Two Duncan dancers join Dancestreams weekend show

Dancestreams, a pre-professional company that features dancers from all across Vancouver Island

Dancestreams, a pre-professional company that features dancers from all across Vancouver Island, will perform on Saturday, May 14 at the George Bonner Elmentary School, starting at 7 p.m.

This year’s company includes two Duncan dancers: Hunter Cook and Sienna Quast, both students at Carlson’s School of Dance.

Formed 30 years ago in Nanaimo to address the needs of talented and professionally minded Island dancers, Dancestreams aims to offer enriched opportunities to some of the Island’s most promising dancers, who are selected by audition. They work together for an intensive six hours each Sunday from September to May, in addition to their regular home-studio training.

The works they dance to are all commissioned from leading professional choreographers, and the finished works are toured throughout Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands each spring.

This year’s repertoire includes works by a galaxy of professional dancers, and offers the young dancers plenty of scope to display the results of their year of hard work.

Tickets are available from Carlson’s, Body Wrapsody and at the door.