On Sunday, April 15, the Coronach Dance Club wrapped up their 2011-12 season with a very enjoyable afternoon recital. The dance club is led by dance instructor, Miss Jennie Kerr, from Moose Jaw, along with a number of assistants from the Senior dance group.
Club members attended weekly classes from September to April and attended two competitions, one in Weyburn and one in Ogema.
Recital day began bright and early with photos for each of the groups and a full club photo to wrap it all up just in time for the recital.
Parents, family members and friends packed the Coronach School gymnasium to cheer on their favourite dancer(s) as they showed off their latest dance numbers.
The recital’s first number was the Senior Musical Theatre piece, “Halloween”. The group won 2 awards this season with their rendition of “This is Halloween” as originally sung by the “Citizens of Halloween Town” in Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas”. Spookily dressed, were dancers, Mikayla Foley, Alicia Menke, April Menke, Taylor Molsberry, and Rebecca Pratchler. Madison Froehlich stepped in to help with Katie Dyck and Jessica Hammel, missing due to injury.
Dressed in bright yellow, the Junior Jazz group, with dancers Eliza Anderson, Peyton Cote, Hannah Dyck, Cassidi Elder, Caeli Granger, Laura Korbo, Haley Maddess and Morgan Newby presented a spirited, polished performance of “Shake it Up”.
The first solo of the afternoon was a pretty tap solo by Robin Newby, followed by a graceful ballet solo by Adrianna Cote.
A peppy performance of “Buttercup” by the Beginner Tap group, dressed beautifully in blue and yellow, included dancers Savannah Anderson, Sarah Maddess, Maia Meadows, Jaylyn Setrum and Bryanna Totton.
Senior dancer, Jessica Dyck, performed a sassy Musical Theatre Solo next.
Junior dancer, Kylin Elder showed off her ballet skills in a charming solo that was followed by a delicate ballet duo by Intermediate dancers Adrianna Cote and Robyn Newby.
Brenna Barrett clicked her way through a western-themed tap solo.
The Senior Jazz group, Mikayla Foley, Madison Froehlich, Alicia Menke, April Menke and Rebecca Pratchler, less Dyck and Hammel, performed an explosive performance of “The Drums”.
The youngest of the groups, dressed in mint green, stole some hearts with their ballet, “Polly Wolly Doodle”. Dancing were Marlee Gerde, Kyra Pituley, Lexy Setrum. Aaliyah Travland and Brooklyn Wall.
Mikayla Foley performed a graceful Lyrical Solo.
Rebecca Pratchler, dressed in shimmering silver, performed a high energy Musical Theatre Solo.
The Intermediate Jazz group, Adrianna Cote, Delaney Elder, Peyton Gent, Rylee Martin and Robyn Newby, were sparkling in yellow as they danced to “Wild Child”.
Sisters, Alicia and April Menke, along with Mikayla Foley, performed a beautiful ballet solo.
The second group of Tiny Tots, Jordan Eger, Riane Maddess, Shelby Schnell, Sierra Schnell and Teagan Vellacott, did their tap number looking sweet, dressed in green.
The Junior Musical Theatre group, Eliza Anderson, Peyton Cote, Hannah Dyck, Kylin Elder, Cassidi Elder, Sommer Foley, Caeli Granger, Laura Korbo, Haley Maddess and Brooklyn Monteyne, smeared on the soot, dressed in black, grapped a broom and performed “Chimney Sweeps”.
A duet by Jessica Hammel and Taylor Molsberry was next. They performed a “Charlie Brown and Lucy” Musical Theatre number.
Rebecca Pratchler performed a beautiful lyrical solo, followed by a high-energy tap duo by Brenna Barrett and Mikayla Foley.
The Beach Boys provided the music for the Intermediate Musical Theatre number, “Surfin USA”. Adrianna Cote, Delaney Elder, Peyton Gent, Kassandra Gent, Rylee Martin and Robyn Newby dressed in brightly coloured board shorts and flowered shirts showed off their surfing skills in this dance.
Cassidi Elder shared a lively tap solo next.
Alicia Menke cooked up an entertaining Musical Theatre solo as Chef Louis from the Little Mermaid.
Madison Froehlich and Rebecca Pratchler, in the absence of Katie Dyck and Jessica Hammel who were missing from the Senior Ballet group, performed a lovely ballet duo to “Breakeven”.
Dressed as Luigi, Mario and Bowser, Laura Korbo and Adrianna and Peyton Cote performed an entertaining Musical Theatre number.
Mikayla Foley was on the program again with an elegant ballet solo.
Sisters, Robyn and Morgan Newby, clicked their way through a delightful tap duet.
“Rocket Girl”, a Senior Lyrical number, was performed beautifully by Madison Froehlich, Alicia Menke and Rebecca Pratchler. Dyck and Hammel were missing.
Dressed as a nerd, Delaney Elder, performed a spirited “Animaniacs” Musical Theatre solo.
In an Intermediate Hip Hop Duet, Adrianna Cote and Kassandra Gent showed off some hip-hop tricks and attitude in “Everybody Dance Now”.
Junior Ballet group, Eliza Anderson, Peyton Cote, Hannah Dyck, Kylin Elder, Cassidi Elder, Laura Korbo, Brooklyn Monteyne and Morgan Newby, presented a charming performance of “Dance of the Hours”.
The Tiny Tot Tap class of Marlee Gerde, Kyra Pituley, Lexy Setrum, Aaliyah Travland and Brooklyn Wall were delightful in their performance of “Accentuate the Positive.”
Mikayla Foley hit the stage in her final solo with a spirited tap solo.
Savannah Anderson, Sarah Maddess, Maia Meadows, Jaylyn Setrum and Bryanna Totton were back out for their second dance, this time performing an adorable ballet number, “Put on a Happy Face.”
April Menke tapped her way through her tap routine, originally billed as a duet with Jessica Hammel.
In “Funky Fresh Dressed”, the Senior Hip Hop number, Brenna Barrett, Mikayla Foley and Taylor Molsberry performed an enthusiastic number, short members Dyck and Hammel.
Tiny Tot Ballet group, Jordan Eger, Riane Maddess, Shelby Schnell, Sierra Schnell and Teagan Vellacott, were precious in their second dance, April Showers.
Alicia and April Menke, sisters, performed a lively jazz duet.
Adrianna Cote and Delaney Elder, performed a energetic Musical Theatre duet, “We Share Everything.”
The Junior Tap group of Eliza Anderson, Hannah Dyck, Kylin Elder, Cassidi Elder, Sommer Foley, Laura Korbo, Brooklyn Monteyne and Morgan Newby performed an enthusiastic number to “Pretty One.”
The final number was a group dance by all of the senior dancers, that was an entertaining medley of each of the dances that they take during the year.
Dance classes are finished for the year. The club has plans to host a dance camp in August to help them with dance choices for the upcoming dance year and prepare them for classes that will begin in September.