Salem had rehearsals for his group contemporary dance yesterday at Kapiti Dance Centre. I think having a break from his usual dance practice did him good as he had a really good practice today and is feeling very confident. And having cake and a cup of tea at Over the Tea Cups tea shop is always good for the soul. He did everything perfectly, got all the timing sorted and smiled the whole time.
Roll on the comps!!!!
Record field for dance festival
A record number of dancers will perform this weekend for the 27th annual Dance Kapiti festival at Southward Theatre.
Colourful costumes and tutus will feature throughout the four-day festival starting on Saturday.
A record 722 items will be performed, featuring 145 individual dancers as well as groups.
Dancers will represent Judith Fuge Dance School, Kapiti Dance Centre and Praiz Studios in Kapiti, as well as studios from Wellington, Napier, Hastings, Hawera and Palmerston North.
Students will showcase a range of dance styles over four days, including ballet, lyrical, character, contemporary, jazz and hip-hop.
Kapiti Ballet Society spokeswoman Valerie Andrews said the festival was a great way to while away a couple of hours while watching a high standard of performers.
A highlight of the festival will be on Sunday evening where the top dancers will compete for a place in the National Young Performer Awards to be held in Invercargill in October.
The public are invited to attend the festival, with events running from 8.30am till 9pm over the four days, excluding breaks.
- Entrance by donation.
- Kapiti Observer