Drury Lane show cel­e­brates 50

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Drury Lane Dance & Per­for­mance in Hamil­ton will cel­e­brate its 50th birth­day this week­end with a spe­cial show For the Love of Dance at the Clarence St The­atre on Satur­day and Sun­day.

Ev­ery­one who has been a part of the Drury Lane Fam­ily, as a stu­dent, par­ent, tu­tor or sup­porter is in­vited to come and cel­e­brate their 50th con­sec­u­tive an­nual con­cert with founder Aileen Downey and daugh­ter Kerry Davis still at the helm.

The stu­dio opened in 1968 with Aileen, and Kerry joined her in run­ning the school in 1975.

Drury Lane’s long his­tory has had it pro­vide dance ex­pe­ri­ence and tu­ition for many fam­i­lies in the Waikato and es­tab­lish it­self as the most well-known dance stu­dio in the re­gion. The birth­day show fea­tures a per­for­mance from each year since the first con­cert in 1968. Watch the show and catch up af­ter­wards with Aileen and Kerry.

There will be three shows over the week­end — an evening per­for­mance on Satur­day at 7pm, a mati­nee on Sun­day at 1pm and an­other evening per­for­mance at 6pm.

There will be a spe­cial 50th An­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion mem­o­ra­bilia pro­gramme for sale at the show, show­ing many mem­o­ries of Drury Lane.

Photo / Melissa White

Just a few of the Drury Lane dancers on stage at Clarence Street The­atre dur­ing re­hearsals this week for their big show.

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