Eisteddfod a wonderful success

Special Award Winners as listed, with adjudicator Donna Lierse.Photos: Contributed

The 75th City of Sale Eisteddfod Theatrical Dance Section was held during the first week of the school holidays.

The event featured dancers from local dance schools In-Step Dance School and Leaps & Bounds as well as dancers who travelled from across Gippsland.

This year’s adjudicator was Donna Lierse from Bendigo who adjudicated many sections featuring soloists, duets, trios and troupes and selected Special Award Winners from all of the dancers she saw over the six days of competition.


Special Award Winners:


City of Sale Eisteddfod Solo Aggregate:


Under-10 – Charli McInnes


Under-12 – Charlie Goodwin


Under-14 – Jena Hargreaves/Chloe Moulton


Under-16 – Zara Tacey


16 & Over – Allanah Williams


Encouragement Awards:


Under-8 – Olivia McInnes


Under-10 – Serenity Dobson-Goninon


Under-12 – Maddison Wallace


Under-14 – Ruby Campbell


Under-16 – Lucy Reid


16 & Over – Amity Grumley


Prouds Encouragement Award – Aliesha Turnbull


Encouragement Award Musical Theatre Performer – Georgia Bloink


Most Promising:


Under-8 – Stella Rong


Under-10 – Ashleigh Johnstone


Under-12 – Isla Millier


Under-14 – Alana Crawford


Under-16 – Bella Lucas


Adjudicator’s Choice – Allanah Williams


City of Sale Eisteddfod Teacher’s Solo Aggregate – Leaps & Bounds


City of Sale Eisteddfod Troupes Aggregate – Leaps & Bounds


Choreography Award – Jan Pianta


Videographer’s Award – Ebony Lucas

Junior Classical Championship – Left to Right – Aliesha Turnbull (Leaps & Bounds), Donna Lierse, Rosie Lonsdale (In-Step Dance School), Xanthe Wade (Leaps & Bounds).

Clara Hall from In-Step Dance School.

Allanah Williams from Leaps & Bounds.

Zoe O’Brien from Leaps & Bounds.