Eisteddfod bigger and better

AROUND 250 dance students from around the state competed in the 8th Great Southern Star Eisteddfod in Leongatha on Friday and Saturday, with 735 entries.

Dancers displayed amazing talent under the spotlight throughout the event at Mesley Hall.

“Entries were booked out within five hours of opening,” eisteddfod president Shelley Williams said.

“We had lots of support and donations from local businesses which was fantastic.

“The purpose of the eisteddfod was to get as many local dancers involved, which was very successful.”

Dance teacher Lisa Pellin of Lisa Pellin Dancers, South Gippsland said, “It was a very successful event and it ran smoothly which was great to see.

“It was a great leaning place for dance students going on stage for the first time and also good for the students who have more experience as well.

“As a performing arts school, we encourage kids to become involved. It was an amazing opportunity for students to get on stage in a supportive environment.”

Around 40 Lisa Pellin Dancers participated.

“Next year we are going to encourage the whole school to get involved. It’s good to give every student the chance to get up on stage,” Mrs Pellin said.

“The committee, parents and sponsors were all fantastic and did an amazing job. They made the event successful and should all be congratulated and commended.”


Talented dancers from left, Great Southern Star Eisteddfod Senior Tap champions Maddison Spiero, Jordyn Spiero, Katie Roberts, adjudicators Adrian Fryer and Mary Renouf, Chloe Adkins, Jessica Blackstock and front, Indianna Lee Herni and Jessica Roberts.

Congratulations deserved: from left, Great Southern Star Eisteddfod Senior Modern/Jazz champions Jessica Blackstock, Maddison Spiero, Lara Bolger, Chlow Adkins, adjudicators Adrian Fryer and Mary Renouf, Jessica Roberts, Katie Roberts and Belle Cocksedge.

Well done: from left, Great Southern Star Eisteddfod Junior Tap champions Emily Euman, Ebony Peel, Charlotte Pirie, adjudicators Adrian Fryer and Mary Renouf, Olivia Sprague and Ruby Adkins.

In the spotlight: from left, Lisa Pellin Dancers Taya Cameron, Matilda Chalmers, Kasey Stoops, Chloe Adkins and Maya Williams gave it their all at the Great Southern Star Eisteddfod on Saturday.

Jump for joy: from left, Susan Green School of Dance, Foster, students Leila Tracey, Courtney Zuidema, Yasmin Duursma, Amity Sans-Morris, Lily Lomax and Jarvis Bindloss performed in the open tap category at the Great Southern Star Eisteddfod on Friday.

Talented group: from left, Lisa Pellin Dancers Taj Cooper, Tilly Richmond, Laila Holt and Chloe Stoops showed off their talents on Friday at the Great Southern Star Eisteddfod in Leongatha.

Very cute: from left, Harper McRae, Matilda Richmond, Daphne Van Hoorn and Laila Holt from Lisa Pellin Dancers were thrilled to show off their solo talent at the Great Southern Star Eisteddfod in Leongatha on Friday.

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