Thirty four young dancers from Abbotsford's Dance in Motion Studio are preparing for an exciting performance experience at Disneyland's California Adventure Park on July 12.
Ranging in age from seven to 22, the students and teachers from Abbotsford, Langley, Mission, and Chilliwack will be presenting a 22-minute jazz routine that has been choreographed and taught by the Studio's. The students will also participate in a dance workshop put on by Disney on July 11.
"This is a wonderful experience for the dancers," said Amy Mihal, co-owner/director of Dance in Motion Studio. "I performed at Disneyland myself when I was younger and found my ability and confidence grew tremendously from the experience."
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Langley dancer Patrick Arnott is one of the performers at the Talent for a Cure benefit on July 13 at the Newton Cultural Centre in Surrey.
Samantha Andrews, the organizer, has pulled together talent from around the Lower Mainland. It's her way of helping others after she battled Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia at the age of five.
Proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society and the event features tributes to Sinatra and Johnny Cash, dancers, musicians and even Andrews herself.
Tickets are $15 for adults and while students and seniors pay $12. More information is at 604-619-0236 or via email at email@example.com.
Talents For A Cure is back and celebrating its second great year. A very successful variety show fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society, Talents For A Cure features a wide range of ages and fantastic talent from all over the Lower Mainland.
Making a return appearance is the wildly acclaimed Tommy Alto and his band, singing everything from original songs to the old school music of Johnny Cash. Also on stage for this year's show are the wonderful smoothly-styled singing of Adam Olgui, who brings Frank Sinatra back to life, enchanting and entertaining dancers Patrick Arnott and Elisabeth and Rebekah Lay, Zheng player Julie Han, who entranced everyone last year with her flawless playing of the ancient Chinese instrument, and a performance by the founder of Talents For A Cure, Samantha Andrews, who is herself a cancer survivor.
The talent does not stop there. Making his first appearance on the Talents for a Cure stage is 13 year old sensation Benjamin Dunnill, who is already making a name for himself in the world of music. There are also performances by Sean and Colleen Donnelly, who like their father "Mr. O'Canada" Mark Donnelly, have great voices and are lending them to the cause. Other newcomers include pianist and beautiful singer Dodi Barillec plus very entertaining magician The Great Marrdini and his lovely assistant Ling Ling
Talents For A Cure will be held at the Newton Cultural Center in Surrey (King George and 72nd) for one performance only on July 13, 2012. There will be raffles and a 50/50 draw where you can win great prizes. Beverages and food will be available, including cupcakes and cookies made especially for the event.
Talents For A Cure is hoping to break last years record and raise even more badly needed funds for cancer research. Tickets, which can be purchased at the door, are only $15 for adults and $12 students and seniors. The doors will open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:00 pm.
For more information you can call 604-619-0236, visit the Talents For A Cure event page on Facebook, or email Talents.firstname.lastname@example.org.