Adagé Dancers return to big Cowichan stage in style after 2 years

The Mini Competitive Jazz dancers perform to ‘Ain’t No Other Man’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The Mini Competitive Jazz dancers perform to ‘Ain’t No Other Man’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The Senior Competitive Ballet dancers perform to ‘Valse Violette’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The Senior Competitive Ballet dancers perform to ‘Valse Violette’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Madison R. performs her grad solo. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Madison R. performs her grad solo. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Owen H. performs a solo to ‘Georgia’.Owen H. performs a solo to ‘Georgia’.
Owen H. performs a solo to ‘Georgia’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Owen H. performs a solo to ‘Georgia’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The Intermediate Company perform to ‘Only You’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The Intermediate Company perform to ‘Only You’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The Intermediate Company perform to ‘Only You’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The Intermediate Company perform to ‘Only You’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The Mini Competitive Jazz dancers perform to ‘Ain’t No Other Man’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The Mini Competitive Jazz dancers perform to ‘Ain’t No Other Man’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The Junior Competitive Ballet dancers perform to ‘The Busy Ballet’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The Junior Competitive Ballet dancers perform to ‘The Busy Ballet’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The Junior Competitive Ballet dancers perform to ‘The Busy Ballet’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The Junior Competitive Ballet dancers perform to ‘The Busy Ballet’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The Junior Competitive Ballet dancers perform to ‘The Busy Ballet’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The Junior Competitive Ballet dancers perform to ‘The Busy Ballet’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The Junior Competitive Ballet dancers perform to ‘The Busy Ballet’.The Junior Competitive Ballet dancers perform to ‘The Busy Ballet’.
The Senior Competitive Ballet dancers perform to ‘Valse Violette’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The Senior Competitive Ballet dancers perform to ‘Valse Violette’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The Senior Competitive Ballet dancers perform to ‘Valse Violette’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The Senior Competitive Ballet dancers perform to ‘Valse Violette’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The Senior Competitive Ballet dancers perform to ‘Valse Violette’.The Senior Competitive Ballet dancers perform to ‘Valse Violette’.
The Senior Competitive Contemporary dancers perform to ‘We Need A Resolution’.The Senior Competitive Contemporary dancers perform to ‘We Need A Resolution’.
The Senior Competitive Contemporary dancers perform to ‘We Need A Resolution’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The Senior Competitive Contemporary dancers perform to ‘We Need A Resolution’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The Senior Competitive Contemporary dancers perform to ‘We Need A Resolution’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The Senior Competitive Contemporary dancers perform to ‘We Need A Resolution’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The Senior Competitive Contemporary dancers perform to ‘We Need A Resolution’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The Senior Competitive Contemporary dancers perform to ‘We Need A Resolution’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The Senior Competitive Contemporary dancers perform to ‘We Need A Resolution’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The Senior Competitive Contemporary dancers perform to ‘We Need A Resolution’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Alora Killam and Owen Hogg perform a duet. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Alora Killam and Owen Hogg perform a duet. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The Cowichan Valley Academy Performance Jazz (Level 1) dancers perform to ‘History’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The Cowichan Valley Academy Performance Jazz (Level 1) dancers perform to ‘History’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The Senior Street Jazz dancers perform to ‘Schoolin’ Life’ (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The Senior Street Jazz dancers perform to ‘Schoolin’ Life’ (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The Intermediate Street Jazz dancers perform to ‘London Bridge’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The Intermediate Street Jazz dancers perform to ‘London Bridge’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The Senior Competitive Jazz dancers perform to ‘100%’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The Senior Competitive Jazz dancers perform to ‘100%’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Senior Modern Stage dancers perform a lift during ‘I’ll Make a Man Outta You’ from Mulan. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)Senior Modern Stage dancers perform a lift during ‘I’ll Make a Man Outta You’ from Mulan. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The Senior Competitive Jazz dancers perform to ‘100%’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The Senior Competitive Jazz dancers perform to ‘100%’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The Intermediate Modern Stage dancers perform to ‘Nerds on the Block’.The Intermediate Modern Stage dancers perform to ‘Nerds on the Block’.
The Intermediate Crew: Generation dancers perform to ‘Tuesday’.The Intermediate Crew: Generation dancers perform to ‘Tuesday’.
The Intermediate Crew: Generation dancers perform to ‘Tuesday’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)The Intermediate Crew: Generation dancers perform to ‘Tuesday’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Adagé Studio was back on the big stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, Feb. 3, for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Their Winter Highlights show featured the Adagé Competitive Program dancers and the Cowichan Valley Dance Academy dancers. The former group has not been able to perform in two years and the latter is a new program on stage for the first time.

“Their parents have driven them to classes and competitions only to sit in the parking lot watching them through a screen,” said the program for the event. “These children have persevered! They have kept showing up in the hopes this day would arrive.”

And they arrived in style. From the youngest to the most experienced, the dancers put on a great show, full of energy and technique for an appreciative audience.

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