Dance Academy wins top prizes at Dance NZmade Regional competition
On Friday 7th Sept. the Dance Academy took away the top awards at the Dance NZmade Interschool Regional competition.
The Cyclone dance (adapted from the school’s recent “Wizard of Oz” production) was choreographed by Caitlin Mercer, and won a Choreography award, as well as 1st Place in the Open Section and was then awarded the prize of Overall Champion performance.
In addition, the Hip Hop Dance Crew, One Of Us, also won a Choreography award – their dance was choreographed by ex-student Ihaia Kunaiti, and was 1st Runner-up in the Open Category.
There were 12 dances from 7 High Schools in the Open Category, so it was especially rewarding to win the top two prizes. The Cyclone dance will now go forward to compete at National level, against schools from all over the country, on Saturday 22nd Sept. at the Regent which will no doubt be a very exciting competition.