Ladysmith dancers on year-end journey

Dancers with Soulfire Dance Studio are preparing for their year-end show at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo on May 28.

The dancers at Soulfire Dance Studio are preparing for a journey.

The group, ranging in age from three to 18, will be performing their year-end show, Destinations, on May 28 at the Port Theatre.

Artistic director and Soulfire owner, Jennifer MacPherson, said the students are taking the audience on a journey to all the places the dancers dream to one day visit, real or otherwise.

“So we have dancers from Candyland to Disneyland and to Paris and New York to the North Pole.”

Hayley Schultz, 15-years-old, has danced for 11 years and performs ballet, jazz, contemporary, and tap.

“Last year, we were dancing on the school stage, and this is so much bigger, bigger audience, it’s so exciting,” said Schultz.

Baley Colburn, 15, started dancing last year and does hip hop, contemporary and jazz. She said she is growing nervous about the show, but is excited for the opportunity.

“I haven’t really been in front of a lot of people, so this is going to be my first time performing outside of the school.”

Ally Segreto, 7, has been dancing two years.

“I’m happy to be on stage because I just really like to perform and act and be on the stage and just act like a star.”

Tickets are available through the Port Theatre.


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