Local dancers bring home prestigious awards

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Students from Geraldton dance studio, All Things Dance, have returned from Perth with a swag of awards and accolades after the West Coast Dance Festival.

Eighteen dancers from the local dance school competed against some of WA’s finest in a number of different categories last month.

Having a very successful competition was Tenae McCombe with two 1sts, three 2nds and a special mention. Nadia Priolo with two 1sts, one 2nd, two 3rds and a special mention. And Joel Houwen with three 1sts, one 3rd and a special mention.

An unexpected highlight of the competition was Nadia Priolo and Joel Houwen receiving the adjudicator’s award which is given to a competitor who has caught the judge's eye and attention for all the right reasons.

"This award is one of the four main awards given out at the end of the festival,” said All Things Dance instructor Jadine Priolo.

“To receive it is a huge honour and to have two students from our studio receive it is absolutely amazing."

Joining Tenae, Nadia and Joel in award success was Lili Gaudio with a 1st and 2nd place, Abbey Smith with two 2nd places and a special mention, Samara Houwen with a 2nd place and a special mention, Anna Priolo with a 2nd place, Antonio Priolo with a 3rd place and a special mention, and Eve Gaudio with a special mention.

"I'm extremely proud of all the students who competed,” said Mrs Priolo.

“Their dedication and commitment is incredible. They all work really hard and their success is well deserved."