Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph News - David Sal­vaire

Twelve young Rock­ing­ham dancers may be strut­ting their stuff in the Big Ap­ple next year after they were in­vited to at­tend classes at the pres­ti­gious Jof­frey Bal­let School in New York.

Lae­lah Geere, 14, Kiara White, 13, Alana Moss­man, 14, Talia Hud­son, 14, Eboni Boyd 15, Lilly Lawrance, 11, and Olivia Hud­son, 12, along­side Laila Monkman, 12, Sum­mer Dixon 11, Lau­ren Moss­man, 13, Jo­ce­lyn Boucher, 15, and Mil­lana Noakes, are hop­ing to make the trip.

The dancers au­di­tioned for Jof­frey Bal­let School in­struc­tor Era Jourelvev dur­ing a visit to Perth last month.

They are set to em­bark on a one­week trip to the US ac­com­pa­nied by their dance teacher Bev­er­ley Mar­garet.

Dur­ing the in­ten­sive course the girls will be danc­ing for up to five hours a day in a range of styles, with a fo­cus on bal­let.

The trip will give the girls a glimpse of what it takes to live and study in a ma­jor city.

The girls study at the Bev­er­ley Mar­garet School of Dance in Rock­ing­ham and have been danc­ing for many years.

Kiara, who at­tended the Jof­frey Bal­let School in 2015, said it would be an amaz­ing and chal­leng­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

“It’s go­ing to be full in­tense train­ing over there,” she said.

“We’ll need to work on our tech­nique and flex­i­bil­ity be­fore we go but we’re all re­ally ex­cited about the op­por­tu­nity.”

Ms Mar­garet has been teach­ing dance for more than 40 years and runs one of the long­est-es­tab­lished dance schools in Rock­ing­ham.

She said the trip could put the stu­dents on a path to pro­fes­sional danc­ing.

“The ex­pe­ri­ence of danc­ing with stu­dents from all over the world who have had dif­fer­ent kinds of train­ing but are all com­ing to­gether with a com­mon love of dance is just in­cred­i­ble,” she said.

“Last time we went I took four girls over and they were of­fered full-time place­ment for four years.”

Talia Hud­son, 14, Alana Moss­man, 14, Lae­lah Geere, 14, Eboni Boyd, 15, Lilly Lawrance, 11 and Kiara White, 13 with Olivia Hud­son, 12, Laila Monkman, 12, Sum­mer Dixon, 11, and Lau­ren Moss­man, 13, from Bev­er­ley Mar­garet School of Dance in Rock­ing­ham.

Pic­tures: Mon­key In The Mir­ror

The girls from Bev­er­ley Mar­garet School of Dance in Rock­ing­ham cel­e­brate the news they are head­ing to New York.

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