IN STEP: Sally Ringland from Queensland Ballet’s EdSquad works with students from Eminence Dance.
IN STEP: Sally Ringland from Queensland Ballet’s EdSquad works with students from Eminence Dance. Chris Ison Rokcdance

Gracemere dance students get top tips from Queensland's best

THIRTY aspiring young dancers have received some technique tips from the top.

The students of Eminence Dance in Gracemere took part in a workshop conducted by members of Queensland Ballet's EdSquad last week.

Eminence Dance owner Christine Buxton said the children revelled in the instruction from Timothy Brown and Sally Ringland.

"It was a really good experience for the students," she said. "A lot of kids don't get the opportunity to see professional dancers and work with them."

The EdSquad also conducted workshops at Rockhampton Girls Grammar, Glenmore State High and Allenstown State School, as well as the Capricorn School of Dancing during their two-day visit to the region.

Christine opened Eminence Dance about 12 months ago. She has 45 students, ranging in age from two to 17.

She said dance gave children the chance to develop both physically and mentally, building co-ordination, concentration and confidence.



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