Ballet school ready to level up

The Whyalla Ballet School is putting the final touches to its end of year performance which is to take place this weekend.

The performance, titled 'Level Up', will see dancers take to the stage at the Middleback Arts Centre on Friday, December 11 at 6.30pm and Saturday, December 12 at 11am and then 2pm.

The 2020 concert will comprise of three sections.

The 'Moana' themed section tells the story of Moana, who in the hope of saving her village answers the ocean's call. She sets sail across the Pacific Ocean to reunite a mystic relic with the goddess Ta Fiti.

There will also be 'Level Up', which is a retro gaming arcade for Atari addicts, Pac-Man fans and Mario maniacs.

The 'Rio' section will see the audience immersed with energising Latin music and colour, set in the lush rainforest of Brazil, dancing alongside Blu the macaw and his monkey friends.

The performances will showcase local dancers from the age of three through to adults, who will be performing classical ballet, pointe, modern, jazz and tap dance.

Whyalla Ballet School principal Natalie Sawyer said the dancers were ready for their performance.

"The Whyalla Ballet School is well known for its excellent annual recital," she said.

"A lot of hours and effort is put into it and we are keen to reach a wide audience."

Tickets are available from the Middleback Arts Centre on 8644 7300, or from

Adult tickets cost $25, while concession and under 17 tickets are $20.