CIRCUS TROUPE: Back (L-R) Cordelia Beckitt, Charlotte West, Kamryn Langford, Reagan Khalu, Evie Johansen and Bethany Morrisy. Front Mia Bye, Jessica Johansen, Ava Currie Alexis Morrissy and Kate Sharp. Ring Master: Katarina Perkins
CIRCUS TROUPE: Back (L-R) Cordelia Beckitt, Charlotte West, Kamryn Langford, Reagan Khalu, Evie Johansen and Bethany Morrisy. Front Mia Bye, Jessica Johansen, Ava Currie Alexis Morrissy and Kate Sharp. Ring Master: Katarina Perkins Taryn Dunn

En Pointe Dance Company pay tribute to the Big Top

ON SUNDAY Gladstone's En Pointe Dance Company will be paying tribute to the big top as the theme of their annual concert, 'EPDC Circus: The Greatest Show'.

Dance teacher Taryn Dunn said all 84 of the company's students will be performing on the day and the event will be "a big lot of fun."

"The students have been working really hard for the last six weeks to pull the concert together," she said.

"They're dancing really well and loving it.

"I can't wait to see it on stage."

This is the company's fifth annual performance.

"We put on a show every year to showcase our student's skills," Ms Dunn.

"This performance will have it all.

"We've got motor-cross daredevils, acrobats, fire twirlers and obviously clowns.

"But the highlight of the show is our death-defying knife wheel.

"The knife wheel is a bit of fun.

"Someone is strapped onto the wheel and spun around, but there are no knives involved, no kids will be harmed."

Ms Dunn has orchestrated all the choreography for The Greatest Show with the assistance of two of the company's teachers, Jane Perkins and Jade Sibley.

"In the opening scene we'll try to get all the kids onstage," she said.

"All the dancers are ready, it's going to be a really good show."

A dance teacher for 13 years, Ms Dunn said dancing has been her lifelong passion.

"I've always loved dancing," she said.

"But teaching the kids and watching them develop has been so rewarding for me," she said.

Ms Dunn opened En Pointe Dance Company in 2014.

"Our dancers range from from tiny tots from two years old, up to 18 years of age,' she said.

"Some dance once per week while others can be here up to 13 hours a week which keeps me busy." '

Ms Dunn said dancing was very popular in Gladstone.

"It's pretty big here, along with gymnastics," she said.

"It's great for fun and fitness but people can do exams and compete."

The company rehearse at 85 Goondoon St and new student registrations will be held on January 19, 2019.

To learn more about the En Pointe Dance Company visit their Facebook page.

The EPDC Circus: The Greatest Show is being held at the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre on Sunday 25 at 2pm.

For more information and to book tickets, visit the GECC website.

FAST FACTS

EPDC Circus: The Greatest Show

When: Sunday 25

Time: 2pm

Where: Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre

Tickets:

Adults $24

Children 0-4 $10

Students $15

Family Ticket (2 Adults and 2 Children) $60

Contact: 4972 2822



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