PERFORMERS from Rampton's Danzenergy Studio dusted off their dancing shoes and represented Gladstone in the Bundaberg Festival of Dance 2013 during the Easter school holidays.

The studio took a 14 years and under team and a 10 years and under team to Bundaberg, with the teams dancing in a total of eight groups.

There were also some fantastic individual results, with three students making it into the solo championships for the top five dancers in each group.

Studio director Sherrie Rampton was blown away by the students' commitment in executing everything she had asked of them.

She said the parents were brilliant as dressers and stage crew, and it was a team effort by all involved.

"It was unexpected to do so well with huge competition from the Sunshine Coast Academy of Performing Arts, as they are a full-time dance school," she said. "It is good to know that our local dancers can keep Gladstone on the map in the dance world."

Ms Rampton said the studio was grateful to Encore Dance Studio in Bundaberg for letting them use their facilities to warm-up before the competition.

Group results

  • 1st in 14yrs and under hip-hop
  • 1st in 14yrs and under ballet
  • 1st in 14yrs and under contemporary
  • 1st in 10yrs and under tap
  • 2nd in 14yrs and under cabaret
  • 2nd in 14yrs and under tap
  • 3rd in 10yrs and under ballet



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