2019 Hall of Fame Inductee
The Burlington Footnotes Senior Performing Troupe Inc announced as the 2019 Burlington Performing Arts Centre Hall of Fame Inductee.
At the 2019/2020 Season Launch on May 28, The Burlington Performing Arts Centre (BPAC) presented The Burlington Footnotes Senior Performing Troupe Inc with the 2019 Burlington Performing Arts Centre Hall of Fame Award. The Hall of Fame Inductee was presented with a custom-made award designed by local glass artist Teresa Seaton. BPAC Board Chair Rick Burgess announced the winner and made the presentation of the award.
Established by BPAC in 2013, the Hall of Fame recognizes people or organizations that have made significant contributions to the performing arts in Burlington. Recipients of this award demonstrate the diversity of artistic accomplishment that comprises the rich cultural tapestry of the City of Burlington. BPAC recognizes that individual and group artists are paramount and fundamental to cultural development, and contribute to Burlington’s reputation as a city with a strong and sustained commitment to the development of cultural excellence.
This year, BPAC is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of The Burlington Footnotes Senior Performing Troupe Inc and induct them into the Hall of Fame. The Footnotes is an enthusiastic troupe of senior dance performers who demonstrate various dance styles: tap, jazz, ballet, clogging, hip-hop, and musical theatre. Their group also includes musicians and singers. The troupe has represented Burlington twice as the City’s Golden Age Ambassadors, performing in our twin city of Itabashi, Japan.
Since its inception in 1995, the organization has grown from 6 to more than 100 members. These swingin’ seasoned adults prove that it’s great to have life experience as they celebrate the art of staying young. They have danced their way into the hearts of countless audiences. Their annual show, Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance, is performed 3 times over 2 days each June, and always sells out becoming a fast-favourite with BPAC audiences and local tour operators who bring bus loads of visitors to Burlington annually. In addition to being audience favourites, The Burlington Footnotes Senior Performing Troupe Inc have been recognized and endorsed by many of Burlington’s elected officials over the years.
BPAC is thrilled to induct The Burlington Footnotes Senior Performing Troupe Inc into The Burlington Performing Arts Centre Hall of Fame. This organization has become a cultural staple of Burlington and we know that they will continue to serve our community and contribute the cultural ecology of Burlington for years to come.