Hoppers Crossing’s Tamsyn Hovey is gearing up for a mammoth month.

The year 11 Hoppers Crossing Secondary College student is one of 20 principal ensemble dancers selected from across the state to perform in the annual Victorian State Schools Spectacular, having blitzed two auditions to make the cut.

The event will bring together 3000 students from 200 government schools in two shows that will this year centre around the theme “With the Beat”.

Hovey has been in rehearsals since March and is looking forward to a great day, having performed in her first schools spectacular last year.

“It was so much fun,” the 17-year-old said. “This year, there’s lots of amazing costumes, and the choreography’s insane. The whole show is going to be so good.”

Hovey has been doing jazz, tap, hip-hop, ballet, contemporary and song and dance classes since she was three years old.

She loves performing.

“In rehearsals, it’s fun, but once you actually go on stage it’s like, ‘Wow!’,” she said.

She is also part of the team that is representing her school in the Wakakirri competition, which is Australia’s largest annual performing arts event for primary and secondary schools.

The Victorian State Schools Spectacular will run two shows on Saturday, September 15, at Hisense Arena.