A CLACKS dance school has returned to the stage at the weekend following a two-year absence due to Covid.

There was a real buzz around Alloa Town Hall for Forefront Stage School's Back for Good show, which saw five performances across three days.

Tickets were flying out the box office with dazzling performances put on stage by the school's students, teachers and principal Amber Clark.

Amber told the Advertiser: "The shows were fantastic. The kids loved being back on the stage after two years and they put so much in to every performance.

"Each performance was sold out, and in fact we had to put on another performance to deal with the overspill of tickets sold once the indoor performance social distancing guidelines were updated a few weeks after tickets were already on sale."

It has been a tough time trying to keep lessons going during the pandemic, but it was clear there was still just as much, if not more, enthusiasm as in pre-Covid times.

Amber said: "Rehearsing over Zoom, in class and outdoors was all great but it's just not the same when you don't have a date in the diary to perform and show off all of the hard work the kids have been putting in.

"We did manage to record a show from filming in the studio last January to showcase some of the work the kids have been working on, which was pretty special, but nothing beats the atmosphere of performing to a live crowd."

The feedback following the shows has been "phenomenal" with parents and spectators all delighted with a professional production.

The effort put into the lighting and sound to enhance the performance was not missed with Amber issuing a big thank you to MM Sound & Lighting, Christie Scott and Kirsty Cowie for their work.

Issuing a further nod of appreciation, the school principal said: "A massive thanks to everyone who was willing to switch their ticket to the extra performance which meant that everybody who had initially purchased a ticket still managed to see the show following the updated Covid restrictions.

"Thanks to the Forefront teaching team who managed to choreograph a fantastic show, all the parents who helped front of house and backstage to make shows run so seamlessly – and of course to all of my wonderful pupils who gave it their all across the five shows."

Classes at Forefront will resume this week for the new term with children between the ages of three and 17welcome.

Plans are to work toward the next performance during the third week of June and, hopefully, the annual pantomime will return in 12 months.

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