Members of Peggy Peat School of Dance from Maple Ridge perform ‘Sweet Tooth Stomp’ in the Group Tap (age seven) category at the Surrey Festival of Dance at the Surrey Arts Centre on April 24.

Members of Peggy Peat School of Dance from Maple Ridge perform ‘Sweet Tooth Stomp’ in the Group Tap (age seven) category at the Surrey Festival of Dance at the Surrey Arts Centre on April 24.

Peggy Peat dancers shine

Maple Ridge dance school collects a load of accolades at the Surrey Dance Festival awards

Dancers from the Peggy Peat School of Dance in Maple Ridge dazzled at the Surrey Dance Festival and walked away with several accolades two weeks ago.

Emma Stewart was chosen as the senior stage provincial representative for PacWest, while Darby Steeves will represent the same category from Surrey.

Stewart was also picked as the senior jazz provincial runner-up.

Olyvia Olson-Brooks was chosen as the intermediate stage provincial runner-up from Surrey.

Junior 1 and Junior 2 “Sparkle, Jolly, Jingle” were the No Borders Group Challenge junior stage winners.

The Surrey Festival of Dance is the one of the largest amateur dance competition held in North America with over 10,000 dancers crossing its stage.

The festival small beginnings in 1966, now encompasses five weeks covering an array of dance disciplines.

Inset photos: MacKenzie Craddock and Alana Batista of the The Peggy Peat School of Dance in Maple Ridge perform in the Solo Acrodance (10-12 years) category at the Surrey Festival of Dance at the Surrey Arts Centre on April 24.