Scores see dancers tap into next level
TAP dancing is in the blood of two talented teens heading to national nominations after gaining distinction in their exams.
Tokoroa High School student Cameron Short and Danielle Harris from Taupo- nui- a- Tia College both scored between 96 and 100 per cent in their level 7 exams and now have a shot at scooping a scholarship in Wellington.
‘‘I’ve been dancing since I was 3, and I’ve done jazz and ballet but I just do tap now,’’ Danielle said.
‘‘I just love dancing,’’ Cameron said. ‘‘ I come all the way to Taupo for lessons because there’s no teacher in Tokoroa.’’
Dance 101 teacher Joanna Harris said the two 14 year olds are great dancers who can really deliver on the day.
‘‘The cool thing with tap is it’s got all these rhythms. So you’re dancing on the beat, off the beat, or creating your own. It’s almost like playing drums with your feet,’’ Ms Harris said.
There was no tap school when she first started in Taupo 10 years ago and this is the first time students from Dance 101, formerly Danceworkz have gone through to national nominations.
The school is hoping for donations or sponsorship to get Cameron and Danielle to Well- ington on November 9 for the nationals.
‘‘The main expenses are transport and accommodation. This is such a wonderful opportunity for these two and any support we can get would be incredible.’’
To help the pair and for more information, contact Joanna on email@example.com.
TAP STARS: Tokoroa High School’s Cameron Short and Danielle Harris from Taupo-nui-a-Tia College both received between 96 and 100 per cent in their level 7 dance exams.