Al­fie wins two schol­ar­ships in one week

Sunshine Coast Daily - - NEWS -

AT THE age of 11, Al­fie Shack­lock al­ready has a suc­cess­ful ca­reer at his feet af­ter The Dance Cen­tre Pere­gian Springs bal­let stu­dent won two pres­ti­gious schol­ar­ships in just one week.

Al­fie went up against some of Aus­tralia’s best young bal­let dancers at events in Bris­bane and Melbourne.

The first big test was a two-day com­pe­ti­tion at the Bris­bane Per­form­ing Arts Chal­lenge, in which he was pit­ted against 55 dancers from Queens­land, NSW and Vic­to­ria.

His win in the classical bal­let 10–12 years cat­e­gory earned him a sum­mer school schol­ar­ship to the Aus­tralian Bal­let in 2017, plus a $500 voucher.

Just two days later, Al­fie flew to Melbourne for the in­au­gu­ral Aus­tralian Bal­let School Schol­ar­ship Awards and Master Classes.

Danc­ing at the Melbourne Arts Theatre against 168 other hope­fuls from Aus­tralia and New Zealand, Al­fie fin­ished run­ner-up, win­ning a two-week schol­ar­ship to the Aus­tralian Bal­let School.

“It was a lit­tle bit nerve-wrack­ing be­cause there were 11 judges and the theatre was full, but I loved it,” Al­fie said.

“I love per­form­ing and this was an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. What a week!”

DANCE: Al­fie Shat­lock from The Dance Cen­tre Pere­gian Springs has won two pres­ti­gious Aus­tralian bal­let schol­ar­ships in a week.

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