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Melena Rounis

Melena Rounis (Photo Copyright; The Cirque Apple Creation Partnership)

What do you do when the holidays have hit, the economy keeps diving, hunger counts are up, and the food bank is depleted

Melena Rounis of Cirque du Soleil is offering a shiny new option: she wants you to dance. Her “Step Up and Dance” Hip-Hop workshops, provide you with the opportunity to support the food bank, have fun, and equip yourself with fresh dance skills.

Workshops only cost $10 and all proceeds go to the food bank.

"I know that the proceeds from my three workshops probably won’t fill all the empty shelves at the food bank. But I am hoping that other people will get inspired by this fundraiser and find a way to host their own special event for their local food bank," Rounis explained.

"Step-Up and Dance" is happening in Vancouver on December 7th, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at A-Star Studio located in Oakridge Centre, and on December 8th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Drive Dance Centre located at 1839 Commercial Drive. She will be at Nanaimo's Vibe Dance Studio located at 2-Boxwood Road on December 11th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This event is proudly supported by Anita Perel-Panar of A-Star Studio, Geneen Georgiev of Drive Dance Centre, and Serra Stewart of Vibe Dance Studio, who all generously donated their studio spaces to make this event a reality.

To pre-register for the Vancouver workshops, call (604) 762.4232.

To pre-register for the Nanaimo workshop, call (250) 616.2726.


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