Echuca East Primary School students will be dancing before thousands at the Victorian State School Spectacular.CHLOE PICKARD August 13, 2014 12:58pm
Echuca East Primary School students will be dancing before thousands at the Victorian State School Spectacular.
In a first for the school, 20 children will take part in a mass dance in Melbourne on September 13, with about 1000 others from different schools.
Teacher Tegan Parkinson said the children had learnt seven routines during four training days at Shepparton after being taught by Deon Nuku and Troy Phillips, choreographers from Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance.
‘‘They just get pumped the whole way through,’’ she said.
‘‘The complexity of the choreography surprised me.’’
The students will practise twice a week at school and then have two full days of rehearsal in Melbourne, before taking to the stage for the big event.
Grade 5 student Riley Collis said dancing took his mind off his diabetes.
‘‘It helps me with everything I’ve been going through in my life, all my medical stuff,’’ he said.
Miss Parkinson said the experience had been good for the children’s confidence.
‘‘And it’s been really great to provide them with an opportunity to do something in the area of performing arts because in regional areas that’s quite limited, especially to primary school students,’’ she said.
Echuca East is one of the few regional schools taking part in the stage spectacular.
The shows are on at 1pm and 6.30pm and tickets are available at Ticketek.
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
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When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
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Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
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