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Rainbow students gather to celebrate Sharing Dance Day

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Approximately 1000 students from eight Rainbow Schools gathered to celebrate Sharing Dance Day, Canada's National Celebration of Dance on Friday, June 2, 2017. The dance concluded with a whole group circle to symbolize the collective energy and positive power of dance to bring diverse people together.

Approximately 1000 students from eight Rainbow Schools gathered to celebrate the official Canada150 event, Sharing Dance Day, Canada’s National Celebration of Dance on Friday, June 2, 2017.

Students from Walden Public School, Queen Elizabeth II Public School, Levack Public School, Copper Cliff Public School, and MacLeod Public School joined with students from Sudbury Secondary School’s Arts Education Program to perform a multicultural flash mob on the field at Sudbury Secondary School.

Guest performers included Lauren Foy and Alexandra Lee of Cello Steps and the Sudbury Secondary School dance students.

Students from Little Current Public School and Central Manitoulin Public School met in Little Current to perform their flash mob.

This year’s Sharing Dance choreography was created by four Canadian choreographers and included influences from Indigenous dance, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Classical Indian dance.

The commissioned music was equally eclectic, including performances by the Afiara Quartet, DJ Skratch Bastid, and Inuit throat singer Tiffany Ayalik.

The dance concluded with a whole group circle to symbolize the collective energy and positive power of dance to bring diverse people together.

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Media Contact:
Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171, ext. 7217.