Dancers spread joy with performances

Emily AceSouth Western Times
Dancers Charlotte Gray, 8, Zeanna Bond 12, and Lucas Stevens, 10, welcome their peers aboard the bus to spread festive cheer at four retirement villages this Christmas.
Camera IconDancers Charlotte Gray, 8, Zeanna Bond 12, and Lucas Stevens, 10, welcome their peers aboard the bus to spread festive cheer at four retirement villages this Christmas. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

Ballroom dancers from the Bunbury Dance Studio will embark on a mission to spread Christmas joy on Thursday, as they perform across four retirement villages.

The group of eight to 14-year-olds will showcase a variety of dances to Christmas music, wearing an array of festive colours.

“The children learn dances for their medal exams all year,” dance instructor Suzanne Crews said.

“So now it is just an opportunity for them to go and show what they have danced for their medal exams and some of the fun dances they do during classes as well.

“It is great for morale and team building, as well as some end of year fun.”

Ms Crews said it was about giving back to the community.

“Every time I rang a nursing home, they were like ‘yes, please come and dance’ – they were more than excited to have the children come, which was the best part,” she said.

“I didn’t know it was going to be so well received.

“It is our first time and I want to do more of it. I think it is really good for the community and for the children to give back.”

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