The DIAVOLO Veterans Project
Wednesday on Houston Life at 1:00 p.m., The DIAVOLO Veterans Project. You saw them on America’s Got Talent, now they’ll join us in studio. The dance company’s unique style of movement is used as a tool to help restore veterans’ physical, mental, and emotional strengths through workshops and public performances in communities all around the country. You’ll see it for yourself Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. on KPRC 2.
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what happened Feb. 4 with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
Also on Thursday, about 80,000 COVID-19 vaccines that will be redirected from long-term care facilities to CVS Health stores won’t be distributed in the Chicago area, the pharmaceutical chain said. AdvertisementMeanwhile, despite Chicago Public Schools extending a “cooling off” period through Thursday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot started the day casting blame on the Chicago Teachers Union for the lack of an agreement over reopening schools. “At this point finding a public health expert who opposes in person learning would be like finding a scientist that doesn’t believe in climate change,” Jackson said. After months of consideration, the Illinois mom, who is breastfeeding her newborn son, decided she would get a COVID-19 vaccine. —Associated Press6:45 a.m.: Triton College in River Grove opens as Cook County COVID-19 vaccination siteTriton College, a community college in west suburban River Grove, began serving as one of Cook County Health’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution sites on Wednesday.chicagotribune.com
National Youth Theater offering Spring dance classes, theater, camps for all ages
The National Youth Theater group might just have the perfect program for them to perform on that big stage! NYT is a Christian ministry with the mission of engaging students in life changing experiences through the performing arts. They offer many different classes and camps for kids of all ages. Some of their upcoming Spring and Summer shows include ‘Newsies,’ ‘Annie,’ ‘West Side Story,’ ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ ‘High School Musical,’ among others. Their Spring dance classes run now through March 9, and you can get more info on those and their musical theater shows by clicking HERE.
10-buck ballet: Houston group to host drive-in performances this season
The Houston Ballet is back. As a part of the Frame x Frame Film Fest, the Houston Ballet will hold drive-in performances at its Center for Dance parking lot. The experience affords fans the opportunity to safely experience dance in a socially-distanced setting. Frame x Frame Film Fest at the Houston Ballet Drive-In is a month-long event taking place Thursdays through Sundays beginning Thursday, Nov. 5. The festival will show different performances each night ranging from “Singin' In The Rain” to “White Christmas.”Tickets are $10 per vehicle and must be purchased in advance online.
‘Dance Your *Booty* Off’ fitness classes will have you movin, groovin, and burnin calories
HOUSTON – Forget boring, structured fitness classes, ‘Dance Your *Booty* Off’ is a body-positive and female-friendly dance class that brings the moves, AND the fun! Owner Marianne Vergult teaches this free online class via Zoom every Saturday and Sunday. Her one-hour class will have you burning tons of calories (without even realizing that you’re working out,) while grooving to some of your favorite upbeat music. For more information on ‘Dance Your *Booty* Off,’ click HERE. Watch as Lauren Kelly shows off her best dance moves!
One Good Thing: Houston Ballet dancers come together for virtual dance program
HOUSTON The dancers from the Houston Ballet aren't letting the pandemic get them down. Because of everything that's going on, the Houston Ballet wanted to find a fun way for their dancers to stay connected and moving while spending more time at home. They came up with a group Zoom dance to Billy Joel's classic, "Dancing with Myself." The virtual performances might make you want to even get up on your feet and join them.
Celebrity dance pro Tony Dovolani teaching FREE virtual ballroom dance lessons
HOUSTON – It’s time to get off the couch, and start moving your body! Celebrity pro dancer Tony Dovolani has the perfect solution for anyone who’s ever wanted to learn how to ballroom dance - by doing it virtually from your own house. “We’re here for so many of our students, who ballroom dance in our studios as their primary form of exercise,” Dovolani said. We want to make sure they can keep dancing while staying connected with us.” Folks across the country are having so much fun. Visit fredastaireonlinelessons.com to learn more about virtual ballroom dancing.