Benefit for dance studio

A benefit concert in support of Sooke Dance Studio

Dancers from Sooke dance Studio in better times before fire destroyed their dance space.

Mark your calender for Saturday, October 12. The Sooke Baptist Church is host to a wonderful uplifting event, which will celebrate our resilience and community spirit.

We all remember the fire of July 31, 2013 at the local Evergreen Mall, which also destroyed the Sooke Dance Studio, owned by Carole Cave. Both Carole and her studio have become icons in the Sooke community for dance education and performances. For now, a temporary location is being established to keep dancers dancing until a final location can be found and readied. While insurance will help replace many of the material items lost, it will not cover all of the expenses incurred with establishing a temporary and eventually permanent dance studio. The community support, thus far, has been really terrific and without ongoing encouragement and enthusiasm, re-establishing the dance studio after the struggles imposed would have felt too overwhelming.

We have a fantastic evening of music to entertain and delight you. Join us as we come together in support of Carole Cave and the Sooke Dance Studio. The line-up of diverse musicians donating their time to grace our stage are: Adam Dobres, Blue Tattoo Blues Band, Taylor Caspersen, Gord Phillips, Bernie Radelfinger and Kyle Lysionek.

Adam Dobres is a natural born guitarist with a sensitive ability to embody any style of music. Although he is classically trained, Adam thrives in exploring any style of music his heart desires. Adam is like a guitar chameleon —  he fully embodies the energy and spirit of whatever music he playing. While still in high school Adam joined an 18-piece jazz big band where his ear for musical arrangement and production grew at a fast pace.

Blue Tattoo Blues Band is a five-piece Vancouver Island-based original music experience. Song writing that delivers epic tales of the blues, finely crafted edgy blues in the dance party style. Treat yourself and come hear the cry of the blues harp.

Taylor Caspersen a local musician, is ready to rock your socks off, with a variety of acoustic rock. Caspersen has been playing for six years, he is a charismatic and a delightful entertainer.

Gord Phillips is a passionate and powerful entertainer. His blues infused, folk rock style has been compared with the likes of early Rolling Stones and Steve Earle combined. Phillips enjoys connecting with the audience and when the opportunity arises he takes the time to give the back story to his songs. It’s his way of making each performance feel like a unique experience for the audience.

The silent auction is still actively receiving donations but already promises to be a key highlight to the evening and well worth your bidding favour. Auction items from local artists, craftsman, and businesses also speak to the generosity and kindred spirit felt by those donating to help one of their own.

Details:

Saturday, October 12

The Sooke Baptist Church, 7110 West Coast Road, Sooke.Doors Open at 6.30, p.m., concert 7 to 10 p.m. with silent auction before the concert and during intermission.

Limited seating, tickets on sale at: South Shore Gallery, Shoppers Drug Mart & Bees Knees.

For concert or silent auction enquiries contact Phyllis: plysionek@shaw.ca 250-642-2937.

Donation’s can be made at: http://www.gofundme.com/help-sooke-dance-studio.

Further information at: www.sookedances tudio.com.