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Education celebrated at Deni dance camp

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August 09, 2017

Budding dancers Jessica Hanmer, Shalbe Bish and Hayley Noonan with camp coordinator Allana Moorse

Budding dancers refined their skills and learnt new ones at the 2017 Aspire Me Dance Camp last week.

About 30 students from schools across the district attended the overnight camp, which was held at the Deniliquin Sports Stadium on Thursday and Friday.

The camp — which was held as part of Education Week — was led by eight dance instructors who specialise in a range of styles.

Vicki Ackers offered her dancing expertise on the jive, while Kelly Banks gave students a lesson in tap and ballet.

Anita Ingram facilitated a line dancing class, Dominique Jansen instructed a belly dancing workshop and Morinda Williams taught Polynesian dance.

Travelling from Echuca, Holly Kornmann instructed a class in hip-hop dance.

Jenna Purtill gave lessons in jazz ballet while organiser Allana Moorse offered rhythmic gymnastics classes.

‘‘Students really enjoyed showing their dances to parents and guests in the final presentation,’’ Mrs Moorse said.

‘‘This finale also gave parents and guests a chance to see some of the styles of dance the students had been exposed to.

‘‘It’s the third year the Aspire Me Dance Camp has operated and it’s proving very popular.’’

Students from Deniliquin South, North and Edward primary schools attended, along with Blighty, Mathoura, Savernake, Oaklands, and Tooleybuc public schools.

The camp was funded through a NSW Department of Education Arts Unit grant.

■More on Education Week celebrations, page 11.

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