Local dance students met top dancers, choreographers

Dancers and teachers from Grand River Dance Academy here attended an action packed weekend called Coastal Dance Rage at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto recently.

It included Emmy award winning choreographers and celebrity dancers from the hit television series So You Think You Can Dance, in Canada and the U.S.

The purpose of the event was to train, motivate and in­spire dancers and teachers, preparing students for their future in dance with cutting edge dance skills.

Participants take ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop and ballroom classes taught by the professionals from So You Think You Can Dance, who have extensive dance backgrounds and have worked with many other celebrities in music videos, movies and other television shows such as Dancing With The Stars.

Students not only trained but also had the chance to mingle with the faculty, to discuss bringing some of them to Grand River Dance Aca­demy to put on some local workshops for all dancers around the area.