Ararat Dance Centre ready for 8th annual recital

This coming weekend, Ararat Dance Centre’s students and teachers will be showcasing two performances at the Ararat Town Hall, staging their 8th annual recital.

There will be 100 performers staging items from different genres including tap, jazz, classical ballet, hip hop, acro, musical theatre, and modern contemporary.

PHOTO: Ararat Dance Centre

ADC’s teachers Karly Harris and Kristy Fenn have been working hard throughout the year to choreograph dances and perfect them for the upcoming weekend of performances.

“The hours behind the scenes are endless. Costumes, music sourcing and cutting, choreography, general organisation… the list is long,” said Harris.

It has been a busy year for ADC’s students as they have taken part in the Ararat Eisteddfod, as well as sitting their dance exams for tap, ballet, musical theatre, and national character.

“Yes, it’s been a busy year with a change to the way we do things,” she said.

“We completed our dance exams in June rather than September and then spent the second half of the year on our eisteddfod and concert routines.”

PHOTO: Ararat Dance Centre

In the recital, there will be a variety of dance styles, music, and costumes. There is also a range of age groups, such as kinder dances, boys club, adults, and under-eights, all the way up to open age.

Harris said people can expect plenty of entertainment, stunning costumes and dancers galore.

Ararat Dance Centre’s first performance will be this Saturday the 16th of November at 4pm and the second will be on Sunday the 17th of November at 1pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Ararat Dance Centre or by contacting their Facebook page.