Estevan enjoyed a 'Blast From The Past' at the ECS Cafeteria on Saturday night during the 35th annual Drewitz School of Dance 'Spotlight On The Stars' recital.

Over 200 students performed 43 dances twice on Saturday, with the seats full for both the afternoon and evening shows. 

Applause filled the room following each performance during some of the impressive spins and lifts that a handful of experienced dancers showcased. Smiles and laughter could also be seen and heard as the younger talents proudly displayed what they've learned from studio owner Lorie-Gay Drewitz-Gallaway and her assistant teachers Kia Rosenbaum and Hunter Hildebrand. Drewitz Lorie Gay 2018Lorie-Gay Drewitz-Gallaway At The End Of The 2018 Recital.

Keeping with the theme, the numbers performed mostly involved dances from previous recitals since 1983 with a few new numbers mixed in. The dances ranged from ballet and jazz, to tap and highland, with several group performances and a few solos splashed in throughout the show.

At the end of the final show, 'Miss Lorie-Gay' presented her assistants, volunteers and four graduating members (Amy Brook, Abby Hanna, Tyra Kuntz, Coral Zieglgansberger) of the Drewitz School of Dance with gifts and her words of appreciation. Then, Lorie-Gay was presented with her own keepsakes and flowers from family, friends and community members in honour of her 35 years in Estevan.

Additionally, the proceeds from $2 programs and water bottle sales were all donated towards the family of Payton Sernick. Payton (9), a member of Drewitz School of Dance for several years, had to leave Estevan for Edmonton earlier this year to resume her battle with cancer.

The Drewitz School Of Dance will now break for the summer and return in September for it's 36th year.

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