400 enjoy gym show
Parents and families packed Motueka’s Memorial Hall on Sunday to watch the first combined gymnastics and circus display of students from the Tasman Gymnastics Club and Inside Out Circus.
Organised by tutors Samantha Slade and Damara Sylvester, the performance drew about 400 people.
Samantha said they organised the display primarily to give their students a chance to show off their skills to their parents.
‘‘It was a chance for them to put on some sparkles and have their five minutes on stage.’’
The event also raised funds for the women to buy equipment, such as gymnastic mats, for their pupils.
Gym bunnies: Young Mapua and Dovedale gymnasts ( from left) Sala Robertson, Lila Markham-Hennah, Esther Gould, Scarlett Markham-Hennah and Amber Savile on stage at Motueka Memorial Hall.