In November last year a team from Ceres had the amazing opportunity to represent Australia in Germany at the IDO World Dance Competition. Thank you to coaches Julie, Kim and Penny, as well IDO coaches Wendy and Carolyn, who worked tirelessly to prepare the girls for this fantastic experience. Thank you also to the families of the girls for all their support in making the trip possible.
Here are some comments about the trip in the words of some of the girls involved:
Performing on such a big stage was a new experience for me but it was amazing to share it with my cali friends. I would do anything to be at the arena again, the atmosphere was so inspiring and it was very special to see so many people dedicated to dance and striving to achieve their best.
The atmosphere at IDO was riveting, surreal and nothing like I’d ever experienced before. It was incredible to see so many talented dancers from all over the world make friends and bond over a common passion. I think that one of my favourite parts of the experience was just being backstage to see different countries do their own diverse stretches and strengthening was something I found really fascinating
I couldn’t believe it when mum and dad said we could go to Germany. I was so excited to travel and be with my friends dancing with other dancers from other countries. We learnt heaps of tricks and ‘Twisted Russians’ in practice, it was so much fun being with my friends every Sunday. It was magical to go overseas with my friends to do what we love and to represent Australia, I felt so proud.
On stage was incredible, it was so big with a sea of people watching and constantly moving with the lights on! That was different! Backstage was really exciting with all the teams practicing and making props, I loved it and then I was a little nervous before going on but once the music started and I was on stage I absolutely loved it …. oh wow, it was amazing! The other teams from other countries were incredible to watch we learnt so much by just watching … Wow! I just loved it.