Well, I was delighted to be in the audience at the theatre in The Cootamundra Art Centre when Hannah Northey and her Dance Studio  “DANCE 2590” presented   ANNIE.. It held us  ‘captivated’ for over two hours with dance, music and song – the students performed to perfection, not a hiccup, so many coming and going on stage giving a faultless performance! The first half was filled with items of jazz, hip hop, contemporary and tap dancing performed by the young up to the adult professional girls.  The mini Contemporary dancers were just a delight, the seniors top-notch. All in all we were given a first-class display of dance at its very best!! The choreography work put into  each item by Hannah and her team of teachers was a credit to them. The costuming was also outstanding.

The second half was devoted to the musical  Annie.  I love the music from that show and Hannah’s students  performed to perfection – songs such as Tomorrow, The Hard-Knock Life, You’re Never Fully Dressed, the girls and boys danced/sang around the stage  (one thought one was in a Sydney theatre). As Hannah commented  “There is a star in everyone, we just help to showcase it”. Hannah’s closing comment ‘I would like to thank all our wonderful dancers and their families for supporting  DANCE 2590 in 2021.

As we have come to the end of another amazing year of dance, with this year being another particularly challenging one. From dancing in our lounge rooms during Covid-19 restrictions to working extremely hard to produce a Covid safe concert! From our little 3 year olds this year to our ladies we have had a truly magical time with many laughs and memories to cherish. A show like  ANNIE does not happen overnight and we would like to thank everyone who made this possible, especially our wonderful families – from getting children to weekly practices and our extended concert timetable.

I think you will all agree that the 2021 performance had topped off an extremely hard year ON A HIGH.’ Hannah has  107 students with many doing multiple genres and across all dance styles we have 171 enrolments which this year resulted in over 510 costumes, we also averaged 5-10 seconds in between acts which was a huge achievement.  As of next year we are moving to a new exclusive dance studio and will be adding to our list of classes offered acro, singing and barré classes. LS