Dancing brings joy to those who give in to the music, but even more joy to parents watching their little ones.
The crowd roared with excitement at McLeod Elementary Jan. 29 as kids aged 3-14 performed for parents during Miss. Maranelle’s dance club fall recital.
The senior jazz group 8-14 did Footloose, an upbeat swinger that grabbed everyone’s attention with high kicks and poses- Haper Abbott, Andrea McLain, Hadlee Wiebe, Larissa Hassman, Alexandra Hutchinson, Ann Watny, Emily Manojlovic, Oliva Manojlovic, Meghan Goodwin and Payton Mueller.
The Wednesday 3-4 year olds danced to “New York” with red sequence attire and black feather boas. Their glowing determination and free spirits had everyone in the room pink from undeniable cuteness. – Payton Hanson, Kiara Wiebe, Alexandria Chase Kerra Wylie, Damien Hutchinson, Madeline Work, Emaly Pfeifer, Kavita Dhillion and Maci Kadonaga.
The senior Hip Hop group (8-14) danced to BOSS with sass and attitude giving an outstanding performance showcasing hard work and determination. – Maria Jex, Alexandra Jex, Cadence Raymond, Jaylen Pedersen, Larissa Hassman, Harpe Abbot, Payton Mueller, Andrea Mclain, Alexandra Hutchinson, Emily Manojlovic, Oliva Manojlovic and Meghan Goodwin.
The Tuesday group (3-4) did “Shake Your Tail Feathers” which everyone can agree was a ten on the cuteness meter having the costumes emphasize how cute the performers were. – Shelby Olfert, Alley Bueckert, Laili McKee, Brandon Davidson and Taylor Davidson.
Senior Hip Hop Class 8-14 danced to Chains, a very dramatic and strong performance. – Maria Jex, Alexandra Jex, Cadence Raymond, Jaylen Pedersen, Larissa Hassman, Harpe Abbot, Payton Mueller, Andrea Mclain, Alexandra Hutchinson, Emily Manojlovic, Oliva Manojlovic and Meghan Goodwin.
The junior jazz group (5-7) danced to “Born To Be Wild”. “They danced so well that they didn’t even need my help during the performance,” said Maranelle. – Haidyn Gerz, Charity Schumann, Kristin Freeman, Linnea Chapman, Chyler Knackstedt, Karli Bremner and Haylee Chaisson.
The senior jazz group (8-14) danced to “Dance With Me” – Harper Abbott, Andrea McLain, Hadlee Wiebe, Larissa Hassman, Alexandra Hutchinson, Ann Watny, Emily Manojlovic, Oliva Manojlovic, Meghan Goodwin and Payton Mueller.
A finale done by all dancers ended the recital with “Shake It Off”, which finished the night with some good hardy laughter from the girls and the crowd.
“This has always been a dream of mine to teach dance class I never thought I would ever create my own company,” Maranelle Fawcett said, owner and teach of Miss Maranelle’s Dance. “I started dance classes when I was nine years old. When I moved to Vanderhoof in Gr 9 I was very disappointed there were no dance classes so, in my last year of high school, I started my own class after school. With the support of family and friends it has become more than just a dream come true. Now I have been teaching for three years and Miss Maranelle’s Dance continues to grow every session. This Fall Session we had a total of 40 kids and after four months of learning, patients, and practice we had a very successful recital. With the help of parents, the girls and boys were excited to preform on stage. Thank you everyone for your support.”