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Marley’s Dance Effex completes successful season

Students showcased their talents during a performance in Arcola.
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Students with Marlee's Dance Effex performed in Arcola recently.

ARCOLA - Last weekend, local dancers with Marley’s Dance Effex completed their year with a final performance at Prairie Place in Arcola.

Instructor Marley Brown was pleased at how the year ended.

“Local dancing started in September and despite some weather issues and pandemic hiccups along the way, we all enjoyed a great year,” she said.

Brown lives in Weyburn and owns and operates Marley’s Dance Effex. Every Tuesday from 4-9 p.m., she and instructor Teresa Weger travel to Carlyle from Weyburn for regular dance lessons. Practices are held in two venues, the OneChurch Shock Wave Youth Centre and the Royal Canadian Legion Hut.

For this past season, there were 50 children registered including one boy. Their ages ranged from two to 18, and included dancers from Arcola, Carlyle, Kipling and Oxbow. Brown has been the certified instructor since 2008 and a few of her original participants have now enrolled their own children.

Carlyle grandmother Leanne Van Dresar echoed those sentiments.

“We started in the dance community in 2002 when both my girls danced with Tacey Meyer. Jackie continued dancing until 2014. All my granddaughters dance now. Kori, 13, has for 10, Nevaeh, 6, for four, and Harper, 3, just started this year.

“It’s been so awesome to go from dance mom to dance grandma, to watch my kids and now my granddaughters enjoy their love for dance.”

The season ending recital occurred April 28 and Brown was impressed with the great audience that attended.

“After two years of basically non-activity, we had a great year which was enjoyed by all. I was really impressed for the help I received from all the parents. They were very understanding and helped out whenever needed. Congratulations to everyone. I look forward to returning next year.”