Recital Weekend Recap
This past weekend marked Dance Classics’ 4th annual year-end recital in Murfreesboro, TN. All ballet classes participated in the first act, The Little Mermaid Ballet and all jazz, tap, hip hop, funky cheer, broadway, and competition classes participated in the second act which was titled, Welcome to New York. Both acts showcased all of our dancers and their hard work.
The Little Mermaid Ballet was a one-act ballet based on the beloved story of a young mermaid who falls in love with a human prince. In Show 1, “Little Mermaid” was danced by Anna Paliaro, and Bonnie Moore danced the lead in Show 2. The “Prince” was performed by Jacob Morris. Of course no story (or ballet) is complete without a villain! The “Sea Witch”, danced by one of our instructors, Lydia Cranford, made a very believable villain. And of course the regal and graceful “Sea Queen”, was performed Jamie Jackson, who is a former dancer and mother of three of our students from here in Rutherford County.
And to complete the story, each ballet class served a roll in the performance. We had “seahorses”, “coral”, “angel fish”, “sun fish”, and “star fish” to name a few of our underwater dances. We also had a ballroom scene which included the “ballroom guests” and the “princesses”. This one-act ballet had all of the excitement, drama , and of course love, that any full-length ballet would have. We are so proud of all of our ballet dancers of all ages and stages!
Act 2, Welcome to New York, showcased some phenomenal talent and entertainment, from our dancers. Each dance used a “New York” song or was something that one would find in New York City. Exciting jazz dances included “Welcome to New York”, “On Broadway” and “Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch”. A hip hop dance titled, “Graffiti Artists”, had everyone smiling and tapping their toes to the beat. Tap dances included “Put On A Happy Face” and “I Got Rhythm” which are both popular songs from famous Broadway musicals. “A 9/11 Tribute”, a contemporary dance, was both touching and beautiful. This act finished with “Annie”, a shortened Broadway show, and crowd favorite. All of these dances “jazzed it up” and brought smiles to all those in the audience.
We couldn’t be more proud of all of our dancers and instructors for all the hard work they put in this year! If you’re looking for a fun activities for your child in Murfreesboro, TN , Rutherford , Co or surrounding areas, give us a call or send us an email. We would love to talk dance lessons, Ballet classes, Tap Techniques and Funky Cheer Camps with you! We truly love our end of year recital and look forward to welcoming students back in the fall and meeting lots of new faces!