Young Karratha dancers from Dance FX showcased their skills in tap, jazz, contemporary and even acrobatics at the studio’s end-of-year performance on Saturday, November 24.
The dance extravaganza at the Red Earth Arts Precinct featured 27 performances from about 100 dancers, who gave it their all in a range of genres to wow audiences packed with family and friends over two shows.
The show-stopper routine was the acrobatics troupe’s skilful performance to The Greatest Show, which Dance FX owner Jessica Keuning said had taken months to prepare.
She said performing at new facility REAP had given the showcase a “very professional” feel and been a special experience for students.
“This was our first concert in seven years that was held in a theatre and, for some of the students, it was their first time performing under the bright lights of a theatrical stage, with real curtains (and) wings,” she said.
“It was fabulous to have access to spectacular lighting which enabled our vision and routines to come alive from beginning to end.”
Keuning said students had put in months of hard work to prepare for the performance and deliver a professional show from beginning to end.
In 2020, the Dance FX crew plans to take students on a third trip to the US, where they have previously performed at Disneyland and Universal Studios.
Throughout next year, they will also perform at various community events.
Scarlett Warren, Amelia Richards, Mia Harris, Emmerson Rothe, Summer Johnston and Lieushii Bampton, all 8. Rhaeja Pratt, 10, is lifted high by her fellow dancers.
Tilly Reaburn, 16, and Janaya Walsh, 15.
Olivia Caspersz, 9, in grade 3 jazz dance Cut To The Feeling.
The grade 3 jazz students.
Dance FX owner Jessica Keuning and intermediate tap dance students.