‘Celebrate:’ Pacific Ballroom Dance performs holiday concert Nov. 29-30

Program features 140 dancers, and a special guest

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018 3:38pm
  • Life

Pacific Ballroom Dance (PBD) presents “Celebrate,” a holiday concert, at 7 p.m. Nov. 29-30 at the Auburn Performing Arts Center, 702 Fourth St. NE.

One-hundred-forty dancers, ages 3 to 19, will perform varieties of ballroom and Latin dance. And just for fun, the Grinch will appear for a foxtrot and Rudolph for a little West Coast swing.

“The theme ‘Celebrate’ is about taking time to recognize the incredible people and experiences in our lives that make it meaningful. We have so much to be grateful for, and we can share that joy with one another through the art of dance,” said PBD Artistic Director Katie Mecham. “The mystic leader Osho once said, ‘Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated.’ The dancers have embraced this idea whole-heartedly and put together a wonderful show that is sure to delight audiences of all ages.”

Guest performer Jevohn Gentry, a recent PBD alumnus, will also take part in performing “Celebrate.” Gentry is enjoying a budding career as a professional dancer and has appeared in several short films and dance videos. Last summer he was also seen briefly dancing as a contestant on “So You Think You Can Dance.”

PBD began in 1994 as a small, local youth club with a goal to provide young teens with the opportunity to build respectful social skills, self-esteem, fitness and teamwork. In 2003, PBD became a nonprofit organization with a mission to build character in youth by providing a positive ballroom dance experience. Today, PBD is a youth dance education studio based in Auburn, serving more than 1,000 students annually from age 10-18 from throughout the Puget Sound area.

For more information, visit pacificballroom.org

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