Press release: Audience votes Pacific Hills Christian School Dance Junior Troupe champion of champions

Published: 20/09/2017 5:26pm

21 September 2017

On Sunday 17 September, dancers from Pacific Hills Christian School in Dural won the People Choice Award in the made-for-television event Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Dance of Champions and were awarded $5,000.  

The group secured their place in this in this special dance championship by winning the event for Primary School Dance Group (Years K to 4) in this year’s Sydney Eisteddfod.  They wowed audiences with their high-energy jazz routine Route 66 that was full of seemly impossible moves and tricks.

The Junior Troupe has worked hard and is excited to be a part of Dance of Champions. The school’s motto is “Make Dreams Rise” and this is a dream opportunity for the students who are excited to give their best and shine.

Pacific Hills Christian School’s performing arts program “OneMaker Academy” aims to cultivate a creative and inspiring atmosphere for students.

A total of 16 finalists from across Australia appeared in this “dance of champions”, each of which have secured their place in this prestigious event by placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in qualifying dance group events from the 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod. 

The event’s $28,000 total prize value would not be possible without the generous support provided by sponsors McDonald's Australia, and Sydney Eisteddfod is incredibly grateful for their contribution.

Other winners for 2017 were:
Glenhaven Public School - 2nd People's Choice Award
Lindfield Public School Infants Show Troupe - 3rd People's Choice Award
Dance North Academy (Narraweena)- Winner Jury Vote
Harbord Public School (Freshwater) - 2nd Jury Vote
Woollahra Public School Boys Hip Hop Crew - 3rd Jury Vote

The other finalists that performed in the 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Dance of Champions were:
Joanne Grace School of Dance (Fairy Meadow)
Lane Cove & Roseville Dance Academies, Laguna Street Boys Ensemble (Caringbah)
Mosman Dance Academy, Plie Groove’n’Shuffle (Cromer)
St Columba Anglican School  (Port Macquarie)
Sydney Girls High School Dance Company (Moore Park)
The Ballet Class (North Bondi)
The McDonald College (North Strathfield)
The West Australian School of Dance (Wangara, WA)

Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Dance of Champions will be broadcast nationally on Network Ten on Sunday 15 October 2017, 12:30pm.

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 * Sydney Eisteddfod is a not-for-profit organisation that runs one of the most successful competitive performing arts festivals of its type in the world. We have an average of 350 events yearly with competitors coming mostly from NSW/ACT but also from other states and New Zealand.