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Haverhill dance school 'delighted' to be back on stage again

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Students of a Haverhill dance school took to the stage again for their annual show on Saturday after 18 months of disrupted classes.

The latest show by the Lisa Mason School of Dance was appropriately named ‘Dance Again’ and took place at the Haverhill Arts Centre.

Principal dance teacher, Lisa Mason was ecstatic to be back performing again.

Students from the Lisa Mason School of Dance on stage at Haverhill Arts Centre. Submitted picture
Students from the Lisa Mason School of Dance on stage at Haverhill Arts Centre. Submitted picture

She said: "Following the past 18 months we’ve had it was important to get back onto the stage and perform again and to give our dancers that spark back.

"It’s been a very challenging time for them and I recognised the need to go ahead and perform despite the many hurdles we’ve faced in recent months of dancing in boxes not able to touch or come close to other dancers and we’ve had children isolating.

"We only started moving our dancers and changing places in August, not long before our show and I can categorically say the dancers did an amazing job. They made me and my assistant dance teachers very proud.

"I have had so much positive feedback from members of the public who came to see the show and many parents commenting on the professionalism and standards our dancers have reached despite the pandemic."

Dancers, ranging in age from three to 50-plus, performed routines covering many different styles including, ballet, lyrical, modern, tap and contemporary.

Lisa explained: "Many of the dancers are now experienced stage performers and the quality of performance is really high. I am particularly proud of them and for all the hard work they have put in, it has really paid off.

"We are now in the planning for next years show ‘Rhythm of the Night’ and many other exciting opportunities."

Lisa thanked everyone who came to watch the shows as without those that did it wouldn’t have been the same.

Social media was filled with complimentary comments. Diane Pullen said: “Beautifully danced, we enjoyed watching.”

Lisa Mason has been teaching Dance in Haverhill since 2005 and teaches B.A.T.D. (British Association of Teachers of Dancing).

She has a range of classes covering different dance styles from ballet to Line Dancing, from tots to adults, different days of the week.

Enquiries should be made by emailing Lisa using lisa.lmsd@gmail.com or contacting her on 07958788292.

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