Striking pose: Zane Melton and Alicia Marcy will dance together for the last time at their annual concert next Saturday.
Striking pose: Zane Melton and Alicia Marcy will dance together for the last time at their annual concert next Saturday. Allan Reinikka AR--

Dance duo wows festival judges

THIS striking pose stunned the judges.

Rockhampton dancers Zane Melton and Alicia Marcy received a standing ovation and a close to perfect score for their ballet duo at the city's recent Dance Festival.

But, sadly, next Saturday will be their final performance together when they perform The Chronicles of Narnia for Amelia's Studio of Dance's special 10th annual end-of-year concert.

Alicia, 14, has been accepted to study dance full-time at the MacDonalds College of Arts in Sydney, where she will be an Australian International Ballet Academy student while completing her schooling part-time next year.

“I'm very nervous, but it's so exciting to have the opportunity. I'm hoping to eventually be chosen in a group of dancers taken to Europe to perform,” the talented ballerina said.

Meanwhile Zane, 16, is the only male senior dancer at the studio, and the girls are already lining up.

The former gymnast started dancing two and a half years ago, and was a natural.

“His brothers gave him hell, but things changed once they found out he got to dance with girls,” his mum Tammy said.

Their dance teacher Erin Pratt said Alicia had the perfect ballerina body and moves and Zane was an inspiration for the young male dancers.



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