Dec 11, 2015: The Ever-Popular Calla Verde is Back!

Calla Verde Flamenco was a huge hit the last time they visited Gibsons. Don’t miss this performance on Friday December 11th at 7:30 at the Heritage Playhouse. The event will also feature our silent auction fundraiser for the Dance Society.

And… Maria Avila will be offering Flamenco workshops the following day for both beginners and Level 1. (Email her at for details.)



October 20 and 21, 2015: Free Dance Workshops with Margie Gillis

In conjunction with Margie Gillis’s visit in Sechelt, THE SUNSHINE COAST DANCE SOCIETY and the SUNSHINE COAST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION will sponsor a FREE 2 hour Master Class on Tuesday October 20 for pre-professional dance students at Dominique’s School of Dance in Gibsons, and a 4 hour FREE public Workshop based on Margie’s popular “Dancing from the Inside Out” program to be held at the Coast Academy of Dance studio in Sechelt. (Times tbd). PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOPS at


July 1 to 31: Fundraiser for 2015 Performance of The Nutcracker

The Fundraising Non-Event of the Year!
Christmas in July!


Have nothing to wear?
Tired of long speeches?
Too busy to attend another fundraising event?
Prefer to stay home in your PJs on a Saturday night?

The best no-stressed, no dressed gala of the year!

Help keep the Nutcracker’s magic on the Sunshine Coast!


The Fundraising “NON-EVENT” of the year! We have over $3,200 worth of gift certificates contributed by the businesses on the Sunshine Coast! The businesses on the Coast have again surpassed our expectations. For an updated list of prizes, please check out the door prize tab above.

Donate now to the Nutcracker for your chance to win a “non-door” Door Prize! You may mail in your donation, or donate online here! It’s that easy to be entered into the door prize drawings!

Keep the magic and the dreams alive! Live – professional – spectacular – magical theatre on the Coast!

All the details are found on the website:


The Nutcracker is the most elaborate annual production on the Coast!

The beauty of the Nutcracker is that it combines professional dancers with local dancers who are eagerly learning the profession and nuance of classical ballet. The Nutcracker is a family tradition that has been taking place in cities around the world for over 123 years and that tradition has been available on the Sunshine Coast now as we enter our fourth year.

Maintaining the standard of excellence that makes this production so exceptional, involves an annual expense that far outpaces the revenue captured by ticket sales. In order for the Nutcracker to achieve ever higher and higher standards the shortfall of the funding relies on donations from generous benefactors who appreciate the fine arts. This annual tradition creates lifetime memories between parents, children, and dancers. Cultural events play an important part in making a diverse community and an attractive place to make a home.

Won’t you become a donor today? Keep the magic and the dreams alive!

Here’s the donation form.

May 9: The Source Dance Company Returns to Sechelt!

“Wonderland”… is an original dance presentation performed by Canada’s rising professional dancers, The Source Dance Company.

The Source Dance Company is a semi professional dance company based out of Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver. Dancers from all across Canada audition each year to make up this dynamic company that focuses on jazz, hip hop, contemporary and street jazz. This season’s company is made up of dancers from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

This season’s production, “Wonderland”… is a new interpretation of the Lewis Carroll classic story, “Alice in Wonderland”. Original choreography from some of North America’s best choreographers will represent scenes from the familiar story.

Artistic Director and founder of The Source Dance Company, Joanne Pesusich, has had fifteen successful seasons with the company. She says this year is one of the strongest companies to date. While she has personally set choreographed pieces on the company, she also brought in other professional choreographers from across Canada and L.A to set pieces for the show.

“Each year I am blown away by the raw talent and drive each dancer in The Source Dance Company shows…” states Joanne Pesusich, “This year is by far the most dedicated and well rounded company to date. The sheer talent in the room at each rehearsal is astounding. They will not disappoint! ‘Wonderland’ is going to be a knockout!”

About the Source:
The Source is a semi-professional dance company for dancers aged 17 and over who are looking for an outlet for training and performing with a highly dedicated and talented group of dancers. The Source is designed for those dancers who may be graduating high school, or leaving their dance studio, who are looking for a performance group to continue training and performing with, at a non-competitive level, working towards a professional career in dance.

Source 15 Company Vanity FairDates and Times: Saturday May 9, 2015, 2 pm and 7:30 pm

Location: Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt

$20 in advance
$25 at the door

Tickets available at:

Laedeli in Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons
Peggy Sue’s Boutique, Gibsons Landing
Pretty Natty Duds, Sechelt
Sechelt Visitors Centre
Starbucks Sechelt
Online at EventBrite