Christmas performances round-up
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Well that was a busy month!
December saw numerous performances with practically every single member of Flying High taking to the stage at least once in the run-up to Christmas.
It all started on Sunday 1 December at Unite the Scene (a company which works in the creative arts sector to produce and provide performance platforms, pop-up events, workshops and unique project opportunities for the community). Our Inter/Senior Youth Dance group smashed their performance of 'Feeling Good' at the Squire Performing Arts Centre, Nottingham. They took part in the show which gathered 25 different dance groups from the area and gave them the opportunity to showcase their talents across two nights.
Next up was the return of The Wizard of Oz - back for two special performances this Christmas on Saturday 14 December. The first performance in the afternoon was at the St George's Centre, Netherfield, organised and supported by Carlton Rotary Club for local families who loved every minute. The Mayor of Gedling, Councillor Barnes attended and gave the group a wonderful accolade. She and her husband were very impressed and the centre manager said the young mums and families were so happy and did not stop talking about it as they had their Christmas tea.
The second performance at the Bonington Theatre in the evening was sold out. Carrie Bird said after the evening show: "I couldn’t be more proud of these young people performing The Wizard of Oz twice today for sold out audiences after just five hours of rehearsal the night before and two hours in the morning. The audience cheered, clapped and whooped! so many of the children came on the stage and had pictures taken with the cast. It was such a wonderful occasion in the run up to Christmas."
With no rest for the Wicked Witch of the West and co, it was on to the brilliant Christmas Cabaret a day later on Sunday 15 December. A whopping 180 of our members performed this day for families and friends, some for the first time. They had worked extremely hard on over the last term and happily shared this with audience members who numbered around 250 over the course of the afternoon. Everybody was very proud of the talent on show that day and the Young Company worked hard providing refreshments and selling tombola/raffle tickets to raise £275 towards their Edinburgh Festival Fringe trip in the summer. It was a lovely afternoon.
Finally, on Wednesday 18 December our Lamda group performed the first pieces they had been working on for their exams. They all did really well and there were many proud parents with some were shocked as to what their son/daughter had achieved in a term. They are in a great position as we look ahead to their exams in March.
After that it was finally time for us all to put our feet up, leave the mince pies and sherry by the fire and enjoy a lovely Christmas break!
We are very excited to get going once again from Monday 6 January though. See you all soon!