From top: The 9-12 year old Hip Hop dance class performed their routine to 'Hit the Lights' during the Sunday recital at the Kispiox Valley Hall; Katie Larson took centre stage to perform her own choreographed Tap Solo during the Sunday dance recital at the Kispiox Valley Hall; Dianna Larson

From top: The 9-12 year old Hip Hop dance class performed their routine to 'Hit the Lights' during the Sunday recital at the Kispiox Valley Hall; Katie Larson took centre stage to perform her own choreographed Tap Solo during the Sunday dance recital at the Kispiox Valley Hall; Dianna Larson

Hazelton dance students shine

Sarah Cullen's Hazleton dance students displayed their talents at a year-end performance.

 

This winter Sarah Cullen offered Hazelton residents and children a new opportunity when she started offering hip hop and ballet lessons.

With a variety of age groups she became very busy.

“It was a bigger success than I thought and there was a lot of interest,” Cullen said.

After months of working with the children and a few adults, this year’s sessions came to end last Sunday with a dance recital at the Kispiox Valley Hall.

The first group to take the stage was the 3 − 5 year old ballet class performing a routine called Fly to your Heart.

The 11 young stars dressed in pink were all smiles and business.

Then the 6 − 8 year -old hip hop class danced to the Party Rock anthem.

Three hip hop dancers in the 3 − 5 age group then showed their talents, busting a move to the tune of Hip Hop Mix.

Six 9 −12 year-old hipsters took to the stage next with their performance to Hit the LIghts, followed by the final ballet routine which was the 6 − 9 age group and the six girls danced and twirled to Here in your Arms.”

Not to be left out, the three adults formed their own hip hop group and showed off their new found knowledge of dance.

Katie Larson then performed her own tap dance and the last group to take the stage was the 13 − 17 year-old hip hop class where three students along with 5-year-old Sarah Swift  danced to Wild One.

To close out the night Cullen took centre stage to share her talents and put on a hip hop/swing solo.

This was followed by many thanks and a bouquet of flowers was presented to Cullen who was very grateful.

“It’s been great to work with so many amazing kids and people and we are so happy so many people came out to the recital,” she said.

“I’m very thankful for all the support and I look forward to next year.”

Classes will start again in the fall.