Gym­nasts to daz­zle crowd

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - ENTERTAINMENT -

LO­CAL gym­nasts are putting the fin­ish­ing touches on their rou­tines which are set to daz­zle the au­di­ence to­mor­row night.

The Moss­man and District Gym­nas­tics Club’s an­nual Christ­mas dis­play and pre­sen­ta­tion night is open­ing the doors to the pub­lic for the first time.

Around 100 gym­nasts aged be­tween four and 15 will take the au­di­ence on a time ma­chine jour­ney, with ac­ro­batic per­for­mances in­cor­po­rat­ing cos­tume, mu­sic, dance and gym rou­tines based around themes of The Flin­stones, glad­i­a­tors, rock ’n’ roll and the ’70s.

The au­di­ence will also be treated to a glimpse into the fu­ture with gym­nasts demon­strat­ing all their skills and fi­nesse on the var­i­ous ap­pa­ra­tus.

Club coach Sonja Zettl said the gym­nasts were ex­cited to show­case their tal­ents to a broad au­di­ence.

“We have had quite a suc­cess­ful 2010, and I am very happy with the out­come.” she said. “The stu­dents can be proud of their achieve­ments, and can now con­fi­dently show their skills to the pub­lic.

“They’ve been very busy re­hears­ing since our most re­cent com­pe­ti­tion last month.

“It’s the first time we’ve had cos­tumes for our end of year per­for­mance and the first time it’s been open to the pub­lic so it will be a lot more the­atri­cal than usual.”

The club has en­joyed plenty of suc­cess this sea­son at com­pe­ti­tions in Ather­ton and Ma­reeba, with tal­ented teenager Brid­get Oster­man-Rowe also plac­ing fifth at the state cham­pi­onships.

Gym­nasts also took part in an in-club com­pe­ti­tion, a cart­wheel-athon fundraiser, dis­plays at Port Dou­glas State School and the Port Dou­glas Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre’s 21st birth­day cel­e­bra­tions.

There will be one more com­pe­ti­tion in Ather­ton next month to wrap up the year.

Di­vi­sion 10 councillor Ju­lia Leu will hand out awards to de­serv­ing gym­nasts fol­low­ing to­mor­row night’s dis­play.

The Christ­mas dis­play and pre­sen­ta­tion night is a free event and will kick off from 6pm to­mor­row night at the Moss­man Indoor Sports Cen­tre op­po­site Wool­worths.

The per­for­mance will be fol­lowed by a sausage siz­zle which costs only a gold coin do­na­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please call the club on 0417 702 534, or email info@moss­man­gym­nas­

Pre­par­ing for the big night: some of the gym­nasts in­volved in the Christ­mas dis­play

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