Dancers deliver at Kwinana festival
Fourteen-year-old Teah Cantatore of Footwork Dance Company and 12-year-old Mikayla Wilson of Sicuso Dance Studio won the outstanding dancer and junior outstanding dancer awards respectively at the 25th annual 2015 Kwinana Dance Festival.
The highest mark of the festival went to Dynamite Dance’s 13and-under acro group’s Pirates piece, with a score of 98.
More than 1700 performances — including solo, duo-trio and group acts — featuring students from 30 dance schools rounded out the festival, which ran from September 26 to October 5 at Koorliny Arts Centre.
The festival gave young dancers and the young at heart the chance to showcase their skills in a variety of dance forms, including classical, lyrical, tap, acro, hip-hop, contemporary and slow modern.
General manager Kate McIntosh said this year’s festival continued its reputation as a friendly competition.
“It was great to see that all involved enjoyed the spirit of the festival and saw it not only as a competition, but as a chance to learn from a variety of people,” she said.
Perpetual trophies were awarded at a winners’ concert on October 6.