Performing Dance Arts Reacts to Cirque Du Soleil Performance at Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony
Toronto, Canada, July 15, 2015 – Performing Dance Arts (www.performingdancearts.ca), Toronto’s leading dance studio for children of all skill levels, is reacting to Cirque Du Soleil’s performance at the opening ceremony of the Pan Am Games.
After years of preparation, the Pan Am Games finally kicked off in Toronto on Friday July 10 in front of a crowd of 45,000 at the Rogers Centre. (Source: Huffington Post “Pan Am Games 2015 Opening Ceremony Features Dance, Flame, and Donovan Bailey,” July 10, 2015 http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/07/10/pan-am-games-opening-ceremony_n_7773804.html)
A huge part of the opening ceremony was the performance by Cirque Du Soleil, which featured 625 performers from 25 nations. They were not only chosen to be part of this event for their global recognition but because the Pan Am Games organizers felt they could best recite Toronto’s story of diversity through dance.
“The expectation that comes with the name Cirque Du Soleil is incredible,” says Ashley Daychak, Creative Director at Performing Dance Arts. “Dance is so often a part of any type of celebration and who better to get than the most well-known performance dance collective in the world?”
Daychak notes that it’s an incredible achievement for athletes to be a part of the Pan Am Games—over 10,000 athletes and officials are participating in what will be the largest sporting event Canada has ever hosted.
“It’s a massive undertaking,” Daychak concludes. “Unless you are a part of putting these games together, it’s difficult to comprehend just how much time and preparation goes into pulling this thing off as smoothly as possible. And though there was some criticism leading up to the games, I think once the opening ceremony got started, most Canadians felt the excitement and realized how big of a deal this actually is.”
The Pan Am Games runs until July 26, while the Parapan Am Games runs from August 7–15.
Performing Dance Arts is excited to support Toronto’s hosting of the Pan Am Games. To learn more about Performing Dance Arts, and its dance programs, visit https://www.performingdancearts.ca.
We know that your child’s dance education is very important to you and we feel that our facility houses the highest… https://t.co/xO7ZQCcaewFollow
Seeking an extra-curricular activity for your child this summer? Why not sign them up for a dance class! From acro… https://t.co/NA7pBmqIZwFollow
Choosing the right clothing for your child’s first dance class will help them have the freedom to move and feel con… https://t.co/DCMCM8GHB4Follow
Does your child have the potential to become an expert dancer? Find out by registering for our winter program, and… https://t.co/d6AXxlyW3VFollow
At our dance studio, your child will discover proper posture and discipline while learning the basics and fundament… https://t.co/69gePHVuzcFollow
Our Intensive program encourages dancers to push to new levels of personal growth. To apply for classes, visit our… https://t.co/UNpxrrpeg3Follow
Don't forget that tomorrow (Sunday, March 10th) It’s time to “spring ahead” early Sunday morning. (move your clock… https://t.co/8862Sx8MINFollow
Did you know that the Jazz genre encompasses many different styles that have changes over the years? Here are some… https://t.co/tcFbbnwbNEFollow
Our Micro-Mini Competitive Dance Program in Vaughan is a great place for your young one to train and compete at loc… https://t.co/B8WGplNa1UFollow
When it comes to dance, your child deserves the best. That’s why you should choose Performing Dance Arts. We built… https://t.co/oEGIAuvfM6Follow
Looking for the right activity to get your child off the couch? Jazz classes are a fun way to combine the love for… https://t.co/T6lbfptgQoFollow
Performing Dance Arts is the perfect place for your child to begin dance classes. For three generations, our family… https://t.co/JFTr1yTx7sFollow
Does your child love to dance? Get them involved in our part-time competitive power dance camp! For three days they… https://t.co/G2pSPDrUXyFollow
Ballet is a serious sport! It takes dedication, training, strength, and flexibility to perform the challenging step… https://t.co/NMvndeR9gFFollow