Earlier this month a small group of Coastal Dance seniors travelled down to Sydney to participate in the Australian Dance Festival from the 16th – 19th of September. The event took place over 2.5 days at the Sydney Olympic Park with dancers & choreographers from all over Australia joining together for an inspiring weekend of dance. The festival was a well run event with classes running all day & the nights filled with shows from pre-professional & professional dancers. There was also numerous full-time dance schools from around the country at the event which gave students the opportunity to network with schools that they may want to attend. Senior student Joel Murphy auditioned & was accepted into several full-time dance schools from the Gold Coast, Sydney, the Central Coast & Melbourne. We hope to add this to our yearly calendar & next year we will be opening the trip up to the younger age groups (12 & over).
To finish up our trip headed into the city for a day of sightseeing & shopping with the students on the Monday before returning home that evening. It was a great weekend & just another exciting opportunity Coastal Dance offers our students.