Fifth annual International Day of Dance hosted in Richmond

The fifth annual International Dance Day will be celebrated in Richmond at the end of the month with the aptly-named theme of “Celebration.”

People of all ages are invited to get out and enjoy Celebration: International Dance Day Richmond, which is being hosted by two local businesses, Clarkson Events and Sudnya Dance Academy, at Aberdeen Centre.

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On Sunday, April 28 the public can watch and engage in diverse dance styles, view a showcase of dance demonstrations and displays from 1-5 p.m. and watch a multicultural dance performance from 2-4 p.m.

On Monday, April 29, the public can join in for free dance workshops from 1-2:30 p.m.

Both events are open to people of all ages and abilities and will take place in the Central Atrium at Aberdeen Centre.

“We are so proud of the Richmond business community; everyone has banded together to support the arts,” said artistic director of International Dance Day Richmond, Sudnya Mulye.

“Together, we have built a legacy event where the Richmond community can learn about and appreciate all types of dance forms in an open and accessible setting.”

This year’s event is being dedicated to Richmond dance pioneer, Morri-Lynn Buchanan, a dance teacher and choreographer who taught in her Richmond studio and at several Richmond community centres.

For more information about the events, sponsors and performers, visit IDDrichmond.Wixsite.com.

International Dance Day is celebrated around the world on April 29.

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