DANCERS graced the stage at Wehl Street Theatre last weekend to participate in the 2021 Mount Gambier Dance Eisteddfod.
Held over two days, dancers competed in solos, duos, trios and troupes across a variety of styles including jazz, neo, contemporary, lyrical, tap, street dance and more.
Adelaide adjudicator Natalie Somerville oversaw the weekend, providing feedback and insight for competitors, while a dedicated group of volunteers were key to the backstage operations.
Major prize winners included Junior Zelda Parker Scholarship winner Evie Stubberfield from Maryke Dance Academy.
The 10 years and under 12 years dance encouragement award was awarded to Sarah Crowle from Hamilton Dance Company, with Generation Dance’s Miller Freeman named the 10 years and under 12 aggregate winner.
Eight years and under 10 years aggregate winner went to Zara Brown from Barbara Jayne Dance Centre, as Aleisha Burrows from LJR Dance academy took home the 12 years and under 14 years aggregate.
16 years and over aggregate winner recipient was Keira Heyward Ferors from Stage One Dance Studio and the 14 years and under 16 years aggregate winner was Bree Robinson from Envy Dance Studio.
The Open Sir Robert Helpmann Memorial Perpetual trophy solo scholarship winner was Holly Allison from Maryke Dance Academy and the Senior Zelda Parker Scholarship winner was Bree Robinson from Envy Dance Studio.
Envy Dance Studio received the Troupe Aggregate and Dance School Aggregate award.
Belinda Blackett memorial perpetual trophy and most potential jazz dancer was received by Allanah Williams.
The Max Lockwood memorial perpetual trophy and most promising local classical performer went to Lily Taylor from Envy Dance Studio.