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Mini stars delight on stage

Approximately 75 students under the eagle eye of the coordinator Chandra Maybury and a team of teachers have been rehearsing and learning their lines for the production: “Once Upon a Time at BBA”. Nothing strange about that, we hear you say … however, the difference with this production is all of the actors were aged between 18 months and five years old.

The production was hosted at Ruth Seaton James Hall last Saturday. It incorporated dance, singing and acting. At the last minute the team had to move location from City Hall to Ruth Seaton James just to keep up with the demand and sale of tickets.

In early March the team will start preparing for their next production, which will again be hosted at Ruth Seaton James Hall, in early July. The dilemma Ms Maybury now has is whether to increase to two shows instead of one for the next production.

When we spoke to Ms Maybury to ask her how she felt the programme went, she explained: “Students performed dances, sung songs, and recited lines from some of the most popular Walt Disney movies as Prince Charming (Noah Forbes) went on a journey to find his mystery Princess (Marlee Place). The students did a great job on stage, and the response from the show has been unbelievable. The teachers at BBA do a remarkable job with the students. We are looking forward to our next showcase in July at Ruth Seaton James.”

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WHO WAS WHO IN ONCE UPON A TIME AT BBA:

Scene 1 “Beauty and the Beast”

Ballroom Dance

Performed by: Evan Joell; Grant Reese; Josiah Harris; Kalasia Tucker; Lailah Trott; Liam Thorne; LyNiah Woolridge; Marlee Place; Nicholas Correia; Noah Forbes; Noah Gift; Nyli Grant; Razeeyah Robinson; Saezjhor Dent; Sahvye Belboda Smith; Taiya Place; Tayte Glasglow; Tenye Frost; Zai Daniels and Zhamari Douglas.

Scene 2 “Toy Story”

Song

Performed by: Grant Reese; Josiah Harris; Liam Thorne; Saezjhor; Zai Daniels.

Scene 3 “Toy Story”

Hip Hop Dance

Performed by: Alvintino Sweeting; Anae Brangman; Andryah Fishington; Ayeuri Ming Smith; Blayz Borgesson; D’Angelo Williams; John Gundran, M’Laya Crane; Noah Forbes and Rudhvee Venkatesh.

Scene 4 “Madagascar”

Creative Movement Dance

Performed by: Annabel Olutiola; Ayden Adams; Danielle White; Helena Trott; Inari Trott; Johnny Thomason; Keina Parris; Kenzo Riley; Mai-Yuri Suhartono Woods; Nalini Minors; Nuri Hunter Latham; Rheo Dickinson; Riley Jones; Ronald Bushner; Saniyah Govia; Semaj Baisden Scott;

Scene 5 “Aladdin”

Song

Performed by: Marlee Place; Razeeyah Robinson; Taiya Place; Tayte Glasglow; Tenye Frost.

Scene 6 “Bee Movie”

Hip Hop Dance

Performed by: Isabel Manning; Jayden Cann; MaKayla Outerbridge; Meera Darrel; Phineas Bird; Roman Perry; Ryley Wilson; Shyun Ford and Taj Howes.

Scene 7 “Happy Feet”

Tap Dance

Performed by: Alvintino Sweeting; Anae Brangman; Andryah Fishington; Ayeuri Ming Smith; Bakari Smith; Blayz Borgesson; Cruz DeSilva; D’Angelo Williams; Ethan Morfitt; John Gundran; Koah Harrison; Mei-Li Suhartono Woods; M’Laya Crane; Noah Forbes; Rudhvee Venkatesh; Taurie Spencer and Vanessa Campbell Durango.

Scene 8 “Fantasia”

Creative Movement Dance

Performed by: Aleza Hernandez; Carter Thomas; Gwyneth McHugh; Jacob Taylor; Jerney Stovell; Kaleb Harris; Maliya Johnston; Nazri Butterfield and Sean Lawrence.

Scene 9 “Finding Nemo”

Contemporary Dance

Performed by: Alvintino Sweeting; Anae Brangman; Andryah Fishington; Ayeuri Ming Smith; Blayz Borgesson; D’Angelo Williams; John Gundran; M’Laya Crane; Noah Forbes and Rudhvee Venkatesh.

Scene 10 “Littler Mermaid”

Creative Movement Dance

Performed by: Annabel Olutiola; Ayden Adams; Danielle White; Helena Trott; Inari Trott; Johnny Thomason; Keina Parris; Kenzo Riley; Mai-Yuri Suhartono Woods; Nalini Minors; Nuri Hunter Latham; Rheo Dickinson; Riley Jones; Ronald Bushner; Saniyah Govia; Semaj Baisden Scott.

Scene 11 “Mulan”

Drama

Performed by: Lailah Trott

Scene 12 “Mulan”

Martial Arts Dance

Performed by: Alvintino Sweeting; Blayz Borgesson; D’Angelo Williams; John Gundran; Noah Forbes; Koah Harrison and Grant Reese.

Scene 13 “Pinocchio”

Hip Hop Dance

Performed by: Blayz Borgesson; Ethan Morfitt; Marlee Place; Meera Darrel; M’Laya Crane; Rudhvee VBenkatesh and Tayte Glasglow.

Scene 14 “Snow White”

Ballet Dance

Performed by: Anae Brangman; Andryah Fishington; Ayeuri Ming Smith; Marlee Place; Mei-Li Suhartono Woods; M’Laya Crane; Razeeyah Robinson; Rudhvee Venkatesh; Saezjhor Dent; Taiya Place; Taurie Spencer; Tayte Glasglow; Tenye Frost and Vanessa Campbell Durango.

Scene 13 “Cars”

Creative Movement Dance

Performed by: Aleza Hernandez; Carter Thomas; Gwyneth McHugh; Isabel Manning; Jacob Taylor; Jayden Cann; Jerney Stovell; Kaleb Harris; MaKayla Outerbridge; Maliya Johnston; Meera Darrel; Nazri Butterfield; Phineas Bird; Roman Perry; Ryley Wilson; Sean Lawrence; Shyun Ford and Taj Howes.

Scene 14 “Rio”

Hip Hop, Creative Movement and Salsa Dance

Performed by: Alvintino Sweeting; Anae Brangman; Andryah Fishington; Ayeuri Ming Smith; Blayz Borgesson; Cruz DeSilva; D’Angelo Williams; Ethan Morfitt; Evan Joell; Grant Reese; John Gundran; Josiah Harris; Kalasia Tucker; Koah Harrison; Lailah Trott; Liam Thorne; LyNiah Woolridge; Marlee Place; Mei-Li Suhartono Woods; M’Laya Crane; Nicholas Correia; Noah Forbes; Nyli Grant; Razeeyah Robinson; Rudhvee Venkatesh; Saezjhor Dent; Sahvye Belboda Smith; Taiya Place; Taurie Spencer; Tayte Glasglow; Tenye Frost and Vanessa Campbell Durango.

Scene 15 “Finale”

Surprise Dance

Performed by: Alvintion Sweeting; Anae Brangman; Andryah Fishington; Ayeuri Ming Smith; Blayz Borgesson; D’Angelo Williams; John Gundran; M’Laya Crane; Noah Forbes and Rudhvee Venkatesh.

The teachers involved: Teachers Maybury, ‘T’, Danielle, Staphen, Tracy, Mel, Makeda, Sierra, Allie

Show business: Youngsters from BBA (Building Blocks Academy) staged their own production at the Ruth Seaton James Hall, based on Walt Disney movies. The performers were aged from 18 months to five years old.

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Published January 31, 2013 at 8:00 am (Updated January 30, 2013 at 2:04 pm)

Mini stars delight on stage

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