Thursday, July 12, 2012

54th Annual Recital was HUGE Success!

Garri Dance Studio's Recital, "This Magic Moment" June 24, 2012 at John Burroughs High School was a big hit! Over 400 Garri Dancers took the stage performing awesome dance numbers in Ballet, Tap Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and Contemporary. Here is what GDS dance families are saying about the event...


This was our first recital experience for our daughter, Natasha, (in Katie's 5:30 ballet 1 class). On behalf of our entire family, we wanted you to know how much we LOVED the absolutely GORGEOUS show last night!!! Thanks for all you do to make magic come alive for our children.  
Thanks again for a fantastic experience last night!
Kathleen and Bob Watson (Natasha's mom and dad)  


The teachers and staff did an amazing job this year! This was our 5th recital and I have to say...hands down it was the best one yet! The choreography was impressive....the teacher's out did themselves. The location was also much more convenient and sign-in flowed very easy.
You should all pat yourselves on the back...Great job everyone!

Tracy Lynch 


Thank you, Garri Dance, for a job well done!
Last night's recital reminded me why we came back to Garri Dance after a year at another studio. Very organized operation. I'm sure you saw the flaws in the how the show was put together, but the audience didn't!
And the dancers were able to show what they learned. All the routines were choregraphed to highlight the fundamentals of the type of dance the kids learned. Yes, kids don't remember everything, and individuals aren't necessarily talented, that's a given. But it was obvious that even when they made mistakes with which step came next, as a whole, they LEARNED the dance techniques the routines were choregraphed to display!
We left Garri Dance after a year only because of scheduling, and we will likely be leaving again after the summer for the same reason. But having spent a year in between at a different studio where the recital was all about the "company" dancers and the teachers themselves, who performed in most acts along side their students, it was so great to see a recital about the students who love to learn to dance. If our schedule allows, we will be back. And last night's recital made us even more likely to try harder to fit dance classes in next year.  

Bonnie George

GDS can't wait until the 55th Annual Show next year!!

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