CHILDREN perform at the 10th annual Lower Clarence Dance Eisteddfod. Photos: DEBRAH NOVAK.
CHILDREN perform at the 10th annual Lower Clarence Dance Eisteddfod. Photos: DEBRAH NOVAK.

Dancers in force on Lower River



THE 10th annual Lower Clarence Dance Eisteddfod continues to showcase a brilliant array of talent and movement.

On Friday The Daily Examiner and Coastal Views photographer Debrah Novak compered the schools event.

It was the only part of the program to be held at the Yamba Bowling and Recreation Club.

"It was absolutely fantastic and everyone just did a great job; a highlight for me was Gulmarrad Primary's performance, where they incorporated a boy with a disability into the act and made him the centre of it," she said.

"Harwood Primary also did an incredible job and they used sign language to act out the song You're Beautiful; the whole day was just sensational and the standard was really high," she said.

More than 250 school students from nine Clarence Valley primary schools took part in the event.

Yesterday was the troupes section.

"On Sunday there would have had to be at least about 500 kids performing on stage," Ms Novak said.

Dominant styles of dance are classical ballet, tap dancing, national character and jazz ballet.

The festival continues until Thursday at the Maclean Civic Hall.



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