High stan­dards set

The Daily Examiner - - NEWS -

HUN­DREDS of dancers de­scended on South Grafton High School to be­gin the nine-day Grafton Dance Eisteddfod.

With peo­ple com­ing from as far north as Queens­land, the school hall was filled to the brim with stu­dents, dance teach­ers, fam­ily and friends.

Grafton Dance Eisteddfod So­ci­ety sec­re­tary Ni­cole Se­comb said the first day be­gan with dancers set­ting a high stan­dard for the rest of the com­pe­ti­tion.

“We started with the ju­nior groups, which went re­ally well,” she said.

“We also started the so­los on Satur­day with the novice sec­tions, which is for dancers just start­ing out.

“There was a very high stan­dard of danc­ing and ad­ju­di­ca­tors made com­ment about how well they’ve all danced.”

The eisteddfod con­tin­ues all this week, and peo­ple are wel­come to come and join the au­di­ence for the solo com­pe­ti­tion. The cham­pi­onships con­clude on Sun­day.

Photos: Cait­lan Charles CEN­TRESTAGE: Stu­dio One Dance Academy shows its strength as stu­dents per­form in the Mod­ern, Cabaret or Jazz Style, 10 years and un­der, at the Grafton Eisteddfod on the week­end. The com­pe­ti­tion con­tin­ues all this week be­fore...

A dancer from Julie Ross Dance Academy takes a leap at the Grafton Eisteddfod.

Casino Dance Academy shows its su­per side dur­ing a rou­tine.

Julie Ross Dance Academy per­form in the Mod­ern, Cabaret or Jazz Style sec­tion.

Casino Dance Academy strikes a pose at the Grafton Eisteddfod on the week­end.

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