Adage students show off in ‘Little Steps’ show on June 15

The Junior Company dances to ‘Everybody Wants to Be a Cat’.The Junior Company dances to ‘Everybody Wants to Be a Cat’.
One of the members of the Pre-Ballet group checks to make sure her shoes won’t fall off.One of the members of the Pre-Ballet group checks to make sure her shoes won’t fall off.
Dressed for ‘The Race’, these Jazz 2 performers are in a sporty mood. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Dressed for ‘The Race’, these Jazz 2 performers are in a sporty mood. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Hip Hop 1 dancers are ‘Gettin’ Jiggy with It’ at Adage’s ‘Little Steps’ show. (All photos by Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Hip Hop 1 dancers are ‘Gettin’ Jiggy with It’ at Adage’s ‘Little Steps’ show. (All photos by Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Tap 2 and 3 students perform that perennial favourite, ‘Jailhouse Rock’. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Tap 2 and 3 students perform that perennial favourite, ‘Jailhouse Rock’. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
They all know what the ‘Unicorns Message’ is and they’re telling the audience all about it. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)They all know what the ‘Unicorns Message’ is and they’re telling the audience all about it. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
‘Here We Go!’ gets these Day Program Jazz dancers leaping. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)‘Here We Go!’ gets these Day Program Jazz dancers leaping. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
As the costumes clearly indicate, these mini hip hoppers figure ‘It’s Time for Bed Now’.As the costumes clearly indicate, these mini hip hoppers figure ‘It’s Time for Bed Now’.
On the other hand, the Adult Hip Hop group is in a ‘Notorious’ mood. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)On the other hand, the Adult Hip Hop group is in a ‘Notorious’ mood. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
That lively favourite, ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’, is such a fun number for these Jazz 1 and Mini Jazz dancers. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)                                That lively favourite, ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’, is such a fun number for these Jazz 1 and Mini Jazz dancers. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)That lively favourite, ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’, is such a fun number for these Jazz 1 and Mini Jazz dancers. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen) That lively favourite, ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’, is such a fun number for these Jazz 1 and Mini Jazz dancers. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
‘Sailors Delight’ gives these Day Program Ballet students a chance to show their style. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)‘Sailors Delight’ gives these Day Program Ballet students a chance to show their style. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
‘Sailors Delight’ is a challenging selection for these Ballet dancers.‘Sailors Delight’ is a challenging selection for these Ballet dancers.
Owen Hogg demonstrates that a guy has his own special steps to learn if he wants to excel in ballet. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Owen Hogg demonstrates that a guy has his own special steps to learn if he wants to excel in ballet. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Pre-Ballet dancers get to take items from their treasure chests.Pre-Ballet dancers get to take items from their treasure chests.

There are always plenty of ‘ooohs’ and ‘aaahs’ when the smallest dancers take to the big stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre and the Adage Studio’s ‘Little Steps’ show on Saturday, June 15 featured mainly these performers. They weren’t the only ones on stage, of course. Some skillful older dancers were also included to show us what to expect in years to come from youngsters who were in fact just taking their first ‘Little Steps’.