ABOUT 4000 competitors have danced their way across Launceston's Princess Theatre stage during the past fortnight.
The Launceston Festival of Dance finished yesterday and organisers said it had been a fabulous success.
Festival president Kim Riley said yesterday the event was an economic boost for the city and a big plus for dance.
``People come from around the state and interstate for the event,'' Mrs Riley said.
``A lot of the local motels are booked out while they are here.
``It has been absolutely fabulous . . . it has run smoothly except for a few problems with the rain.''
The competition has run daily since September 27 with 2400 individual entries, including 200 groups, and performers aged from three years and into their 60s.
The competition sections were tap, ballet, neo-classics, jazz and character work.
The festival was due to finish with an award presentation ceremony last night.
Adjudicator Fleur Harlick, of New South Wales, has told organisers she was impressed by the performance standards, particularly in tap and ballet.