Here’s a few photos of our 4th annual recial that occurred at the Ipswich Civic Centre on Saturday the 16th of December 2017. Thanks to Gemma Blake for these incredible photographs!
This year we had a special combined level ballet piece with 70 students in it (choreographed by Miss Ebony who teaches classical technique).
In 2017 we launched a few new classes including “Company Class” – an additional classical technique class which saw the students have a plethora of special guest teachers in to work with them over the year. This item was presented as documentary style, and included footage of class work and the guest teachers, as well as live performance sections intergrated with the projection.
We had a snippet from the Test Pressing showing which was 2 weeks prior to the recital. Test Pressing is a contemporary project group based around experience a taste of contemporary dance in a “professional dance” context. They performed a wall phrase section and some pas de deux work.
We had a variety of contemporary dance items (one with some audience participation):
And we had one longer 18 minute contemporary piece that the senior students (14-19 years) performed.
We even had a class this year called “Dance Mum 101” – a class for dance parents of students. The piece was set in the 1980’s.
The Dance Mum 101’s rocked this!
We had a special year 12 item, for students in their final year of school (or older).
We had two hip hop items by Matty B:
There was also a selection of new repertoir items that the performance groups have learnt in 2017:
We brought back one older performance item:
We had 2 soloist perform in the recital this year: Zion:
And Imogen (who performed her own choreography as selected from our annual choreography competition)
The recital conculded with a finale and a few thanks.
We farewelled 2017 and the Ipswich Civic Centre (until we return in 2018).
Our 2018 enrolment day is on Saturday the 13th of January 2018 at Mill Street Studios. It’s going to be an exciting year of dance ahead!