The junior performance team from TM World of Dance

Dancing talent showcased

by Ann van Engelen

The junior performance team at TM Dance World Studios are wrapping up another year of dance at the studio in Darfield.

“The girls were a part of the annual end of year show held at the Charles Luney Auditorium at St Margaret’s College recently. The show had a fabulous audience turnout, which saw 460 family and friends come along to support the dancers,” says TM Dance World Studios director, Tara McKeown.

“The junior team performed up to eight items in different genres showcasing their skills in jazz, ballet, tap, hip-hop and lyrical dance. We specialise in offering dance programmes to students from three years old to advanced levels. The studio is part of many national and international dance organisations that allow us to teach fun and creative dance syllabus throughout the year including ballet, tap, contemporary and acrobatic arts.

We have a team of talented teachers who are enthusiastic and passionate about the art of dance. The girls will be keeping busy over the holidays as they enter two of their team items in the Showcase National Dance Championships. Showcase is holding a national finals event in Christchurch for the first time.

“Throughout the year, our girls have been attending competitions where they can perform their routines onstage in front of a judge and other fellow competitors. They have attended two in Christchurch and team travelled to Blenheim in October to dance at the new ASB theatre.

“During term three, the dancers sat their annual examinations in jazz, hip-hop and acrobatics. They are eagerly awaiting their examination results, which will be presented to them this Friday.”