Gympie bellydancers Melanie Fitzgibbon and Cathy Howe will represent Queensland at the Belly Dance Star Awards in Sydney next weekend.
Gympie bellydancers Melanie Fitzgibbon and Cathy Howe will represent Queensland at the Belly Dance Star Awards in Sydney next weekend. Contributed

Belly dancers to represent Qld

GYMPIE’S Melanie Fitzgibbon and Cathy Howe have been selected to represent Queensland in the Belly Dance Star Awards 2010 in the category of Recreational Oriental Ensemble in Sydney on August 20.

Melanie, who is artistic director and troupe leader of Tribal Essence, Gympie’s only tribal bellydance troupe, is a favourite among many of Gympie’s local festivals and community events.

Cathy, who is artistic Director of Quintessence Bellydance is classically Egyptian-trained and has more than 11 years’ experience.

Cathy is sought after by many local organisations to showcase this naturally beautiful style of bellydance.

Another category the Gympie dancers can be presented with is the People’s Choice Award which can be viewed on utube by typing in Bellydance Star Awards Mel and Cathy.

If you would like to help put Gympie on the bellydance map and vote for our local girls, email dancer@ameraspalace.com.au sending your name and adding People’s Choice Award, Mel & Cathy in the category of Recreational Oriental Ensemble by Wednesday, August 18.

Both Melanie and Cathy teach out of Soulfiredance Academy’s studio at 8 Lady Mary Terrace in Gympie. Inquiries Melanie 0407 631 682 and Cathy 0428 124 425.

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