Celebrate with dance

The True Colours Youth Company of Performing Arts is hosting its first Community-Inspired Celebration of Dance on May 7 at the Old Church Theatre in Courtenay.

The True Colours Youth Company of Performing Arts is hosting its first Community-Inspired Celebration of Dance on May 7 at the Old Church Theatre in Courtenay.

The 22 local members, ranging in age from 11 to 17, are looking forward to sharing the stage in this collaboration of talent.

Artistic director Livea Gill wanted to commemorate the fifth season of the Valley’s premier youth dance company and envisioned an abundance of dancers showcasing their love of movement in honour of International Dance Week (April 22 to May 1).

Gill was thrilled as the responses to her invitation came rolling in.

The following groups will be performing in addition to True Colours: Gemini Dance Studios, Valley Dance Centre, Comox Valley Flamenco Studio, Axe Capoeira Comox Valley, Urban Dance Connection (Campbell River), Kathy Mascia School of Dance (Campbell River), Linda’s Bellydancers, Qualicum Beach School of Dance, B2Glee Club (Qualicum/Parksville), Parksville Ballet School, Stage West School of Performing Arts (Port Alberni), Helix Dance Theatre, Port Side Academy of Performing Arts (Port McNeill), and Perform Art Studios (Vancouver).

Tickets are sold at Silhouette Theatre and Dance Shop or Gemini Dance Studios, or to reserve call Megan at 250-339-1112.

Ticket price is $12 and seating is festival-style.

For more information about this show and other True Colours performances, visit www.truecoloursyouthdance.com.

— True Colours