On June 23, the Steps Ahead dancers from Ozone Park graced the stage at Queensborough Community College for their annual dance recital “DanceScape.” Once again the show was a huge success.
The amazing dancers showcased their well-crafted talents that could only be taught by the amazing staff at Steps Ahead Dance Studio, a staff that is both knowledgeable and nurturing. From the opening number “Bom Bom” to the closing “Feel Again,” Steps Ahead Dance Studio once again showed that they have what it takes to be leaders in the dance community.
One highlight of the show was the Steps Ahead Dance Competition teams performing their spectacular award-winning numbers, reinforcing why they are headed to Maryland to compete in Star Power’s National Dance Competition in July. Another highlight of any SADS recital is the nursery students. These adorable tiny dancers not only stole the show, but are also a true testament to how dedicated and talented our teachers are.
However, the major highlight of the show was a production number entitled “Feel Again.” During this number, students and teachers wore a cause ribbon of their choosing that was near and dear to their hearts. The inspirational number not only entertained, it made people aware of all the issues that we face in today’s world. This is just another indication of how the SADS dancers are well rounded performers who have poise, discipline, physical strength and confidence.
The show’s finale is when SADS introduces their audience to the teachers and staff, and recognizes all students who have been accepted to performing arts schools. This year was no exception. Some of the SADS dancers and staff this year have been accepted to the following schools: LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts; Frank Sinatra School of the Arts; Mark Twain School for the Gifted and Talented; Long Island University (Dance Major); Marymount Manhattan College (Musical Theater Major); and Adelphi University (Dance Major). The show then ended with all of the Steps Ahead dancers, staff, and teachers on stage performing together this year to the song “Good Time.”
As the curtain closed on another amazing year, the Steps Ahead family is already hard at work planning another great dance season. For more information contact Steps Ahead Dance Studio, 90-55 Desarc Road, Ozone Park, 1 (718) 641-2005, or visit us on the web at stepsaheaddance.net.