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IT WAS a case of deja vu for the South­ern Star Academy of Dance in Dalby last week when it was crowned the win­ner of the cabaret sec­tion at Lock­yer District Dance Fes­ti­val.

This is the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year the dance stu­dio has taken out the cabaret sec­tion at the fes­ti­val.

The 12 dancers from the Dalby stu­dio per­formed Cell Block Tango from the mu­si­cal Chicago.

This was the same dance that won the dance school the cabaret ti­tle in 2016, how­ever this year it had a dif­fer­ent group of dancers.

South­ern Star Academy of Dance owner Danielle Small said the dancers’ en­thu­si­asm for the piece was the rea­son they achieved their suc­cess.

“It is an ex­cel­lent piece – the dancers just loved per­form­ing it,” she said.

“Be­cause they en­joy it, they put ex­tra ef­fort into the piece and that trans­lates on stage.”

The vic­tory was the high­light of the fes­ti­val for the dance school, and Mrs Small said she was pleased with the ef­forts of her dancers.

“It is great we could have a dif­fer­ent team to last year per­form the same dance and con­tinue our suc­cess,” she said.

“They have car­ried on the rep­u­ta­tion of our school.”

The eisteddfod at­tracts qual­ity dancers from across a large re­gion to per­form.

Vic­tory in any sec­tion of the fes­ti­val is a fine achieve­ment for the Dalby stu­dio.


WIN­NERS: The South­ern Star Academy of Dance Cabaret team.

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