The last competition was a great way to end an extremely successful season for Pleasant Valley Secondary School’s Adrenaline dance team.
The Armstrong squad ended its year in Kelowna competing against teams from the host city, Lower Mainland and Nelson.
“At this competition, we unveiled our fourth dance of the season entitled Oh Canada,” said Adrenaline teacher Janet Gillis.
“We were the only team to enter four numbers, and we managed to place with all of them. It was no small feat considering that there were 69 entries and 18 teams competing.”
Adrenaline placed first for its Hunger Games routine and third place for its other three dances.
Hunger Games was unveiled in Vernon at the Performing Arts Centre during the Synergy Dance Festival. Adrenaline won two diamond awards and two adjudicator’s choice awards.
“The adjudicators called our dances ‘visually stunning and wildly entertaining,’” said Gillis.
The team opened its season in Richmond, performing its new Big Bang Theory dance – an homage to the hit TV show – and its African-themed piece Spirit of Freedom.
The team took home two first-place showings and the senior varsity highest score award for its 98 per cent rank for the Big Bang dance.
A second trip south saw PVSS perform in Surrey and finished second for both Big Bang and Hunger Games, with Games losing out for first place by just 0.5 of a point.
Helped out by community support, Adrenaline has given back by raising $1,400 for the Emma Tucker fund, and just raised $700 for the Do It For Dennon cause, a fundraiser for North Okanagan Knights hockey player Dennon Leibel, recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Adrenaline will officially end its season by hosting its World’s Away June Dance Gala.
“Our show will feature all four of our competitive pieces as well as all the dances of the up-and-coming dancers in the PVSS program,” said Gillis.
The gala will run Tuesday, Wednesday and June 6 at 7 p.m. each night at the PVSS theatre.
There will be two shows at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Tickets for the general public are now on sale and are available at the PVSS office for $10 per ticket.
The shows do sell out quickly so getting tickets early is recommended.