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Pied Piper Productions
A short family musical workshop production
Based on the original Wizard of Oz
Director Nina Stevenson
MD Leonard Weiss
30 roles for boys & girls
7 to 16 years
No experience needed
Info Night 5pm Wed 4 Feb
Rehearsals begin Wed 11 Feb
Performances 30 June - 10 July
St Paul's Anglican Church Hall Manuka
Call Nina 02 6295 9172 0409 823 640
LEARN TO DANCE
AND KEEP FIT
All ages ~ Junior to our
Modern -- Latin, New Vogue, Social.
JUNIOR CLASSES RECOMMENCE
ON FEBRUARY 2 FROM 6:30 PM
Isabella Plains Primary School,
130-140 Ellerston Ave, Isabella Plains
Enquiries and bookings to Dale
on 6296 4009 or 0407 066 110
2 Nights $190
Feb - Mar
Fully self-contained 2 bedroom apartments, 2 minute walk to the main beach and lake.
Solar heated pool, BBQ area, balconies or private courtyards
Merimbula Chapman Court 3½
St Anthony's Parish Primary School
Wanniassa St Anthony's community educates students to
achieve their potential and be confident and resilient
individuals living the values of Jesus Christ
Places still available for 2015 (Kinder---Year 6)
Enrolment enquiries welcome: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Age is no barrier for dazzling dancers
Margaret Goyne, 83, is the most senior member of tap dance classes for seniors which meets weekly at the
Ginninderra Sea Scouts Hall in Belconnen.
Photo: Matt Bedford
Margaret Goyne first learnt to tap
dance as a young girl and is now in
love with it again many decades later.
The 83-year-old is the most senior
member of the Silver Treads tap
troupe, which provides tap dance
instruction for men and women
Mrs Goyne told The Chronicle the
weekly classes, held on Mondays at
Ginninderra Sea Scouts Hall, truly
kept her on her toes.
"I believe it s good for warding off
dementia," she said.
"Through the classes I get a lot of
It is wonderful exercise but you
have got to keep your mind on what
you re doing and remember all the
Fellow octogenarian Eleanor
Cranston said she surprised herself
being able to keep track of more than
20 different routines.
"Once the music gets going it comes
back to you," she said.
Spender has to be one of my
Group co-ordinator Coralie Amos
said there were 42 registered dancers
for the start of the 2015 term in both
regular and beginners classes.
She said everyone from novice first-
time tappers to hot shoe shufflers had
the chance to perform. "Last year we
did more than a dozen performances at
nursing homes, a selection for Floriade
as well as Christmas in July and
Christmas concerts," Ms Amos said.
"We have more room and we are
hoping to increase membership,
particularly in the beginners class."
Dance teacher Janette O Sullivan
has led the classes for the past eight
years, but said many of the members
had been dancing together for even
"People think of seniors as not
being active," she said.
"But I love teaching because they
are really vibrant, active people. It s
not just about the dance, they all share
a lot and support each other.
I think for many of them it s a
chance to escape, have a bit of fun and
just focus on nothing but the steps for
an hour each week."
ALBUM: BLACK MESSIAH/ARTIST: D'ANGELO AND THE VANGUARD
Latest effort definitely provides plenty to ponder
D Angelo has only released three
albums in 19 years. His latest was
hatched last December and it had the
critics falling over themselves to heap
it with praise.
Educated prediction - the level of
admiration poured on the album so far
should help it gather a few Grammys
in the not too distant future.
If it was released a little earlier, it
would have made just about all of their
top 10 album lists. While he probably
couldn t care less, this is a remarkable
feat for D Angelo given he released
his third album so late in the year.
The question most likely to be on
peoples lips is is Black Messiah as
good as the critics say? The answer
will depend on how much you like old
styled soul and R&B.
Everything here is like an old
vintage R&B album with snippets of
jazz, funk jams and Prince-like howls.
D Angelo has a mesmerising voice
but on Black Messiah it is mostly
hidden behind exquisite music that
comprises a funky collage of grooves
and old-school funk sounds. Don t
expect melodic flourishes but tough
street sounds and loose funk swagger.
Black Messiah is meant for thinking
as much as enjoyment. It succeeds as
an album that is anything but
straightforward . . . it s compelling
with hidden political messaging,
difficult to listen to at times as the jazz
and sometimes abrasive soul can grate.
It needs patience and may take some
time to ponder and appreciate. I m still
trying to work it out.
Brace yourself for a weekend of
experimental music at SoundOut
In its sixth year, the two-day festival
of free improvisation, jazz and
experimental sound begins on
Artists from Australia, Austria,
Germany, New Zealand, Norway and
Switzerland will fill the ANU Drill
Hall Gallery as they explore new
territories in sound and music.
Swiss saxophonist Christian Kobi,
Austria s Klaus Filip and Norwegian/
American jazz group The Frode
Gjerstad Trio will join a full bill of
Canberra musicians at the festival.
Head along to one of the festival s
four-hour sessions running from 1pm
to 5pm or 7pm to 11.30pm on both
Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets are $35, concession $20, at
DANCE COMPANY OFFER
TO MARK ANNIVERSARY
Jayz Dance Company is celebrating its
10th year in operation.
The school will launch a new season
of classes at Tuggeranong Community
Centre and the Community Hub in
Holt this year.
Owner Jackie Hepburn is offering
new students a chance to try out a free
jazz, hip hop, ballet or tap class at
either of the studios before term one
classes begin on February 9.
THE GODS CAFE SERVES
UP SOUTH AFRICAN JAZZ
Saxophonist Mark Ginsburg is playing
at The Gods Cafe at the ANU Art
Centre on Tuesday.
Mark Ginsburg -- The South African
Project features performers who will
play tunes by top South African jazz
composers including Ginsberg, Eamon
Dilworth, Judy Campbell, Ryan
Grogan, Brendan Clark Jr and Dave
Goodman. Book for dinner from 6pm,
music starts at 7.30pm. Tickets $22,
concession $15, via 6248 5538 or
If you loved
"Bring It On" then
is for you!!
Stunting Pom Pom Dancing Tumbling
Jumps and Team Work Velocity Vo-Vo's for 5-7 years
Velocity Cheersquad 8 years to adult Male and Female
Call Michelle on 0416 293 321
OPEN DAY SUNDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2015
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