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Dancing with our new stars

Young dancers at a workshop held at Tannum Sands High School.
Young dancers at a workshop held at Tannum Sands High School. Brett McWaters

THEY'RE poised and graceful; Gladstone's ballerinas are literally dancing with the stars.

These dancers are not wasting a minute of the holidays as they point their toes and perfect their posture. It was a special treat for young dancers to have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from principal dancer of the Australian Ballet company, Daniel Gaudiello.

Daniel will be imparting his knowledge and technique on to the eager young dancers all week.

Young Dancers Company of Central Queensland artistic director Wendy Barker said it was a privilege for the students to study with a professional.

"It just doesn't happen," Ms Barker said.

The Tanyalla summer dance camp was about providing opportunities and gave kids the chance to have meals, accommodation and classes all provided for.

"There are not many opportunities out here and this is fantastic.

"They gain so much confidence, poise and self-esteem and they make life-time friends.

"Over the years I've seen such tremendous growth in each child," she said.

"This is bringing it to the regions - we are breaking a lot of ground here. The teachers share and bring their knowledge into the community. I couldn't do any of this without my teachers or the help of parents and other members of the community."

Dancing auditions

Roles in Nutcracker Act 2, Scottish Suite with sections of La Sylphide Act 1

New contemporary ballet choreographed by Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson won the Australian Choreographic competition in 2007

He's travelling on a grant from the Australia Council

Gladstone auditions will take place on January 19 from 3.30 - 5pm at the Tannum Sands State High School

For more information on the auditions contact Amanda York on 0429 990 524




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