Tarli Prodger landed from outer space in the Jazz 8 years and under. Photo: Adam Hourigan Photography
Tarli Prodger landed from outer space in the Jazz 8 years and under. Photo: Adam Hourigan Photography

Dancers puttin’ on the ritz and all that jazz

HUNDREDS of dancers from the Clarence Valley and beyond felt the rush of performing this weekend at the 60th City of Grafton Dance Eisteddfod.

Now in its third day, the competition has already seen pieces from groups of all ages in a range of genres including ballet, jazz, contemporary and modern expressive.

Eisteddfod co-ordinator Diana Welch, who has been behind the scenes for 17 years, said this year's group of dancers were of a high standard.

She added the number of solo dances on the program this year, 213, was unusually high.

"It's the highest amount I've had doing solos since I started," Mrs Welch said.

"It might have something to do with the popularity of a dance show on commercial television."

Coffs Harbour dancer Katherine Livingstone, from the Julia Ross Dance Studio, said the stage was the reason she danced.

"It's such a rush when you're out there," she said.

Mrs Welch said anyone was welcome to come check out the talent on display at the South Grafton High School.

"The $4 entry fee is pretty cheap for four hours of entertainment," she said.  



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