Dance Fever staff Alicia Nystrom, Maria Russo and Chris Milburn with back row: St John’s teacher Tanya Favier, Sophie Forsyth, Oscar Schmidt, Mitchell Bunker, Laura Tessman, Brayden Canniford; middle row: Ben Brooks, Natasha Lange, Annabelle Phillips, Deon Favier; front row: Toby Schmidt, Hannah Stewart, Emily Brooks and Ryley Koehler

May 11, 2012

Dance students from St John’s Lutheran Primary School in Kingaroy were thrilled to be the sole team asked to perform at major conference held in Brisbane last Friday.

They were invited to showcase their Dance Fever skills at the Queensland Studies Authority Conference at the Brisbane Convention Centre … in front of about 2000 delegates.

The students were involved in two sessions of choreography with senior Dance Fever manager Alicia Nystrom prior to the event.

Their dances included hip hop, waltz and jive.

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St John’s School has participated in the Dance Fever program for the past nine years.

During Term 1 students attend weekly lessons that include dancing with partners, hip hop and also whole class dance routines.

It teaches children social interaction through the enjoyment of dance and also incorporates physical and co-ordination skills.

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St John’s dance teacher Tanya Favier also works with the children for the Dance Fever Interschool challenge each year.

In early April every year the Year 4-7 team attend the Interschool Challenge held at Chandler, Brisbane, against other Dance Fever schools.

This year the 83-strong team achieved great results in the Waltz, Mambo and Showdance sections of the competition.

The team also won the Year 4 trophy, the Showdance (a tie) and came home as overall champions for the day.

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In September this year some of St John’s Dance Fever students have been selected to represent Queensland.

This team will travel to Sydney to challenge NSW and Victoria in the Dance Fever State of Origin Challenge.