Boutique Dance Academy dancers shine at second annual Snowcase
Article and photos by Elean Gersack
Dancers from Boutique Dance Academy (BDA) in Castle Pines Village put on a beautiful show for friends, family and community members in December at Castle View High School. The second annual Winter Snowcase performance and fundraiser, organized by the BDA Booster Club, included a Sugar Plum hour for all solo artists and a first look at the company dances as the girls prepare for winter and spring competitions.
“Many people don’t realize how much time, hard work and dedication it takes,” shared BDA Booster Club Treasurer Carin Newell. “Competitive dancers dance anywhere between 10 to 15 hours a week in order to learn and perfect multiple styles of dance, including tap, ballet, jazz, contemporary and so much more. All of this is done outside of school, homework, and family time. These dancers will perform in a minimum of five competitions or conventions in and around the Denver metro area and many dancers opt to do much more,” she added.
In all, 24 company dances were presented and 28 solo pieces were performed. After the show, the dancers and audience members enjoyed a chili cook off, silent auction and door prizes.
Snowcase was a huge celebration of the dedication of these dancers. “Dance builds character, promotes commitment, and creates an environment for constant teamwork. Most of these dancers have good grades, some have straight As, and many of them are on honor roll,” said Newell.