Some of Australia’s best young dancers descended on Werribee last week for the In Motion performing arts challenge.
The four-day competition included 350 dancers between the ages of four and 17 competing across a range of genres, including classical ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical and hip hop.
Wyndham dancers performed strongly at the event, with Kira Mitchell from Wyndham Vale taking out the senior jazz championship and Wyndham Vale’s Destini Elliot-Damon winning the junior classical championship.
Other winners included Tayla Bozelle from Somerville, who won the junior jazz championship, and Ballarat’s Scarlett Nash, who won the senior classical championship.
Event director Ros Barratt said the competition, now in its third year, attracted entrants from all over Australia.
“It started out as something little that we thought we would do for the local kids … It’s become a massive event,” she said. “We’re genuinely thrilled to host the competition in the heart of Werribee.
“We have a fantastic group of dance schools and families who thoroughly enjoy being part of our friendly not-for-profit competition.”