Wake Forest Dance Festival held another amazing photoshoot filled with creativity and fun in the beautiful outdoor setting of E. Carroll Joyner Park. With over twenty dancers involved, along with photographers George Randy Bass and Maksym Kolotun, videographers Dylan Powers and Will Roberts, and fourteen gorgeous dresses generously shared for a day of the shoot by local Wake Forest based Arrow Tree and Mary & Mak boutiques, the day was promising to be quite a busy one. With a warm breeze and great weather on our side, everyone went straight to work. The dancers from Destiny Dance Institute, Wake Forest Academy of Fine Arts, Dance Attic, Franklin Academy and Get in 5th Productions posed and soared for photographs taken by our exceptional photographers Randy and Maksym. They danced for the video being captured by Dylan and Will, and spoke eloquently about what inspired them to become dancers. With all the artists using various areas of the park, one could only wish for a faster means of transportation, a bicycle perhaps, to get around and see everyone in action and not to skip a beat of this inspiring creative process. 

Dancers of Dance Attic having fun between shots while being photographed by George Randy Bass. 

Dancers of Dance Attic having fun between shots while being photographed by George Randy Bass. 

Dancers of Franklin Academy, with Festival Director Masha Maddux, photographed by George Randy Bass. 

Dancers of Franklin Academy, with Festival Director Masha Maddux, photographed by George Randy Bass. 

Dancers of Wake Forest Academy of the Arts posing for by Maksym Kolotun. 

Dancers of Wake Forest Academy of the Arts posing for by Maksym Kolotun. 

Waiting to be interviewed for the Festival reel, dancers of Destiny Dance Institute and Franklin Academy are having a chat Kaitlin Clow about what inspired them to become dancers and what dance means in their lives. 

Waiting to be interviewed for the Festival reel, dancers of Destiny Dance Institute and Franklin Academy are having a chat Kaitlin Clow about what inspired them to become dancers and what dance means in their lives. 

That's a wrap! Another creative and productive day of capturing dance on film and video. 

That's a wrap! Another creative and productive day of capturing dance on film and video. 

On September 30, 2017 these dancers take the stage at Joyner Park for the inaugural Wake Forest Dance Festival. They will dance alongside regional and national dance professionals. This is an exciting and unique experience which, we hope, will inspire and drive this next generation of artists to continue striving for their goals and dreams. We hope that you will join all of us to celebrate the art of dance at this stunning outdoor venue. Mark your calendars for the Fall, this event is not to be missed!  

Until then, please consider becoming a supporter of the inaugural Wake Forest Dance Festival. Take a moment to check out our Crowdrise community fundraiser and show your support for this event by donating. 

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