Tip top tap hits Waterwheel Park

Timothy Allen left and Jamie Johnstone right - courtesy Lynda Allen
Timothy Allen left and Jamie Johnstone right
— image credit: courtesy Lynda Allen

Jamie Johnstone and Timothy Allen may have some of the fastest feet in Cowichan.

And you can watch them tap their way across the Waterwheel Park stage June 7.

This free show — showcasing the work of dancers from ages four to 80 — will celebrate the skill of the students of Duncan's Lynda Allen tap studio.

Allen and Johnstone, each 15, were recently honoured by being asked to perform in the Victoria Danceworks Festival Gala.

"They are amazing kids, highly motivated and dancing at an impressive level for their age," teacher Lynda Allen said.

"They both had a great year performing and competing at the local Cowichan Music Festival as well as the Upper Island Music Festival and finally the most recent Victoria Danceworks Festival. They received first place awards along with bursaries for high achievement.

"Chemainus has been very open and encouraging to us and continues to invite my dancers to perform at events such as Art Beat, where we laid down a tap floor and tap danced on the main street, or performing for the seniors group, or welcoming Timothy and Jamie to busk during their summer events downtown," Allen said.

The free June 7 Tap Dance Showcase features Allen's students and music from the band State of Flux. It takes place from 2 to 4 p.m.

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