Another year almost gone! Last Sunday was our studio concert, held at Highlands Intermediate Hall. This year's theme was Music and Dance from Around the World. A big thank you to everyone who helped along the way (whether that be setting up, dressing students, sewing, or cleaning up after). We simply couldn't do it without you. And a big well done to all our wonderful students! Here's a few pictures (warning: long post ahead!)...
Emily performing her Lyrical solo for the last time - best of luck for the future Emily!
Weekday Preschool Movement Classes as Wind Fairies, helped by Rebekah and Samantha
Saturday Preschool Movement class as Celtic Fairies, helped by Amber and Rosie
Saturday Preprimary Ballet, helped by Amber and Rosie
Saturday Primary Ballet, helped by Amber
Thursday Preprimary Ballet, helped by Rebekah and Samantha
Grade 4 Jazz, 'Benjamin Calypso'
Grade 5 Jazz - in outfits originally made for the 1995 Lion King Group!
Advanced Jazz, 'Lullaby of Broadway' (42nd Street)
Teen Jazz, 'Chicago'
Pre-Elementary Jazz, 'Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat' (Cats)
Bayly's 'Mother Gothel' Musical Theatre solo from 'Tangled'
Danica's Ballet solo
Katie's Barefoot solo, 'Skylark'
Adult Ballet, 'Argentine Melody'
Intermediate Ballet, Maypole dance inspired by 'La Fille Mal Gardee'
First of the Jewel Fairies suite from Act III of 'The Sleeping Beauty': Anika as Emerald Fairy
Sapphire Fairy (Rosie) and Ruby Fairy (Ella)
Samantha as Diamond Fairy
And Becky as Gold Fairy
Saturday Grade 1 Ballet, 'Greek'
Thursday Grade 1 Ballet, 'Chinese' (Music from 'The Nutcracker')
Grade 2 Ballet, 'Tarantella'
Grade 3 Ballet, 'Arabian' (Music from 'The Nutcracker')
Monday Hip Hop Class
Tap Class, 'Riverdance'
Juvenile Jazz, helped by Courtney and Rebekah
Grade 1 Jazz, 'We Will Rock You'
Grade 3 Jazz, 'Puttin' On the Ritz' (Charleston)
Grade 2 Jazz, 'Hand Jive' (Rock 'n Roll)
Intermediate Jazz, 'Can Can'
Hip Hop Group
Grade 5 Ballet, 'Hungarian' (Music from 'Swan Lake')
Grade 4 Ballet, 'Russian'
Courtney performing 'I See Girls' Jazz solo as her last performance - she's off to Uni next year. Good luck!
Lyrissa performing her Lyrical solo, 'Dream'
Samantha performing her variation, Kitri from Act I of 'Don Quixote', for the last time - she's off to Uni too. Best of luck!
Tap Troupe, 'Pink Panther'
Our finale, 'The Gumboot Song', in tribute to John Clarke (better known as Fred Dagg) who passed away earlier this year. A Kiwi classic! (Note the reappearance of Kate, a former senior student, especially for this dance. She's always wanted to dance in gumboots!).
If you made it to the end, kudos to you!