On Saturday, March 4, eight students and two teachers headed to Halifax for the Limelight Dance Competition at Spatz Theatre. Dancers performed their best run-through yet to “Puttin’ on the Ritz” in a two-minute, upbeat jazz routine. The judges scored the performance a 91.05% earning the KES Dance Team gold in their category, a trophy, and individual medals! Additionally, judges enjoyed the performance so much, they felt it was a “must see again routine” and invited the team to perform again later in the day for a second round of competition called The Vault.
From this second performance and going against 20 other routines, our dancers won “most entertaining” group number and received a second trophy! This is an incredible achievement for these dancers as it was their first time competing together as a group, and for some, their first time competing ever! Many memories were made this day as everyone felt recognized, validated, and bonds were strengthened. Even though it was a competition, the love of dance continued off stage as competitors supported and cheered for one another over a shared passion.