Dance Activity Weekend – The Gisborne Herald

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Posted on Aug 13, 2018 at 9:09 p.m.

A Dance Weekend gave Gisborne dancers the opportunity to show off their talents and learn from others in Gisborne’s close-knit dance community.

Ballet group Gisborne’s annual activity weekend featured competition categories in a variety of styles, such as ballet, contemporary, barefoot, tap dance and hip-hop.

It took place at the Gisborne War Memorial Theater, with Anita Zwart and Jaeda Mapu as judges.

DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA: Maggie Preston dances to Nickelback’s Far Away in the barefoot dance for dancers 14 and over. The annual dance competition is organized by Gisborne Ballet Group. Images by Paul Rickard

A big throw gives Georgia Shanks the chance to take to the skies as she performs her barefoot dance to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Whistle Down The Wind.

Alice Jenkins gives a heartfelt performance to the soulful song You’re Still You, by Josh Groban.

Charlotte Gray is all smiles in her improvised tap.

Austin Rice, who studies at the New Zealand School of Dance in Wellington, returned to perform in the ballet, modern and barefoot categories.

Queen’s music is Alessandra Evans’ choice for her barefoot dance on Bohemian Rhapsody.

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