Dancer's intensity impresses
YOU could feel the energy surge yesterday with competitors taking to the stage for the Gladstone Eisteddfod dance section.
A group that has been involved with the eisteddfod for the last 40 years, and is still excited to support the event, is Rampton's Danzenergy Studio. The school was founded in 1969 and has been growing ever since.
This year it has the largest number of groups competing in the eisteddfod with 20 in all.
Secretary Lyndel Gatt said with 50 students of all ages, the competitors had been working hard to perfect their routines for their chance to shine.
“The groups have been putting a lot of time, energy and hard work into their performances and we are very proud of them all,” Ms Gatt said.
“Our school also has over 25 students who will be participating in solo events and we wish them all the best in their sections.”
One of Rampton's senior students, Michael Smith, will be competing in the eisteddfod for the last time this year as he will head to university in 2011 to further his dancing career.
Mr Smith won the BSL Bursary for 2008 and 2009 and is working hard to win the bursary for 2010.
“We encourage everyone to make the effort to come along and watch the eisteddfod dancing section as there will be some very talented dancers on display,” Ms Gatt said.
You can pop down to The Gladstone Entertainment Centre any time this week to catch all the local dance talent on offer.