Eisteddfod im­presses ad­ju­di­ca­tors

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Ad­ju­di­ca­tors of the 63rd an­nual Ararat Eisteddfod have com­mended the friend­li­ness of the event and its com­peti­tors as they en­ter the fi­nal five days of com­pe­ti­tion.

The week-long event, at Ararat Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre un­til Sun­day, wel­comes dancers from across Vic­to­ria in a show­case of per­for­mance skills in gen­res such as jazz, tap, con­tem­po­rary and clas­si­cal bal­let.

Eisteddfod sec­re­tary Chris Har­ris said Mel­bourne ad­ju­di­ca­tors Jason Duff and Claire Hey­wood had been im­pressed with the event’s of­fer­ings. “It’s all been go­ing very, very well,” she said. “Both ad­ju­di­ca­tors have been im­pressed with not only the stan­dard of the com­pe­ti­tion but also the friend­li­ness of the com­pe­ti­tion.

“The friend­li­ness and fun that the par­tic­i­pants and or­gan­is­ers have is a highlight of the event and a rea­son many keep returning.

“Au­di­ences have been good with an av­er­age of 70 to 80 peo­ple each ses­sion.”

Ms Har­ris said Wim­mera’s own Holly All­good, Ararat, took out an hon­ourable men­tion in the Se­nior Jazz Cham­pi­onship, and Emma Lav­ery and Je­nae Marr, also from Ararat, re­ceived hon­ourable men­tions in the Un­der-16 Neo, Con­tem­po­rary or Char­ac­ter Duo-trio sec­tion.

She said the eight and un­der-10 years sec­tions would be tonight and to­mor­row, fol­lowed by a ‘Troupe Day’ ex­trav­a­ganza on Fri­day, and 10-years and un­der-12 years sec­tions on Satur­day and Sun­day.

She said peo­ple could watch per­for­mances on ev­ery day of the com­pe­ti­tion from 9am un­til about 9.30pm.

ON POINT: Ararat’s Greta Pin­niger com­petes in an Un­der-16 Neo, Con­tem­po­rary or Char­ac­ter Duo-trio sec­tion at the 63rd an­nual Ararat Eisteddfod at Ararat Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre. The week-long event, fin­ish­ing on Sun­day, gath­ers dancers from across the state to com­pete in a va­ri­ety of dance gen­res in­clud­ing jazz, tap, and clas­si­cal bal­let. Pic­ture: PAUL CARRACHER

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