10 January 2020 15:17
The inaugural Boys DANCE Challenge took place shortly after the new year in Adelaide. 18 boys took part in the competition which saw them perform a solo in the genre of their choice for special guest adjudicator Gerard Charles, Artistic Director of the RAD as well as the team of faculty who had been working with the boys across the 2 days of the Boys DANCE 20 workshop.
Entering into either the junior or senior category the dancers delivered hip hop, contemporary, tap and classical genres in their solo performances. A relaxed and friendly atmosphere back stage had all the boys showing support and encouragement to one another before stepping on stage with professionalism.
A warm thank you to our faculty Jesse and Joel Rasmussen, David Williams and Jake Burden and to our volunteers and staff.
The winners were as follows:-
Winner: Seth McInnis from Dance Explosions Port Augusta
Runner-up: Leo Cocks from ACPA
Encouragement Award: Lucas Projkoski from Point Cook Performing Arts
Winner: Joe Dufty from National College of Dance
Runner-up: Lachlan George from Mildura Ballet & Dance School
Encouragement Award: Daniel Maxwell from Innovate Dance Studio