The Killarney School of Dance students met with So You Think You Can Dance stars Talia Fowler and Timomatic.
The Killarney School of Dance students met with So You Think You Can Dance stars Talia Fowler and Timomatic. Contributed

Workshop with Dance finalists

AFTER growing up in the city dance, principal Hanneke Taylor wanted to give country talents the same opportunities.

Along that journey it has been a rollercoaster of excitement for the Killarney School of Dance students as they rub shoulders with the elite and dance with their idols.

Last week several students went to a workshop in Brisbane to learn from So You Think You Can Dance 2009 series winner Talia Fowler and finalist Tim Omaji, better known as Timomatic.

“The whole reason I established the school was because of the lack of opportunities for dancers here,” Mrs Taylor said.

This year Mrs Taylor has taken the students to workshops with leading industry professionals and opened up the door for Southern Downs dancers.

“I want them to get the same experience the children in the city get every day,” she said.

Madison Cockram said it was great to learn from the industry professionals who were touring with the Fame Musical.

The students said they learnt a lot about breaking into the industry and heard about Talia and Timomatic’s journey through So You Think You Can Dance.

The students will be off again later this month to meet with 2010 third place dancer Ivy Heeney for another experience of a lifetime.



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