Summer Dance Course 2013 Review
Dance course kids step up for summer
A record number of almost 100 youngsters were put through their paces when they took part in a five-day summer course run by the Makin’ Steps dance school.
Under the guidance of qualified dance teachers Scott and Victoria Simpson,the pupils mastered skillsin four different styles -street, ballet, tap and modern.
Thie aim o fthe course,which is now in its fifth year, is to give those who have never tried different styles an opportunity to have a go and see if they have a natural flare.
Fifteen brand new numbers were then choreographed and performed to an audience of more than 200 family members during two performances on the final night at the Potter Street Community Centre.
Scott said: “Throughout the week the pupils worked extremely hard mastering the routines and perfecting them ready for the show. “It never ceases to amaze us how well they pick up the choreography and clean and perfect the numbers in just five days. It makes us so very proud of them and to see so many talented kids doing what they love is what it’s all about.”
Watching the kids all working together throughout the week shows what a fantastic group they are. There were many new ones who were not part of the school but who were made to feel very welcome by the regular students and they integrated straight away.
“We are extremely pleased with how the week went and this was apparent seeing the smiles on the faces of the very proud parents.”
Scott added: “Giving our students a platform to perform on and show the skills they have learned with us is an important part of Makin’ Steps.
“Whether it’s our summer school a local charity performance,our annual school production or a part of our corporate events like our recent performance at the O2, we strive to make sure they are having a fun and enjoyable time.