the tournament, and they say it was an honor just … Continue reading »

Benefit Concert for Young Eugene Dancer

EUGENE, Ore. — There are many things we take for granted in life, including the ability to dance. A Eugene girl was born with two rare diseases that would making dancing very difficult, but she’s overcoming her obstacles and catching the eyes of her peers. Three-year-old Brielle Crawford has had to deal with some big … Continue reading »

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 »

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