September 19, 2016
The McDonald’s Sydney Eisteddfod Dance of Champions, one of the most exciting dance events in the Sydney Eisteddfod calendar, brought the best dance groups of 2016 under one roof for a dance off yesterday.
With performers ranging in age from Kindergarten to High School age, all 17 groups danced their hearts out for the chance to win the Jury Vote and the People’s Choice Award in this special event at the Science Theatre at the University of NSW.
Canberra Dance Development Centre, from Spence (ACT), were the overall winners with their dynamic and technical performance titled Bright Shadows. They took home a $5,000 prize for their win.
The winning People’s Choice Award went to Pymble Ladies’ College, from Pymble. Their impeccable choreography and interesting use of balloon props performed to ia's Chandelier won the audience over and the $5,000 prize.
Other winners were:
- 2nd Audience Vote – Dance Unlimited (Mudgee). Prize: $3,000
- 2nd Jury Vote – Dance 102 Performing Arts Studio (St Leonards). Prize: $3,000
- 3rd Audience Vote – Caper School Of Performing Arts (Bella Vista). Prize: $2,000
- 3rd Jury Vote – Dance North Academy (Narraweena). Prize: $2,000
Dancers can relive all the McDonald's Sydney Eisteddfod Dance of Champions fun by tunning into Channel 10 on Sunday 16 October at noon.
The event was hosted by former The Voice Australia Top 4 contestant Prinnie Stevens, who said: “The standard of Dance of Champions is world class and the event is a safe haven for many young Australian performers.”
“Growing up, all I wanted to do was perform. Sydney Eisteddfod has played such a huge part in my life and it gave me and other young people the platform to perform, grow as an artist and become better and better each year.”
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