Arts·The Move

School's out, but class is in session. 9 incredible young dancers shine on The Move 3: Kids, out now

Ranging from 9 to 17 years old, the third season of The Move features some of Canada's most fresh-faced dance heroes all at the beginning of their origin stories.

This season on The Move, meet fresh-faced Canadian dance heroes at the beginning of their origin stories

Season 3 of The Move features performances from nine of the most incredible young dancers in Canada. Stream the full series now on CBC Gem.

In this period of social distancing and working from home, there have been two things that have kept me sane: learning new things with my 3-year-old daughter and our daily dance parties. So it's only fitting that this season of The Move focuses entirely on youth.

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Ranging from 9 to 17 years old, these nine young performers have already made big waves in their respective dance communities. From a viral star who shared the stage with Justin Bieber, to a Raptors dancer who performed throughout the team's championship season, to an electric Indigenous hoop dancer who is transforming traditional dance, this season of The Move will introduce you to nine fresh-faced dance heroes all at the beginning of their origin stories.

301: Khiyla Aynne — The Woah

She's only 12, but Khiyla Aynne's already danced with Justin Bieber and Ellen. Watch this viral star share her twist on one of the world's most popular new moves: The Woah. Read more and watch now.

302: Ethan Burden — The Wave

Part of the new school of poppers, 13-year-old Ethan Burden will amaze you with his control. Watch as he contorts his body, seamlessly shifting from stuttering angles to butter-smooth movements. Read more and watch now.

303: Theland Kicknosway — The Spinner

How do you breathe new life into traditional dance? 16-year-old Theland Kicknosway has the answer. While his hoop dance pays homage to the Indigenous ancestors before him, his dynamic style is all his own. Read more and watch now.

304: Wyatt Moss — Chaîné

At 12, Wyatt Moss has moved big audiences in dance competitions and the theatre, but he's no stranger to bullying. His dance soothes his soul and might just heal ours in the process. Read more and watch now.

305: Tessa Kozma — Grand Jeté

11-year-old Tessa Kozma believes it takes a lifetime of work to approach the perfection required to make it in ballet. Watch her fly in the grand jeté. Read more and watch now.

306: Roman Pesino — Top Rock

After performing in sold-out arenas with the Raptors Lil Ballas, 10-year-old Roman Pesino is no stranger to big stages. In this episode, "Mini Drake" breaks down the steps to a killer top rock. Read more and watch now.

307: Izzy Watson — Dancehall

9-year-old Izzy Watson is pretty sure his generation will ruin dancehall, but once you see his energetic performance you might disagree. In this episode, he grooves through three popular dancehall moves that you can bust out at your next house party (even if it's just on Zoom). Read more and watch now.

308: Mats Nixon— The Paradiddle

Tap may not be as popular as it once was, but at 17, Mathias "Mats" Nixon is on a mission to change that. Follow his steps — if you can keep up — to learn the Paradiddle. Read more and watch now.

309: Michaela Beck — Acro

As a competitive acro dancer, 16-year old Michaela Beck is used to harsh critiques on stage — but it was the judgement she faced off-stage as a young trans dancer that almost pushed her out of dance forever. In this emotional finale, she performs a deeply personal piece about transition and tolerance. Read more and watch now.

Season 3 of The Move features performances from nine of the most incredible young dancers in Canada. Stream the first two seasons now on CBC Gem.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lucius Dechausay is a video producer at CBC Arts, as well as a freelance illustrator and filmmaker. His short films and animations have been screened at a number of festivals including The Toronto International Film Festival and Hot Docs. Most recently he directed KETTLE, which is currently streaming at CBC Short Docs.

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