Port Kennedy dancers dreaming big ahead of nationals

Port Kennedy dancers dreaming big ahead of nationals

THEY are a group of little dancers off to the big show.

Acrodanz Port Kennedy students will travel to Ballarat, Victoria, in January for the Follow Your Dreams Nationals.

Ariana Wahanui (8), Piper Blomeley (5) and Amber Wright (11) will perform solos after placing in the qualifying round, while the troupe is also set to take flight to dance against the best from across Australia.

Teacher Kaitlyn Moody said she was proud of her entire class’ efforts so far.

“We’re very excited; we formed at the beginning of this year as three different troupes and they all qualified for Nationals,” she said.

“We didn’t expect it, we just went for fun and the experience and definitely didn’t expect to be going, that’s for sure.”

As well as countless hours training after school, students will also spend every Saturday between now and the competition in January brushing up on their skills.

Ms Moody said it was a challenge devising a routine for the students with mixed ages and abilities but she was confident that if the team continued its hard work, it could go all the way.

However, she said one of the best rewards was already there.

“Seeing them all come together and work as a team and all the friendships that they’ve built and how they all support each other – it’s good to see,” she said.

Acrodanz Port Kennedy is raising money to send the solo dancers and the troupe to Ballarat to take part in the national finals in January.

People who would like to donate can visit www.gofundme.com/acrodanz.