Get­ting on stage a thrill for kids

Bay News - - NEWS - Re­becca Mauger Se­nior re­porter

Re­mem­ber tak­ing part in pan­tomimes, dance shows and school pro­duc­tions?

So much fun, ex­cit­ment and nerves. It’s a con­fi­dence booster for young peo­ple to be in­volved in mu­si­cal and dance pro­duc­tions. As adults, it’s thrilling to see your chil­dren up on stage hav­ing a blast too.

Steps Per­form­ing Arts is one of many stu­dios in Tau­ranga giv­ing young peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to shine with their lat­est pro­duc­tion,

Mada­gas­car. Steps spe­cialises in mu­si­cal the­atre.

There’s also a pro­fes­sional el­e­ment— chil­dren have to ap­ply, au­di­tion, do call-backs and re­hearse if they want a part They get the full au­di­tion ex­pe­ri­ence.

What I also love is how we think of oth­ers. Paula Har­ri­son from Steps has again in­vited Homes of Hope chil­dren in fos­ter care to come along. They’ll get a real kick out of the Mada­gas­car shenani­gans. If the movie is any­thing to go by it will be a laugh aminute.

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