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Ballet Kelowna dancers perform at elementary school

The ballet company is in financial trouble and will be hosting its last hometown performance on March 15.

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Ballet Kelowna is in deep financial trouble and will be closing its doors. Dancers Desiree Bortolussi, left, Eric Hall and Clare Bassett performed the Paquita Pas de Trois during a noon-hour performance at Chute Lake Elementary School in Kelowna, B.C. on March 7, 2013.

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Ballet Kelowna dancer Desiree Bortolussi performs at Chute Lake Elementary School in Kelowna, B.C. March 7, 2013.

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Ballet Kelowna dancer Desiree Bortolussi performs the Paquita Pas de Trois at Chute Lake Elementary School in Kelowna, B.C. on Thursday March 7, 2013.

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Jedidiah Duifhuis, back left, Tarina Paquin, front left, Davin Luce, back right, and Clare Bassett perform "In Stride" at Chute Lake Elementary School in Kelowna, B.C. on Thursday March 7, 2013.

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David LaHay, Artistic Director of Ballet Kelowna, demonstrates some ballet moves to a few willing volunteers, Sarah Walters, left, a grade 2 student and kindergarten student Kaelyn Courtney at Chute Lake Elementary School in Kelowna, B.C. on Thursday March 7, 2013.

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Ballet Kelowna dancers Desiree Bortolussi, left, with Eric Hall, (centre) and Clare Bassett performs to the Paquita Pas de Trois at Chute Lake Elementary School in Kelowna, BC on Thursday March 7, 2013. The ballet held a noon hour performance at the school for the entire school.

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Ballet Kelowna dancer Clare Bassett performs to the Paquita Pas de Trois at Chute Lake Elementary School in Kelowna, BC on Thursday March 7, 2013. The ballet held a noon hour performance at the school for the entire school.

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Ballet Kelowna dancers Desiree Bortolussi, left with Eric Hall and Clare Bassett performs to the Paquita Pas de Trois at Chute Lake Elementary School in Kelowna, BC on Thursday March 7, 2013. The ballet held a noon hour performance at the school for the entire school.

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