Three cheers for spir­ited dancers

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWS - AMINA MCCAULEY

EMILY Shep­herd, Shakyla Lovell and Phoebe Drumm will be three of 350 danc­ing and cheer­ing their way through the week­end.

The In­fi­nite Spirit All Stars Cheer and Dance Com­pe­ti­tion will take place at the King­bor­ough Sports Cen­tre to­mor­row and Sun­day.

There will be 11 clubs present through­out the week­end, go­ing head-to-head to win a place in the NZCU Na­tion­als in 2020.

Chil­dren as young as three will be com­pet­ing, along with the first “all abil­i­ties” team com­ing from Ma­jes­tic’s Cheer­lead­ing and Dance Stu­dio, which will show those with a phys­i­cal or cog­ni­tive dis­abil­ity that their tal­ents and op­por­tu­ni­ties are the same.

Com­pe­ti­tion di­rec­tor Ta­mara Man­ning, who has been cheer­lead­ing for 19 years, said it is a fab­u­lous sport. “It doesn't mat­ter what your strengths are, there’s lit­er­ally a spot for any­one and ev­ery­one,” she said.

The In­fi­nite Spirit All Stars Cheer and Dance com­pe­ti­tion will also wel­come a club from Mackay in far north Queens­land.

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