For all those who have somehow missed watching a showcase in the past, the DanceSoc Final Showcase is a spectacular display of talent and heart as each dance class offered at the university gets to perform a piece highlighting their individual style while maintaining the theme of the entire show. This year, the theme is Once Upon a Time, which will encapsulate our favorite stories from the Wizard of Oz to Boy meets World in 27 dances with more than 9 different styles represented. Hannah, the show’s director, insists that anyone, regardless of personal experience with dance, should come along to marvel at the familiar characters taking shape on stage and enjoy this unique way of experiencing old stories.
The show will begin with an introductory piece by the teachers and DanceSoc committee that showcases each of the different styles in a whirlwind adventure through the glamour of The Great Gatsby and the crazy wonder of Alice in Wonderland. Woven in between performances ranging from tap to contemporary to ballet will be three pieces danced by Blue Angels, St. Andrews’ spectacular competitive dance team. The magic of these graceful artists will be enhanced by the return of the show to the Byre Theatre; though last year’s showcase in the Union was still absolutely amazing, the usage of spotlights and special effects like smoke will better create the illusion of galaxies far far away and help to transport us from revision woes to fairy tale worlds of spinning princesses and daring sword fights.
To enjoy this opportunity to watch more than 155 talented dancers pour their heart into weaving the perfect tale, you can book tickets online here. More information about show times and ticket prices can be found on the Facebook event page here. The show was SOLD OUT last year so I would hurry and book your ticket to this wondrous display of unbelievable talent and magical stories that will make you believe in happily ever after all over again.
Images sourced from DanceSoc Facebook page.