Overcome by Dancefever

THE Showground's pavilion was ablaze with dance fever on Wednesday night as hundreds of primary school students competed in a regional dance event with visiting schools.

Students in Years 4-7 showcased this term's Dancefever program, together with pupils from Stella Maris, Maroochydore, and St Joseph's Primary School, Nambour.

Joint director of Brisbane-based Dancefever Maria Russo said the night had given stage to children to perform with confidence and enthusiasm.

"The children had energy, performance, polish and the desire to represent their schools," she said.

"They could compete in any dance sport competition confidently."

To the cheers of parents and friends, students competed in three dances: the waltz, the mambo and a fully choreographed hip-hop, with sashes awarded to the top three finalists in each age category.

St Patrick's primary school principal Kathy Fuller said it was a great social evening for the children.

"The students can show their skills in a fun way and it's great that you've got kids that were playing in the rugby league team last week and now they are out there showing their dancing prowess," Ms Fuller said.

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