Free Elements took home 48 awards out of the 65 dances. (Contributed Photo)

Free Elements sweeps podium with 48 awards at Nanaimo competition

This was the studio’s first event in southern B.C. ever

Terrace’s Free Elements Dance Studio took part in the Peak Nanaimo Dance Competition in Nanaimo, B.C. from May 13 to 16.

This event was the first festival they attended down south, which their 15 dancers swept the podium with 48 awards for their 65 dances.

Altogether, they claimed 11 first place awards, 18 second place awards, with nine third place finishes and 10 awards for fourth place.

“All of our dancers did an amazing job and made us all so proud, we hope to return to Peak if not next year [then] the year after that,” writes Jessica Ames, co-owner and co-director of Free Elements Dance Company, in an email to the Terrace Standard.

“It was very exciting to compete against new dancers and dance studios. The festival itself was a lot of fun and very well run.”

READ MORE: Free Elements presents annual dance showcase

Four special awards were given out to Free Elements, including two for choreography. Several dancers were also recognized for their help on-stage throughout the competition and received spirit awards.

Alongside the show, their dancers attended workshops at the Harbour Dance Studio in Nanaimo to learn from other choreographers. Ames says she had the opportunity to teach a modern masterclass herself to the other dancers from the Nanaimo studio as well.

Free Elements Dance Studio will be holding a Summer Dance Intensive from Aug. 26 to 29.


 


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