Gold Winner House of Eights Dance Studio
Silver Winner Maritime Bhangra Group
Bronze Winner Halifax Dance
Abady Alzahrani’s House of Eights has only been going since January, but already, he says, his drop-in dance studio—the only one in the city—is “like a second home to people. Some people are here four and five days a week.” A latecomer to dance, Alzahrani used to travel to LA, New York and Vancouver to take drop-in classes: “It bothered me so much for so long that I’d go to other cities and get my dance fix and come back to Halifax and not have that,” he says. “I used my own self as a case study for the market I should reach out to."