Dance North Academy on stage at the 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod. Photo: WinkiPoP Media
The 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Dance of Champions saw audiences cheer as Dance North Academy was announced as the winners of the sought-after Jury Vote. Performing a Contemporary Dance routine entitled Hope There's Someone, they were able to captivate and entertain the panel of judges from start to finish. Their undeniable stage presence and technique gave them the winning edge over the competitors, who all gave remarkable performances in their own right.
They were not the only ones to win big, with Pacific Hills Christian School Junior Troupe taking out the equally esteemed prize, the People’s Choice Award. It was clear they had captured the audience's imaginations with their piece Route 66, as no one could deny that they had boundless energy and even a little bit of sass.
Both groups presented incredibly tight and well-rehearsed routines and there is no doubt that they will utilize their generous prizes of $5,000 each to further their skills and grow together as a team.
The runner-up of the Jury Vote was awarded to Harbord Public School Boy's Dance Group for their truely entertaining and comedic performance of Ageless. Glenhaven Public School took out the Second Prize for the People’s Choice award with their piece Sesame Street Medley. Both groups received a prize of $3,000.
Woollahra Public School Boys Hip Hop Crew came 3rd in the Jury Vote for their routine He Who Has The Most Power and Lindfield Public School Infants Show Troupe took out the 3rd Prize for the People’s Choice award with their piece The Pirates Adventure, which saw both groups receive $2,000.
The level of talent that performed on stage, whether it was the primary groups or the older performers, was incredible and the fact that everyone presented themselves as seasoned professionals overjoys Sydney Eisteddfod immensely.
The event would not have been possible without the generous support provided by sponsors McDonald's Australia, and Sydney Eisteddfod is incredibly grateful for their contribution.
To relive all the fun, be sure to tune into Channel 10 on Sunday 15 October 2017 at 12:30pm to watch the 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald's Dance of Champions!