Oban High School celebrates a decade of dance shows
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.