By Tim Fitzgerald – Maple Ridge News
High school is couldn’t be a more socially awkward time for teenagers. Just five short years from adulthood, their lives go threw enormous changes between the time they timidly find their lockers on that first day of secondary school to finishing Grade 12 finals and crossing the threshold into adulthood.
Along the way, teachers help guide students to make smart decisions, to think about the future, and to trust in themselves.
So when director Cyndy Lacroix decided on Garibaldi secondary’s Interdisciplinary Arts Academy’s play for 2014/15 calendar year, the choice was meant to inspire, to bring those in high school who usually only step out of their shell and into the spotlight when there is a game is on the line.
So she took a risk. Lacroix chose Footloose, the story of repressed teenagers living in a small town, unable to express themselves through music and dance.
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