After making a comeback since 2019, Dance Creations Dance Academy brought back their annual recital, as the studio hosts its 23rd show, Disney’s smash hit — Frozen.
The 22-year-old company is a Hialeah institution that has educated hundreds of dancers and their families during its long history.
“There’s a lot of magic happening,” shared artistic director Maria Alonso Ramirez. “There’s a lot of acting, put together with lip-syncing, dancing from ages 2 ½ to even our teacher are doing a bit of a performance.”
Ramirez shared how her vision, including a large cast of dancers, several scene changes and elaborate costumes, came to life.
“I’ve always had a thing for classical ballet,” Alonso said. “However, film and Broadway have my heart. I’ve done my best to put those two and blend them together. So that’s what this show is.”
The dancers shared that they prepared for their roles by watching the characters’ mannerisms and hoping their methods showed on stage. From watching the animated characters’ faces, movements and expressions, the dancers were able to deliver their scenes.
The studio’s vision also came to life with big help from the behind-the-scenes crew: moms, dads and teachers. These helping hands took care of stage props, costumes, dancer quick changes, makeup and more.
“The kids trust us, follow our vision, trust it, respect it, and their discipline is what helps us execute,” stated Alonso.
And she shared a message to dancers, family and friends. “We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, it’s been quite the ride and hopefully, it doesn’t stop here,” shared Alonso. “We thank you for helping us put this together and making this night magical.”