Dancers hit the stage at the Dekker Centre

By Greg Higgins
April 3, 2016 - 9:55am

Dancers from all over Saskatchewan came to North Battleford to show off their best moves in hopes of winning scholarships. 

The Battlefords Dance Festival Association held their 36th annual dance competition over the past week at the Dekker Centre.

“This year we have 776 entries in all genres of dance,” Tanya Nichtegaele, dance association president, said. According to Nichtegaele it is one of the biggest dance festivals in the province.   

Four professional dancers from Canada and the United States judge the performers and determine the scholarship winners.

Performers could win between $50-$100 monetary prizes, or scholarships for dance camps and festivals. Some scholarships are worth up to $300 and are considered the top prizes. 

Dancers ranged from six to 18-years-old. Nine schools particpated from North Battlefords, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Shellbrook, Warman and Wilkie.

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