OnStage Dance Festival is set to take over the Uniplex once again after a three-year hiatus. 

The Dance Festival takes place April 8 - 10 and will see dancers from across Saskatchewan travel to compete for the Golden Ticket prize. 

The Golden Ticket sees the top performers of the weekend compete for the grand prize, a performance you are not going to want to miss out on. 

Around seventeen studios will compete in the Humboldt competition, bringing more than five hundred students and over forty instructors to the stage. 

For the 25th anniversary, Corey Norman, founder of OnStage Dance Festival, wanted to bring back its Humboldt roots by having the adjudicators, previous dancers from Humboldt, judge the competition. 

“Courtney Odelein, Marcel Tremel, and Turner Norman, were former students here in Humboldt through Jacquies Dance Academy. They grew up through the 90’s and early 2000’s and danced, they continued their education through dance and are either now working with their own studios or they have finished University and Master Programs and have studios.”

Norman stated she has bigger intentions in bringing the dancers back to their hometown.

“We wanted to bring an opportunity for the dancers today to understand that there are many opportunities in the dance world, not only the performance on stage, and [the adjudicators] are shining examples of those who danced their hearts out on stage when they were younger and found opportunities to study dance and help people.”

Norman stated that the last 25 years of OnStage would not have been possible without the community's help.

“Thank you, on behalf of the OnStage Board of Directors to the community for their support. Not only for putting on this fabulous festival and the opportunities that it brings to the community for the last 25 years, but also supporting the students in dance.”

Norman is excited to see kids tap their hearts out and show their skills in this weekend's competition. 

Tickets to attend are $15 a day, and a $5 ticket to view the Golden ticket or $40 for the entire weekend which includes a program, highlighter/pen and a ticket to view the Golden Ticket.