Tasmanian DrillDance team ready to contest national championships

Tasmania’s only DrillDance team will challenge the nation as teams gather to compete at a tournament in Hobart.

Based at Waverley Primary School, Island DrillDance has trained up to four days a week to prepare for the Australian DrillDance Championships.

Formerly known as Marching Girls, DrillDance teams create and perform routines for categories including dance, prop and drill-team.

DrillDance Tasmania state president Robyn Zoon said it would be the first time the national competition would be held in Tasmania since 2003.

“Hopefully we’ll get more teams around Tasmania,” Ms Zoon said.

Not having additional teams was frustrating for the group. They couldn’t usually compete in Tasmania or receive a place in other state titles, she said.

About 37 Tasmanians will compete in the upcoming championships, which will host more than 40 people.

Hopefully we’ll get more teams around Tasmania.

State president Robyn Zoon

A lot of former marching girls joined the Waverley-based team, which was separated into four main teams – under 8s, 12s, 17s, and Masters.

Island DrillDance started five years ago after 10 years without a Tasmanian team.