A TAMWORTH dance troupe will spin back onto the stage and into the spotlight for a live end of year performance.
Tamworth City Dance Academy (TCDA) will be one of the first local groups to perform to a live audience at a Tamworth Regional Council (TRC) entertainment venue after the COVID-19 lockdown.
The academy's principal Kellie Singh said drastic changes need to be made to the planned concert, but she said she's committed to making it work.
"There are a million different options to put on something that will be live and local and support the performing arts in Tamworth," she said.
TCDA can't put on the Eternity extravaganza they were aiming for this year, but Mrs Singh said the dancers have plenty of exclusive entertainment to offer because other events have been cancelled.
"We have these amazing routines that no one has ever seen before," she said.
With large group performances ruled out, Mrs Singh said the academy will work towards a range of smaller, more intimate routines, possibly spread out over a couple of nights.
The end-of-year performance is set to take the stage at the TRECC - in whatever form - on December 5.
"It's just so exciting to be able to get back into venues and put on a show for friends and family, and however that's going to look, we'll be there," she said.
TRC entertainment venues manager Peter Ross told the Leader a return to live performances is a chance for audiences to get some "downtime" from their lives.
"It's really important for all our community performing arts groups ... they are given some security and a pathway to get back and do what they love to do," he said.
"Its devastating what's happened to the entertainment industry across the country and the world, and I'm hopeful that with restrictions, Tamworth can be looked at as our own ecosystem of an industry."
Mr Ross said under current health orders, smaller productions slated for the Capitol Theatre in Tamworth could be moved to the TRECC.
Mr Ross is working closely with promoters and event organisers to make sure their shows can go on from September in a COVID-safe and economically viable way.