Eisteddfod action has dancers on their toes
STUDENTS from St Peter Claver College had no time to celebrate their third-place achievement in the Musical Theatre/Entertainment section of the Ipswich Junior Dance Eisteddfod.
Moments after receiving their trophy on stage, the young performers disappeared back into the change rooms, to frantically prepare for their next dance entry.
It was going to be a busy night for the senior team of 40 students, having registered to compete in three dance events that night.
But team captain Keely Greinke was confident her group was more than ready for the challenge.
The Year 12 student said the team from the Riverview-based school had been preparing for the competition since February and was aiming to win judges over with their high-energy performances.
"When it comes to these eisteddfods, it's clear that all the teams from other schools train hard," she said. "They always give us a good run for our money so we're happy with whatever we place."
The 16-year-old said it had been a particularly hectic few months for her, as she juggled dance practice with her Year 12 study.
She and her teammate's hard work certainly paid off with first place wins in the Contemporary and Hip Hop sections.
The Groups Dance section of the eisteddfod continues tomorrow and runs until June 10 at the Ipswich Civic Centre.