Drury Lane marking 50 years of dance recitals
The Drury Lane dance studio intermediate performance group entertained residents at Beattie Home residential care facility in O¯ torohanga on a recent Sunday morning.
The members of the group are aged between 14 and 17 and they perform for free in the community. They learn hip hop, jazz, contemporary, tap, ballet, musical theatre and many other styles of dance, including Indian bhangra dancing.
The Drury Lane dance studio in Hamilton will this year celebrate 50 years of annual recitals which showcase the work of the students.
There are plans to raise the curtain in November once again on the latest troupe of aspiring young dancers, as well as including past students and teachers in the event.
Drury Lane is inviting all past students and teachers to join them in either the audience or by taking a dance class and being part of the dazzling end-of-year show.
■ The 50th show will be on the November 10 and 11 at Clarence St Theatre in Hamilton. For more information contact Kerry Davis on 027-4852488 or Aileen Downey on 021-0321945.
The Bollywood Bhangra dancers are, front (from left) Sophie White, Lauren Poole; middle Yulia Korduke, Ella Travaglia; back Ruby Hammond, Ruby Smit.
Performing their Latin dance are: front (from left) Annie Keane, Sophie White, Lauren Poole. Back, Ruby Smith and Sarah Booth.