Nailsea performance group set for Christmas shows

PUBLISHED: 12:43 28 November 2018

Gemini Footlights Rocks dress rehearsal. At the Gemini Gym, Nailsea.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Gemini Footlights Rocks dress rehearsal. At the Gemini Gym, Nailsea. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Young performers from Portishead and Nailsea are preparing for a busy weekend of ballets and dances.

Alice in Wonderland dress rehearsal. Gemini Gym, Footlights Studio.

Picture: MARK ATHERTONAlice in Wonderland dress rehearsal. Gemini Gym, Footlights Studio. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Footlights Performance Academy will stage two shows in their Christmas showcase on Saturday and Sunday at 1532 Performing Arts Centre, based at Bristol Grammar School in Elton Road.

An Alice In Wonderland ballet will form the first half, while Footlights Rocks dance contest completes the line-up.

Gemini Footlights Rocks dress rehearsal. At the Gemini Gym, Nailsea.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONGemini Footlights Rocks dress rehearsal. At the Gemini Gym, Nailsea. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Director Tina Kelly says the dancers cannot wait to perform at the weekend.

She said: “The group has been practising since September and all the performers are very excited.”

Alice in Wonderland dress rehearsal. Gemini Gym, Footlights Studio.

Picture: MARK ATHERTONAlice in Wonderland dress rehearsal. Gemini Gym, Footlights Studio. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The academy was relaunched in 2011 in Nailsea and holds lessons for children aged 18 months through to adults across the Times patch at its Blackfriars Road studio.

Tickets, priced £10, can be purchased at www.ticketsource.co.uk by searching for Footlights Performance Academy.

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