By Helen Siwak
Images by Jonathan Evans

On September 12th, The Social Concierge brought the ‘Shall We Dance FUNdraiser event to the Scotia Bank Dance Centre. Dance aficionados congregated at the Centre to see the latest edition of the fundraiser ad witnessed the Scotia Bank Dance Centre as it has never been seen before.
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This extraordinary event was produced by the uber-party specialists The Social Concierge. The evening featured the best party DJs, floor by floor signature beverages, silent auctions, a veritable buffet of tap and ballet stars, contemporary dances, circus acts, wild urban styles, classical Indian, passionate Flamenco, contortionists and jugglers. Attendees were prepared to be amazed and surprised and they were not disappointed.
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The evening started at 6pm with an elegant Champagne reception followed by a three-course dinner staged in one of Vancouver’s most intimate theatre spaces. Patrons had the opportunity to dine with some of our city’s most talented dancers, and enjoy live entertainment designed specifically for this space.
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At 9pm the doors opened for the second half of the evening and everyone was ready to party into the wee hours of the night. The concept of the event was to create a hotel experience for patrons within the Scotiabank Dance Centre. Starting with the rooftop terrace, patrons moved down one floor at a time with each floor showcasing studios with performances of all types of dance from ballet to bhangra, hula to experimental. Groups included Ache Brasil, Flamenco Rosario, Kinesis Dance and Moving Dragon’s Chengxin Wei, to name a few.
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This year’s fundraiser was a great success with a sold-out $350 per ticket champagne reception which included a three-course dinner and an awe-inspiring range of dance performances. We look forward to next year!

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