Little Ivy lives to dance
DANCING Queen, young and sweet and only ... six? Echuca’s Ivy Walker is a talented and award-winning dancer with success in events such as Melbourne Jumps Dance Challenge and Melbourne’s Time to Shine.
Mother Kelley Walker says she knew Ivy had talent all along. “She used to love putting dance movies on; Annie, the
Wizard of Oz, all of those. She used to dance around the house and that’s when we knew she was going to dance,” Mrs Walker said.
Ivy started her dance career at age three in Baby Ballerina’s at iDance Studio.
She completed half of prep class before being moved up a grade due to her advanced dancing skills.
Competing and winning in the classical and tap sections, Ivy is also interested in venturing into other genres. “She’s tried jazz before and loved it, so I think she may start taking that up next year,” Mrs Walker said.
Outside dance, Ivy’s love to keep moving doesn’t stop, taking on swimming and even triathlons. “She wants to take after her dad,” Mrs Walker said. “He runs triathlons and Ivy does now too, she loves Little Athletics and just moving.”
Her wins in the Melbourne competitions have secured her a spot in both the State Championships next month and the nationals in January. “It’s pretty amazing; she’s doing such a great job. We’re so proud of her,” Mrs Walker said.