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Dancing for dairying

Starring role: Ava Privitera of Mardan, dressed in dance costumer for a Lisa Pellin Dancers competition, has helped boost spirits within the dairy farming community after her mother Tanya shared a similar photo to a dairying social media page.

A MARDAN girl has helped raise the profile of dairying by combining cows with dancing.

Ava Privitera’s mother Tanya took this photo of her daughter dressed in dancing attire on her family’s Mardan farm, with their beloved Jersey herd.

The photo was submitted to a competition run by Lisa Pellin Dancers in Leongatha, which invited entrants to strike their best dance pose during the school holidays.

The photo was inspired by the fact Ava is starting to learn her first classical solo and was given ‘The Little Milkmaid’ role, which is why she involved the cows in practising her solo.

Ava has danced at Lisa Pellin Dancers for four years and loves taking part.

Tanya said, “I also used to dance at Lisa Pellin Dancers for seven years so she is continuing the tradition.”

She shared a photo of Ava in her dance costume to the Facebook page, Show Some #dairylove, to give farmers a laugh. By last week it had received 875 likes, 60 comments and 32 shares.

“The Dairy Love page was started after the Murray Goulburn crisis when so many farmers were left unsure about the future of the industry, and were so worried about whether or not they could continue on in the industry, with the prices farmers receiving hardly covering the costs of running a dairy farm,” Tanya said.

“I grew up on our dairy farm and for as long as I can remember, it’s always been my number one passion. I still work on the farm now which my parents run and the highlight is watching my son Levi love and learn about farming.

“It runs in his veins for sure but not so much with Ava, hence another reason I thought it was funny with her on the farm in a dance costume and not overalls.”

Ava, 6, is in Grade 1 at St Laurence’s Primary School in Leongatha.

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