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FREE QUEBEC YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL

PRESENTED BY THE YOUTH STARS FOUNDATION AND DANCE QUEBEC SATURDAY APRIL 13TH-14TH 2013, AT WESTMOUNT HIGH SCHOOL- Montreal, Monday, March 11, 2013 – After the huge success of the Quebec Youth Dance Championships, the Youth Stars Foundation is proud to present the first edition of the QuebecYouth Dance Festival which will be held at Westmount High School the 13th and 14th of April, 2013. The festival hopes to encourage elementary and high school youth to stay in shape by maintaining a healthy life style whilst taking part in an activity that motivates them.

The two days will consist of:

Open to elementary and high school students

  • Three dance workshops given by professional choreographers.
  • A panel discussion about the World of Dance.
  • A non-competitive dance showcase which will allow participants to share their talents with the public. (The showcase will also consist of a category geared towards youth with special needs.)

Open to high school students only

  • Dance competition (all styles of dance will be accepted; Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Ballet,
    Bollywood, Break-dance, Jazz, Latin, Baladi, etc.)

For the high school level competition, divided in Junior “Secondary 1,2 and 3” and senior “Secondary 4 and 5” categories, prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded in 3different categories (solo, duo/trio, troop), as well as participation door prices and awards of merit. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to raise funds by selling tickets for the
showcase as well as for the competition.

The Youth Stars Foundation is a non-profit organization, which positively encourages and educates Quebec’s youth by providing them with various organized activities, programs, events and workshops using arts & sports as motivational and educational tools. The Quebec Youth. Dance Festival is a great opportunity for schools and students alike, to heighten school and community pride as well as interact with others in a positive setting.

Further information will be sent in the upcoming month. For more information about the Quebec Youth Dance Festival please contact us at 514-800-9746 or info@youthstars.org.


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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca