Gala for Gold
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
735 Eighth Avenue
New Westminster , British Columbia
The Canadian National Dance Team returns to the Massey Theatre for the 2nd Annual Gala for Gold Showcase and Fundraiser!
Comprised of 40 of BC’s most elite dancers, they are headed to Poland in December to defend their title at the international Dance Organizations (IDO) World Championships. The event is known as the “Olympics of Dance” and the team will face off against 23 nations for gold, silver & bronze medals. Sadly, the team does not receive any government funding, so it falls upon the shoulders of our dances and their families to raise the approx. $4,000 each to represent our country at the prestigious event. Dancers of this caliber have dedicated their entire lives to training and are as flexible as gymnasts, as graceful as figure skaters and train as hard as any Olympic athlete. They will compete in 3 dance categories- Jazz, contemporary & ballet.
Headed by choreographer Danielle Gardner of “So You Think You Can Dance Canada”, they have high hopes of eclipsing the 18 gold, 11 silver & 7 bronze medals won in 2013 and are striving to bring home the overall Overall World Championship title for the 3rd year in a row
Gala for Gold will feature the team performing the pieces they will be competing with in Poland and will be joined by many of BC’s most talented guest performers. Adding to the excitement of the evening, are silent and live auctions with dozens of fabulous items.