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VOU's musical success

Ropate Valemei
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

CROWDED with cheering squads, families and friends, the VOU Music and Dance School concert at the Suva Civic Centre on Saturday night was a success.

With her rendition of Alicia Keys' Empire State of Mind, a young girl wowed the crowd with her sensational high pitched and toned voice.

And with their pinkish glittery costumes, four to five-year-old little mermaids on the stage brightened the night.

The crowd cheered when three four-year old Bollywood style boy dancers rocked the stage to the song Tu Mera Hero.

The auditorium was filled to capacity and latecomers were turned away disappointed because tickets had run out.

VOU Dance and Music School started in 2011 with just 46 students and since then it has evolved and grown with about 250 students.

A school statement said it offered a wide range of dance classes from ballet to Fijian contemporary, classes on various musical instruments, and vocal lessons.

"The students' ages range from three years to adults. We were excited to offer for the first time our adult class, which became very popular," it said.

These students took part in the concert alongside the cute little kids creative dance group.

Other dance and music classes such as boys band, hip-hop dance classes, contemporary dance classes and also a range of musical solos showcasing Fiji's youngest generation of talent were exposed on the night.

The school said it was an exciting moment to be a part of the developmental stages of Fiji's next wave of upcoming stars.