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.
Water has been returned to Kinnairds and Black wetlands to help with their revitalisation after bushfire damaged them in February.
More than 2200 people have signed up to show their support for a campaign to have the green route chosen for the new Yarrawonga Mulwala bridge.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Matches were split up over Good Friday and Easter Saturday throughout the region.
Painter Ben Winspear and Scott Wileman will create new works as the public look on during the at Rochester Art Exhibition.
Kyabram Bombers have the chance to beat Rochester under light for the first time this Friday evening.
Lions star recruit had a tough introduction to the GVFL.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
Eighty residents at a forum determined the Heathcote Community Plan was on track but need some fine tuning.
Cobram skate park hosts skateboarding and music for youth week.
Senior state minister Adrian Piccoli reaquainted himself with Deniliquin yesterday, leaving Deniliquin Counil hopeful it has an ally in him.
With his blue eyes and snow-coloured coat, Nanneella horse Sinatra has looks worthy of a fairytale.
Fourteen-year-old Benalla girl Jaimee Linke will launch her debut novel next month.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.