Amelia becomes a ?star? with jazzy little number
By CARLI ANDERSON Work experience student
ELEVEN-year-old Maclean girl Amelia McCarthy danced her way into the hearts of judges at the I'm A Star Competition in Lismore last Sunday.
Competing against other dancers, poets and talented singers, Amelia won the competition.
It would be hard to find someone more dedicated to their art than Amelia.
She works hard to perfect her craft and is multi-talented and skilled in all forms of dance.
She defeated fellow dancer Bianca Wilson and singer Clancy Menzies, who also put on great performances.
"I do ballet, tap, jazz and all different types of dance," she said.
"I practise seven days a week and go to classes four days a week."
She prefers to dance in the ballet style, but Amelia performed a jazz dance for the I'm A Star competition.
Like many little girls, Amelia had dreams from a young age of becoming a dancer.
She wants one day join a dance company and work as a professional ballerina.
"I started dancing when I was just three-anda-half years old," she said.
"I think my parents will be proud of me."
Organiser of the talent show, Kay Knight, said she staged the event to raise money for CASPA, a service for children who can't live at home.
"Every child is special and each has their own talent and it has been a lovely journey to get where we are," she said.