From May 29th through June 2nd 2018 over 640 artists gathered in beautiful downtown Victoria at the CCPA Performance Hall on Vancouver Island for the Performing Arts BC Provincials; a festival highlighting Dance, Music and Vocal Arts from across BC. Of the 640 artists, 156 were specifically dedicated to dance.
This year, 33 Provincial festivals participated with 15 being multi-discipline and four being strictly dance oriented. 65 merited performers, those who participate but are not official representatives and are not judged, chose to come and take part in this extraordinary gathering of artists. We were lucky enough to have 11 dancers representing SFD 2018 as well as Carol Girardi (SFD Treasurer and Director) and Karen Law (SFD Ballet Section Head) attend the 2018 PABC Provincials.
Of the 11 SFD dancers participating, three won First place, four were Runners-up, and two received Honourable Mentions. Two merited dancers were also chosen to join the SFD contingent in Victoria. These were outstanding results from our talented Surrey dancers! Congratulations to our First Place winners: Sabina Nelson (Ballet I), Kaitlin Cheung (Modern II) and Gregory Jungco (Modern III); Runner-ups: Harrison Last (Stage I), Vanessa Hodges (Modern I), Caitlyn Woo (Ballet II) and Lexi Barr (Stage II); and the Honourable Mentions: Katherine Mezei (Stage I) and Erin Lum (Stage II).
NO BORDERS GROUP DANCE CHALLENGE
Grand Champion Winners of 2018 No Borders Group Dance Challenge were:
First Place Style && Grace Varsity – Praise Team
Second Place – Pair Bonds Caulfield School of Dance
Third Place – Something Rotten – Peggy Peat School of Dance