A Danceography hip hop class at the Boyne Island Community Centre. Brooke Leeson, 13.
A Danceography hip hop class at the Boyne Island Community Centre. Brooke Leeson, 13. Christopher Chan GLA020313HIPP

Young talent Brooke has plans for a career in modern dance

WITH a particular fondness for contemporary, Brooke Leeson has a myriad of dance styles under her belt at only 13 years old.

The Boyne Island resident has been attending classes with Danceography studio for the last year-and-a-half but has been dancing in total for nine years.

Currently Brooke dances contemporary, jazz and hip hop, but has also danced both tap and ballet in the past.

"The ballet helped with learning the simple stuff and technique, which helped with jazz. Then jazz helped with hip hop," she said.

Brooke dances at least five hours a week and said she participated in an end-of-year performance annually and sometimes in the Gladstone Eisteddfod.

"I love performing," she said. "I want it to be my career."

Brooke said she was looking forward to performing a contemporary solo at the Gladstone Dance Festival.

"It's pretty exciting.

"I was nine the last time I did a solo."

Hip Hop class at the Boyne Island Community Centre. Brooke Leeson, 13.
Hip Hop class at the Boyne Island Community Centre. Brooke Leeson, 13. Christopher Chan GLA020313HIPP


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