The Clarence River Youth Ballet Summer School session in musical theatre at the Maclean Civic Centre. The tutor is Kylie Watson
The Clarence River Youth Ballet Summer School session in musical theatre at the Maclean Civic Centre. The tutor is Kylie Watson

Twirl, swirl workshops hold sway at Maclean

LEOTARDS and dancing shoes are all the rage at Maclean as dancers of all ages learn the finer points of musical discipline.

Up to 40 students from throughout the Clarence Valley are involved in the Clarence River Youth Ballet, which is holding workshops at Maclean throughout the week, culminating in a performance on Friday.

Organised by the Adele Lewis School of Dance and Nicole Shipman Academy of Dance, the workshops feature classes in jazz, musical theatre, classical ballet and contemporary dance.

And with the quality of teachers involved, all leaders in their field of performance, the students are sure to finish the week with plenty of new moves.

Organiser Nicole Shipman said the aim was to broaden the horizons of the students.

"We hope this gives the students a chance to learn new skills and all the latest techniques," she said.

"It's an opportunity to learn things from people who have been in quality shows, but the main point is fun."

Sam Crameri-Miller, 12, is one student enjoying herself so far.

"The teachers have been really good and taught us lots," she said.



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