Cowichan’s Carlson School of Dance joining Fort McMurray fundraiser

Residents of many Island communities are doing what they can to raise funds to help those left homeless after the Fort McMurray fire.

Residents of many Island communities are doing what they can to raise funds to help those left homeless after the Fort McMurray fire.

According to dance teacher Reija Best of Carlson School of Dance, “Over one dozen dance studios on the Island are having a fundraiser event called Unite at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo, Tuesday, May 24 starting 7 p.m. All money raised will go to Red Cross and their efforts in Fort McMurray”.

The show will feature 33 dancers from 13 dance schools including Carlson’s Dance, which will be representing the Cowichan Valley with two numbers, she said.

These include ‘Vengeance,’ a powerful modern number with 23 dancers, choreographed by Ricki-Lee Allison and a ballet piece ‘Cello Song,’ choreographed by Christine Shaw.

“It is very important that we dance together for a good cause,” Best said. “There is no competition, no judging, no adjudicators, just pure love for dance and love for the people who need our help at Fort McMurray”.