STUDENTS of Medowie's Perform-Ability class were among the 98 performers at the special needs dance and drama group's first ever concert last week.
Patrick Muller, Tim Low, 14, Mitch Low, 14, Riley Briggs, Maddy Petith, 13 and Tiffany Moul-e, 14, from the Medowie class took part in the concert, held on September 23.
"Watching our clients blossom into performers was so incredible to witness," said Miranda Hayman, the founder of Perform-Ability.
"We had performers who have never performed before and just didn't want to leave the stage.
"We hope this is just the beginning as we would love to continue to put on annual concerts, making them bigger and better every year."
ROUSING: Tim Low, 14, Patrick Muller, Mitch Low, 14, Riley Briggs, Maddy Petith, 13, and Tiffany Moul-e, 14, from the Medowie Perform-Ability class.
Perform-Ability is a dance, drama and music program for people of all ages with special needs and disabilities.
Classes are held across the Hunter including Maitland, Medowie, Newcastle and Belmont.
The concert was a Perform-Ability initiative and was pulled off using funds raised from friends and family of the performers and donations from small businesses.
Kinetic Creations donated $500 worth of made-to-measure costumes for the performers.
About 250 people turned out to St Philip's Christian College in Waratah to watch the performance.
"There was impromptu performances from excited clients, tears of joy from our staff and the audience and such a beautiful warm vibe in the theatre the entire performance," said Ms Hayman.