This evening I attended the 2008 annual performance of the Ringwood Ballet Group held at the Karralyka Centre.
The Ringwood Ballet Group was established in 1961 and holds classes at Bedford Park in Ringwood. The group has held an annual performance since 1965 to showcase the talents of its members.
Tonight’s performance included several supporting acts including junior classes depicting the four seasons, the senior class with Johann Sebastian Bach’s ‘Air’ and several contemporary pieces from the tap and jazz classes covering the 1940s onwards.
The main act was a performance of La Fille mal gardée and this year marked the first time the group has performed the full version of the production. The piece, which includes three acts successfully blended ballet with comedy making it a thoroughly entertaining production.
The Ringwood Ballet Group is one example of the many performance based community organisations that exist within Maroondah. For more information please visit www.ringwoodballet.org.au.