Studio celebrates a decade of dance

TEN YEAR CELEBRATION: Envy Dance Studio members celebrate a decade of dance at the recent concert.

Charlotte Varcoe

DANCERS took to the stage at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre recently as part of Envy Dance Studio’s 10th anniversary.

More than 70 students of the local studio participated in a number of varying dances following a string of practice runs in the lead up to the event.

Friends and family gathered at the theatre to celebrate the dancers and their efforts throughout the years.

Envy Dance Studio principal Tamara Kilsby said she was over the moon by the student’s performances across the weekend and was even happier they were able to host the annual event.

“We were fortunate enough to still have our concert last year with everything that was happening,” Ms Kilsby said.

“And once again we have been so very lucky to be able to operate and have the kids back on stage again.

“Throughout the night and following our final performance we were flooded with messages and love sent from those who were unable to be with us on the night but we’re still celebrating the milestone.”

Ms Kilsby said the weekend’s dance concert was a lovely environment which was well supported by the community which came together, including past and present members.

“We were able to see each other and just enjoy the weekend which was lovely,” she said.

“There were a number of different dance sections and we also did a presentation of all our competition routines which people may not have been able to see due to Covid-19 restrictions.

“We also revisited some of our old routines that we had done years and years ago which presented how long we have come throughout the years.

“There were some students who had performed a dance that they learnt when they were tiny dancers so it was fantastic to see how far they have come over the years.”

Friends and family enjoyed witnessing the younger dancers perform on stage as well as the performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which was a surprising addition for the audience.

Looking forward, students are now preparing for another dance competition in Murray Bridge this weekend.