Young dancer performs to perfection for judge
When Kelly School of Jazz dance student Georgia Dinan, 10, received a certificate saying she was a recipient of the Jazz Dance New Zealand scholarship she could not believe it. The West Gore school pupil has been jazz dancing for three years and completed a whole syllabus of work in front of judge Sharon Stathan from Auckland. Georgia preformed floor, bar and centre work as part of her syllabus. Kelly School of Jazz dance teacher Amanda Swain said Georgia had to learn the work by heart and perform it to perfection. Every exercise she performed was marked individually and she had produced some very high scores, Ms Swain said. Georgia was the only dancer in the South Island to receive the monetary scholarship that would go towards covering her dance fees. ‘‘It’s great, I didn’t expect it,’’ Georgia said. The goal for the young dancer now was to switch her focus on to the jazz school’s annual production. The Wiz, which is a form of The Wizard of Oz, would be performed by the school dance students along with the hip hop students from Jade Dance School next month.
Tasty time: Mataura playcentre children enjoying morning tea on Tuesday.