TaiwanFest will feature a diversity of dance performances

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      TV shows like America’s Best Dance Crew and So You Think You Can Dance have pushed urban dance into the mainstream in recent years. And it’s not just happening in North America. 

      TaiwanFest is all about engaging different cultures, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the organizers have made room for the Miracle Dance Team to swerve, shake, and bust some moves.

      The Vancouver-based street-jazz troupe was founded by Mira Lin, a former teacher at Taipei’s Sport King Dance School. She heads a group of dancers from Canada, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, who’ve given high-energy performances at various venues across the Lower Mainland.

      On Monday (September 5), they’ll deliver a jolt of excitement on the 700 block of Granville Street, starting at 4 p.m. Who says a multiculturalism and diversity fest can’t be sexy?

      That's not the only dance event at TaiwanFest. The Cindy Yang Dance Academy of Canada will put on a show at the Vancouver Playhouse on Saturday (September 3) at 5:30 p.m.

      Its students have won nearly 300 trophies and medals in competitions in North America and Asia.

      The Cindy Yang Dance Academy of Canada will perform at the Vancouver Playhouse on Saturday (September 3).

      The Metrovan Linedance Society performance will at the same location on Sunday (September 4) at 2 p.m. Burnaby dance instructor Judy Yang and several volunteers founded this group, which includes immigrants from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China.

      The Metrovan Linedance Society will be at TaiwanFest.
      TaiwanFest from Saturday (September 3) to Monday (September 5) on Granville Street and at various other venues downtown. For the full schedule, visit the TaiwanFest website.