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TOWNSVILLE’S Happy Feat dance group has had years of hard work val­i­dated by be­ing short­listed for a pres­ti­gious na­tional dance award.

Happy Feat founder Leigh Cald­well was de­lighted when she re­ceived no­tice they had made it to the top four in the Out­stand­ing Achieve­ment in Com­mu­nity Dance cat­e­gory of the 2015 Aus­tralian Dance Awards.

She said it was grat­i­fy­ing to see the group nom­i­nated on merit and not solely for be­ing a spe­cial needs dance group.

“If noth­ing else hap­pens, we’ve won al­ready be­cause of the recog­ni­tion, ac­cep­tance and in­clu­sion,” Ms Cald­well said.

The dance troupe was nom­i­nated for their per­for­mance at the Spe­cial Olympics Asia Pa­cific games in New­cas­tle in Novem­ber 2013 which was fea­tured on a DVD.

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