Performing in the jazz-contemporary 15 years and younger section at the Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod are dancers from The Wallace Academy.
Performing in the jazz-contemporary 15 years and younger section at the Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod are dancers from The Wallace Academy. David Nielsen

Dancers step out in force

THE Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod's dance section proved very popular over the weekend, with up to 19 groups competing in each item.

The jazz-contemporary group item for dancers aged 15 and under featured 16 contenders, with many hailing from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Brisbane's Dance Direction group was first, with Capalaba's Allenby Dance Studio second.

A group from Ipswich-based Performance Plus Dance Centre was awarded third prize.

Principal Janine Tirant said the contemporary jazz and slow modern items had attracted many groups.

The dance section of the Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod ends tonight.

Today, audiences can watch groups and secondary schools compete in various dance styles including tap, up-tempo jazz, acrobatics, hip-hop and contemporary dance.



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