Local dancers celebrate international dance week

The week of April 21 to 29 was international dance week.

The Intermediate Tap Class practise their routine for Aladdin.

The Intermediate Tap Class practise their routine for Aladdin.

The week of April 21 to 29 was international dance week, the same week as BC Arts and Culture week, and dancers from the Creative Energy Arts Factory in Fernie spent time teaching preschoolers a few moves.

The Creative Energy team made special guest appearances at Bright Beginnings preschool to teach dance and creative movement. Students from Creative Energy Arts Factory also spent the week delving into the art of self-choreography and of course working on their routines for the Aladdin Show on May 23 and 24.

All dancers had their names entered into a draw for one of four dance scholarships for $250. The lucky winners will be announced at the year-end show.

In the spirit of celebrating dance and the performing arts kids of all ages participated in various dance and theatre activities.

Alana Rybar, Principal Director of Creative Energy Arts Factory, said the purpose of international dance week is to heighten the awareness of dance and its contributions to our culture.

“I always tell my kids that dance at the studio that dance (as well as theatre and singing) can take the world from black and white to a spectrum of colours.

“It’s like a rainbow for the soul.  That is the essence behind international dance week.”