"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion."
International Dance Day was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Council and is celebrated on April 29 of each year. The date is not linked to a particular person or a particular form of dance, although it is also the day when the French dancer and ballet master Jean Georges Noverre was born. The main purpose of International Dance Day is to attract the attention of the wider public to the art of dance. Happy International Dance Day! Have you hugged the dancer in your life today?!
The College has a group of dedicated, talented and determined dancers heading to London, Ontario for the ScotDance Canada Championship Series events. Unlike the pipe bands that can draw on the fundraising efforts of many people, the highland dancers are a small group with a big fundraising goal. Please come out and support them in their fundraising efforts. Please see below for all of their fundraisers in the next couple of months. Thank you for your support!
The College’s Highland Dancers will be holding a Yard Sale on Saturday May 30th starting at 8:00am in the amphitheater. If you are doing a purge while spring cleaning, or have a box in the basement you haven’t opened since you bought your house, please set items aside that you think could sell and help the dancers meet their fundraising goals. The dancers will be accepting items after May 10th and only during the College business hours (9am– 5pm). They are not accepting any baby items (cribs, car seats, baby gates and toys) or electronics (computer monitors, televisions, laptops and printers). Come to the sale in search of new treasures!
Save these dates!!! The Highland Dancers will be participating in many events trying to raise the funds needed for their trip to London, Ontario for the ScotDance Canada Championship Series events. Keep your eyes open for them on the following dates:
Saturday, May 16th – BBQ at Sobeys, Summerside
Saturday, May 23rd – Grocery Bagging at Superstore, Summerside
Saturday, June 13th – BBQ at Sobeys, Summerside
Make sure you pop by and support our dancers by purchasing something from the grill or putting your extra change in the buckets when they are grocery bagging!
Although The College of Piping won’t be hosting a step dancing competition this year, that doesn’t mean that you won’t have the opportunity to compete in Summerside. During Lobster Festival, there will be a step dance competition, so keep practicing your choreography and wow an appreciative Lobster Festival audience! For further information on this competition, keep an eye on the Lobster Festival’s website: http://summersidelobsterfest.com.