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Biloela students ace dance exams

DANCE DIVAS: Students from Kristine Corfield's (left) dance undertook dance exams recently  under master examiner Doreen Thomas.
DANCE DIVAS: Students from Kristine Corfield's (left) dance undertook dance exams recently under master examiner Doreen Thomas.

ANNIE Affleck was nervous - she had an exam.

The nine-year-old Biloela girl need not had worried because it turned out her dance exam “wasn't too hard”, according to Annie.

She was among 29 students from Kristine Corfield's Academy of Dance that completed their first exams recently.

Annie and the rest of the students started learning dance in March.

Anne said she started because she liked learning new things.

Kristine had shown her students' skills at the Callide Valley Show, where they had quickly put together a demonstration in a few short weeks.

“It was hard to remember all the moves,” Annie said of the show demo.

Along with her fellow students, they all put in extra hours of practice to make sure the display went off without a hitch.

Annie did extra practice also for the education in dancing and theatre arts (EDTA) exams held on Monday.

Fellow student Romanah-Jayne Warry, 12, wants to be a tap teacher.

She said she likes the noise from tap, as it annoys her older sister, Central Telegraph's Goovigen correspondent, Hayleigh.

Kristine said her students range from four to 12 years of age.

Master examiner Doreen Thomas, based in Brisbane, said the standard of dancing had been good.

Kristine said they will now “go full swing into concert mode”, with the school set to hold an end of year concert on November 8 at the School of Arts hall.

Kristine will complete her teaching degree under Doreen when she sits exams later in the year.


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