Larni performs her dance feat

BACKSTAGE, dressed in glitter, sequins and make-up, Larni Robinson concentrates hard and warms up for her performance. The nerves are running high, but she is excited to show Rockhampton what she's got.

The 10-year-old dancer and her mother, Michelle, have travelled from Lismore, New South Wales, to be a part of the Rockhampton Dance Festival to compete in the jazz, modern and ballet.

"I love to dance, it's lots of fun and you get a lot of exercise out of it,'' Larni said.

"I have been dancing since I was two years old.''

Mrs Robinson said Larni had so far won her jazz and modern performances and came second in the ballet.

Rockhampton Dance Festival president Lee Dawson said Larni was one of many dancers competing.

She said the Pilbeam Theatre came alive on Saturday with performances from as young as three to 76.

"The sections are going really well and even the adjudicators have mentioned the high standard of dance,'' she said. The festival is set to continue this week.



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