South Burnett dancers shine on stage
FOR Kingaroy sisters Molly and Poppy Oram the best part of performing on stage at the Kingaroy Eisteddfod is having the chance to express themselves on stage.
"I love to express myself through dance,” Molly said.
Poppy especially loves the attention the judges at the eisteddfod pay to the dancers facial expressions when performing.
She makes sure her and partner, fellow Kingaroy Dance Academy student Poppy Jeffs, make a statement when on stage.
Dancers as young as three have travelled from as far as Mackay to be in Kingaroy this week for the annual eisteddfod.
"It is a great experience for all the sacrifices you have made and to go to different places perform and spent time with our friends,” Kingaroy dancer Billie-Kate Stead said.
Eisteddfod co-ordinator Kahlia Huddleston is enjoying seeing the committees hard work pay off with a great atmosphere for dancers to perform and showcase their hard work.
"My favourite thing is marshalling back stage because that is when I get to talk to the kids and give them a pep talk or give some of them a cuddle when they cry,” she said.
For the first time this year the group performances took place at the Kingaroy Performing Arts Centre which provided a new challenge for dancers, especially those from the South Burnett, who had become comfortable taking the stage at the Kingaroy Town Hall.
Nanango's La Crème Dance Academy students who performed at the eisteddfod have made their director Bec Stone proud.
"They have come off smiling which is the main thing. It great for all the students to get up on stage and give it their best shot,” she said.
The eisteddfod will be on at the Kingaroy Town Hall until Friday.