Cosslett steps up dance dream

SCOTT Cosslett has turned his dream of being a professional dancer into reality.

 Launceston’s Scott Cosslett is off to Egypt, where he has been offered a seven-month dancing contract.  Picture: MARK JESSER

Launceston’s Scott Cosslett is off to Egypt, where he has been offered a seven-month dancing contract. Picture: MARK JESSER

The 24-year-old Launceston dancer will leave the state for Egypt on Tuesday, where he has been offered a seven-month contract to work as a dancer at the Porto Sokhna Beach Resort and Spa.

The resort, which is about an hour and a half from Egypt’s capital Cairo, offers a range of entertainment for its guests, including live shows each night, which Cosslett will star in.

‘‘I’ll be dancing six nights a week in the shows and also our duties include pool-side activities, beach volleyball, beach activities and dance classes with the guests,’’ he said.

Cosslett made his mark in the Launceston dance and theatre scene after choreographing a number of Encore Theatre Company shows and opening his own dance school called The Dance and Funk Factory in East Launceston.

‘‘I ended up collaborating (the school) with Tasdance last year, to be able to pursue my dreams of doing something professionally,’’ he said.

It was after scoring a Canadian agent through company Get Up and Go Global that Cosslett’s dreams have become a reality.

‘‘This is something I’ve wanted to do for sometime now,’’ he said.

‘‘My main reason for doing this contract is to hopefully get the boaster to go over and get into cruise ship contracts, so hopefully this is the starting point.’’

Cosslett said eventually he would like to come back home and continue his dance school. He will arrive in Egypt on Wednesday.

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