Local dance students benefit from ballet professionals

Local dancers, age 10 – 13, pose with Desiree Bortolussi of Ballet Kelowna, who was their teacher for a 90-minute class on March 5.


Earlier this month, the Stage North Association of Slave Lake created an opportunity for locals that extended beyond the stage performance of Ballet Kelowna.
Dancers were invited to take a 90-minute ballet class taught by professional dancers.
Desiree taught the class of Junior level dancers aged 10-13 and Mark taught an Intermediate level class of dancers aged 13-17.
The children’s classes were then followed by an opportunity for dancers ages eight and older to view the ballet company take their class at the Legacy Centre.
The kids found the experience to be very inspiring and enjoyed seeing their teacher from earlier in the day and the rest of the company perform later that evening.
Dancers from High Prairie, and both Slave Lake studios attended the events throughout the day.


Ballet Kelowna dancer Mark Dennis, right, took a class of 13 – 17-year-olds in a 90-minute ballet class on March 5.

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