Awarded dancing to their own beat
WHITSUNDAY Dance Connection has been celebrating after students secured multiple awards at the Mackay Eisteddfod on October 31.
Amy Stockow, Tia Attwood, Tayla Johanneson, Emily Carter-Attwood, Teagan Rodriguez and Jacquelyn Watts all won awards while competing at the eisteddfod, their final competition before the year's end.
Tia Attwood placed third in Modern Improvisation, Tayla received a Highly Commended for her modern solo, Emily placed first in Classical Solo, Teagan received Highly Commended for her modern solo, Amy placed third in her slow modern solo and Jacquelyn Watts topped the class, placing first, second and third in a range of categories, along with receiving The Glen Rhule Memorial Trophy for 'Most Outstanding Modern Solo 19 years and under' and she also received the Butch Bernet Bursary and the Michelle Powell Memorial Shield.
Whitsunday Dance Connection principal Jenny Featherstone said she and all the staff at Whitsunday Dance Connection were extremely proud of their students.
"We're absolutely thrilled for our students. They all did very well, and congratulations also to Paula Bradley, who choreographed all the solo dances for the students," she said.
The Mackay Eisteddfod is the biggest competition of the year for students.
"It's where all the Mackay and Whitsunday dance schools get together once a year and compete. It's the last Eisteddfod for the year," she said.
The hard work isn't over yet, with Whitsunday Dance Connection's end of year concert taking place from November 27-29.
"It's our 20th end of year concert for Whitsunday Dance Connection. It will be our anniversary next March," Ms Featherstone said.