Kootenay Dance Academy prepares for year end shows

Competitive Showcase and Awards Gala to be held at McKim Auditorium Friday May 13th at 7pm

Kootenay Dance Academy dancers have been turning in some impressive results.

The Kootenay Dance Academy has been very busy the past few weeks competing both locally and provincially. The newly formed competitive team (CDT) in particular was extremely successful. Students’ hard work and dedication was evident in their recent acknowledgments and successes. After two very successful weekends of Competition the dancers brought home with them a total of 65 medals. They also brought home 15 overall awards including the most prized one of all….Studio Spirit…an award dedicated to a studio whose students, staff and families exhibit friendliness, respect and support towards fellow competitors, teachers and festival staff as well as modeling a high standard of etiquette and sportsmanship throughout the festival.

Medal Standings:

• 2-High Gold-Platinum (marks between 91-100)

• 35- Gold (marks between 85-90)

• 27- Silver (marks between 80-84)

• 1- bronze (marks between 75-79)

Overall awards:


• Overall-Jr Recognition Award-Reese Adolphe

• Top Production- Join the Circus

Shine -Vernon:

• Overall High score-Pre Competitive Group-Coney Island

• 1st Runner Up-High score Pre-Competitive Solo-Mikaela Garson

• 1st Runner up-Overall High score-Pre Competitive Group-Bring me to Life

• 4th Runner up-High score Pre Competitive solo-Emma Toth

• 6th Runner Up-High score Competitive Solo-Maggie Gilbert

• Special Achievement Award-Maggie Gilbert-Tap

• Special Achievement Award-Friend Like Me-Jazz Duet-Taylor Toth & Madalynn Garson

• Special Achievement Award-Phoenix Cockell-Contemporary

• Special Achievement Award-Austin McAra-Ballet

• Star Performance Award-Bring me to Life

• Over all High score duo trio Award-Rising Star-Friend Like Me

• Top Production-Join the Circus

• Studio Spirit Award + $500.00 towards entry fees

A big thank-you once again to all the parents and volunteers for their continued support of these festivals and competitions. They could not happen without you. As well, a tremendous shout out to all the dancers who represented their studio proudly.

As they academy heads into the final stretch they are currently preparing for their 1st Annual Competitive Showcase and Awards Gala to be held at McKim Auditorium Friday May 13th at 7pm. This showcase will feature several competitive routines that will not be seen at the year end production as well as salute studio excellence via year end recognition awards. Tickets can be purchased at the door. General admission is $10.

The dance academy is also busy preparing for their 25th Annual Production Revue- ‘Heaven by the Sea’

This years performance is a tribute to all the sights, sounds & amusements of Coney Island during its historical peak the first half of the 20th century. Join us as we play in the surf, stroll along the boardwalk and take in some amusement rides. Perhaps a snack or two and then off to enjoy some of the best sideshows along the seashore.

The show promises an evening of great entertainment and fun for all ages. Showtime 7 p.m. Friday, May 27 and Saturday May 28.

Tickets available from Key City Theater box office.


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