The Urban Dance Connection Senior Team advanced to the Synergy Showdown Finals where they won the competition and were named the Synergy Showdown Champions. The dancers were awarded a $1,000 prize from Synergy.

Accolades for Campbell River’s Urban Dance Connection

Urban Dance Connection Classical Division has had an incredible start to their competition and performance season.

Members of the UDC Classical Division’s Performance team, ages 5 to 18, participated in the North Island Festival of Performing Arts in Courtenay and Synergy Dance Competition in Nanaimo in February and March. At NIFPA, the team performed over 80 dances in all styles of dance. They had an amazing couple of weeks on stage and backstage with dancers from Parksville to Port McNeil. The team had a strong showing of top placements and the event was highlighted by the team receiving the Studio Spirit Trophy and having 2 of their dancers awarded with Provincial Rep placements. Timandra Draper will be the Intermediate Ballet Representative, and Shea Bridgen will be the Junior Jazz Representative for the North Island at the BC Performing Arts Festival in Victoria at the end of May. Teegan Stoudt and Bryn Bridgen will also be attending the Provincial Festival as Merited Participants.

Immediately following the North Island Festival of Performing Arts, the team competed at Synergy Dance Competition in Nanaimo. Soloists from this festival received a combined 8 Top 10 soloist awards and the Senior Team received a $100 prize for the best ballet routine of the competition. The Senior Team advanced to the Synergy Showdown Finals where they won the competition and were named the Synergy Showdown Champions. The dancers were awarded a $1000 prize from Synergy. The UDC Classical Division’s Performance Team is now preparing for Ballet Exams, Core Dance Competition in Nanaimo, UDC’s Gala at the Tidemark on May 17th, and their Year End Recital in June. The UDC Performance Team is so excited to bring their hard work to their home stage!

For more information on their upcoming events and programs visit www.riverportdanceworks.com.

Just Posted

New exhibits at Campbell River Art Gallery unsettle Canadian landscapes

Territorial Acknowledgements and Horizon Felt run until Sept. 5

Helicopter deployed during busy night for Campbell River Search and Rescue

Two incidents in one day ‘not rare’: CRSAR manager

Bylaw enforcement office opens in downtown Campbell River

‘Checkpoint for RCMP’ meant to increase safety

Inside the music

Big Read: step behind the curtain at the venerable Vancouver Island Music Festival

Tossin’ cars around the track at Saratoga Speedway

By Terry Guest A beautiful summer night combined with 60 race cars… Continue reading

Here’s what you need to know about Day 2 at the BC Games

From equestrian to volleyball to swimming, all 18 events in full swing here in the Cowichan Valley

BC Wildfire update on 14 major Okanagan blazes

Watch the media briefing on the current fire situation in the Okanagan.

UPDATED: Kinder Morgan pipeline protesters defy eviction order

Demonstrators at Camp Cloud in Burnaby say they won’t leave, but will meet with city officials

B.C. tent city camper arrested for taking coins from fountain

The man, who built a shelter at a Saanich park, says homeless people are unfairly targeted

Ex-Raptor DeMar DeRozan says goodbye to Toronto on Instagram

The guard was traded to the San Antonio Spurs earlier this week for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green

Okanagan wildfires have potential to become firestorms, says UBC expert

David Andison said to let smaller fires go, to create pockets in the landscape for new forests

2017 wildfires give B.C. mom chance to say thank you to officer who saved her son

An unlikely encounter in the rural community of Likely, near Williams Lake

Organizers of West Coast sport fishing ban troll for attention

Hook-less anglers hitting Sooke area waters July 29 to protest DFO’s summer fin-fish ban

From hot dog to not dog: stuffed toy prompts car break in

Victoria couple said dog toy had been in the backseat for 18 years without problems

Most Read