Dance results from 2017 Taree and District Eisteddfod

Alice Heaslip (Taree) competes in the 16 years and under District Jazz Solo, which she went on to win.
Alice Heaslip (Taree) competes in the 16 years and under District Jazz Solo, which she went on to win.

Over 17 days, thousands of dancers from across the region performed on the Manning Entertainment Centre stage as part of the 50th Taree and District Eisteddfod.

Dance is the biggest section of the eisteddfod and received record entries this year.

The group weekend featured 2800 “pairs of feet” and ran over two and a half days, from May 5 to 7.

“Group dance weekend was just beautiful. It was a very high standard,” said section co-coordinator and eisteddfod secretary Margaret Rogers. “It’s the best dancing I think I’ve ever seen.”

The Danae Cantwell School of Dance from Kempsey won the $1000 Clare Squires Memorial Home is Where the Heart Is award. Clare was a co-coordinator of the dance section and co-ordinated the grand concerts. 

“It’s for dance schools to do something in their studios. The teacher was so thrilled,” she said.

All photos from the dance section at Taree and District Eisteddfod are by Scott Calvin and Carl Muxlow.

Click through to each day’s results