DANCING QUEENS: Students showcase their art at last year's event.
DANCING QUEENS: Students showcase their art at last year's event. Contributed

Coast dance school rejoices in their hard work

IT'S a performance that no doubt took many people back to their childhood, with everyone's favourite mystical characters.

Black Swan School of Dance students have just completed their annual, end-of-year Once Upon A Time spectacular at the Lake Kawana Community Centre.

School owner Rebecca Willshire said the showcase acted as a celebration of all the hard work students put in throughout the year.

"From the classics to more modern stories, the concert is a journey that explores your favourite fairy tales though the wonder of dance,” Ms Willshire said.

"The costumes was breath-taking and watching our Kinder Dancers as tiny Tinkerbells was worth the price of admission alone,” she said.

"We've had a number of students who have placed highly in competitions and eisteddfods and earned top marks in their examinations this year.

"But for our school, the students' development as young people is just as important.

"To dance on stage is front of a large audience takes focus, dedication, discipline and confidence.

"Traits that help these young girls and boys outside of the dance studio.”

Mrs Willshire said a community focus was part of Black Swan School of Dance's DNA.

"We support the community a lot throughout the year and we'd love for the community to come back and support the students and the school,” she said.

"It's also a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in dance to see what our school has to offer.”

The school has run for five years and has trained hundreds of students who have gone on to professional dancing.


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