A group of young performers from Cayman got a major thrill recently when they had the opportunity to appear on stage at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
The 17 performers ages 10-16 from Musicians Ltd.’s performing arts program auditioned in December to take part in Disney Youth’s Disney Dancin’ performing arts workshop, which took place on June 24 and 25 in Orlando.
Led by fromer Broadway professionals, on the first day the students immersed themselves in learning new choreography at a dance studio at Disney’s Epcot theme park. After completing the workshop, students got to explore the park, sightseeing and going on the amusement rides. The group also visited the Magic Kingdom theme park later in the trip.
On the second day, the group took to the Disney Springs Waterside amphitheater stage to perform songs and dances from a variety of musicals before an audience that included their families and friends who made the trip to support the Cayman group.
“It is wonderful to see so many of our youth take advantage of our program overseas,” said Musicians Ltd. Principal Janine Stabler.
“The workshop and performance achievements can actually be included as part of student resumes for university entrance, so I am thrilled that so many of our students have used these opportunities to their advantage.
“These experiences have opened their eyes as to what is available abroad, and we hope to continue to inspire our students to follow their dreams.”
Operating since 2001, Musicians Ltd. offers instrumental, drama and dance studio lessons, and has provided students with opportunities abroad in the performing arts since 2012.
The June trip to Florida was the company’s fifth trip overseas.