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Ballet Kelowna announces the launch of the Pop-Up Series, a new free initiative that brings the Company to outdoor and alternative spaces throughout the community. The inaugural edition, Dance by the Lake, will take place August 24-27 at Kelowna City Park’s Jubilee Grandstands. From August 24-26, Ballet Kelowna will host a series of workshops and demonstrations; on August 27, audiences are invited to enjoy an open viewing of Company class and rehearsal, a pre-show chat and special evening performance at 6pm - all part of the Kelowna Made Festival. The performance will include a sneak peek of choreographer Cameron Fraser-Monroe’s work, taqəš, along with Ballet Kelowna audience favourite, MAMBO by Alysa Pires. Pre-registration is required for all public classes and is strongly recommended for the August 27 performance. All Dance by the Lake activities are free or by donation. For more information and to register, visit: balletkelowna.ca/popupdance

Wednesday August 24, 2022

10:00am – 10:15am    Territorial Welcome
10:15am – 11:30am    Grass & Hoop Dance with Cameron Fraser-Monroe
11:45am – 1:15pm      IN MOTION Introduction to Ballet with Joanna Lige
2:30pm – 3:00pm       Acro Yoga Demonstration with Henry Akifia
3:00pm-4:00pm          Disco Dance Party with Shawn Byfield
4:00pm – 5:15pm       Kizomba with Kristiann McCool

 

Thursday August 25, 2022

10:00am – 11:00am    Intro to Flamenco with Rosario Ancer, a co-presentation with the Dance West Network
11:00am ­– 12:00pm    Dance of the Salmon Home and Syilx Workshop with Cori Derickson
12:00pm – 1:00pm     IN MOTION Introduction to Ballet with Joanna Lige
1:00pm-2:30pm          Musical Theatre Madness with Shawn Byfield
2:30pm – 4:00pm       Diversabilites Dance with Laura Elliot
4:00pm – 5:30pm       Bachata with Samantha Sambrielaz and Jaime Cuberos

 

Friday August 26, 2022

10:00am – 11:15am    Grass & Hoop Dance with Cameron Fraser-Monroe
​11:30am – 1:00pm      FluxDelux with Sean Ling-Allen
1:00pm – 2:30pm       IN MOTION Introduction to Ballet with Joanna Lige
2:30pm – 4:00pm       Salsa with Alicia Tymstra and Nathan Lundgaard
4:00pm – 5:30pm       West Coast Swing with Luke Jukes and Sharon Sebo

 

Saturday August 27, 2022

9:30am – 11:00am      IN MOTION Introduction to Ballet with Joanna Lige
11:30am – 1:00pm      Open Viewing of Ballet Kelowna Company Class
1:15pm – 4:15pm       Open Viewing of Ballet Kelowna Rehearsal
5:00pm-5:45pm          Open Viewing of Ballet Kelowna Warmup
5:45pm - 6:00pm        Pre-Performance Chat hosted by Simone Orlando
6:00pm – 7:00pm       Ballet Kelowna Performance