From hip hop to classic ballet, Nambour has the moves
AUSTRALIA'S got talent. You bet. But Nambour has it in spades when it comes to the power of its dancers to dazzle.
Two dance studios from the hinterland town took visitors to the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show on a trip around the world with everything from jazz to hip hop.
And far from showing rivalry, the dance studios are working together, including sending teams of dancers overseas to represent little old Nambour on the world stage.
Lea-Anne Grevett of Studio 2 Dance and Performing Arts said the hinterland was blessed to have such a depth of talent in jazz, classical ballet, tap, and hip hop.
Every two to three years, the Nambour studio sends a team of 15 to 20 dancers to the US to perform everywhere from Disneyland to on cruise ships.
On Sunday, the studio will again perform at the show with routines and costumes from England, Hawaii, America, Asia, Spain and 'Utopia'.
Sole Studios is powering the hip hop at the show with some of the biggest cheers for the pint-sized performers off to the World Hip Hop Dance Championships in Las Vegas.
Parents and supporters are busily raising money for the team Expialdopest who are aged from just seven to 12.
The crew have already reached the first $8000 hurdle through their crowd-sourcing web page on Pozible.
But they will need more money to cover the huge costs for flights, accommodation and competition fees. To donate visit pozible.com/expialidopest
In the meantime, the young dancers are well into a three month intensive training program in the lead up to Las Vegas.
"They will be working their butts off to make the most of this crazy opportunity,'' the post on their Pozible page says.
"The World Hip Hop Dance Championships are a huge stepping stone for these young kids dance careers and as well as being an incredible experience.
"Expi is on par with some of the best dance crews in their category and have the potential to go all the way and bring home the gold for Australia. They cannot wait to do Australia proud and dance their hearts out on the international stage!''