Lo­cal dancers learn from pro­fes­sion­als

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

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