Toowoomba ballerinas pointe to Budapest
THREE budding ballerinas will receive the opportunity of a lifetime when they travel to Budapest for a ballet intensive course later this month.
Teenagers Chloe Heinrich, Evie Ford and Holly Bradley from the National Conservatoire Ballet Company head to Hungary on July 25.
There they will study ballet, pointe, repertoire, modern, character, pilates and stretch classes with former prima ballerinas and male principals from the Hungarian National Ballet, several Russian ballet companies and the Zurich Ballet Company, as well as directors from the Hungarian Dance Academy and other international dance academies.
The girls have their work cut out for them as they prepare to complete 25 classes over six days; training from 11am-4.30pm daily.
The opportunity came since National Conservatoire Ballet Company director Sarah Brown was offered a position with the International Dance Council in France.
She had hoped the induction would lead to international prospects for Toowoomba dancers.
"This is a rare opportunity for dancers from Australia especially us as we are not in a major city or associated with a big full-time dance school," she said.
"This is the first time the company has been able to offer this kind of opportunity and I am pleased to say that this can be a regular occurrence yearly."
The dancers will be back in time to take part in two performances of Coppelia in Crows Nest and Toowoomba.
The shows are on August 6 and will be followed by a free children's workshop.
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