Annual recital a roaring success
Horsham School of Dance principal Karen Booker has labelled Sunday’s annual student recital a roaring success.
Students, ranging in age from three years to adult, presented ballet, hip-hop, contemporary and Irish dancing routines in Horsham Town Hall.
“The pre-school dance groups stole the show as usual with their fun ‘What’s Your Favourite Animal’ routine,” Ms Booker said.
“A group dance presented by the combined Irish dancing classes was another favourite with the audiences.”
Ms Booker said all students looked amazing and danced well.
“They displayed a confident stage presence,” she said.
“As a school we were proud to share our dancing with family and friends.
“A huge thank you to everyone who helped on the day and along the way so our students could have this wonderful experience.”
Ms Booker said the students would start preparing for a performance at next month’s Kannamaroo Festival in Horsham.
Forty-four Horsham School of Dance students, including six boys, have also completed Australian Teachers of Dance classical ballet exams.
Ms Booker said results were excellent, with all students passing.
“Test one, two and three level students all received highly skilled and competent comments for their work, while the more senior students achieved graded levels of highly commended and higher,” she said.
“Four students were awarded ‘honours plus’ with another four students awarded honours with distinction.
“Examiner Penny Butler, who has examined students all over Australia as well as overseas, commented that Horsham School of Dance students were well prepared, knew all their work and theory and were a pleasure to examine.”
Ms Booker said students could enroll in classes for a shorter term four or for 2019.
People can call Ms Booker on 0438 825 451 for more information.
POISE: Lucy Avery performs in Horsham School of Dance’s annual recital in Horsham Town Hall on Sunday.Picture: PAUL CARRACHER