By Betty Gandee
It is that time of year again for mermaids and pirates to restore peace to the ocean. The King Cove Performing Arts will be performing “Pirates on Mermaid Island” on August 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Clay County pool.
This performance tells a story of pirates that find themselves shipwrecked on mermaid island, forced there by the evil Kraken. The pirates must gain the trust of the mermaids for them to help restore peace.
This is a thrilling tale of adventure, goodwill, and teamwork that is sure to keep the audience captivated through diving tricks, vocal performances, and many types of dance organized by instructor, Terri King.
When speaking to Terri she says that every aspect of the show makes her more excited for each year. “From watching these kids grow in skill level, coming up with routines, to rhinestoneing every outfit, it’s all my favorite,” says King.
Cheyenne Adkins, a 10-year-old first year student, says just spending time with her friends over the summer and leaning something new is why she wanted to try this class.
Kylie Taylor of Fola has been with Terri for all three years of this program, and says she gets to spend time with her best friend each summer and looks forward to swimming with the mermaid tail.
Both of these students say Ms. Terri is great to work with and she pushes you to do your very best but also makes it very fun.
This show consists of 40 kids this year, all of different levels. They range from Selky, Mini, Rainbow, and Siren Mermaids, along with pirates that perform many stunts from the diving boards.
This show will not disappoint and The King Cove Performing Arts invite you out to show your support. Showtime again is 5:30 p.m. on August 18, and the cost is $1.