Cowra Ballet School students
to perform In The Land of Oz
THE Cowra Ballet School students and teachers are well underway with preparations for their annual concert.
This year they will present In The Land of Oz, which is a recreated vibrant and zealous dance production of the well known story The Wizard of Oz.
All the well known characters are there and they will take you on a happy journey through Kansas and down the Yellow Brick Road, through the Poppy Field to the Emerald City.
The role of Dorothy will be danced by Mia Cummins, and she will be accompanied by the Scarecrow Alyssa Hindmarch, Lion Jordana McLeod, Tin Man Thalia Nelligan, Glinda the Good Witch Grace Barron, and the Wicked Witch will be performed by Steffanni Gardener.
The concert will include all the students of the Cowra Ballet School, and will include all styles of dance including ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, musical theatre, and afro/contemporary.
The concert will be held at the Civic Centre on Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7 at 7pm, with a matinee performances for Cowra schools on Tuesday, December 3, at 11am and 1pm.
Bookings for the concert will open this week and tickets can be purchased at Natural Beauty, and at Cowra Ballet School during class times – adults $14, pensioners $10, and schoolchildren $8.
Meanwhile, students recently completed their Royal Academy of Dance Ballet exams and Australian Academy of Dance Tap exams.
Ballet, Intermediate Foundation – distinction Grace Gallagher; merit Claire Liversidge and Chloe Fricker; Grade 7 – merit Thalia Nelligan; Grade 6 – distinction Jemma Pokoney; Grade 5 – distinction Nicola Carter; merit Jemima Sullivan, Ashleigh Saunders and Erica Sullivan; Grade 4 – merit Madelyn Stead and Amy Gruessing; Grade 1 – distinction Kate Stammers and Evan Liversidge; Primary – distinction Yoi Yap, Olivia Ray; Pre-Primary – successful Haylie Ingram; Tap Grade 11 – merit Alyssa Hindmarch and Thalia Nelligan; Grade 8 – merit Mia Cummins, Jemma Pokoney and Claire Liversidge; Grade 6 – merit Nicola Carter, Maddi Webster and Zoe Budge, pass Zoe Stedman, Madelyn Stead and Ashleigh Saunders; Grade 5 – merit Elizabeth Bragg, Nicholas Brown and Amelia Clements, pass Tayah Burns; Grade 4 – pass Evan Liversidge and Emma Clements.
The Cowra Ballet School will again run a summer school in January during which popular dance group Phly Crew will take open workshops for all ages. Enrolments for 2014 are now being accepted for students of all ages and all styles of dance – phone Hayley Barker on 0400 306 309 for further information.