The Artistry Youth Dance One Year anniversary celebration!
By Taryn (company dancer)
Friday 25th April was a big day for the girls as it was a chance to show our friends and family what we had been working on over the previous months. There was a positive energy throughout the rehearsals just before the showcase but everyone was nervous. The first performance was ‘Smooth’ – the dance that was originally prepared for U.Dance. After performing the piece and hearing the good response from the audience, we all felt good about ourselves and couldn’t wait to show them what else we had! Next, we performed a mixture of exercises that Kamara had prepared for us and combined them into one piece. Once again, the response was amazing and fuelled our enthusiasm for the last and final piece – ‘Spirit’. This was everyone’s favourite piece as it was jazz and gave us a chance to incorporate our happiness and energy into one dance. We smashed the performance and the audience loved it! After, there were speeches and we had the amazing chance to meet dance legends Mr Namron & Carl Campbell and the Worship the Mayor of Islington, Councillor Barry Edwards! We took lots of pictures with them and we were all brimming with excitement to be in the same room as such important and inspirational people. The girls were all happy and glad with how the night turned out and we were all looking forward to the following Sunday to, once again, show not only our family and friends – but everyone else – just how fantastic Artistry Youth Dance is! AYD INVASION!