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Crowsnest Pass Dance Festival Society Gala

Austin Harrison and Brady Rast perform Men in Tights, a musical number from the movie of the same name, at the “Evening with the Stars” Gala on March 25.

Nicholas L. M. Allen

Mar 29, 2023

Numerous dancers took the stage during the Gala on March 25 at the MDM Centre in Bellevue.

The MDM centre was packed on Saturday March 25 for the Crowsnest Pass Dance Festival Society’s (CPDFS) Gala. The society works to raise funds which support the dancers.

The event helped prepare the dancers for upcoming performances at competitions, allowing them to work out any issues with the performance ahead of time. This includes costume changes, choreography and set pieces.

Before the show got started, there was a “spin the bottle” game at the entrance. For $5 you could potentially win a bottle of wine that was donated for the event. Along one whole side of the centre were tables full of prizes that attendees could win, as well as an online auction.

The night featured three acts of performances from various groups. The range of dances included musical theatre, ballet, tap, jazz and more.

Throughout the evening, performances swapped between the main stage and the entrance to the space near the bar. Set pieces ranged from simple additions such as a pool stick and umbrella to a massive parachute and fake phones.

Catering for the event was provided by Country Encounters Accommodation served in a buffet style.

The CPDFS consists of parents supporting their children who are pursuing dance with the Turning Pointe Dance Studio. All parents of dancers automatically become members of the society.

For those interested in learning more visit their facebook page, or visit

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