Dancers bound for US

Sicuso Dance Studio dancers. Picture: Martin Kennealey   d435312
Sicuso Dance Studio dancers. Picture: Martin Kennealey d435312

A tour team of 20 from the Sicuso Dance Studio will perform on Hollywood Boulevard, at Universal Studios and the Disney-owned California Adventure.

But the big one, according to principal and studio founder Malinda Mitchell, is a performance down Main Street at Disneyland with dancers from around the world.

The local performers, who all train at the Port Kembla Drive studio Ms Mitchell opened in 2012, have been putting in the extra yards since finding out they had been accepted back in July and busy fundraising the $4000 per person to make the trip a reality.

�It�s been a long nine months since we were accepted but totally worth every minute of extra time and effort and organisation it�s taken to get to where we are now,� Ms Mitchell said.

�This team deserves this so much because they�ve put in everything and more.�

Ms Mitchell recounted that as a budding dancer she told her dad that she would one day put the Sicuso family name up in lights.

She hopes this trip, and the chance to perform on such a stage, will be a realisation of that promise.

�There is a famous quote that behind every good dancer is a devoted parent,� she said.

�I was lucky enough to have two devoted parents.

�For my studio, it shows what can be achieved when different people from different walks of life are all bought together for the same reason.�