The hardest part of the Launceston Competition schedule is over for three Devonport-based dancers, after performing in the Classical Solo category on Tuesday.
With a combined 26 years of dancing experience between them, Dakota Van De Elzen, 13, Makenzi Cruden and Laura Haberle, 14, said the technical nature of the genre made it more difficult than its contemporary counterparts to get right - but more fulfilling when you do.
"It's probably one of the most rewarding because of the extra amount of work that needs to go into it," Laura said. "There's more to think about in ballet ... when it comes to something like contemporary you can feel it more."
"With contemporary you can go over it more in your head ... and you can put more of your own interpretation into other [genres]."
The performance did not mark the end of event for the three Caroline School of Dance students either, with each competing in further numerous categories.
The Launceston Competitions will continue until Saturday at the Princess Theatre.
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