Dance Studio Pulls Out All The Moves In A Diverse Two-Day Recital

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A tap dance group performs "Fire Ball" at 12th Annual Ooh La La Dance Recital on Saturday night.
A tap dance group performs “Fire Ball” at 12th Annual Ooh La La Dance Recital at the Southwest Theater on Saturday night.

EL CENTRO — Talented dancers from a variety of ages gathered at the Southwest Jimmie Cannon Performing Arts Theater over the weekend to participate in the 12th Annual Ooh La La Dance Recital, a two-day event in which guests were able to enjoy performances from a generous selection of dance styles.

Presented by Ooh La La Dance & Studios, the recital took place both Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m.. The dance genres covered a spectrum of styles,  allowing a refreshing pace throughout the recital and keeping guests excited after each performance.

The ballet-style performances displayed an elegant and artistic atmosphere while the more modern genres such as tap dance and hip-hip dominated the stage with energetic music and vibrant outfits. A notable fan-favorite routine was “Fire Ball”, which consisted of a group of young ladies dressed in flashy red outfits performing in a tap dance style with exuberant moves. Cheer and Acro style dancing also added a creative touch to the recital by incorporating synchronized movement into the performance. Dancers presenting jazz dance forms also kept the audience on their toes, keeping the energy in the theater soaring by performing songs such as “I Need Your Love” and “Better When I’m Dancing”.

Some performances followed a distinct theme such as the ballet performance “Beauty & The Beast” and “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King”, which were centered around Disney favorites. The youngest group of dancers took the stage in small ballerina outfits and tuxedos to perform a pre-ballet style dance, delighting guests and ensuring the recital would leave a vivid impression upon the audience.

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