The weather forecast for this past Saturday was initially daunting. With rain and thunderstorms in the mix, a scheduled outdoor photo shoot with the dancers of Destiny Dance Institute had every chance of being canceled. But we were lucky, with a warm breeze and the beautiful sunlight, the day could not have been more perfect for capturing images of these beautiful movers in an outdoor setting. The dancers posed and soared in the air as George Randy Bass and Maksym Kolotun captured this talent in motion. It was an inspiring day for everyone involved. The dancers got creative, pushed their abilities and cheered each other on to capture some amazing photographs.

 Olivia, Lauren and Rose soaring in the wind.

Olivia, Lauren and Rose soaring in the wind.

 Chloe being partnered by Bailey.

Chloe being partnered by Bailey.

 Olivia and Bailey seeing their toes from a different angle. 

Olivia and Bailey seeing their toes from a different angle. 

The photo shoot had an end result in mind, to get more images of the local rising advanced dancers to enhance the content of the festival website and social media accounts. This is the first photo shoot, hopefully of many, as we spread the word about this exciting event and get more artists involved in the Wake Forest Dance Festival. You too can be a part of this event by joining in the effort to get this unique event off the ground. Become a participant, donate your time, be a sponsor. Spread the word!

 Patty Ogden, the owner of Destiny Dance Institute and Randy Bass getting a sneak peak of a captured photo. 

Patty Ogden, the owner of Destiny Dance Institute and Randy Bass getting a sneak peak of a captured photo. 

 Maksym Kolotun getting a shot of Laurel. 

Maksym Kolotun getting a shot of Laurel. 

 Sandra and Anna-Noel in a candid shot. 

Sandra and Anna-Noel in a candid shot. 

Wake Forest Dance Festival is hoping to bring the community together through dance but it seems that a new goal is emerging. The goal to inspire young artists to create through dance, to develop new friendships, make unforgettable memories and maybe one day to emerge as dance leaders in their own communities, including the Town of Wake Forest.

 Dancers of Destiny Dance Institute!

Dancers of Destiny Dance Institute!