Dancin’ Kids holds spring recital, packs Legacy Centre

Leader staff

Slave Lake’s Dancin’ Kids held its annual spring recital on May 26 to a packed house at the Legacy Centre. It was an impressive showcase of dancing talents put on by individuals and groups in many different styles.

According to DKSL (Dancin’ Kids Slave Lake) co-owner Chelsea Lucas, there are 130 kids in the program this year, and it’s been a successful one.

“We have expanded our studio this last year,” says Lucas, who along with Heather Auger bought Dancin’ Kids from founder Cathy Redgate a year ago. “(We) attended three festivals (St. Albert, Westlock and Sherwood Park), with numerous awards. Too many to even mention. In the Just Dance Festival our studio took home 1st and 2nd place of the entire festival after being invited back for a “Dance off” at the end of the festival.”

The instructors at the studio include Lucas and Auger, Julie Asterisk (ballet), and student assistant Kamrin Adams. The studio offers ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, all boys’ hip hop and silks.

“It has been a successful year and (we) look forward to many more!” says Lucas. “Registration will be going up soon for the 2018/2019 year!”

As for the use of the Legacy Centre, Lucas says it’s more enjoyable for the audience and the dancers.

“It is set out like the stages they perform on at festival,” she says. “(It) also has all the amenities.”

‘Adagio’

Left to right: Bree Labby, Presley Carmichael, Katerina Gauthier.

‘Grown’: Left to right: Kamrin Adams Kaitlyn King, Stoli Franklin, Laine Franklin, Jalesa Andruik, Raeann Kronos, Penelope Eben-Ebenau, Kenzie Clark, Tiana Groskopf.

‘Village Pranksters:’ Left to right – Chloe Giroux, Araya Blize, Emilie Andruik, Brooklyn White, Julianne Paguirigan, Isabella Lindsay, Reese McRee.

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