Dancers find moves at eisteddfod
WITH the flexibility and energy to make any of us envious, dance students competed for glory in the acrobatic category at the 67th annual Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod yesterday.
The group dance section kicked off on Wednesday and runs until today. Yesterday's categories, including song and dance, acrobatics, tap, up-tempo jazz and novelty acts.
Six dance schools entered the Under 12s acrobatics competition, with an exciting array of costumes, music and beats keeping a packed George Hogg Auditorium entertained.
Ipswich's Performance Plus Dance Centre took out first prize with its act on Spiderman, and principal Janine Tirant said the group of 36 children was thrilled with their win.
The Wallace Academy donned black with fluro green head pieces and performed to music from sci-fi flick War of the Worlds. The Westside Performers wiped out the stage in surf life-saving costumes to music by the Beach Boys and Kids-N-Co Talent brought the stage alive as cheer leaders.
Club Dynamite's rendition of Annie also pleased the crowd, while Sharee Skye Dance's Centre ended their piece with an amazing human pyramid.
Solo dance entrants begin competing next Tuesday, June 19, before it wraps up on Saturday, June 30. The event is being held at the Ipswich Civic Centre on Limestone St, Ipswich.