|Kahlan Palmarchuk, 8, from the VanDance|
Studio in Lethbridge, performs a demi-character
ballet solo at the Festival of Dance's 57th
annual Dance Inspirations competition at
Peacock Collegiate on May 4, 2016.
Approximately 1,000 dancers gathered at Peacock Collegiate for some dance inspiration.
“I like everything about it. I love the sense of camaraderie backstage, kids becoming friends with kids from other studios and a very positive and supportive atmosphere,” said Sara Bryan, president of the Moose Jaw Festival of Dance.
“They come off the stage and they congratulate each other on a job well done. So that’s really nice. It’s neat to watch the kids grow year after year as they come back. I love the energy backstage.”
Wednesday marked the first day of the 57th annual five-day Dance Inspirations festival, put on by the Moose Jaw Festival of Dance, at Peacock Collegiate.