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Har­vey’s Bianca Panetta Academy of Dance has re­turned from a twoweek-long fes­ti­val in Perth, with all 15 stu­dents tak­ing home an award.

Founder and prin­ci­pal Bianca Panetta said the stu­dents ex­ceeded her ex­pec­ta­tions at the Bayswa­ter Dance Fes­ti­val.

“A few of the kids placed first in their so­los, out of about 20 to 30 other kids, which is fan­tas­tic,” she said. Ms Panetta said this was the third year her school had com­peted in the fes­ti­val and the first time en­ter­ing into the dance troupe cat­e­gory.

“It was a lot harder work­ing in a big group but the kids per­formed re­ally well,” Ms Panetta said.

“Watch­ing their im­prove­ment and see­ing the re­sults, that was the big­gest shock, see­ing how well they re­ally did.” Adding to the academy’s busy cal­en­dar is the up­com­ing news­pa­per-themed end-of-year con­cert on Novem­ber 24 at the Har­vey Re­cre­ation and Cul­tural Cen­tre.

The academy has also been hold­ing fund rais­ers for a planned trip to the US next year, which will see the stu­dents trained in Las Ve­gas and New York and per­form­ing at Dis­ney­land and Uni­ver­sal Stu­dios.

Pic­ture: Bianca Panetta

The team from Bianca Panetta Academy of Dance show off their awards from the Bayswa­ter Dance Fes­ti­val.

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