The best in the country

'We're very proud of them'

BRIDGET RAILTON
Last updated 14:30 21/01/2014
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Invercargill dancers Meg Laker, 12, (left) Bella Robert, 13, and Brooklyn McLeod, 10, were the best in the country in their respective grades for their American Jazz Dance Affiliation (AJDA) exams.

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Three Invercargill girls have danced their way to the top of their field placing first in the country in the American Jazz Dance Affiliation (AJDA) exams. 

Meg Laker, 12, Bella Robert, 13, and Brooklyn McLeod, 10, all of Invercargill dance studio La Muse, placed top in their three respective categories for jazz dancing.

Dance teacher Gina Stevens said it was a great achievement for the trio.

''We're very proud of them.''

There were 14 different levels assessed in the annual exams, so having three top placing dancers coming from the one studio was fantastic. 

Fellow dance teacher Hana Skeggs said dancers from the studio traditionally place very highly nationally. 

Last year, in the same exams, the studio had 6 dancers place, she said.  

The dancers all agreed they put a lot of work in to come out on top. 

Next on their agenda was to keep dancing and working towards the next lot of examinations. 

 

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