PIC – Award-winning dancers strut their stuff

These girls have power! The High Prairie Repertoire Dance Society held three recitals May 6-8 to highlight dancers’ achievements. One group danced Bionic Atomic, a beginner acrobatic dance choreographed by Leah Serhan. Dancers are usually selected with previous gymnastics experience. In the front row, left-right are Angelene Richards and Aislinn Drefs. In the middle row, left-right, are Keya Willier, Casey Billings and Morgan Jones. In the back row, left-right are Hannah Haas and Mischa Deering. Not shown are Ashley Billings, Emma Callio and Romie Emter.
These girls have power! The High Prairie Repertoire Dance Society held three recitals May 6-8 to highlight dancers’ achievements. One group danced Bionic Atomic, a beginner acrobatic dance choreographed by Leah Serhan. Dancers are usually selected with previous gymnastics experience. In the front row, left-right are Angelene Richards and Aislinn Drefs. In the middle row, left-right, are Keya Willier, Casey Billings and Morgan Jones. In the back row, left-right are Hannah Haas and Mischa Deering. Not shown are Ashley Billings, Emma Callio and Romie Emter.

The High Prairie Repertoire Dance Society held three recitals May 6-8 to highlight dancers’ achievements. It was a very successful season. The club attended three festivals this season: Just Dance Festival in Westlock, Dance Drive Festival in Grande Prairie, and the Standing Ovation Festival in Dawson Creek. Virtually every dance entered won at last one award, many two and most three. The local recitals offer the students, club and instructors a chance to showcase their talents and achievements in front of family and friends.

 

Some are begging while others appear to be in charge. How appropriate for a number called Mission Impossible! Left-right are ballet dancers Tessa Anderson-Noskey, Leah Thompson, Elise Ferguson and Jaiden Barton. Zoe Barrons choreographed the dance.
Some are begging while others appear to be in charge. How appropriate for a number called Mission Impossible! Left-right are ballet dancers Tessa Anderson-Noskey, Leah Thompson, Elise Ferguson and Jaiden Barton. Zoe Barrons choreographed the dance.
Alexa Prpich wears a cross during her group’s performance of Marionette, choreographed by Brianna Panasiuk.
Alexa Prpich wears a cross during her group’s performance of Marionette, choreographed by Brianna Panasiuk.
Madison Price, in front, and Darbie Billings dance to the lyrical number Hallelujah, choreographed by Angela Meunier.
Madison Price, in front, and Darbie Billings dance to the lyrical number Hallelujah, choreographed by Angela Meunier.
A Royal Dilemma featured beginner ballet dancers. Daneira Dominguez, in front, performs with several other dancers.
A Royal Dilemma featured beginner ballet dancers. Daneira Dominguez, in front, performs with several other dancers.
Charlotte Boerchers shows you have to be nimble to perform during a lyrical dance called 99 Red Balloons.
Charlotte Boerchers shows you have to be nimble to perform during a lyrical dance called 99 Red Balloons.
Zoe Barrons dances in front of a tombstone in Dia de las Muertos, a modern dance.
Zoe Barrons dances in front of a tombstone in Dia de las Muertos, a modern dance.
Hana Sharkawi has only one of the 99 Red Balloons which the lyrical dance is named for.
Hana Sharkawi has only one of the 99 Red Balloons which the lyrical dance is named for.
The Red Coat told a touching story that ended when Grayce Keay, left, hugged Charlotte Boerchers.
The Red Coat told a touching story that ended when Grayce Keay, left, hugged Charlotte Boerchers.
Mischa Deering dances in Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’ which won three silver awards at recent dance festivals.
Mischa Deering dances in Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’ which won three silver awards at recent dance festivals.
Repertoire dancers blow kisses to the audience during their performance of Emergency, a junior jazz dance. Left-right are Tanasity Smith, Rhys MacIntosh and Jennifer Barrons. Emergency won a gold and two silver at recent dance festivals and choreographed by Leah Serhan.
Repertoire dancers blow kisses to the audience during their performance of Emergency, a junior jazz dance. Left-right are Tanasity Smith, Rhys MacIntosh and Jennifer Barrons. Emergency won a gold and two silver at recent dance festivals and choreographed by Leah Serhan.
Tea, anyone! A variety dance appropriately named Be Our Guest featured among others Hannah Copeland, left, and Lexi Stout.
Tea, anyone! A variety dance appropriately named Be Our Guest featured among others Hannah Copeland, left, and Lexi Stout.
Booty Swing was a colourful dance featuring novice tap dancers. Left-right are Madison Price, Jessica Smith and Tanasity Smith. The dance won a high silver and two silver awards.
Booty Swing was a colourful dance featuring novice tap dancers. Left-right are Madison Price, Jessica Smith and Tanasity Smith. The dance won a high silver and two silver awards.
Tanasity Smith, left, and Jennifer Barrons were part of a dance group that performed Marionette. The dance, choreographed by Brianna Panasiuk won three silver awards at recent dance festivals.
Tanasity Smith, left, and Jennifer Barrons were part of a dance group that performed Marionette. The dance, choreographed by Brianna Panasiuk won three silver awards at recent dance festivals.
Darbie Billings, left, and Madison Price perform with other intermediate/advanced jazz dancers in Confident, choreographed by Leah Serhan. The dance won two gold and a silver at recent dance festivals.
Darbie Billings, left, and Madison Price perform with other intermediate/advanced jazz dancers in Confident, choreographed by Leah Serhan. The dance won two gold and a silver at recent dance festivals.
It’s not an arm wrestling match but a dance! Aislinn Drefs, left, and Romie Emter battle for supremacy in Master Chef Junior, a novice variety dance choreographed by Zoe Barrons.
It’s not an arm wrestling match but a dance! Aislinn Drefs, left, and Romie Emter battle for supremacy in Master Chef Junior, a novice variety dance choreographed by Zoe Barrons.
Easy does it? Hana Sharkawi, top, and Lexi Blachford perform a tricky manoeuvre in Spack Jarrow.
Easy does it? Hana Sharkawi, top, and Lexi Blachford perform a tricky manoeuvre in Spack Jarrow.
Alyse Rothwell was part of a beginner ballet group which performed Arabian Nights.
Alyse Rothwell was part of a beginner ballet group which performed Arabian Nights.
Dance requires some very acrobatic moves and fitness. Above, Romie Emter performs in Bionic Atomic.
Dance requires some very acrobatic moves and fitness. Above, Romie Emter performs in Bionic Atomic.
Zoe Barrons, foreground, and Jessica Smith perform a modern dance called Dia de las Muertos.
Zoe Barrons, foreground, and Jessica Smith perform a modern dance called Dia de las Muertos.
They’re not as mean and fearsome as they look! Colbi Lamarche, top, and Morgan Jones perform Ghost Host, a beginner jazz choreographed by Leah Serhan.
They’re not as mean and fearsome as they look! Colbi Lamarche, top, and Morgan Jones perform Ghost Host, a beginner jazz choreographed by Leah Serhan.
Angelene Richards is a cute as the doll she is holding in The Great Toy War, a beginner ballet choreographed by Zoe Barrons. The dance won three awards.
Angelene Richards is a cute as the doll she is holding in The Great Toy War, a beginner ballet choreographed by Zoe Barrons. The dance won three awards.

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