Students from Oaklands Central School took part in their first Eisteddfod this month, showcasing a dance choreographed by two of the school’s students.
Eight students took part in the dance performed at the Albury-Wodonga Eisteddfod on August 1.
Teacher Melinda Elith said the students put a lot of preparation and passion into their dance as they were keen to represent their school.
“The girls looked great in their costumes; bright tops and hip hop pants, giving the required effect,” she said.
Two students, Chelcee Doyle and Harper Wolter, choreographed the dance which used hip hop as the focus.
The dance showed the girls working together, while featured parts allowed for each of them to shine.
Melinda said the girls were excited to place third; given it was their first time in the Eisteddfod and they were up against 20 other dance groups from various schools.
“Overall an outstanding achievement for the young girls from a small rural school,” she said.
Judges were impressed with the quality of the piece and the feedback reflected the hard work of the students with the adjudicator saying ‘some budding hip hop stars here’ and ‘great energy’.