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Penticton dancers recognized for anti-bullying video

Dream High Crew members with students from Kamloops Dance Academy at Street Groove hip hop convention in Vancouver. - Submitted Photo
Dream High Crew members with students from Kamloops Dance Academy at Street Groove hip hop convention in Vancouver.
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A group of Penticton youth received a standing ovation at a hip hop convention in Vancouver last weekend for their stance on bullying.

Dream High Crew (Renzo Mabalay, Russell Lee, Gurman Toor and Stan Satoria) created a YouTube video to raise awareness about bullying that earned them a scholarship to the Street Groove, a two-day convention that provides instruction on cutting edge choreography with hip hop dancers in master classes.

Convention director Alex Pesusich said Dream High Crew received the convention's first-ever standing ovation when they were brought up on stage and acknowledged for their anti-bullying video. The youngest member of Dream High Crew, 13-year-old Toor, received a senior scholarship to return to the convention again in 2014.

Dream High Crew will be performing with other students from the Penticton School of Dance this weekend at a special fundraiser called Flavours of India. The event runs Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Senior Drop-In Centre on South Main Street. Proceeds from the fundraiser go to PSD's scholarship fund. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at Penticton School of Dance in The Cannery on Fairview Road, by calling 250-492-4440 or by emailing reception@pentictondance.com.

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