Spotlight shines on dancers at Quesnel Festival of Performing Arts

A dancer presents her Ballet: Demi-Pointe: Solo routine Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Chuck Mobley Theatre during the second day of the Quesnel Dance Festival. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Stella Quarry presents her Dancer’s Own Choreography: Solo routine Monday, Feb. 17 during the fourth and final day of the Quesnel Dance Festival at the Chuck Mobley Theatre. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A dancer presents her Contemporary: Solo routine Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Chuck Mobley Theatre during the second day of the Quesnel Dance Festival. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A dancer begins her routine Saturday, Feb. 15 during Day 2 of the Quesnel Dance Festival at the Chuck Mobley Theatre. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A dancer performs her Ballet: Demi-Pointe: Solo routine Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Chuck Mobley Theatre during Day 2 of the Quesnel Dance Festival. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A dancer competes in Contemporary: Solo Saturday, Feb. 15 during Day 2 of the Quesnel Dance Festival at the Chuck Mobley Theatre. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A dancer competes during the second day of the Quesnel Dance Festival Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Chuck Mobley Theatre. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A dancer performs her Jazz: Solo routine Saturday, Feb. 15 during the Quesnel Dance Festival at the Chuck Mobley Theatre. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Jenelle Stanton performs her Dancer’s Own Choreography: Solo routine Monday, Feb. 17 at the Chuck Mobley Theatre during the Quesnel Dance Festival. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Megan Yaskow presents her Dancer’s Own Choreography: Solo routine Monday, Feb. 17 at the Chuck Mobley Theatre during the final day of the Quesnel Dance Festival. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Hundreds of dancers from Quesnel, Prince George, Smithers and Fort St. John showcased their artistic talents in a wide variety of disciplines during this year’s Quesnel Dance Festival.

The 37th Annual Quesnel Festival of Performing Arts (QFPA) Dance Festival took place Feb. 14-17 at the Chuck Mobley Theatre and featured ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, hip hop/street, acrobatic, interpretive, tap, variety, song and dance, character national and school and community performances.

This year, Nola Antony was the ballet and modern dance adjudicator, and Samantha Schleese was the stage dance adjudicator.

Up next for the QFPA is the Vocal and Choral Festival March 9 and 10 at the Maple Park Alliance Church and the Speech and Dramatic Arts Festival April 7-9 at École Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary. A Celebration of Stars Festival Gala and Awards Ceremony celebrating all disciplines will take place in May at a time and venue to be determined.

READ MORE: Photos: Quesnel’s Celebration of Stars honors young performers



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