Danc­ing Queens

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Ali­cia Per­era

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.

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