Local dancers learn from professionals
YOUNG dancers in Proserpine learnt from some of the best when the Dancenorth Community and Education team came to Proserpine as part of their regional tour.
The Dancenorth Connects program has reached more dance enthusiasts and communities than ever before this year.
The team conducted a workshop at Whitsunday Dance Connection in Cannonvale on Wednesday, Au- gust 14 and at Dee-Jay’s School of Dance on Thursday, August 15.
The community and education team, Jeremy and Tracey Poi, led the tour which reached communities from Mount Isa to Proserpine over 18 days.
“The program educates them on just how much work it takes to be a professional dance. They have been able to broaden their knowledge and all the girls are passion- ate dancers, which makes our job easy,” Mrs Poi said.
Dancenorth artistic director Raewyn Hill said the program allowed the company to connect with audiences and keep them engaged.
“Over the past two years Dancenorth has cultivated unique community programs in Townsville which are now included as part of the regional and national tours,” Ms Hill said.
LEARNING THE WAY: Tracey Poi (Dancenorth), Georgie Bailey, Lily Mercieca, Jasmon Main, Isabella Demartini, Ashley Muller, Ella Hutley-Haines, Emenie Jensen, Jeremy Poi (back), Olivia McCall, Tatum Martin, Marina Van Blarcom, Samantha Lane, Kiara Herbert and Heidi Moore (front) at last Friday's workshop held at Dee-Jay's School of Dance in Proserpine.