A FIVE-YEAR-OLD dancer with the Port Kennedy Acrodanz studio won the national Follow Your Dreams under-six category in Ballarat this week.
Piper Blomeley was crowned champion and the club’s under-13 acrobatic troupe won their category to be named national champions with a score of 96.
Excited mum Corrie Blomeley said Piper had been dancing competitively for just the past 18 months.
Last July, she won her acrobatic solo division, qualifying to compete in the national tournament.
“Out of 10 mini champion dancers, she made it to the top three,” Ms Blomeley said.
“She performed her hip-hop routine at the gala night for the chance to become the ultimate champion dancer.”
Ms Blomeley said Piper was a talented and dedicated dancer, practising a range of styles from jazz to hip-hop and acrobatics four days a week.
“She has done extremely well in 2016 as she also won the overall highest aggregate award and encouragement award at the Kwinana dance festival for her five-and-under section,” she said.
“Piper loves dancing with her friends and she loves the dressing up and makeup.
“Her favourite thing about winning is her crown and big trophy.”
Ms Blomeley thanked Piper’s teacher Kaitlyn Moody and principal dance teacher Kathy Brough.
“Acrodanz did wonderfully at the competition,” she said.