Local Dancers take to the Stage with Pasha

Sharing the stage with Strictly star Pasha Kovalev is no mean feat, but it’s what one dance troupe is preparing to do, as his Motherwell Concert Hall show approaches on May 12.

20 students from local school, DanceFuzion, will perform a routine with the star, during his live Magic of Hollywood show, with Anya Garnis. These dancers include: Amy Cox, Ben Ferguson, Carol Ann McRandle, Eden Hardie, Eilidh Smith, Elizabeth O’Farrell, Ellie Stewart, Emma Cumming, Ethan Forgie, Faith Davidson, Gemma Watson, Jessica Hyslop, Kasey Fagan, Leah Hynes, Rachel Dillon, Rebeka Kolbert-Wild, Rhian Cox, Sophie Ratcliffe, Sophie Wood and Teigan Collins.
All the dancers hail from Airdrie and Coatbridge and range from 9 – 17 years old, making their debut even more impressive.

DanceFuzion teacher, Ann Donnachie said: “This is the stuff dreams are made of!”

Having accompanied Pasha during his previous shows at Motherwell Concert Hall, DanceFuzion’s students were again selected to perform in this year’s show.

Donnachie said: “This is the 4th year we have been invited to dance with Pasha and we are over the moon. Now Pasha is actually going to be dancing alongside us on stage; we are super excited!”

On the night of the show, Pasha will join the dancers in a street, lyrical and jazz routine; complete with choreography by Ann Donnachie.

The teacher explained: “The music consists of two six-minute mixes, mixed by Pasha and the producer; these were sent to me and I have designed the matching choreography.”

Choreography now in place, the dancers are practicing to get it perfect.

Donnachie said: “We have just started our rehearsals and will rehearse every Sunday, but as the show gets closer we will rehearse several times a week.”

This practise will come in handy as the junior dancers prepare to join their professional counterparts.

Donnachie said: “On the night of the show Pasha watches the rehearsal and gives great feedback and encouragement.”

She added: “Pasha is so good with the kids, and even signs their t-shirts as souvenirs.”

Don’t miss your chance to see these local stars shine!

Book your tickets at culturenl.co.uk or phone 01698 403120

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