The countdown is on to the premier of Carroll College's school production "Strictly Ballroom", a musical that has it all: glitz, glamour, dancing, singing and most importantly laughter.
After COVID restrictions stopped the musical from going ahead last year, the cast is excited to finally perform the show, a romantic comedy about Australian ballroom dancer Scott Hastings.
Scott's dance steps are not "Strictly Ballroom", but he finds a new dance partner in Fran, who encourages him not to live a life in fear.
Year 12 student Thomas Gardner plays the lead character Scott, and said the school performance does justice to Baz Lurhmann's hit film.
"This performance is spectacular, it's dazzling and it's whacky, just like Baz Lurhmann intended it to be," he said.
"Anyone familiar with the film will know we've done it justice and worked really hard to capture the craziness of the story."
Year 11 student Sam Bath was cast in the role of Doug Hastings, and added people should come see the performance because it's a lot of fun.
"There is so much here to enjoy whether it's the dancing and singing but also the interaction of the characters and the storyline," he said.
"I think that's what makes the audience enjoy it more because not only is it a spectacular show, the audience also really gets to know these characters."
While the cast members said they had some nerves, they were mostly excited to get on stage and perform.
Year 11 student Charlotte Quick, who plays Shirley Hasting, said although it was difficult to balance rehearsals and school work, she would miss it once the performances were over.
"It's been a good break from school routines and I think we'll miss the bonding time the cast has had all together in the last few months."
The show will take place over three nights from Tuesday, June 22 until Thursday, June 24.
Director Anna Smart said the students had worked incredibly hard to make a magical show, despite interferences from lockdowns and restrictions.
"They've rehearsed on weekends from the start of the year, and they've given up their recesses to practice, so it's been a big commitment for them," Ms Smart said.
"The community should really come and support it because last year, we couldn't do anything, so it's nice to be able to get back out there and see things again."
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the front office of Carroll College on 2494 George Bass Drive, Broulee.