ON STAGE: Holy Spirit College students' rehearsal of 'Charlie' in the Wakakirri performance at the MECC.
ON STAGE: Holy Spirit College students' rehearsal of 'Charlie' in the Wakakirri performance at the MECC. Stuart Quinn

Sweet performance from talented students at MECC

GROOVE is in the heart for school students who performed in the annual Wakakirri show at the MECC last night.

This year schools from around the region have contributed Story Dances including Mackay Christian College, Fitzgerald State School, Holy Spirit College, Marian State School, Moranbah East State School, Middlemount Community School, Teiri State School and Boyne Island State School.

A Wakakirri Story Dance is a 3-7 minute story performed on stage using a blend of creative movement, dance and acting.

This year's panel of industry experts include actor Michala Banas (McLeod's Daughters), Joshua Horner (Dancing With The Stars), and Alex Papps (Play School, Home and Away).

Other panel members include Justine Clarke, Jason Coleman and Todd McKenney among others.

Speaking ahead of this year's Wakakirri season, Michala Banas said she was excited to be part of the Story Dance journey:

"Performing is an incredible expression of creativity. It can be joyful, terrifying, exciting, fun, nerve-wracking, overwhelming, freeing, thrilling, and everything in between,” Banas said.


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