Eighty young performers stepped up to the stage on the weekend for the annual Forster Dance Academy concert, held at the Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club.
Aged from three to 18 years, the dancers showcased their talents in jazz, tap, classical ballet and hip hop to the delight of more than 400 family and friends.
Making his final appearance was up and coming teen, Cody Clayton, who has been awarded a $20,000 scholarship to the Sydney-based MD5 dance school.
The former Great Lakes College, Tuncurry campus student, has been a regular performer at the NSW Schools Spectacular.
Also spreading her wings is Keely Robinson, who will use monies won at this year’s Taree Eisteddfod for further training in Melbourne.
Keely, who also was a regular at the spectacular, would be joining well known Ministry of Dance choreographer, Jason Coleman.
Forster Dance Academy principal, Maree Endy was thrilled with last Saturday’s concert.
“I was delighted; the dancers have worked so hard during the year,” Maree said.
“They have reached a very high standard and I am very proud of them.”
She said all her students were dedicated, passionate and talented, and wished both Keely and Cody all the best.