The CR DanceXtreme Showteam’s senior jazz competitive number ‘Iconic’ will be among the many fabulous routines performed at ‘Steppin’ thru the Decades’ at the Tidemark Theatre June 21

Campbell River DanceXtreme on a roll for final performance

Dancers are still hard at work preparing for their end of year performance at the Tidemark Theatre

The competitions might be over for the year, but the dancers of CR DanceXtreme are still hard at work preparing for their end of year performance at the Tidemark Theatre.

CR DanceXtreme’s show Steppin’ thru the Decades’ an exciting look back at the music, fashion and dance moves of the past 100 years, is set for June 21-23 at 7 p.m. with a matinee June 23 at 3 p.m. The shows will feature both the competitive as well as the recreational programs with dancers from age 5 to adult. The June 21 and 22 shows will feature Showteam, as well as the studio’s younger performers, while the June 23 shows will feature Showteam, plus the teen and adult performers. Tickets are $21 for adults and $19 for students and seniors.

Meanwhile, CR DanceXtreme’s Showteam finished up their competitive season with two competitions and armloads of prizes in recent weeks.

The team headed to Mission from April 27-29 for the Shine Festival, a competition featuring 194 solo numbers and 175 group numbers. CR DanceXtreme entered 42 numbers and came home with eight platinum awards, 31 golds and three silvers. As well as receiving the Studio Excellence Award, CR DanceXtreme numbers took first, second and third overall for the top senior groups, first in the overall intermediate groups and second and third in the overall junior category. The studio also received two Choreography Awards.

Individual dancers had a chance to shine as well! CR DanceXtreme dancer Ailsa Sirois received the award for Most Promising Dancer (12 and up), as well as the Shine Spirit Award and the Emotion Award. She also received a Top 10 Soloist Award and a scholarship to a Triple Threat Dance Convention.

Zoe Garlinski-Gonsky was presented with the award for Most Promising Dancer (12 and under) as well as the Maturity Award, a Top 10 Soloist Award and received second overall among the intermediate solos. She also received a scholarship to a Triple Threat Dance Convention.

Other highlights included a ‘Fierce Award’ for soloist Jesse Devlin and the third overall senior solo for dancer Carley Cofield.

The Showteam then traveled to Prince Rupert May 6-12 for the B.C. Annual Dance Competition where they received numerous top marks for group numbers, including seven firsts, seven seconds and a third place finish. The competition featured cash prizes, and CR DanceXtreme groups won a total of $9,550 to go towards next year’s competition fees. In some cases, different CR DanceXtreme groups competed against each other, taking first and second places in their category.

Zoe Garlinski-Gonsky received the Junior Performer of the Year Award at the event, competing against 22 soloists in the 12 and under category. Carley Cofield was named first runner-up for the Senior Performer of the Year Award, from among 23 competitors, and also received the Adjudicators’ Choice Award. Dancer Jana Modras won a Harbour Dance Scholarship and was among the top five soloists overall in the 12 and under category. Soloist Krystel Cisnero won a Triple Threat Dance Scholarship and was among the top five soloists (12 and up), while ballet soloist Jacqueline Minnaar was among the Top 10 soloists (12 and up).

For more information, go to www.crdancextreme.com or www.tidemarktheatre.com