BC Festival 2019 Dance Convention
Be prepared for people on the streets in towns throughout the Shuswap to look a little different. They’ll probably be clad in dancewear at the time of a big dance convention in Salmon Arm.
An estimated 500 to 1,000 dancers will converge on the city’s Shaw Centre complex for Festival 2019, July 11 to 13. Pre and post events will expand those dates to July 10 to 14
Just for fun and learning, the event will feature modern square dancing, round dancing (choreographed ballroom) and clog dancing. Additional dance forms such as contra and line dancing may be added.
It’s also planned to operate a separate dance hall where the general public can come try most of the dance styles seen at the Festival.
The Festival is now extending an invitation to the regional business community to be a partner or sponsor and perhaps contribute to the big silent auction to take place during the event. Also, volunteers from the community are being sought to assist.
There will be an indoor exhibitors’ area operating throughout, presenting an opportunity to sell goods and services to the participants. Booth applications are now welcomed.
Festival 2019 has a growing web page located at BCFestival2019.com.