Dance Eisteddfod Success

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Last Wednesday, August 8, our St Teresa's Dance Troupe departed at 6am and travelled to the annual Quota Beenleigh Logan City Council Eisteddfod. They competed with 9 items in a variety of sections alongside many strong troupes from schools from the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Gold Coast. It was a brilliant day, rewarded by numerous awards for our technique, choreography, ensemble skills and performance level. Our Junior Troupe received 3rd place for their lyrical piece. After a quick change, the Junior Troupe’s contemporary piece also received a 3rd place. And our third Junior piece, an upbeat, entertaining Jazz routine, won 1st place!!  After lunch, we performed a piece from High School Musical, being the only group to showcase singing talents as part of that section. Our Senior Troupe’s emotive lyrical piece and Bob Fosse-inspired jazz received a Highly Commended. Tuesday’s mostly Year 7-10’s Dance Troupe also performed two pieces; a lyrical and a jazz piece, receiving excellent feedback from the adjudicators. Our final dance of the day, a multimedia work combining dance and video projection to explore body image held the audience in awe. We placed 2nd (to the same piece that has won the last 3 years running) so we were extremely proud of our inspired and beautifully executed work.
 
Dance 2 (3).jpgThanks to our supportive parents, and to our choreographers and ensemble leaders Sarah McNamara, Nicola Tuxford-Paterson and Brooke Ison, and also to Lorrae Sheridan, for supporting and accompanying the girls on a long eventful day. Dance Troupe will now resume in Term 4 in preparation for our own Off the Wall Arts Festival. Best wishes to our Tuesday troupe leader Nicola in her overseas travels; that troupe will only rehearse in Term 4 in Weeks 2 and 4.
 
Brooke Ison
Dance Captain