Spectrum City Dance wrapped up their year with a performance of The Wiz

Spectrum City Dance wrapped up their year with a performance of The Wiz

Prince Rupert dancers present The Wiz

Over the weekend dancers from Spectrum City Dance took to the stage to present their year-end performance over two days.

Over the weekend dancers from Spectrum City Dance took to the stage to present their year-end performance over two days.

The presentations both began with a performance of the 1978 movie “The Wiz”, which is an adaptation of the popular story “The Wizard of Oz”. Over 50 dancers of all ages and dancing styles took the stage. The set was impressive and consisted of notable construction, smoke machines, a light strobe and other decorative items.

After the feature presentation, there were a number of different dance styles displayed over the two days, as both day’s performances had different routines performed.

Some of Sunday’s dance routines included the popular song “Bonjour” from Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast”, and routine that included over 20 young dancers. “Bonjour” received the top spot in the variety group twelve and under section of the BC Annual Dance Competition held last month in Prince Rupert.

Sherrie Scherger and Ella Ferland’s jazz routine, “Strut” once again impressed audiences. The routine has received top places at various competitions.

Young tap dance students performed “Cotton Eyed Joe” routine, which was choreographed by Carol Murphy that received top spots in various competitions, including the BC Annual Dance Competition. Other tap routines included “Itty Bitty Pretty One” choreographed once again by Carol Murphy, and performed by Danicah Cam.

Some adorable dances performed by young students included Miss Laura Archibald’s “Do Re Me” done by ballet students. Other routines included “Tu Tu Cute” and “Wiggle Dance” also done by Archibald.

Senior dancer, Julie Pham, performed different solos at each performance, the first showing her more humorous side, while Sunday’s solo showed her elegant side. Pham was named the Senior Performer of the Year at the BC Annual Dance Competition last month, and will be traveling to Australia this summer to compete against dancers from a number of different countries including Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.

Spectrum is also the home of Emily Jack, who was named the Junior Performer of the Year at the BC Annual Dance Competition. Jack was featured in a number of routines in the two performances.

The MC’s for the evening were senior dance students Julie Pham, and Kate McWilliams, as well as returning dancer Sean Carlson.

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