Freedom2fly, Raglan’s premier Dance and Circus Arts Studio, soared to new heights with its much-anticipated Student Showcases for 2023 held on November 4th at the TE UKU HALL and 5th at FREEDOM2FLY STUDIO. Breaking from tradition, this year’s showcases were divided into two magical performances – 2x Dance Showcases -“Around the World” and Circus Aerial, and Acro “The Enchanted Earth,” both of which played to sold-out audiences.
The Te Uku Hall, making its debut as the venue for the showcases, provided a stage for our budding dancers. For the first time, dancers had the opportunity to showcase their skills in a more professional theatre setting, creating an unforgettable experience for both students and audience members.
The weekend was a testament to the hard work, dedication, and talent of Freedom2fly’s students, who have been diligently honing their skills throughout the year. The showcases not only allowed them to exhibit their artistic prowess but also served as a platform to boost confidence and foster camaraderie.
The success of these shows wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible support from our parent helpers and incredible volunteers. Their dedication ensured the seamless execution of the weekend’s events! Thank you, we are eternally grateful!
We extend heartfelt appreciation to our generous sponsors – the local legends, whose support contributed to the success of the showcases. Their kindness and generosity were reflected in the incredible prizes awarded during our prize giving.
A moment of celebration goes to Anabelle Mills for achieving one of the Top 5 marks in New Zealand for her Jazz level the 2nd year in a row. Her accomplishment not only showcases individual talent but also places the Raglan studio on the national map as a high-achieving institution.
Congratulations to all FREEDOM2FLY students, parents, volunteers, sponsors, and the entire Freedom2fly community for making these showcases a resounding success. This weekend truly stood out as a highlight of the year, marking another chapter in our journey of nurturing talent and fostering a love for the performing arts.