Young Spearwood dancer wins 3 titles at national competition

Elora Moraday. Photo: Jon Hewson. d490151 communitypix.com.au.
Elora Moraday. Photo: Jon Hewson. d490151 communitypix.com.au.

A SPEARWOOD six-year-old has danced her way to three national titles at the recent Follow Your Dreams competition.

Only the best young dancers in the country compete at the Follow Your Dreams national event, with soloists needing to score 85 or more in the state competitions to qualify.

Elora Moraday rocked the event’s five and under competition, named the jazz solo, tap solo and contemporary solo national champion as well as finishing first as part of a seven and under contemporary troupe.

The Dynamite Dance student was also named the second runner up solo national champion dancer for her age group.

Elora’s mother Sarah Moraday said the young dance star enjoyed many different styles including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical and acrobatics.

“As Elora is getting older and more aware of the pressure and it being a competition, she has started to experience the normal nerves about competing and this was the first competition that I really saw her nerves in play,” she said.

“But even with the nerves, she loved it so much, it was so lovely to see her skip with happiness off the stage after receiving her award.

“She is such a quiet little mouse and really just does it for the love of dance.

“Her personality is so big on stage, you really wouldn’t think it was the same shy, polite and modest little girl we see at home and school.”

Elora said she loved dancing.

“I enjoy the pretty costumes, makeup and hair at competitions, but I have so much fun at dancing,” she said.

“I really enjoy learning new dance moves and hanging out with my dance friends.”