March 24, 2014

Peel students take the stage at ninth annual Peel Dance Showcase

More than 500 Peel students in grades 3 to 12 will perform at the ninth annual Peel Dance Showcase on March 26. The event celebrates dance as an art form and showcases the talents of Peel students, while raising funds for the Peel Dance Teachers' Association (PDTA) Dance Scholarship.

"This event is a wonderful way for our students to show their passion for dance, while sharing their artistic talent, and demonstrating collaboration and physical literacy" says Hubert Brard, instructional coordinator for the arts and health and physical education. "Whether it be, hip hop, jazz, modern or Bhangra, dancing serves as a powerful form of self-expression and communication.”

The following schools offer a dance program or a dance club and will participate in the showcase, hosted at the Living Arts Centre:

Artesian Drive P.S.            
Beryl Ford P.S.               
Brian W. Fleming P.S.
Camilla Road Sr. P.S.
Cashmere Avenue P.S.
Castlebrooke S.S.
Cawthra Park S.S.
Clifton P.S.
Corniss P.S.
David Suzuki S.S.
Edenbrook Hill P.S.
Erin Centre M.S.
Erin Mills M.S.                 
Fairwind Sr. P.S.
Forest Glen P.S.
Glenforest S.S.
Grenoble P.S.
Hickory Wood P.S.
Homestead P.S.
James Potter P.S.
Kingswood Drive P.S.
Lancaster P.S. 
Lincoln M. Alexander S.S.
Lougheed M.S.
Louise Arbour S.S.
Mayfield P.S.
Middlebury P.S.
Rick Hansen S.S.
Oscar Peterson P.S.
Rick Hansen S.S.
Royal Orchard M.S.
The Valleys Sr. P.S.
Tomken Road M.S.

The Peel Dance Showcase is sponsored by the Peel board and PDTA. The performance begins at 7 p.m.. Tickets for the event are $10 and can be purchased through all participating schools. A small number of tickets will be available for purchase after March 24 from the Living Arts Centre box office. The Living Arts Centre is located at 4141 Living Arts Drive in Mississauga.

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Media contact:  Hubert Brard, Instructional Coordinator, the Arts and Health & Physical Education, 905-890-1010 ext. 2524,  [email protected]

Reference:  Avishka Juta, Communications Assistant, 905-890-1010 ext. 2098,  [email protected]

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