Strathmerton dancer Grace Elliott has beaten hundreds of hopefuls to be accepted into the prestigious Jason Collins Ministry of Dance school in Melbourne.RANDALL JOHNSTON October 2, 2012 4:20pm
Acceptance into Melbourneâ€™s Jason Collins Ministry of Dance is the realisation of a dream for Year 11 Christ the King College student Grace Elliott.
Grace, 17, auditioned for the course a few weeks ago and was elated at the news she had made it through against some tough competition.
‘‘I was suprised when I got the email saying I was in,’’ she said.
‘‘Mum is extremely happy.
‘‘Looks like I will have to move to Melbourne.’’
Grace said she felt the nerves in the lead-up to her audition, but managed to tough it out.
‘‘I was quite nervous for the audition because I had to do every style of dance including ballet, contemporary jazz and hip-hop.
‘‘I’m more into hip-hop and jazz dance.’’
Grace has been doing hip-hop dance for the past six years at Amy Newton Dance Studios in Shepparton.
The Ministry of Dance course is full-time for two years and is well-regarded in Australian dance circles.
Grace said she owed a debt of gratitude to her mother, who has been driving her and her sister to dance classes in Shepparton three times a week for years.
Acceptance into the Jason Collins Ministry of Dance is the realisation of a dream for the Year 11 Christ the King College student, who starting dancing at age 12.
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