Dancers perform in fairytale show
EVERY young girl fantasises about living in a fairytale world and for two of Stanthorpe's dancers, this dream has come true.
Nine-year-old Jaimee Costanzo and 12-year-old Eliza Telfer played a part in the ensemble in a production of Cinderella.
The girls joined several other dance schools at the Empire Theatre in Toowoomba last weekend.
MMStudio-Dance principal Michaela Sabburg said the girls had an amazing experience.
"It was really entertaining and the girls had a lot of fun,” Ms Sabburg said.
"They experienced dancing with other girls from other dance schools.”
The two girls danced alongside other performers from Toowoomba, Brisbane, Gold Coast, and from as far away as Townsville and Cairns.
"It's a pretty big deal that they got selected amongst a lot of other dance schools,” Ms Sabburg said.
"They went for auditions at the end of last year in Toowoomba and were selected from that.
"Nearly every second weekend they had to go to Toowoomba for rehearsals.”
Ms Sabburg said the girls were excited to receive their costumes and parts but were exhausted by the end of the production.
"It was three shows over two days,” she said.
"But they said they'd definitely do it again.”
She said it was a good experience for the girls to be involved in a larger production.
"We have a few eisteddfods (in Stan- thorpe),” Ms Sabburg said.
"But nothing that they have to audition for.”
Ms Sabburg said 45 other students and parents from the MMStudio-Dance school went along to watch the girls perform and were thoroughly entertained.
"They loved being able to see their classmates up on stage,” she said.
"We had the first three rows so all the little ones were in the first row.
"You could see them pointing and trying to find their friends on stage.”
Ms Sabburg said Jaimee and Eliza were talented dancers who had a future on stage. "You can see that they love it, it's not just all about how talented they are,” she said.
"They love being up on stage.
"They perform in solos and in the eisteddfod teams.
"They're very committed.”
Cinderella was performed across two days and was produced by Toowoomba Ballet Theatre.