Alice in Wonderland entrances Jindabyne

WHAT started out as an idea back in January came to life last weekend when Miss Jenny's Hip Hop and Monaro Dance put on Jindabyne's annual concert.

Both performances were sold out - with a total of 400 people attending, watching 130 students from Jindabyne and Berridale -and the audience did not go home disappointed. It was truly an amazing performance from all participants and some exceptional talent shown.

Complete with all the wacky, lovable and scary characters we have loved from Alice in Wonderland, it was a delight. More than just a dance concert, the two performances took us on a journey with scenes in between each dance item to help guide the story. The opening scene, a garden party, started with a violinist and surprisingly turned into a senior hip hop routine where costumes were transformed before our eyes.

The show concluded, after Tapping Caterpillars, Baby Oysters and a Ballet Ensemble of Flowers, Cheshire Cats, Tea Parties, cards and guards with an eerie pointe dance where Alice awoke. Several solos in different genres were presented beautifully and many in the audience commented on the level of professionalism.

"The talent of the local boys and girls is astounding. Such a gift of creative wonder." said Helen Blackmore Lee,

"Already looking forward to next year."

Miss Jenny would like to thank everyone involved,

"I would especially like to thank the parents for giving me the pleasure of teaching their children my passion and enabling my vision to come to life. Each child on every level had a smile on their face and that makes me so happy," Miss Jenny said in her concluding speech. Congratulations to all involved.

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