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Surrey Festival of Dance Returns For Its 48th Year

posted by: Pacific Inn Resort Hotel on: March 20, 2014 3:48:10 PM
One of the largest and most prestigious dance competitions in North America, the month-long Surrey Festival of Dance is hitting Main Stage at the Surrey Arts Centre for its 48th year.  The Festival brings together individual competitors, dance troupes and adjudicators from all over North America and the world as they compete in the categories of Ballet, Contemporary/Modern, Tap & Stage, International, Jazz, Hip Hop/Street and more. All the action gets underway on March 29, with festivities wrapping up on April 30.

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Inaugurated in 1966, the Surrey Festival of Dance saw 450 dancers—not bad for a first year! The Festival would grow to be much, much bigger, however. Now the competition hosts over 10,000 competitors. And where early competitors competed at everything from churches to libraries, they now compete at first-class performance theatres such as the Surrey Arts Centre and the Bell Centre for Performing Arts. The competition is a great opportunity for competitors, who can gain invaluable experience, make new friends and even win scholarships and bursaries to continue their education in dance. 

The Festival also hosts a few special events in addition to regular competitions. The “No Borders’ Group Dance Challenge” is a completely open dance challenge with over $13000 in cash and the title of “Grand Champion” on the line. The Dance & Wellness Seminar Workshop is a great opportunity for students and teachers alike to learn about nutrition and injury prevention in addition to dance.

For more information about the festival, check out their website. Tickets to performances are available at the door.

If you want to check out any of the action in the upcoming month, then we here at the Pacific Inn Resort Hotel & Conference Centre would love to have you. Just a 20-minute drive for the Surrey Arts Centre and minutes from the beautiful beaches of White Rock, BC, we’re in the perfect spot. And with fantastic, luxurious rooms and too many amenities to list, you’ll be glad you chose us. 

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