While much of the attention will focus on the crucial Sharks v Titans NRL clash this weekend, there will be another event taking centre stage at half time of the big game.
With 1,500 performers, hailing from 33 dance schools, set to once again raise the roof down in the Shire, it will be a spectacular Saturday at Shark Park when dancers of all ages take to the field.
This year’s Dance Spectacular, a continuation of the many successful events from years past, has again been orchestrated and arranged by Jacqueline-Lee Elliott from JLD Entertainment & Productions PTY LTD, the Head Choreographer of the Sharks Mermaids.
Production, consisting of planning, mapping and choreography has been taking place since December, with rehearsals having begun in February.
It promises to be another eye-catching event and one Ms Elliott is again looking forward to.
“I’m extremely excited for this event. It’s been a huge production to pull together for the Sharks first game of the season,” Ms Elliott said. “A high energy remix of genres and hits from the 80s, 90's and now, which I hope will get the fans grooving in their seats.
“A huge thank you to everyone who has jumped on board, including all participants, studio owners, parents, assistants and club staff. I hope everybody enjoys the show.”
The Sharks Mermaids and the Sharks 67 Crew Academy will also participate in the dance spectacular.
In what will be a huge operation to pull together, the dancers will assemble at the nearby Captain Cook Fields, Elliott and around 150 dance teachers and their assistants will put the finishing touches on the routine, before they bound onto Shark Park for the main event.
The Sharks v Titans NRL match kicks off at 3.00pm, with the 2019 Dance Spectacular getting underway at half time of the main game.
Below is the list of participating dance studios and dance schools.
1 DDC Dance Studios
2 Inspiration Dance Academy
3 Dance 4 Fun
4 Studio A show squad
5 KRS Dancers
6 Aussie Bodz dance and fitness
7 Malabar Dance Crew
8 Dance for fun – The Heights at Sylvania
9 Engadine Dance Academy
10 The Dance Empire
12 Pulse Performing Arts
13 Sandy Point School of Dance
14 Jazz it Up
15 En Pointe school of ballet
16 2K Dance Zone
17 Dance Network Engadine
19 67 Crew Academy
21 Smashed it Dance Academy
22 C5 Dance Studio
23 WAM Dancers
24 CODE company of dance education
25 Ascendance academy
26 iDance Lugarno
27 Jump Street performers
28 K & V dance corp
29 The Avenue performance studio
30 Non-Stop Dance Company
31 Step Up and Dance
32 Flight All Stars