Tag Archives: Canada

Roller Dance Owl supports Simon Fraser University Students

It is my pleasure to have the opportunity to support students of Simon Fraser University. I am very glad to collaborate with Human Resources Students Association of SFU. Roller Dance Owl is proud to be one of the sponsors of the Stream event Fall 2018 at Simon Fraser University. On the photo: Meredith Nguyen, one of SFU_HRSA coordinators, and I.

with love, 
Lana Shahar

Roller Dance Owl Show Part 1 – Beginner Adult Group performance – Vancouver Fashion Festival, Fall 2018

We are happy to be a part of the Vancouver Fashion Festival, producer David Chen www.nikkropro.com. Here is something sweet from our last performance with my beautiful and brave Roller Dance Owl adults students/ roller moms Juliet , Andrea and Regina at the Vancouver Fashion Festival (producer David Chen ) at Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport on Oct. 20, 2018.
In our roller dance choreography I combined some of basic movements that my students learned during last 6 months: ability control roller skates – turns, stops and simple march/ walk (with more practice transferring to Moon walk in the future), coordination of arms and legs in walking and rolling, skating Zigzag, Downtown, Spins.
πŸ’™πŸ™Our general sponsors of the performance and credits: Many thanks to GAP – Richmond Centre, Richmond BC – for supporting us in all our projects!! πŸ’™πŸ™Thanks for the gorgeous dresses talented & my fav designer Anna Yam : Heart Attack – Skate dresses Collection 2018 created by Anna Yam Fashion Designer. πŸ’™πŸ™Thanks for taking care of me my dear Sandy – Ting Ting Sandy Na – Makeup Artist and Hair stylist: www. sn-glamour.com πŸ’™πŸ™Many thanks to Roller Dance Owl Raffle sponsors:
πŸ’™πŸ™Tommy Hilfiger 752 – McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Mall (amazing store and awesome staff), Pure Beauty Salon – professional and just awesome (Elena Zavelion (125-3800 Chatham, Richmond BC), Buchan’s Kerrisdale Stationery with Unique gifts stores (Inna Vasilyev) www.buchanst.com (2141 W 41 Ave, Vancouver/ 350-9100 Blundell rd., Richmond BC), Shop Task Skates – Shop Task Skates – Inline skate BEST Shop πŸ™‚ www.shop-task.com (1739 Main str., Vancouver BC).
Thanks for the video shooting: Amazing Grace Lorra movie studio
* My roller skates: Riedell Roller
With Love, Lana. www.rollerdanceowl.com
πŸ¦‰Roller Dance Owl Show 🌟– Part 1, Beginner Adult Group, Heart Attack  by Demi Lovato: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfnaBFZwxXQ

Wheelchair & Roller Dance Owl performance – Miss Wheelchair Canada 2018


Some of my friends say that sometimes I have weird dreams. Roller dance with wheelchair community was one of my latest dreams. Can you imagine how exciting it was when one day the organizers of Miss Wheelchair Canada 2018 contacted me and asked me to help with dance workshops and performance at the Gala show for the event. It was a blessing. It was an amazing experience. Everyone in our wheelchair-roller dance group had different physical abilities though we had the same passion for Life and Dance, everyone – on his own wheels! That’s why we had only 2 evenings for practices but we did our best and had great time together during our workshops and on the stage.

Here is a video of us. Wheelchair & Roller Dance Owl performance at the Gala show of the Miss Wheelchair Canada 2018 on August 25th, 2018 with my lovely three Roller Owls & with beautiful candidates from Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver and other areas. 

Thanks for the inspiration ladies. Thanks to all the organizers.  Special thanks to outstanding person Olesya Kornienko. Thanks to Roundhouse Community centre for having us. God bless you all. I wish Wheelchair Community will get more help from the society. 

DANCE everyone and Never give up! 
with love, Lana Shahar


Photo credit: Jose Manuel Armijo.

Music: Never Give Up by Sia. Choreography: Lana Shahar.
Roller Dance Owl for www.misswheelchaircanada.ca

New skate season with Roller Dance Owl at Hamilton Community Centre

September 10, 2018 – December 10, 2018

Beginners: 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Intermediate: 6:16 pm – 7:15 pm

Our second location:
Hamilton Community Centre,
5140 Smith Dr., Richmond BC, Hamilton Community Centre.
Phone: 604-718-8055

Yay! It’s a new skate season at Roller Dance Owl!

After two hours on wheels Silver Owls are having fun of Parachute playtime.
Yay! We have started new skate season last Tuesday, September 6!

Roller Dance Owl at the Miss Wheelchair Canada 2018 Show: Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Another of my dreams came true and I am glad to announce about the collaboration with the Wheelchair Community. I’m going to help with the dance choreography workshops for Miss Wheelchair Canada 2018. Couple of my students and I will be performing with the candidates at the final show. It is such a blessing. I am so happy and so excited about it.
The event is free. Please come, vote, enjoy and support! 
With love, Lana

Miss Wheelchair Canada 2018: https://www.misswheelchaircanada.ca/
Date: Saturday, August 25th, 2018.
Location: The Performance Centre – Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver. 
Show time: 3:30 pm – 6 pm
Roller Dance Owl performance with Miss Wheelchair Canada 2018 candidates at 5:35 pm.

On the picture: I am with Olesya Kornienko – one of the candidates, a writer and just an amazing person.


Roller Dance Owl with Daya – Sit Still Look Pretty and guest Mo Sanders

The “Roller Skating Fun” summer 2018 project has been created from our love and passion for roller skating. We skate in different styles, we dance, and we play various games on roller skates. We skate alone, with partners, and in groups. We skate slalom – around cones and doing other tricks.
Roller skating keeps us creative, healthy and happy. Roller skating is like a rainbow in the sky – colorful and magical. Just try it!
Lana and the skate crew.

Music: Daya – Sit Still, Look Pretty,
Roller dancers: Roller Dance Owl students, www.rollerdanceowl.com , Lana Shahar /the founder of Roller Dance Owl (Vancouver BC, Canada), Mo Sanders (Seattle, Washington).

Anna Yam (costume designer for the project),
Howard Jenkins (Hrapp’s Skate School) (skate towels),
Shop Task – Inline skate shop (slalom cones).

Children choreography – Lana Shahar,
Partner roller skating routine choreography – Lana Shahar & Mo Sanders.
We appreciate Mo Sanders greatly for his cooperation in the production of this project.

We are forever grateful for all your help and love:
Howard Jenkins (skate instructor, Seattle, Washington),
Lynnwood Bowl & Skate Roller Rink/ Shaun Kelly, Mikell Escamilla and the skate crew (Lynnwood, Washington),
Christopher R. Anderson, Wesley Warthe-Anderson – Ximen Mining Corp. (Vancouver BC)
Auburn Skate Roller Rink/ Steve Clemons, Alyssa Robinson (Auburn, Washington),
Richmond Sports & Fitness (Richmond BC) for providing us the space for the shooting.

Our special thank you goes to Ed Chiu & Major Kathie Chiu of the Salvation Army
(Richmond Community Church) 8280 Gilbert Rd., Richmond BC.
Thank you for the partnership and collaboration for making the Salvation Army a home for Roller Dance Owl Skate School.

Video by Amazing Grace Lorra movie studio. Photo credit: Regina Morse.

More pictures coming soon!

Silver owls (Performance group) are having skills tests in June

We continue skate classes during the summer though all advanced students from the performance group (Silver owls) are having skills tests in June. Everyone will be tested in 20 movements. For the stage performances they need to have no less than 80 points for each movement performed. Here Owl Dasha is showing one of the artistic sets and spins that Owls have learned.