On April 8 and 9 a new dance festival will come to the Kootenays.
The inaugural event will be held at the Brilliant Cultural Centre in Castlegar.
The “Just Dance Festival — A Kootenay Dance Experience” will hopefully become a yearly event as a venue for young dancers in the Kootenays and beyond.
This year more than 100 dancers have registered ranging in age from 8 to 18. These young athletes have devoted hours of practice to perform their best in ballet, modern, jazz, musical theatre and hip hop routines.
A professional dancer and adjudicator from Vancouver, Heather Morrison, will also be coming to adjudicate the performances and every dancer will be receiving an award of platinum, gold, silver or bronze.
The festival will be held on April 8 from 9:30 a.m. until 7:45 p.m. and on April 9 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. On April 10 there will be workshops held where the dancers will have the ability to work with the adjudicator and learn from her extensive dance background.
Visit www.justdancefestival.ca for more information or call 250-365-2779.