SEVEN girls from Toxic Cheer and Dance in Port Kennedy are off to compete in Dance Worlds in Florida this month.
The group of girls, aged between 14 and 18, won their place to the Worlds by winning a dance bid last year in Queensland.
According to head coach Joshua Coker, the girls were hardworking and dedicated students, who had achieved great results.
The girls will be competing in lyrical dance, a style of dance created by merging ballet, jazz and contemporary dance techniques.
“Lyrical dance is generally a little more fluid than ballet and also somewhat faster, although not as rapidly executed as jazz dance,” Mr Coker said.
“Lyrical dancing is performed to music with lyrics to inspire movements to express strong emotions.
“Lyrical dancers often perform to music with lyrics.
“Music used for lyrical dance is typically emotionally charged and expressive.
“A lyrical dancer uses movement to express strong emotions, such as love, joy, romantic yearning or anger.”
Training for the girls has involved three-hour sessions, three days a week.
Training involves routine choreography training, technique training, stretch and flexibility and ballet.
The girls are fundraising for their trip.
To donate, call Mr Coker on 0452 433 382.