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UNB to host first Atlantic Collegiate Dance Competition

Author: Communications

Posted on Jan 31, 2012

Category: UNB Fredericton

The University of New Brunswick’s Dance Team, a Varsity Reds club sport, will host the first Atlantic Collegiate Dance Competition for university-level dance teams and clubs from Atlantic Canada on Sunday, February 5, at 10 a.m., in the Lady Beaverbrook Gymnasium.

Matt Marr, UNB dance alumnus and So You Think You Can Dance Canada second runner-up, will provide a choreography workshop beginning at 2 p.m. He is also adjudicating the competition alongside Sarah Clarke-Rowinski and Stephanie Grace. 

“Although the Atlantic provinces are full of talent at the collegiate level, there are few opportunities for groups and individuals toshare in their art and enrich the greater dance community, “ said Ashley Thompson, UNB Dance Team President. “It’s for this reason that we decided to found and host the first ever Atlantic Collegiate Dance Competition.”

The event begins in the morning with competitions between Atlantic University teams.  The public is invited to cheer on their favourite dancers. Admission is $5 and payable at the door.  All advanced dancers are invited to participate in the workshop. Registration is still open, and the $75 fee for the three-hour session will be accepted at the door. 

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Jennifer Gavin
Communications & Marketing
University of New Brunswick

About UNB Dance

The UNB Dance Team is a club sport under the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds. Founded in 2007, it has forged a solid place in the greater Fredericton community through performances, classes, and outreach initiatives undertaken during each academic year. Its members hail from across Canada and the United States and specialize in a variety of styles, from Ballet to Break dance to Ballroom.