Dancers swing into trophy haul
THE trophy wall at the Killarney School of Dance studio in Hamilton Street, Warwick, became a little fuller after the recent Goondiwindi Apex Eisteddfod.
The school was awarded the achievement in dance trophy after claiming a swag of trophies and placings.
KSD dance groups claimed first prize in 10 categories.
In one class, the hotly contested nine-years and under jazz section, KSD groups comprised six of the nine entries. They won first, second and third, as well as the three highly commended places awarded.
Other jazz groups won the open and 18-years and under classes. Groups in the 13-years category came away with second, third and highly commended.
The 18-years funk group won its class, with the 13-years group claiming second place.
The 14- to 18-years contemporary group won its class, as did the 13-years and 18-years slow modern groups.
Tap groups also won the 9-years, 13-years and open classes and soloists and duos/trios performed well too.
Each performance dancer who competed at Goondi received a medallion to celebrate the achievement in dance award.
With the eisteddfod season in full swing, dancers are primed to contest the competitive Lockyer Valley Dance Festival at Gatton this month and the Toowoomba Youth Dance Awards in October.
Some KSD dancers will perform at the Warwick West School fete on Friday, September 10, while one group is on stage at the Gatton eisteddfod.
Warwick residents will be able to see the full range of 28 eisteddfod dances at a special concert in the Warwick Town Hall on Friday, September 17, from 6.30pm.
Tickets, ($12 for adults, $6 for children) will be available from the studio on weekday afternoons or from the town hall tomorrow morning. Inquiries to 0450 637 054. Concert proceeds will go to the KSD 2011 Disneyland tour and the Cancer Council.