Ballet Camrose wrap up
Ballet Camrose will wrap up another busy and successful year with a pair of upcoming shows at Charlie Killam School.
A dance extravaganza featuring all the students who performed at events and competitions throughout the year will be held at 6:30, June 9.
That will be followed the next day at 2:00 with Ballet Camrose's presentation of Snow White.
Ballet Camrose students have been working on Snow White since last September.
"They are very excited," said Ballet Camrose director Colleen Salahub. "They've been busy painting backdrops, readying props, and getting their costumes ready, and have been involved in extra rehearsals to make sure things go just right."
Braeden Adain, one of Ballet Camrose's oldest students, at age 14, will play the role of the prince, while Cassandra Olsen, will play the lead role of Snow White.
"Cassandra was given the lead role because she is our senior student," said Salahub. "She helped choose the play and has helped quite a bit with the artistic elements."
The costumes for Snow White were designed by Edie Metzker, a friend of the school.
"They are very beautiful and exquisite," said Salahub.
Ballet Camrose students had a successful showing at the Coronation Music Festival, winning four top awards, including Most Promising Dancer, which went to Jocelyn Olsen. In Vermilion, the students combined to win 23 top awards, including the one for most promising performer, which went to Cassandra Olsen, and another for choreography by a duet which performed a dance called The Teacher.
Medallion winners at the Camrose and District Music Festival in May were: Charlotte Thiessen and Mackenzie Goosen in eight and under; Jocelyn Marohn in 10 and under; Kristen Pearson in 12 and under; Kaitlyn Levitt in 14 and under; and Randee Badry in 16 and under.
Jocelyn Olsen won the $150 dance scholarship while Cassandra Olsen won the $75 prize for excellence.
The medallion for large group went to a group of 13 dancers for their performance of Brick In The Wall. The medallion for small group went to six dancers for their performance of Candlelight.
Salahub said the Ballet Camrose students worked very hard during the course of the year.
"A lot of them came for multiple weekly classes. They worked nicely as a group and they treated each other with respect. They were happy for the chance to dance and put their artistry on display."
Ballet Camrose students range in age from three to 18.