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Award winning dancers at Unchaga Hall tonight and Saturday

A group of award winning dancers from the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre (KPAC) will be strutting their stuff for two nights only at Dawson Creek Secondary's Unchaga Hall this weekend.

A group of award winning dancers from the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre (KPAC) will be strutting their stuff for two nights only at Dawson Creek Secondary's Unchaga Hall this weekend.

The show starts tonight and tickets are available at the door for the 7 p.m. performance of "Time Warp" — a collection of hits from the 1950s '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s, paired with hip-hop, tap, jazz and musical theatre dance numbers. 

A May 14 Matinee performance of "The Wonderful World of Disney" — a collection of Disney tunes — is sold out. 

But, tickets are still available for the Aladdin ballet Saturday night at 7 p.m.

This competition troupe, Dance Extensions, have won many awards at both the Peace River North Festival of the Arts in Fort St. John and the Standing Ovation Dance Festival in Dawson Creek.

Peace River North Festival of the Arts awards:

  • Ellie Fraser: two 2nd Place awards for Point Solo, Classical Ballet Solo, and Provincial Festival nominee
  • Tatijana van Dyken: 1st Place award and Trophy for Hip Hop Solo
  • Hannah Gabriel: 3rd Place award, Lyrical Solo
  • Caitlyn & Abby Rickert: 1st Place award, Tap Duet

Standing Ovation Dance Festival awards:

  • Tatijana van Dyken: Platinum & Outstanding award for Hip Hop Solo, plus Love of Dance Trophy, selected from all participants at the Standing Ovation Dance Festival. 
  • Ellie Fraser: High Gold & Gold, for Pointe Solo & Classical Ballet Solo, plus Outstanding award for Pointe Solo.
  • Hannah Gabriel: High Gold & Outstanding award for Lyrical Solo
  • Chloe Shea: Gold, Jazz Solo
  • Jacey Calderwood: High Silver, Tap Solo
  • Caitlyn & Abby Rickert: High Silver, Tap Duet

Lindsay Dufresne, Alison Morgan, and Bernice van Dyken for receiving awards for Adjudicators’ Choice for Choreography.

Van Dyken, Fraser and Gabriel's performances earned them invites to participate in Standing Ovation National Finals in Edmonton later this month.

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Source: Cindy Gabriel

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