Braidwood Dance Studio performance

FINAL BOWS: Studio instructor Emma Campbell applauding performers during the finale of 'A Hip Hop Ever After', Braidwood Dance Studio's annual performance. Photo: Frank.
FINAL BOWS: Studio instructor Emma Campbell applauding performers during the finale of 'A Hip Hop Ever After', Braidwood Dance Studio's annual performance. Photo: Frank.

The National Theatre was once again taken over by nearly 100 district children for the Braidwood Dance Studio annual performance, this year ‘A Hip Hop Ever After’.

A modern take on the Cinderella fairy tale, audiences enjoyed over an hour of dance from budding dance stars decked out in sequins and lycra, tutus and tiaras and some enormous smiles.

NO LEFT FEET: Ugly Step Sisters Nina and Georgie Garcia with the high school dance group. Photo: Frank.

NO LEFT FEET: Ugly Step Sisters Nina and Georgie Garcia with the high school dance group. Photo: Frank.

Children aged from two to 16 year performed dance routines in ballet, hip hop, contemporary and tap.

All did a wonderful job of playing their parts with enthusiasm and Miss Emma was proud of each and every one of them.

The show was a true group effort, culminating in a final memorable performance.

A last-minute injury to the lead character meant some quick changes to the routine and cast, but their commitment, months of rehearsals and hard work paid off, and the show slid smoothly on to its conclusion.

Scores of parents behind the scenes also deserve thanks for their hard work.

Thankfully, the heat didn't keep people away, and both shows were to a full house.

Many thanks to all of the local businesses who supported the dance studio by donating items to raffle.

The studio, run by Miss Campbell, is open to children of all abilities and age and encourages a love of dance and an opportunity to be a part of a fun and healthy and environment.

Contact Emma Campbell at braidwooddance@gmail.com or via Braidwood Dance Studio on Facebook.