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Star Bound Dance Company Hosts Fundraising Golf Tournament in September

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The Star Bound Dance Company (SBDC) in Airdrie is hosting a golf tournament on September 11 to raise funds, as the company prepares to get back on its feet now that health restrictions related to COVID-19 have been lifted.

The Star Bound Dance Company (SBDC) in Airdrie is hosting a golf tournament on September 11 to raise funds, as the company prepares to get back on its feet now that health restrictions related to COVID-19 have been lifted.

Lynne Navratil, SBDC’s fundraising manager and mother of two daughters who have danced with the club for most of their lives, said the golf tournament will be held at Collicutt Sidings Golf Course in Crossfield. She said the tournament aims to “rekindle” the SBDC community as they prepare for the 2021-22 dance season, which begins in September.

“It has been a difficult year,” she said. “They haven’t been able to do what they love, for the most part, and have had to deal with Zoom dance pieces in their living rooms.

“We are really looking to take this opportunity to rekindle the spirit of the dance family – to come together, have a big event and raise money to help next year, to ensure that all the dancers will be able to participate in the opportunities that arise.

SBDC was formed 23 years ago, according to Navratil, and company director Kendra Masters received the Legacy Award at the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce 2020 Business Awards. Ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic, Navratil said more than 300 local dancers trained and competed with the studio.

The club is competitive, offering members the opportunity to dance at competitions across Alberta, Canada and even overseas. According to Navratil, the SBDC travel team trains in several forms of dance, including jazz, tap dance, ballet, lyrical arts, hip-hop and acrobatic arts.

“International travel is obviously more periodic, but we travel quite a bit through Alberta and sometimes to other provinces to participate in competitions and performances,” she said.

She added that her two daughters had been dancing with the club since the age of three – her eldest daughter is 19 and recently graduated from the program. Given the positive impact SBDC has had on her daughters, Navratil said she hopes other Airdrie parents will consider making their children dance.

“She didn’t choose dance as a career, but it definitely shaped who she was,” Navratil said of her eldest daughter. “It gave him confidence, a lot of amazing experiences and taught him dedication and commitment at a very high level. Dancing has done a lot for her. My youngest will be starting last year with SBDC in the fall.

The deadline to register for the golf tournament is September 4, according to Navratil, who added that the tournament profits will help SBDC ensure that all dancers can participate in performances and competitions next season.

In addition to tournament participants, Navratil said the SBDC is also looking for hole sponsors, as well as companies to donate items to the auction component. The club will provide receiving letters to the sponsors, which Navratil says will also be highlighted on the selected hole, as well as in the registration and dinner areas.

“Our parents will certainly appreciate any support you can give,” she said.

To register for the golf tournament or be a sponsor, Navratil said to the email sbdcfundraising@gmail.com

For more information on SBDC, visit stardancecompany.com