Launceston Competitions 2018: Dancers wow in contemporary solo section

The Launceston Competitions is in its 116th year of operation at the Princess Theatre.

The competitions have drawn crowds of hundreds of supporters, who have gathered to watch the performers.

There have been thousands of entrants in the competitions this year.

They feature musical, dance, speech, drama and creative writing talents from a variety of schools.

Organiser Margaret East said the competitions this year were running very smoothly. 

She said the adjudicator commented the children were lucky to compete.

“It’s rare to compete in a theatre like this, with the lighting,” she said.

“Many eisteddfods are held in school halls and gymnasiums.” 

Wednesday saw jazz, classical, contemporary, modern, tap, impromptu, lyrical, song and dance solos and kicking routines categories that compete.

Mrs East said that it was also the first year with an international act competing. 

“It is very exciting,” she said.

Caleb Cameron travelled from New Zealand with his teacher to compete.

The competitions started on July 5 and continue until Saturday. 

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