UPDATE: BC Annual Dance Competition currently underway in Prince Rupert

Dancers from all over the province are in Prince Rupert, partaking in the BC Annual Dance Competition at the Lester Centre of the Arts.

Dancers from all over the province are in Prince Rupert this week, partaking in the BC Annual Dance Competition at the Lester Centre of the Arts.

The competition was started by local Teresa Mackereth over twenty years ago, and gives British Columbian dancers the opportunity to win some of the largest cash prizes in the country, work with talented adjudicators, and have an opportunity to travel world-wide to compete in international dance competitions.

This year the competition is running May 6 until May 12, with $55,000 in cash prizes and scholarships being given away.

The competition will wrap up on Saturday with the annual Gala starting at 7 p.m. at the Lester Centre. The Gala will consist of all the top dances of this year.

This year’s adjudicators consist of Paul A. Gordon, who has been performing in theatre, TV, films, industrial shows and commercials for over 36 years, Tammy McVicar, who is a dance teacher and Ontario-dance studio owner, Taylor Roper, a highly trained professional performer and Natalie Lefebvre Gnam, who co-founded the Plastic Orchid Factory.

Look updates on this story all week.

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