Heading out on a high note
GAYNDAH Town Hall was filled to capacity on Sunday as the last ever Calisthenics Concert was held.
Gayndah State School teacher Karen Suter is moving to Maryborough and, as the only qualified coach in town, the program will no longer continue.
The dancers kept the audience spellbound with their routines and wardrobe changes, as 44 girls from Gayndah, Mundubbera and Coalstoun Lakes performed for the audience.
Calisthenics is an artistic sport involving a range of dances including march, rods, clubs, aesthetics/ ballet, exercises and modern dance.
Ms Suter has been coaching calisthenics in Gayndah for the past three years and the girls have been training everyweek since the start of the year.
Ave Griggs, Isabella Thornton, Jessica Sargent, Lauren Trott, Ainsley Bayntun and Mykesia Cooper had 100% attendance over the year.
Sophie Doyle, Holly Ahern and Paula Barnum received a special medal from the Queensland Calisthenics Association for participating in the Future Stars program earlier in the year.
“I was very proud of all the girls for performing so beautifully in front of the large crowd,” Ms Suter said.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed coaching all of the beautiful calisthenics girls over the past three years.
“It has been great watching the girls improve and to see their excitement side stage every year.
“I will definitely miss these lovely performers.”
CONCERT SWAN SONG: The Orange Group dancers perform – Mackinley Pointon, Jessica Sargent, Lily Tuituri, Zara Bambling, Sophie Young, Kirra Purcell, Grace Hatton and Hannah Slack.
FINAL SALUTE: Gayndah’s Calisthenics dancers farewelled their teacher Karen Suter at the last ever concert.