Oban High School cel­e­brates a decade of dance shows

The Oban Times - - LEISURE -

THE OBAN High School Dance show cel­e­brated a decade of dance last week with an af­ter­noon show and two ‘packed’ evening per­for­mances in the Cor­ran Halls.

The show fea­tured a wide va­ri­ety of per­for­mances, from emo­tional pieces in­spired by Breast Can­cer Aware­ness to comedic dances from teachers and staff.

Pri­mary pupils also took part in the show, with a tra­di­tional High­land Fling ac­com­pa­nied by the Oban High School Pipe Band.

Se­nior pupils took on roles as dance and gym­nas­tic lead­ers and taught busy af­ter school classes.

A high­light of the show, PE teacher Denise Gem­mell re­ported, was the Oban High School Gym­nas­tics Squad, which ‘had the au­di­ence on the edge of their seats’ with its rou­tine.

Re­flect­ing on the last decade of dance, Mrs Gem­mell, said ‘Look­ing back I think we have come a long, long way in 10 years.

‘ We’ve gone from a one night show hop­ing we could fill half the hall to pulling off three full shows with over 200 pupils per­form­ing.

‘ We now have 400 lo­cal Pri­mary School chil­dren mak­ing the yearly trip to watch the dance show.

‘ The sup­port from par­ents and the lo­cal pri­maries has been fan­tas­tic. We also have a great part­ner­ship with Bal­let West, which we will con­tinue to build.

‘ The va­ri­ety and stan­dard of per­for­mances has soared and our pupils do won­der­ful things with the lead­er­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties we pro­vide for them. To say we are proud of our pupils is a mas­sive un­der­state­ment.’

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Up­beat High­land dancers put on a show, far left, as did out­reach stu­dents from Bal­let West, left.

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