Bigfork and Whitefish Dance offer entertainment throughout the Flathead Valley at Summer Arts and Town Festivals. Dancers participate in the Bigfork 4th of July Parade, the Columbia Falls Heritage Days Parade the Whitefish Homecoming Parade, and the Whitefish Winter Carnival Parade. All dancers get to perform at these events and the dancers are always a crowd favorite.
The Dance Force is a by-audition performance and competitive team comprised of intermediate to advanced level dancers. The Dance Force was created in 2000 and performs all over the valley at school sporting event halftimes. The team has performed for both the girls and boys teams at Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Glacier, Bigfork, and the Winter Classic. The dances are choreographed by Director Leigh Ann O'Neill and include jazz, hip hop, tumbling, kick line, precision, cheer, stunts and builds.
The studios perform together for their Spring Production to showcase their talents and achievements that have been gained over the year. The show is at a professional theater with beautiful costumes and award winning choreography. We strive to keep costume fees and the ticket prices as low as possible without sacrificing the outcome of the show.
Most dancers love the stage and performing and we are very aware, sensitive, and helpful to the dancers who do not take to performing naturally. A positive experience on stage can be such a powerful confidence builder and we take it very seriously.
The show itself has been described by our audience as "amazing", "unbelievable", "emotional", 'powerful" and "so entertaining" !
We have renamed our M.A.T.S. organization the Montana Acrobatic and Tumbling Society and we follow the same rules, regulations and judging systems that are used in the Kansas City, MO meet. Whitefish Dance has been hosting M.A.T.S. meets in Whitefish since 2003.
M.A.T.S. is a great opportunity to have a positive and competitive experience in a safe, supportive environment. Every competitor receives either a large ribbon or a trophy guaranteeing that each tumbler feels reward for their hard work.