HUMBOLDT — Even more Humboldt talent impressed the Telemiracle judges during audition time. A-List Dance and Acrobatics made the cut to perform at this year’s Telemiracle telethon with a fifteen dancer troupe taking the stage at 11:44 p.m. on Mar. 7.
It has been a while since the young women have performed on stage with spring being the usual time for competitions and performances, said dancer Bronwyn Lueke. It was nice to be together on stage again when they auditioned in November.
Alyssa Hinz, A-List owner and artistic director, said the judges were impressed with the style of dance the young women brought to the stage with the group choreographing an acro routine, a mix of acrobatics and dance. Judges were also excited to see such a mixed group of dancers from different towns around the Humboldt area.
“They were excited to see that [style] and have that there.”
Looking back on the audition, Lueke laughs that they had to ask for some of the equipment to be moved so they could do their routine considering the size of the stage available. Hinz said her dancers adapted well to the staging and will have to do the same for the telethon.
Spring is the usual time of competitions and recitals, with dance groups preparing routines in November, but Telemiracle was something big and new the group could do, Lueke said, so they eagerly prepared for their routine much earlier than normal.
The troupe will be getting together to practice every week in preparation for their performance. Especially since they are excited to perform on television for the first time, the young dancers will also be going down to Regina together in a limo donated by the Muenster Bar in order to prepare mentally for the performance. They are nervous, Lueke said, so hopefully spending that time together will help the troupe perform at their best.
Hinz has been watching the Telemiracle telethon since she can remember and has relatives who live with disabilities similar to the people that Telemiracle helps across the province. If she can help Telemiracle raise money for those in need by encouraging people to tune in, that is a big drive to perform well for her and her students, she said.
For Lueke, Telemiracle is a fun way to do something bigger and perform on television for people across Saskatchewan.
Telemiracle fundraisers are currently in the works but no dates have been set yet. Hinz urges everyone to stay tuned for more information on supporting the troupe’s Telemiracle total, which will also be doubled by Nutrien.