Dancers come out tops

Dancers rehearse in their socks in the car park before the competition.

Peregian dancers are off to brilliant start in the 2018 ballet eisteddfod season by taking out first place in nearly every division entered at the Kingaroy Eisteddfod on the weekend.

More than 30 dancers from The Dance Centre Peregian Springs (TDCPS) competed.

On Saturday, the juniors took out the highest scoring team award with a haul of first places in the: 12 years and Under Neo Classical Group; 8 years and Under Classical Ballet Group, 10 years and Under Neo Classical Group; 10 years and under Classical Ballet Group and the12 years and Under Classical Ballet Group divisions.

On Sunday, TDCPS continued its winning ways by taking out first place in the:15 and Under Neo Classical Group; Open Classical Ballet Group,15 and under Classical Group and the Open Contemporary divisions.

TDCPS director Miss Deborah Preece-Brocksom said all credit was due to the students for their hard work.

“Despite our best preparations things happen just before eisteddfods that require last minute re-choregraphing,” she said.

“This year was no exception with one of our key juniors breaking her arm cycling the week before.“We were still rehearsing in the carpark behind the eisteddfod hall right up to a few minutes before we performed.”“This year, we will also compete in the Toowoomba and Maryborough eisteddfods for performance experience and fun.

“Many of our Vocational students will be competing in solo and duo divisions of these eisteddfods as well.

“We won’t be competing in Brisbane this year due to date clashes with Australian Ballet School auditions.For more information visit www.dancecentreperegiansprings.com or call 5442 8128.

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