They’d like to teach the world to dance


Young movers and shakers danced the house down at Queenstown School of Dance’s year-end concert last Sunday.

More than 120 local performers, aged five years to adult, hit the Memorial Hall stage with buckets of energy for Dance Stylz 2008.

According to teacher Lee van der Schuit, the hall was “absolutely packed” and the dancers performed beautifully.

“It was very successful. It took a bit of hard work but we got there.”

About 220 students at rival local dance school Danceworks will wrap up their year in similar fashion on Saturday.

The students, aged two to adult, will do hip-hop, tap,modern, jazz and ballet – or a mix of them – at the 5pm show in the Memorial Hall.

According to Danceworks co-owner and teacher Lisa Davies, “The kids have got amazing talent, a lot to show everybody.”

Costumes, painstakingly sewn by Davies and ballet teacher Theresa Swaine for each performer, are also on show.

Tickets are $5 with preschoolers free.