It was a great blend of astounding dancing, delighted faces, glittering costumes, awesome staging and lighting outcomes and sheer delight and exuberance from all the youthful dancers who ranged in age from 5-12 many years outdated.
For numerous of the younger performers this was their 1st time on a phase carrying out in a appropriate dance present, for other folks it represented a welcome return to theatre phase soon after missing their past two planned displays owing to pandemic restrictions.
The experience of anticipation experienced been creating for months all through the rehearsal and costume fitting times, so it was with large enjoyment that the curtains opened at the Eastgate on Saturday and Sunday afternoon to reveal the amazing clearly show.
‘Magic’ opened with a gorgeous ballet solo by Nina McDowell, which transitioned into an upbeat, glittering Jazz dance to ‘Could it be Magic’ which wowed the audiences.
The present, which incorporated 30 specifically-choreographed dances in Jazz, Present day, Highland, Ballet, Faucet, Acrobatic dance and Road Dance, featured far more than 700 separate costumes and was the final result of tough perform by personnel and pupils more than many months.
Both of those shows had been sold out weeks in advance and the viewers response later on was overpowering.
One particular said: “Absolutely fantastic clearly show – we ended up blown away”, while another enthused: “Brilliant – what complete enjoyment to view, I was both beaming with delight or sobbing throughout”.
Fiona Henderson, faculty principal and inventive director, was delighted.
She claimed: “We ended up so happy to have our Peebles Junior College pupils back on stage. They all gave amazing performances, and our lecturers are extremely very pleased of them.
“They had been all really looking ahead seeking forward to their demonstrate and experienced been talking about it for months.
“Right after these a rough few of many years we actually preferred to occur back again with a bang and which is what we did … we could not be happier for them.”