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The Bravissimo Dance Competition Returns

The much-anticipated Bravissimo Dance Competition is making its return for a second year in Drummondville, from March 8 to March 10.

Over the course of three days, 57 dance schools will showcase 380 choreographies performed by 2,263 dancers on the stage of the Cégep de Drummondville.

The event will feature a distinguished panel of judges including Chams-Eden Moussa, Salim Bagayoko, Valérie “Taminator” Chartier, Valérie Rochette, Tina Desrochers, Guillaume Michaud, and Stéphanie Decourteille.

Highlighting the Drummondville showcase on March 9, starting at 8:30 PM, will be an opening performance by the internationally acclaimed RUBBERBANDance group, founded by choreographer Victor Quijada. The group is renowned for its unique blend of street dance and classical ballet.

The audience will be treated to a solo popping performance by French dancer and jury member Chams-Eden Moussa. Jordan Gaye from the Grand Ballets Canadiens will present a contemporary dance solo. Attendees will also have the opportunity to see the dynamic duo of Jesse Matteau and Cédrick Charrette in action, both of whom have gained popularity from their appearances on the hit shows “Révolution” and “Masked Singers.”

The event will also feature performances by the five ambassadors of 2024: Amy Wavroch, Sandrine Payette, Raphaël Tousignant, Émilie Lavoie, and Maika Corby.

The evening will be hosted by Marina Bastarache.

Bravissimo annually showcases a variety of dance styles including classical, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, neoclassical, and hip-hop, and offers over $50,000 in prizes to support and contribute to the development of the dance community. This competition is open to everyone, from beginners to elite dancers.

The Bravissimo Dance Competition holds two annual editions in Canada and a third in the south of France.

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