Hundreds of dancers on the big stage

WANGARATTA’S Dylan Lumsden, 9, will be among hundreds of competitors to descend on the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre from today until Sunday, competing in the annual Wangaratta Festival of Dance. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

MORE than 800 entries have been received for this year’s Wangaratta Festival of Dance, which kicks off this afternoon at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre.

Festival president, Maryon Vaughan, said dancers were coming from across the state, and New South Wales.

“We’ll have dancers aged four to 20 years taking to the stage over the next five days,” she said.

“We can’t really accommodate anymore within the five days, and we don’t want to go beyond that.”

Dancers will compete in styles of classical, neo-classical and contemporary ballet, funk, jazz, tap, demi-character, and song and dance.

The festival, which commenced back in 1997, remains one of the largest in regional Victoria.

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