DANCE: Tahlia Downey and Daniel Kempson performing at last year's Gladstone Dance Festival. Photo Contributed by MK Creative Studios
DANCE: Tahlia Downey and Daniel Kempson performing at last year's Gladstone Dance Festival. Photo Contributed by MK Creative Studios MK Creative Studios

Memorabilia wanted for 20th Gladstone Dance Festival

WITH nominations closing on Friday, preparations for the 20th Gladstone Dance Festival are well underway.

Festival president Lynda Ninness was busy working on the event's program when The Observer called, with the programs due to be out at the end of this week.

Ms Ninness said the event, on March 23 and 24 at the Tannum Sands State High School hall, was set to be even bigger than last year.

The dancers involved, aged between 3 and 18 years, will compete in any of the following disciplines: classical and contemporary ballet, modern jazz, cabaret, tap, national and the own choreography section.

The morning session is from 8.30am, the afternoon session starts at 1.30pm and the night session starts at 7pm.

Ms Ninness said the dance schools involved in this year's festival include Danceography, Miss Tamara's School of Dance and Fitness, Rampton's Danzenergy Studio, Wendy Barker Dance Studio and Amber Wieland School of Dance.

"We often have audiences come down and watch," Ms Ninness said.

In celebration of the festival's 20th anniversary organisers are putting together a memorabilia display with old photos and newspaper articles.

If you have memorabilia from previous festivals phone Lynda on 0427853709.



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