Gladstone Dance festival is being held at the Tannum High School Multipurpose Hall on Saturday 12th March and Sunday 13th March 2016, commencing at 8.30am. The Gladstone Dance Festival Association began in 1993 to provide local dancers with the opportunity to succeed in a multitude of dance genres, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Cabaret and much more.
The Dancers are able to showcase their remarkable talent. Competitors are aged between the ages of 5 and 18 years in Groups, Trios, Duos and Solos. Admission prices are :- (Session) Adults $5.00 Senior/Child $2.50 or (Weekend Pass) Adults $20 Senior/Child $15. Tickets are available at the door. Everyone Welcome. Any questions please Email:- GladDance@live.com.au
MIA BYE (aged 8 yrs pictured above) I love performing on Stage, and the Gladstone Dance Festival is the best because I get to perform with all of my friends. Mia dances with En Pointe Studio
ELLAH-JOSIE CHING is 12 years old, and has been dancing since the age of 3 years. Her first solo was a jazz dance when she was only 5 years old. Ellah loves dancing her solo’s and enjoys performing in her group dances. She has made many wonderful friends during this time. Her best friend at dancing is Sarah Kadel, they have had two dance duos together and have had lots of fun learning, practicing and performing along the way. Ellah dances 9 hours per week, including private lessons for solos. It takes a lot of dedication and discipline, but she wouldn’t have it an
y other way. For competitions we travel to Bundaberg, Biloela, Emerald and attend Gladstone Dance Festival and Gladstone Eisteddfod competitions making it a very busy year.
Most of all Ellah-Josie enjoys the end of year dance concert, where all of her family, friends and relatives can come along and be entertained with all the talented dancers at Evolve Dance Studio. Miss Kyra and Mrs Rampton are just the best teachers. I am so lucky to have them teach me and learn such great choreography and dance skills. We have such a wonderful dance family and we all enjoy each other’s company. I couldn’t imagine a life without dancing.
HARLEY ROEBUCK (aged 14 yrs)
I like dancing in the Gladstone Dance Festival because it gives me a sense of freedom and it helps me express myself. I love Tap Dancing and being able to become a different character. Tap Dancing is one of my favourite things to do in my leisure time. Harley dances with Amber Weiland School of Dance