Dancers off to find stardom in America

Members of the Imprint Dance Company
Members of the Imprint Dance Company

Sixteen dancers from the local area have been given the chance of a lifetime - to show off their skills at Dance Excellence 2005 in Los Angeles - but they need some help getting there.

Aged from 13-23 years, the dancers, from the Imprint Dance Company of Byron Bay, each need $4000 to attend the festival.

Each dancer will be responsible for raising half that amount, with the remaining half coming from community support.

Imprint Company Director Sarah Beaumont said two local businesses had already got on board as minor sponsors.

"Dance Excellence is an amazing opportunity for dancers. It has become a global event with dance schools from throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany and Spain invited to at- tend.

"It is geared to enhance and challenge each student to reach new heights of technique, professionalism and all-round performance excellence."

If you can help the dancers get to Los Angeles next March, phone Sarah on 66807515 or 0404 836898.

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