Comox Valley dancer assists Women Build for Habitat for Humanity

Comox Valley dancer Shannon Seeley has loved being on stage since the age of two.

DANCER SHANNON SEELEY will help raise funds for a Habitat for Humanity women build with Dancing for Humanity this Friday.

DANCER SHANNON SEELEY will help raise funds for a Habitat for Humanity women build with Dancing for Humanity this Friday.

Comox Valley dancer Shannon Seeley has loved being on stage since the age of two.

She also has a love for fundraising, so it just makes sense for her to combine her two loves into one.

Seeley will host Dancing for Humanity this Friday at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary; a fundraiser for their Women Build for Habitat for Humanity, Vancouver Island North.

Ten to 15 schools from the Comox Valley and Campbell River such as Gemini Dance Studio, Urban Dance Connection, ValDance & True Colours Youth Dance Company will provide all varieties of dance.

They were all happy and willing to participate in this great cause. “This has been very well received in the dance community,” said Seeley.

“Dancers love being on stage and performing for people”, added Seeley, “…this is just another chance for us to do what we love and help a great cause while doing it.

“This has also allowed all the dancers to take the competitive aspect out of dance. Competitions are fun in their own way, but it is also fun to let it all go and just be all about the dance, and performing for the audience.”

While Seeley herself has taken more of a backseat in the performing aspect of dance in the past few years, she has kept herself in the dance world by becoming a teacher of her art. “I teach because I love it!”

While she loves teaching, Seeley herself would like to take more classes and dance all the time again, as well as do more choreography. “I just love it, it’s a great outlet for emotional expression and a fun, great way to stay physically active.”

Tickets for the event are available at Silhouette Theatre and Dance Supply and The ReStore in Courtenay and Campbell River at $20 per ticket.

Doors open at 6:30; the show starts at 7. Tickets will also be available at the door if the performance does not sell out.

— Urban Dance Connection