Students turn teachers for dance concert

The Dance HQ dancers who are running their own concert. Photo: Ben Smith.
The Dance HQ dancers who are running their own concert. Photo: Ben Smith.

FOUR local dance students are stepping out of the limelight and raising the curtain for their peers.

Students from Dance HQ in Jandakot have volunteered to put on their own concert, with their teachers taking a backseat and allowing them to run the show for this weekend’s performance.

Four of the studio’s more senior dancers have taken it upon themselves to oversee the entire concert, from promotion and running order to props and costumes.

While the performers, aged from 7-13 years-old, will be choreographing their own routines, the rest of the concert will be entirely run by the four girls.

Host Brigette Matthews said the quartet, consisting of herself, stage managers Jasmine Mu and Chloe Mears and head of backstage Micaela Palmela, had enjoyed working together and having complete control.

“I’ve liked making the posters and getting everything together, and I like not being told by adults what to do,” she said.

In addition to the performances, the concert will also feature a parents dance-off, something all four admitted they were looking forward to the most.

The concert will take place at Fremantle PCYC on August 25.

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