Talent hits catwalk
Parents and pupils at the Matamata Academy of Dance are excited about their upcoming roles in the Stretton @ Waihou Fashion and Theatre show.
“Performing on the Waihou catwalk will be quite a new experience for the girls,” said Sarah Duffell, mum to three of the dancers.
“We have had a trial run on the catwalk.”
Les Munro, director of the Waihou Designer Creations Competition show, said Matamata has provided outstanding talent to the last three shows and this year the town has again provided many models, designers and performers.
‘‘With a selection from the Annah Stretton summer collection, exciting fashion entries from Wintec and BOP Polytech; entertainment by Sharon Cotter, star show singer from Tauranga; and Katie Trigg of Ngahinapouri, a 14-year-old opera singer; along with ballet and Waikato’s top gym- nasts, this year’s show will be bigger and better than ever. Don’t miss it.”
The show is sponsored by the Stretton Group, Powerco, Fonterra, SilverFern Farms and the Wallace Corporation, and will be judged by Annah Stretton, Raewyn Penrose and Shirley Frew.
Tickets are available at Wallace Gallery in Morrinsville and Piako Stationery in Te Aroha for the four shows from September 19 until September 22.
Ready to dance: Aimee Duffell, Kate Grinter, Isabella Duffell and Amelia Duffell.