The stands were packed and full of cheers for the South Cariboo Rhythmic Gymnastics (SCRG) year-end show at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre on May 27.
The show brought out the very best of what gymnasts had learned during the past season, including acts that had not yet been shown to the public.
Amongst all this great talent, the enthusiasm from the parents and the gymnasts was astounding to witness. Shouts of encouragement rang out constantly from start to finish.
There were several solo performances, including an innocent opener from Interclub Child level Alisha Robinson and a creative and fluid hula hoop act by Jill McArthur.
The Teddy Bears were the first group and definitely one of the cutest acts of the night. Chloe Cadsand, Nevaeh Ratcliff, Brooklyn Dolinski and coach Nathania Hindmarsh performed the “Bird Song” routine. Each little Teddy Bear emerged from its hiding place and joined Hindmarsh one by one to dance around the matt.
One of the most colourful performances was the ribbon routine by coach Michaila Robinson. The choreography was seamless and enthralling to watch as Michaila’s movements with the ribbon and it was definitely one of the highlights of the show.
The “Butterfly” routine by the Rainbow junior group had the audience members melting in their seats as the girls emerged in small caterpillar outfits and crawled around the matt until they grew into golden butterflies.
One of the biggest moments of the night was the SCRG Gymnaestrada Team Dancing Jewels pulling out all the stops for its Afro Circus act.
The excitement in the crowd was immense as the girls performed incredible acts of stacking formations and group dynamics.
The main lights were shut off for the final routine, which utilized dark lights and white shirts to bring a terrific end to the show.
Head coach Sang-Hee Robinsonthanked her students and awarded them all with ribbons and medals for their hard work during the past season.