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North Bend Block Party | IGNITE troupe brings fiery dance moves to stage

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IGNITE Dance students will share performances they’ve honed at recent competitions at the North Bend Block Party. From tap and jazz to hip hop and lyrical dance, top students and instructors will put on a show at 4:05 p.m. on the main stage.

Spectators “will be blown away by the teachers’ dance, just because of the teachers’ ability,” said instructor and studio leader Katie Black.

The moves show young people what hard work and dedication can accomplish.

“They’re working toward this bigger picture,” Black said.

Among youth dancers at the party will be 12-year-old Snoqualmie resident Jonah Duvall, whose moves at a Mariners baseball game won him some serious Web video attention. First learning moves from Mexican street dancers, Duvall is now fine-tuning his skills with ballet and tap classes.

“He’s come so far,” Black said.

He is among 14 boys enrolled in IGNITE classes.

Dance is “not a girls’ thing any more,” Black said. “It’s a cool thing.”

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