More than 40 dancers from the Karen Clark Dance Studio will be taking the stage next Friday (Feb. 27) to show off their skills and get one more shot at perfecting their stage presence before competition season.
“Stage Stars” will feature dancers as young as nine years old and up through to 21 years old in a variety of genres, including jazz, tap, hip-hop, ballet and theatre dancing.
“This is our shakedown performance,” says Karen Clark, owner of the studio. “It’s all about getting them out in front of an audience.”
“It’s a different feel in the theatre than in the studio,” says Clark. “Some have done this many times before, but for the new little ones, we try to make it as pleasant an experience as possible.”
“There’s a certain confidence that comes, no matter what level they’re at, from having a successful performance.”
Clark says she’s particularly looking forward to hosting the show in the Charlie White Theatre.
“It’s a lovely theatre, and it’s a proper theatre, but it’s very intimate. It allows the performers to still feel comfortable.”
Dancers will perform on their own in solos, or in twos and threes, or small groups, and they’ve been working hard to polish up their performances, says Clark.
“These kids are pretty dedicated, and we’re happy to have them.”
The show starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 at the Charlie White Theatre at the Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue.
Tickets are $13.50 and are available at the box office, marywinspear.ca or by calling 250-656-0275.
For more information, visit karenclarkdancestudio.com or call 250-658-0445.