Parkview Public School students wow at Riverina Dance Festival

THE bright lights of any big stage can be daunting, but not for these students 

Parkview Public School’s senior dance ensemble recently participated in the Riverina Dance Festival after spending many months crafting their routine. 

Six months of tireless preparation from the ensemble culminated in the event held on the big stage in front of a large audience. 

Principal Travis Irvin said all of the hard work had resulted in what he called one of the “show piece” performances of the production. 

The theme of the performance was ‘on the run’, a mix of South American jungle rhythms combining into a celebration of colour and movement. The routine was co-ordinated by Julie Axtill. 

The dancers explored contemporary and jazz dance styles as they moved with the beat of the music.

“The children certainly starred on stage and can be justifiably proud of their efforts,” Mr Irvin said. 

“They were singled out for specific praise from the director of schools (Griffith network) and the co-ordinators of the event, not only for their performance, but their conduct throughout the festival.”

Taylah Axtill, Sharna Morriss, Chelsea Paterson, Dakota Boardman, Alayna Croucamp, Jordi Crowe, Molly Gilmour, Isabel Harris, Madeline Irvin, Tatum Marks, Chelsea Robinson, Tamika Rourke, Jayda Sutton-Travers and Heidi Whyatt made up the ensemble.