First combined dance rehearsal brings Schools Spectacular a step closer

Nicola Carter, Hope Martin-Edgar and Chloe Fricker at Schools Spectacular rehearsals.
Nicola Carter, Hope Martin-Edgar and Chloe Fricker at Schools Spectacular rehearsals.

Several thousand dancers, including Cowra’s Nicola Carter, Hope Martin-Edgar and Chloe Fricker got their first taste of the atmosphere of the 2017 Schools Spectacular when they converged on Qudos Bank Arena at Sydney Olympic Park for the first combined dance rehearsal.

They practiced the iconic Schools Spectacular finale as well as going through the paces of the dances they will perform in the show’s four performances later this month. 

Dancers who rehearsed in costume offered a hint that the Schools Spectacular will again be a kaleidoscope of colour lighting up the giant Qudos Bank Arena.

The dancers be among over 5700 student performers, including a choir of 2,700 voices, a 100-piece symphony orchestra; world-class stage band, 44 solo singers and d’Arts Ensemble.

Schools Spectacular Creative Director Sonja Sjolander is confident that this year’s show will go a step higher.

“It will be mind-blowing,” Ms Sjolander said.

“I’d urge everyone to get in quickly to secure their favoured place.

“Everyone seems to have their own favourite vantage point to get that special perspective on this amazing spectacle, but now is the time to book to ensure that spot is yours.”

Bookings for the four Schools Spectacular shows – matinees and evenings on Friday and Saturday, November 24 and 25 is through www.ticketek.com.au or by phoning 132849.