Strutting their stuff
HAWAII BECKONS FOR DANCERS
A GROUP of girls from Perth’s south-eastern suburbs are dancing their way to the top after being selected for a prestigious international cheerleading competition.
Two teams of nine dancers from Peppermint Dance Company in Kenwick hope to make it to Hawaii in June for the inaugural Global Dance and Cheer Games.
Only the best dancers from across the world are selected for the competition and it was no easy feat to get an invite.
The teams - Sovereigns (Jazz) and Legacy (Pom) - first qualified and won their divisions at the World Cup Cheer and Dance preliminary finals in Perth last year.
They then travelled to the Gold Coast to compete in the Oceania Finals.
After top performances, the teams received an invitation to attend the Global Dance and Cheer Games.
Dance teacher Lori Lockyer said the girls’ fresh take on choreography and funky routines have so far managed to set them apart from their competition.
“For us as dance teachers, it means that we as a club are on track,” she said.
“It is really satisfying to know that we are doing the right thing by our dancers in the national arena.
“We are so proud of our girls for working so incredibly hard over the last competition season in order to achieve what they have.”
The teams have started work on new routines for the games, which they will have to perform in front of a panel of judges.
Ms Lockyer said she wanted the girls to have the time of their lives at the games.
Two cheerleading teams from Peppermint Dance Company have been selected for the Global Dance Cheer Games.