Breakdancing Yukon Society dances all day long

Dance marathon raises money for projects, events, and educational trips

More than 40 kids — and at least one adult beginner — woke up March 11 with the intention of dancing the entire day away. Leaping Feats’ Breakdancing Yukon Society held their annual dance marathon from 9:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. that day.

Dance classes, as well as some arts programs, were held in three rooms simultaneously, creating a total of 28 straight hours of dancing (minus a one-hour pizza lunch break). Dancers were able to learn from a couple of special Outside instructors and try out new dance styles, such as Broadway, vaudeville, musical theatre, and bhangra, to name a few.

Participants, who went door-to-door collecting donations for the dance marathon and also paid a small fee to take part, were able to raise $6,131.50 for their cause.

The goal of the marathon was to raise money for projects, events, guest instructors and educational dance trips. This year the school is sending 35 students to Montreal and six to New York City to study with established instructors.

Contact Crystal Schick at crystal.schick@yukon-news.com

ArtsdanceWhitehorse

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Above: Dancers gracefully swing their bodies during a contemporary dance class led by Heather. Right: Parents watch their kids dance in the blue room as others learn how to hip hop in the pink room. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Dancers learn techniques to loosen up during the dance marathon. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Parents watch their kids dance in the blue room as others learn how to hip hop in the pink room. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Kids learn how to do the old-school Charleston dance. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Just Posted

Canada Games Centre readies for skaters, swimmers

Second phase of rec centre reopening starts Aug. 3

Pedalling the Yukon’s lakes

Water bikes come north

CYFN, YG launch awareness campaign after drop in calls to family and children’s services

Officials say there’s concern COVID-19 measures have isolated children from people providing oversight

Possible COVID-19 exposure in Dawson City and Whitehorse

Anyone who has developed symptoms is asked to self-isolate

Yukon Party calls for all-party committee on school reopening plan

Legislature would need to be reconvened for committee to be created

City hall, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council this week. Tennis… Continue reading

Cancan show to return to Gerties

The Klondike Visitors Association announced in a press release on July 29… Continue reading

Air North named best airline

Tripadvisor named Air North the Travellers’ Choice Best Airline in Canada 2020… Continue reading

Community banking services to move to CIBC

A number of Yukon communities will see changes in banking this fall… Continue reading

Majority of Yukon businesses don’t have employees working remotely during COVID-19, survey says

Less than a third of businesses have any portion of their workforce working remotely

More than a dozen speak out on zoning change

Nearly all express support for Pelly Construction’s plans

City accepts funding to address homelessness

$46,000 will go towards 100 Homes campaign

2020 Yukon Energy Road Cycling Championships bring plenty of competitive spirit

The U15 boys GC came down to a sprint to the finish of the final stage

Most Read