Lindfield Public School Infants Show Troupe on stage at Sydney Eisteddfod. Photo: WinkiPoP Media
Each year an estimated 2,000 dancers take over the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall for one of Australia's biggest days of dance! Sydney Eisteddfod's Dance Day at the Opera House is always a great success and 2017 will definitely be one that will be remembered for years to come.
It was incredible to see so many young performers not only having a great time but it was equally impressive to see so many supporters engaging and participating in the arts.
The Primary School Dance Group (Years K to 4) was the first event of the day and really started the day off with a bang. Pacific Hills Christian School Junior Troupe were crowned the winners and St Therese Catholic Primary School - Junior Showgroup followed closely behind in second place. Harbord Public School Junior Girls took out third place, but all groups should be very pleased with their performances.
The next event to take to the stage was the Primary School Jazz/Musical Theatre/Hip Hop Dance Group and they kept the morning continuing on a high!
Glenhaven Public School was awarded first place, Hornsby Heights Public School followed closely behind in second place and St Josephs Catholic Primary School Junior Show Troupe took out third place.
Following on from that was the Infant School Dance Group (years K to 2) and this saw a total of 6 groups compete. Lindfield Public School Infants Show Troupe was awarded first place, St Therese Catholic Primary School - Infants Showgroup followed closely behind in second place and Greystanes Public School Junior Dance Group took out third place.
The Primary School Dance Group (Years K to 6) brought the afternoon session to a close, with Harbord Public School taking out first place, Pymble Ladies' College recieving second place and Queenwood Junior School Dance Company being awarded third place.
As the night progressed and the younger groups came to end, it was time for the Secondary School Jazz/Musical Theatre/Hip Hop Dance Group (Years 7 to 9) to take to the stage and every group proved to be technically exceptional and highly entertaining.
St Columba Anglican School was awarded first place, North Sydney Girls High School A followed closely behind in second place and Mount St Benedict College A took out third place.
The last event of the day was the Secondary School Jazz/Musical Theatre/Hip Hop Dance Group (Years 7 to 12) and it definitely ended the night with a bang! Eight groups were named as finalists and will perform in a gala final held together with the final of the Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship on Sunday 30 July, 2:30pm on the Concert Hall stage of Sydney Opera House.
Sydney Eisteddfod would once again like to give all performers a round of applause for their efforts on Sunday 25 June 2017. Each and every group did the Sydney Opera House stage justice and it was incredibly enjoyable to witness.