VIDEO: ‘Holiday Magic’ when Celtic Rhythms and Summit Dance joined forces in Duncan

‘Christmas is coming’ is the name of this selection that opens ‘Holiday Magic’.‘Christmas is coming’ is the name of this selection that opens ‘Holiday Magic’.
Presents! Yes, it’s time for what’s under the Christmas tree.Presents! Yes, it’s time for what’s under the Christmas tree.
Presents! Every child loves what’s under the tree but each reacts in her own way. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Presents! Every child loves what’s under the tree but each reacts in her own way. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
These girls are dancing for joy because it’s time for Presents! (Lexi Bainas/Ciizen)These girls are dancing for joy because it’s time for Presents! (Lexi Bainas/Ciizen)
The tiniest dancers from Celtic Rhythms and Summit Dance got to take part in The Happiest Christmas Tree, with just a little help. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen).The tiniest dancers from Celtic Rhythms and Summit Dance got to take part in The Happiest Christmas Tree, with just a little help. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen).
‘A Teddy Bear’s Picnic’ in honour of Ghillie, the visiting Teddy Bear from Scotland.‘A Teddy Bear’s Picnic’ in honour of Ghillie, the visiting Teddy Bear from Scotland.
Everyone steps up to enjoy A Teddy Bear’s Picnic in honour of Ghillie: the world famous visiting bear from Scotland. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Everyone steps up to enjoy A Teddy Bear’s Picnic in honour of Ghillie: the world famous visiting bear from Scotland. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
All I Want for Christmas Is a Really Good Tan is the name of this whimsical country number. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)All I Want for Christmas Is a Really Good Tan is the name of this whimsical country number. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
These hip hop dancers from Summit tell the world it’s time for an Uptown Christmas. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)These hip hop dancers from Summit tell the world it’s time for an Uptown Christmas. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Dressed in snugly looking dresses these little girls perform Tiny Jingle Bells. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Dressed in snugly looking dresses these little girls perform Tiny Jingle Bells. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Tiny Jingle Bells gives these little dancers the chance to show their stuff for an adoring audience. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Tiny Jingle Bells gives these little dancers the chance to show their stuff for an adoring audience. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
A graceful conclusion winds up My Little Snowflake during Holiday Magic. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)A graceful conclusion winds up My Little Snowflake during Holiday Magic. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
It’s fun to be My Little Snowflake for these dancers from Celtic Rhythms. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)It’s fun to be My Little Snowflake for these dancers from Celtic Rhythms. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
It’s time for A Rock and Roll Christmas say these little Celtic Rhythms dancers. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)It’s time for A Rock and Roll Christmas say these little Celtic Rhythms dancers. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
It’s a Winter Wonderland out there as these dancers in their frosty white costumes can tell you. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)It’s a Winter Wonderland out there as these dancers in their frosty white costumes can tell you. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
What are they thinking? I Believe in Santa Claus, that’s what. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)What are they thinking? I Believe in Santa Claus, that’s what. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
‘I Believe in Santa Claus’ is a great sentiment for this time of year. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)‘I Believe in Santa Claus’ is a great sentiment for this time of year. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Skating is a great holiday activity, according to these young ballet students. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Skating is a great holiday activity, according to these young ballet students. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
An imaginative and witty take on Highland tradition gives these girls the chance to perform the Jingle Bell Sword Dance together. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)An imaginative and witty take on Highland tradition gives these girls the chance to perform the Jingle Bell Sword Dance together. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
A ‘Christmas Caelidh’ is a great opportunity to have fun with friends.A ‘Christmas Caelidh’ is a great opportunity to have fun with friends.
Having fun with friends at a Christmas Ceilidh? What could be more fun? (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Having fun with friends at a Christmas Ceilidh? What could be more fun? (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Candy Cane Lane is big, brassy Christmas spectacular to end the first half of a great show. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Candy Cane Lane is big, brassy Christmas spectacular to end the first half of a great show. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Celtic Rhythms more experienced dancers get together for a blockbuster number, ‘Candy Cane Lane’.Celtic Rhythms more experienced dancers get together for a blockbuster number, ‘Candy Cane Lane’.
The second half of the show starts off with Time Flies. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)The second half of the show starts off with Time Flies. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
The thermometer’s dropping, it’s time for Santa to head south. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)The thermometer’s dropping, it’s time for Santa to head south. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
When the weather turns too chilly, Santa’s Going South for the Winter, according to these dancers. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)When the weather turns too chilly, Santa’s Going South for the Winter, according to these dancers. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
These dancers get to perform while an onstage pianist plays Greensleeves for them. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)These dancers get to perform while an onstage pianist plays Greensleeves for them. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
These dancers bring grace and beauty to the old carol ‘Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella’.These dancers bring grace and beauty to the old carol ‘Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella’.
Bring a Torch is a contemporary take on the old Christmas carol. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Bring a Torch is a contemporary take on the old Christmas carol. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Summit Dance’s intermediate hip hop crew perform ‘Lost Woods’.Summit Dance’s intermediate hip hop crew perform ‘Lost Woods’.
Let’s all get together for a Christmas vacation. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Let’s all get together for a Christmas vacation. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
It’s time for a ‘Christmas Vacation’.It’s time for a ‘Christmas Vacation’.
Up she goes in Wild and Crazy Christmas during the ‘Holiday Magic’ dance show put on by Celtic Rhythms and Summit Dance last weekend. For more from the show, see page 31. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Up she goes in Wild and Crazy Christmas during the ‘Holiday Magic’ dance show put on by Celtic Rhythms and Summit Dance last weekend. For more from the show, see page 31. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Christmas wrapping is a snap for these dancers. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Christmas wrapping is a snap for these dancers. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
It’s best to be quiet when Waiting for St. Nick, yep, the man with the bag. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)It’s best to be quiet when Waiting for St. Nick, yep, the man with the bag. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Everyone’s dressed for Santa’s Party as the show nears its end. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Everyone’s dressed for Santa’s Party as the show nears its end. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
‘Ave Maria’ ends the annual Christmas season show, ‘Holiday Magic’.‘Ave Maria’ ends the annual Christmas season show, ‘Holiday Magic’.
The heartwarming song, One Little Christmas Tree, is a great choice for these little ones. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)The heartwarming song, One Little Christmas Tree, is a great choice for these little ones. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Dancers from Celtic Rhythms and Summit Dance combined forces again Nov. 30 to present Holiday Magic, their kickoff to the season.

This unabashed celebration of all things Christmas presented dancers at all levels, from the tiniest toddlers to the most polished senior students to the delight of a large and enthusiastic crowd at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre.

Family and friends enjoyed the songs of the season worked into a variety of dances, from glitzy and glamorous numbers like ‘Candy Cane Lane’ and ‘Santa’s Party’ to sentimental sweeties like ‘One Little Christmas Tree’ to favourite carols like ‘Bring a Torch’ and ‘Ave Maria’.

Everyone went home smiling, and humming a favourite tune.