High­land dance troupe takes on Toowoomba

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THEY might only be a small dance troupe in com­par­i­son to their com­peti­tors, but Roma High­land Dancers def­i­nitely make their mark on the stage.

Twenty-two Roma girls were among the 170 over­all dancers who trav­elled to Toowoomba re­cently for the the South Queens­land St An­drew’s Day Cham­pi­onships, Dar­ling Downs Ti­tles and sup­port­ing events.

Roma High­lands teacher Glenys Hughes said the com­pe­ti­tion saw tal­ented dancers come from all over Aus­tralia.

“The event at­tracted some very com­pet­i­tive dancers from Tas­ma­nia, New South Wales, Bris­bane, Sun­shine Coast, Toowoomba, Lock­yer Val­ley, War­wick, and Roma,” Ms Hughes said.

“Con­grat­u­la­tions must go to all the dancers, they com­peted in­di­vid­u­ally and each one of them came away suc­cess­ful in their re­spec­tive age groups.”

“My­self, dancer teach­ers Marissa Rea­gan and Han­nah Hughes are very proud of the great ef­fort from the girls, both in pre­par­ing them­selves for the high level of com­pe­ti­tion and pre­sent­ing them­selves on the day.”

Ms Hughes said a spe­cial men­tion must go to An­nalise Ey, Lahni Ey, Zara Parker and Is­abella Blair who com­peted in their very first com­pe­ti­tion.

Also to Ri­ley Bryen who com­peted in in­ter­me­di­ate for the first time and Madi­son Thomas who com­peted in her first cham­pi­onship.

“Con­grat­u­la­tions to Zara Parker, Amy Lorenz, Al­lie Ey, Ri­ley Bryen and Nina John­stone who placed in all the dances they com­peted in and Mya Lorenz, Lucy Blair, Maeve Moloney, Ava Wat­son, Amy Lorenz, Al­lie Ey, Sage Miller, Ri­ley Bryen, Tully Stone and Nina John­stone who all placed in their re­spec­tive tro­phy dance, Dar­ling Downs Ti­tle and St An­drew’s Day Cham­pi­onship,” Ms Hughes said.

To top the day off the Roma High­lands Dance troupe came home with two ex­tra awards.

“There were two per­pet­ual tro­phies awarded dur­ing the day, and both went to Roma dancers,” Ms Hughes said.

“Ri­ley Bryen was awarded the tro­phy for the Best Char­ac­ter­i­za­tion of the Ir­ish Jig and Sailors Horn­pipe and Tully Stone was awarded the tro­phy for The Dancer Best De­pict­ing the Spirit of High­land Danc­ing.”

There were two per­pet­ual tro­phies awarded dur­ing the day, and both went to Roma dancers.

— Glenys Hughes

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

DANC­ING QUEENS: The Roma High­land Danc­ing group re­cently com­peted in Toowoomba with huge suc­cess.

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