Dance pupils prove they are fabulous
Ex-student show ‘loon’ turns hand to directing “It raised £45,000” “A guy called Ken Corth”
SCORES of amateur dancers took Aberdeen’s grandest stage by storm. Marking its 30th anniversary, the Sandra Scott School of Dancing kicked off a fournight run at His Majesty’s with a new show. And Fierce, Fresh and Fabulous wowed the audience with a furious and diverse set. Dozens of costume changes among the 250 individual dancers changed the pace for every one of the scores of different performances. A poppy opening to a Black Eyed Peas track gave way to a run of pieces by pupils as young as two or three years old. Traditional Highland dancing sat alongside innovative interpretations of modern classics as the show visited big band, jazz and hip hop routines. And as the extravaganza toured the musical decades, the dancers put on their own adaptations of modern classics, including Cheryl Cole’s Parachute routine. The first half ended with an homage to TV hit Glee as the massed ranks of the dancers sang and danced to Don’t Stop Believin’. The second half burst into a start with a faithfully frightening rendition of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. And a ballet-led medley of Queen hits was a further second half highlight. Lightning-quick changes happened without a glitch throughout the three-hour show. The glossy choreography charmed the audience with enthusiastic applause greeting every changeover. Run ends Saturday.
Pupils from the Scott School of Dancing put on a superb show.
The drama teacher has been in seven of them over the years, and now, at the grand old age of 29, he takes on the mantle of director for this year’s extravaganza which is staged next week at His Majesty’s Theatre. Ryan says the position is making him...