Dance fes­ti­val to at­tract 3000

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

THOU­SANDS of dancers of all ages will travel to the Lock­yer Val­ley this fort­night to per­form at the 37th an­nual Lock­yer District Danc­ing Fes­ti­val.

Elves, min­ions and bat-girls along with hun­dreds of other acts will per­form a va­ri­ety of dances from bal­let right through to tap, hip hop and street tap.

Com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Kylie Nau­mann said all the dancers had put in hours of train­ing in prepa­ra­tion for the event.

“Within the dance world we spend a lot of time to­gether es­pe­cially when we’re com­pet­ing and the girls have so much fun,” Mrs Nau­mann said.

“I don’t know where they get their en­ergy from.”

Two lo­cal dance schools will com­pete in the com­pe­ti­tion against pupils from the Sun­shine Coast, Stan­thorpe, Bris­bane, Ip­swich and a va­ri­ety of other lo­ca­tions.

The com­mit­tee also do­nated a timely gift sure to have all rou­tines run like clock­work.

“In 1990 the eisteddfod do­nated a clock to the shire hall so it’s quite old and out­dated so we de­cided at a meet­ing that we wanted to do­nate a new clock,” Mrs Nau­mann.

Lock­yer Val­ley Mayor Tanya Mil­li­gan said she was de­lighted to ac­cept the clock on be­half of coun­cil.

“The clock’s just lovely,” Cr Mil­li­gan said.

“I think it’s won­der­ful that com­mu­nity groups are not only bring­ing peo­ple to our re­gion but cer­tainly giv­ing back.”

The event will con­tinue un­til Septem­ber 28, with tick­ets avail­able at the door.

PHOTO: MEG BOLTON

SANTA’S HELPERS: Lo­cal dance school Dance Force Gat­ton per­formed in the group cat­e­gory.

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