240 dancers take part in Danceworks
This past weekend the 23rd annual Kimberley Danceworks Competition attracted nine dance studios and 240 dancers from all over the Kootenays and Montana.
For the first time the event was held at the Kimberley Conference Centre. With help from the City of Kimberley and Pro Audio of Cranbrook, a giant dance floor was installed and for three days studios presented a stunning expression of styles and choreography.
Professional adjudication was offered by Michael McInnes and awards were given for Technique, Showmanship, Choreography and Entertainment. The ages of the dancers ranged from under six to over 19.
Performing studios included:
Creative Arts Dance Studio, Eureka, MT
Sole Beats, Fernie
Allegro Dance Theatre, Nelson
Kootenay Dance Academy, Kimberley
Motion Dance Academy, Fernie
Nelson School of Dance, Nelson
LV Rogers Secondary School, Nelson
Turning Pointe Dance Studio, Castlegar
For the Love of Dance, Sparwood
Special thanks to: City of Kimberley staff for setting up our stage and for donating the funds to purchase a portion of the flooring. Ben Blomander at ProAudio for providing the sound and lighting system for the event. Michael McInnes, the adjudicator from MEM Dance Co.
The Kootenay Dance Academy (pictured above) will also be hosting its yearend performances May 26 and 27 at Key City Theatre in Cranbrook.
Submitted by the Kimberley Conference & Athlete Training Centre