Nearly 500 dance students representing schools across the Riverina will give the Albury community an insight into their talent.
The Riverina Dance Festival, which has rotated between the Border, Wagga and Griffith over the past 30 years, takes place at the Albury Entertainment Centre today.
James Fallon High School creative arts head teacher Katrina Joss said this year’s show was the final one for her fellow festival co-ordinator Grant Smith of Tumut High.
“He’s been a really big advocate for dancing in the Riverina and is retiring,” she said.
“The festival is a really great opportunity – many students come from schools where they don’t have a theatre as big as the entertainment centre.
“Every year the quality gets higher.”
Thirty-six items will be presented in shows at 12.30pm and 7pm.
Members of the NSW Public Schools State Dance Ensemble will also be acknowledged, who this year are:
- Gabrielle Berry – James Fallon High
- Madeline Bradley – Wagga High
- Emika Gooley – Leeton High
- Charlotte Morschel – Leeton High
- Madison Teerman – Leeton High
- Angelica Temponeras – Wagga High