Dreams will come true for a group of North Shore tap-dancers heading to Australia.
Chriss Deuxberry, principal teacher of the Deuxberry School of Dance in Birkdale, and 11 of her dancers are tapping their way to Melbourne in September to the Australian Tap Festival.
Tap-dancers aged between 12 and 22 and their parents have been fundraising to help with travel, airfares and tuition fees.
The festival starts with seven days of intensive tap training from top choreographers from Australia, England, Canada and America.
At the end of the week the students will be performing alongside their tutors in the tap festival concert, demonstrating what they have learnt during the week.
Being tutored by festival headliner Ayodele Casel from America is a dream come true for many students.
When this performer and choreographer first stepped on the tap stage the dancer, singer and actor Gregory Hines hailed her as one of the top young tap dancers in the world today.
Senior students have also successfully auditioned for the Capezio Dance Off competition at the festival.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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