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City requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter recreational facilities

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, individuals 12 and older will need to show proof they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated to enter City of Kingston recreational facilities and the Kingston Grand Theatre unless an exemption applies. According to a release from the City, dated Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, COVID-19 proof of vaccination checks will be performed in conjunction

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KSD offering dance intensive training for youth this summer

With the return to in-person activities, Kingston School of Dance (KSD) is offering a week-long dance intensive for youth with previous dance experience. Youth dancers, ages 10 and up, can experience week-long intensive dance instruction at the long-running dance school. The dance intensives will take place during the week of

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Inner Harbour Collective founds scholarship to support boys in ballet

Two successful male ballet dancers, who got their start at Kingston dance studio 5678, have started a scholarship to support and encourage boys to explore the world of ballet. Funds will be raised through a live showcase hosted by the Inner Harbour Collective later this month. Daniel Robertson-Styles and Bryce

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Watershed Festival to celebrate music theatre in Kingston this May

A crucial turning point in history is often referred to as a “watershed” moment. With this in mind, the Dan School of Music and Drama at Queen’s University, in partnership with the City of Kingston, presents the first ever Watershed Festival, May 25 to 28, 2021. The Watershed Festival is

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Local students participate in Celebration of Dance virtual event

Today, more than 9,000 local elementary students danced their way to better health during a virtual Celebration of Dance event. The event, held annually at Fort Henry when we’re not in a pandemic situation, is part of the health and physical education curriculum for students in both the Limestone District

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ExpressiOn Danse program launches at École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier

On Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021, the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) officially launched ExpressiOn Danse, its brand-new specialized classical ballet program for students at École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier in Kingston. The program gives students an excellent opportunity to develop their passion or explore a new discipline with countless

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City seeks applicants for Local Arts Residency at the Grand Theatre

The Grand Theatre Local Arts Residency is a pilot initiative developed in response to the impact of COVID-19 on the performing arts. Local artists and collectives working in varying performing arts disciplines are invited to apply to the program, which will encourage participants to explore new ideas, create, self-direct their

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‘Artists are Essential’ – Kingston Arts Council urges support for artists

Kingston Arts Council (KAC) is asking the Kingston community to support artists during this long pandemic, and beyond. The organization says the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the global community, and its impact on our arts sector has been extensive and heartbreaking.  Over the last year, Kingston’s artists – despite their

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City announces recipients of the 2020 Mayor’s Arts Awards

The Mayor’s Arts Awards is an annual recognition program that celebrates high artistic achievement and recognizes extraordinary contributions in and to the arts. Yesterday, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, Mayor Bryan Paterson recognized the 2020 recipients of the Mayor’s Arts Awards at an online event. “Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s

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Kingston Circus Arts needs community support during pandemic

Kingston Circus Arts, a circus arts performance and teaching organization, is struggling greatly due to the pandemic and the second lockdown imposed by the Ontario government. Erin Ball, who founded of Kingston Circus Arts (KCA) in 2015, strives to welcome and teach as many people as possible in KCA’s access-centered

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Things to do when you want to get out of the house this fall

With the fall weather here to stay, you may be looking for some indoor activities and outings to safely participate in. Local businesses and organizations are putting the safety of the community first when offering classes or activities to keep us entertained indoors. These businesses are ready to host you

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Local dance schools find their rhythm with in-studio lessons

After months of staying safe at home, the Kingston and area dance community is ready to welcome back dancers in safe and socially distanced ways. Offering many different dance styles, and following the best practices to keep all dancers safe, local dance studios are open for registration for new and

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