Stars of the show

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DECADE OF DANCE: Milly Doo­nan, Mary Sevil and Ella Sting spread their wings at the Maranoa Per­form­ing Arts an­nual bal­let recital on the week­end. The dancers took cen­tre stage in cel­e­bra­tion of 10 years of dance at the cen­tre. More on

BALONNE dancers wowed the crowd at the Bal­let on Broad­way recital at the week­end.

The recital, themed “Through the Glass”, was in cel­e­bra­tion of Maranoa Per­form­ing Arts 10th year of op­er­a­tion.

MPA prin­ci­ple Fiona Gaske said the per­for­mance was a trib­ute to the Balonne.

“It has been a very ex­cit­ing build up to our con­cert and we are ex­tremely grate­ful to our spon­sors,” she said.

“In putting to­gether the items for this year's con­cert, I re­flected on how we had grown to­gether over the last few years.

“I wanted to ex­am­ine our ‘re­flec­tion’ but also the view of the fu­ture, and in do­ing so, cel­e­brate the clas­si­cal skills and tech­nique that has been ac­quired by our stu­dents.

“As I ex­am­ined the view through the glass, I also wanted to pay trib­ute to the river, which is an iconic part of our shire. I be­lieve that it gath­ers the com­mu­nity to­gether - in the same way that we are gath­ered for this spe­cial event.”

Both boys and girls danced their way through mul­ti­ple num­bers, with jazz pieces in­ter­spersed with the bal­let.

Kim Kirk­man was the guest per­former on the evening.

The dancers got to­gether for one last snap.

Rose Eley on stage, sit­ting pretty.

PHO­TOS: JIM LOVE/ KAREN BERRY

DANC­ING QUEENS: (Above) Ge­orgina Glee­son and Sophia To­lete; (left) dancers of all ages had their chance to shine on the night; (above right) Laena Stan­ford takes cen­tre stage.

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