Dancers offer newshow
Concert will help get young dancers to national competition.
Top youngwaiheke dancers are putting on a show to raise money to enter a national performing arts competition.
The senior show-team from Louise Emma Academy of Dance is putting on a cushion concert to help get seven dancers to the Performing Arts Competition Association of New Zealand National Young Performer Awards in Palmerston North in October.
The dancers, aged 13 to 22, are ‘‘very excited’’ to have been nominated for the national contest, dancer Mac Sutherland (17) said.
This will be the first time a Waiheke troupe has performed at the national event.
Thewaiheke concert on Saturday, September 16, will feature about 12 teenage dancers performing new solos, duets and favourite troupe dances. The intermediate troupe will also perform.
The dances have been polished through performances in competitions across Auckland during the year.
The style and mood ranges from sassy jazz to moving lyrical and dynamic contemporary performances, dancer Kayla Hamilton said.
‘‘This will be a great opportunity for the public to see these dances, most of which haven’t been performed on the island before,’’ Hamilton said.
The concert will be suitable for all ages and will be at Te Huruhi Primary School hall on Saturday, September 16, at 3pm.the show is BYO cushions and tickets will be available at the door for a $5 minimum donation.
Waiheke Rotary and a huge number of island businesses and residents have donated money for the troupe to enter the competition.