The 42nd Gladstone City Eisteddfod at the GEC Marina Marquee. 11 years Tap Solo. Abbey Murray.
The 42nd Gladstone City Eisteddfod at the GEC Marina Marquee. 11 years Tap Solo. Abbey Murray. Christopher Chan GLA250912EIST

Budding dancer Abbey can't get enough of the stage

TWELVE-YEAR-OLD Abbey Murray is a delight to watch on stage.

The budding dancer, who undertakes classes with Ramptons Danzenergy Studio started dancing eight years ago.

She practises eight-and-a-half hours a week, including solo lessons and does tap, jazz/hip hop, ballet, contemporary, national and acro.

Of those styles her favourites are jazz/hip-hop and contemporary.

Abbey competes at the Gladstone Eisteddfod, Bundaberg Eisteddfod and Gladstone Dance Festival.

"I am most proud of my high achievements in my ballet and tap exams and getting a modern aggregate trophy in the Eisteddfod," she said.

A quick Q& A with Abbey:

What are your goals for dance?

I would like to finish all of my exams and improve as a dancer. I'm not sure yet if I want to dance professionally, but if I did it would be a great job because you get to do what you love.

Why do you like to dance?

Because when you step onto the dance floor you forget about everything and feel free to let go. I have also made lots of friends

How do you feel when you perform?

It feels exciting and when I come off stage I want to go on and do it again.

Do any family members dance as well?

My mum used to dance with Ramptons when she was a teenager. Mrs Rampton taught her jazz.

What are your interests outside of dance?

Spending time with my friends and my family.

 



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