I am at the Studio at 1111 Chevrier in Wpg to watch my daughter dance in the Canadian national Dance Championships - its 10am on thursday - there are approx 1000 people here 80% in the hallway getting ready to perform. you have to walk through a sea of costumes and perfume to find a seat- it is a wonderful experience for the dancers who to reach this point have shown a level of fitness and co-ordinated excellence not unlike AA minor hockey only more ruthlessly competitive.
the music ranges from classical to owl city to the Jackson 5 - and the costumes are amazing in their detail and theme. congratulations to all dancers and parents who i can tell you from experience make a serious time and financial commitment to jazz,tap,hip-hop,ballet,pointe,lyrical and contemporary dance. winners here with a high level of competency are eligible to attend world championships in tap and jazz in Poland (Volcano's permitting)
i better go i think my girl is up next,
for more dance info see http://www.evolutiondance.ca it has been a wonderful experience for my Daughter and Evolution is truly a first class school - a nice addition to the excellent fitness opportunities available for your family in Selkirk.