From Motown to Uptown, soul music has always moved the people. The Young Canadians Company is pleased to present this year’s production to move and inspire your inner soul.

Nothing digs deeper and grooves harder than soul music and the Young Canadians have got an abundance of soul to inspire! From small ensembles, talented soloists and stage-filling productions, the audience was taken on a journey showcasing powerful movement of dance and music.

Sing a Simple Song

Words & music: Sly & the Family Stone
Vocal arrangement: John Morgan
Choreography: Amy Gardner
Music production: Scott Henderson, Spencer Cheyne and Craig Newnes

 

Crazy in Love

Words & music: Beyoncé (Kid Koala version)
Choreography: Danny Nielsen
Performed by: Senior & Intermediate Dancers (Tap)

 

Who’s Lovin’ You?

Words & music: Jackson 5
Vocal arrangement: Scott Henderson
Choreography: Cyndi Scott and Rylee Fieldstone
Vocal solo: Abby

 

I Feel Good

Words & music: James Brown
Choreography: Cyndi Scott
Music production: Scott Henderson, Spencer Cheyne and Craig Newnes
Vocal Solo: Vince
Performed by: Intermediate Dancers

 

When Doves Cry

Words & music: Prince
Vocal arrangement: Scott Henderson
Choreography: Rylee Fieldstone
Music production: Scott Henderson, Spencer Cheyne and Craig Newnes
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Bridge Over Troubled Water

Words & music: Simon & Garfunkel (Eva Cassidy version)
Choreography: Rylee Fieldstone
Vocal solo: Ali Byford
Performed by: Intermediate Dancers

 

25 Miles

Words & music: Edwin Starr
Vocal arrangement: Scott Henderson
Choreography: Rylee Fieldstone
Music production: Scott Henderson, Spencer Cheyne and Craig Newnes
Performed by: Senior Male Singers

 

Love is a Drug

Words & music: Bryan Ferry Orchestra
Choreography: Danny Nielsen
Performed by: Intermediate Female Dancers

 

Think

Words & music: Aretha Franklin
Vocal arrangement: Scott Henderson
Choreography: Cyndi Scott
Music production: Scott Henderson, Spencer Cheyne and Craig Newnes
Performed by: Senior Female Singers

 

Shout

Words & music: The Isley Brothers
Vocal arrangement: Scott Henderson
Choreography: Rasika Borse
Music production: Scott Henderson, Spencer Cheyne and Craig Newnes
Vocal solos: Gabe, Tiannin, Abby, Lindsey, Brooklyn, Tyler, Brynn, Marcus, Michelle

 

Ain’t No Sunshine

Words & music: Bill Withers (Lighthouse Family version)
Choreography: Cyndi Scott
Vocal solo: Lizzy Munson
Performed by: Senior Dancers

 

Uptown Funk vs. Jungle Love vs. Give Up the Funk

Words & music: Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, Morris Day & The Tie, Parliament
Vocal arrangement: Scott Henderson
Choreography: Edgar Reyes
Music production: Scott Henderson, Spencer Cheyne and Craig Newnes

 

Artistic Director: Scott Henderson
Director of Dance Development: Cyndi Scott
Manager, TYC Company and Youth Development: Mike Jewitt
Youth Development Coordinator: Robin Fulbrook
Rehearsal Director: Rylee Fieldstone
TYC Administrative Assistant: Zsanett Rado
Wardrobe Designer: Victoria Krawchuk
Wardrobe Assistants: Tara Gerritsen, Curtis Smith
Dance Faculty: Beverley Bagg, Rasika Borse, Rylee Fieldstone, Nicole Le Roux, Sara Simpson
Vocal Faculty: Lauren Ireland, John Morgan
Accompanist: Willy Joosen
Guest Choreographers: Danny Nielsen, Amy Gardner
Special Thanks: Edgar Reyes, Tamara Beatty, Rachael Poirier
Performed in Banff, Alberta at the Eric Harvie Theatre, Banff Centre, Sunday, April 19