Head­ing out on a high note

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT -

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.”

Photo: Bran­don Livesay

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.

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