Andrea Simpson-Fowler has a choice for audiences: if you want to see cute little kids and a mix of entertainment, come to the recreational show; if you want to see more professional, more polished pieces, then come to the repertory show.

The owner and operator of Leaping Feats Creative Dancework is planning for its annual show on the Yukon Arts Centre stage that displays all that her students have learned over the past year.

It features everything from ballet to tap, modern to jazz, hip hop and break-dancing.

She explains that hip hop is a part of break-dancing, but more acrobatic with more floor work.

The recreational show on Friday, May 30 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday at 1 p.m., features the cute little kids and a mix of entertainment from the more experienced performers.

The repertory show on Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. will be all about the more polished performances.

This show is a showcase for the youth company, Extremely Moving.

“It’s a really, really entertaining show,” says Simpson-Fowler. “It’s going to be fun.”

It’s going to be interesting back stage, too, as there are 330 dancers involved.

This year’s show will include a music video that features Extremely Moving. A repertory company from Vancouver, The Source, had come to Leaping Feats to worked with the youth for one week.

Set to Working Day and Night, by Michael Jackson, the music video shows the dancers as bored students who daydream about going to dance class.

Also to be presented is the piece that Groundwork Sessions Funk Ensemble performed at the cultural component of the Arctic Winter Games. This ensemble adds two female dancers from Extremely Moving.

With the regular dance season over, Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks will gear up for its recreational dance camps this summer and intensives on videos and break-dance.

Tickets for Dancing Through Life are available at the Yukon Arts Centre and Arts Underground.


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