MORE than 130 students will be performing at York’s Grand Opera House this Saturday as part of a local dance school’s theatre show.
After rehearsing since September, the young performers from ‘Let’s Dance’ will re-enact Disney classic Peter Pan through ballet, jazz and tap.
Dressed as pirates, Indians and Peter Pan’s lost boys from Neverland, the five to 18-year-olds are ready to take to the stage.
‘Let’s Dance’ has been active since 1991 and is based in Bishopthorpe, offering a variety of dance classes including ballet, tap and jazz.
Principal of the dance troop, Sandra Smith, said: “It's been a lot of hard work but great fun! They can't wait to perform for all their friends and family.”
“The show is the children’s favourite part of the dance school, it’s a chance for them to perform and shine.”
The performance uses a mixture of classical and modern music, based upon the Peter Pan ballet. Sandra said: “Expect lots of fun, lots of colour and a fast moving show!”
Sandra has choreographed the performance, mixing in some modern jazz and tap dances to suit the children’s abilities.
The choreographer has also made most of the costumes, including 21 pairs of wings and two crocodile outfits.
Tickets for both the 2.30pm and 7.30pm shows are available from the box office.