Jordan Francis: Burlington Dance Workshop (@officialjman, @StephMI24)
One of my followers on Twitter, Stephanie, worked hard to put together a dance workshop with Camp Rock’s Jordan Francis in Burlington, Canada.
After weeks of planning, Jordan met up with Stephanie and a group of 10 friends at the Burlington Gymnastics Club on March 30.
“We had mentioned it [a Burlington workshop] last year at a workshop,” Stephanie told me when I asked her how the idea came along. “Then he tweeted about workshops back in December and I just emailed him.”
The group danced to Ariana Grande and Mac Miller’s latest single “The Way”, as well as Thrift Shop. Check out the videos below!
And to you, loyal CampRockNews.com readers, here are some exclusive news about Jordan’s upcoming projects.
The 22-year-old is set to judge some dance competitions and has even been stopping by the studio a lot lately to work of some great stuff that you won’t want to miss!
Jordan Francis: The San Family NEW MUSICAL (@officialjman)
Jordan Francis is currently in Halifax for he stars the new musical created by Juanita Peters: ‘The San Family’.
Jordan and Juanita stopped by the Morning News yesterday (February 4) to talk to the musical, that will run from February 27th to March 1st, 2013 at Dartmouth’s Alderney Landing Theatre.
Make sure to watch the interview below and read more about the musical’s plot.
1943 as the war is still raging, rural Nova Scotians wait to hear news of loved ones overseas while tuberculosis threatens the lives of those at home. Even in dire conditions like these segregation is considered necessary.
Will Langford (Jordan Francis) is black in a time when color is considered as much a threat as death itself. After contracting tuberculosis he is moved to the Weymouth Sanatorium. Inside are 4 of his family members, the youngest is his 5 year old niece, the oldest is his sister Hattie. He arrives with his only possession, an old guitar which becomes the elixir for soothing souls, boosting spirits and encouraging hope.
When Langford begins singing tunes to cheer up his young niece and other family members, patients in ward “b” (the colored ward) feel the benefits and get involved. The construct to divide the whites and the coloreds, a hospital curtain, proves no match for the power of music. Even rigid and brass Stewart McKinnon, from “the other side” realizes it’s the music that has kept his spirits up. A former radio host, and harmonica player, he knows the value in Langfords’ talent. The result is a union of two very unlikely characters who discover a common bond in music.
All “hell” breaks loose when hospital staff (Nurse Thibeault), learn of the activity and try to discourage McKinnon from communicating with “the other side,” the result is quite miraculous. As McKinnon and Langford continue to create music through the curtain, McKinnon gets an amazing idea. The music generated here can provide comfort to families outside the hospital walls as well. McKinnon devises a way to have a live radio concert from the Weymouth Sanitorium. “Anyone” who wants to can participate by reciting a poem, singing a song or delivering greetings on behalf of themselves or others in the hospital. Families who haven’t heard the voices of their loved ones for months, sometimes years will get to hear greetings and music directly from THE SAN FAMILY.
Before his death, Stewart McKinnon gives Will a parting gift that will forever change his life. He provides the name of a contact that takes Will Langford from a backyard, family entertainer to “stardom.”
For Langford the true gift is learning to trust and believe in the power of music.
Jordan Francis: Cross Country Fun Hunt Concert (@officialjman, @ccfunhunt)
Jordan Francis hangs backstage with fans before the Cross Country Fun Hunt concert, held on January 28.
The concert, that was filmed and recorded as the Cross Country Fun Hunt Finale episode, will air on CBC on Saturday, March 2nd at 9:30am (8:30am PT / 10:00am NT)!
Jordan Francis (@officialjman, @CCfunhunt): Cross Country Fun Hunt PROMO Vid
This summer, Jordan Francis, host of the new CBC series “Cross Country Fun Hunt,” is hitting the road for the ultimate cross-Canada road trip to find great kids to hang with, joining them in the fun things they love to do in their towns and neighborhoods!
The show’s website went Live TODAY!!
Kids can from now on go to FUNHUNT to nominate themselves and the most awesome place or activity in their area!
Jordan Francis (@officialjman, @CCfunhunt): Cross Country Fun Hunt Photoshoot
Jordan Francis poses for a picture as he does a photoshoot around Toronto to promote his new show premiering this summer: Cross Country Fun Hunt.
Jordan Francis (@officialjman, @CCfunhunt): Cross Country Fun Hunt
Jordan Francis is going behind the camera!
The 20-year-old took over his Twitter today to share his new project with his fans.
The Cross Country Fun Hunt is an epic road trip across Canada on a mission to find the funniest things to do & the best people to hang with all across the country!
All you have to do is tell us about your favorite fun place in your city, town or neighbourhood!
You could be among the FIRST people to get their profile up on the CBC CROSS COUNTRY FUN HUNT website!
This site will go live at the beginning of May and kids across Canada will vote to choose the most fun places for Jordan to visit!
Click on the picture to head to the website and get more details!
Jordan Francis (@officialjman): “Wild Ones” Choreography
Jordan Francis dances with his students to Florida’s Wild Ones at the Toronto Dance Workshop earlier today (March 18).
Stephanie, one of Jordan’s regular Toronto students, (here on the video with her friend Katie) shared this video with me and said:
“We did Wild Ones by Florida!! It was just my friend and I so when Jordan saw it was just us, he said he was going to work us hard ”