Rachel Whelan will dance in Echuca on the weekend in her last performance Suzanne’s School of Dance, before heading off to Dance World.RUTH CLAYTON November 23, 2012 4:51am
Rachel Whelan is well on her way to achieving her dream of dancing professionally after being accepted into Dance World in Melbourne.
The 18-year-old, who has been dancing since she was three, undertook six auditions for dance schools and universities during her final year of school at Echuca College, which she completed on Tuesday.
She was offered four courses at dance schools in Melbourne and Queensland, and her choice to accept the Elite Performance of Classical Ballet at Dance World was difficult, despite it being her first choice.
Miss Whelan said she was looking forward to beginning the two-year course next year.
‘‘It was just a big decision,’’ Miss Whelan said.
‘‘I’m very excited.’’
Miss Whelan hopes to one day join a professional dance company and perform classical ballet.
Ballet teacher Jodie Joyce said Miss Whelan had a beautiful ballet technique.
‘‘With full-time training, she’ll be an amazing technical dancer,’’ Miss Joyce said.
Before she leaves, Miss Whelan will complete her final role with Suzanne’s School of Dance, as Juliet in this weekend’s dance production of Romeo and Juliet.
It is not the first time Miss Whelan has danced the lead role in a production
Hafizullah Mohaqiq was born in Afghanistan, spent periods living in Pakistan and Iran, before arriving in Shepparton two months ago.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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