Girls se­lected as cir­cus dancers

Cambridge Edition - - OUT & ABOUT - EMMA JAMES

A group of young Waikato dancers has been se­lected to per­form at an in­ter­na­tional cir­cus in Hamil­ton.

Five girls from KS School of Dance in Cam­bridge will be per­form­ing at We­ber Bros Cir­cus, which has re­turned to New Zealand af­ter tour­ing South Africa, Asia and Aus­tralia.

Dance teacher Kel­lie Schroer said it will be a whole new ex­pe­ri­ence for the girls.

‘‘When I was ap­proached to pro­vide dancers for the cir­cus I thought what a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for my pupils, we have to take this,’’ she said.

Lau­ren Voyle, Xan­the McHarg, Kira Mor­ri­son, Rhi­an­non Thomas and Ella Burke have had two weeks to learn the chore­og­ra­phy.

‘‘The girls still have their nor­mal school and study hours, so they have been do­ing this on top of that.

‘‘There have been some long re­hearsals and late nights but the girls have loved ev­ery mo­ment and can’t wait to put the cos­tumes and make up on and per­form,’’ said Schroer.

‘‘I think they are go­ing to be great, I know they won’t let me down or the cir­cus down.’’

Schroer has known the We­ber fam­ily for more than 15 years, and was ex­cited to pro­vide them with dancers.

Cir­cus per­form­ers Kiarnna and Amer­i­cus We­ber have been these girls feel the same amaze­ment when they step on stage,’’ she said.

We­ber Bros cir­cus is based in New Zealand and the fam­ily stays on the out­skirts of Cam­bridge when they aren’t tour­ing.

The show runs from Wed­nes­day, March 15 to Sun­day, March 26.

Tick­ets are avail­able from iticket.co.nz or 027 CIR­CUS.

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Kiarnna We­ber, Lau­ren Voyle, Kira Mor­ri­son, Xan­the Mcharg and Rhi­an­non Thomas will be danc­ing for We­ber Bros Cir­cus.

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