Two dancers from Spotswood are heading to Portugal to compete for world titles after each being crowned Dancer of the Year in the Showcase Australian Dance Championships.
Lexi Robertson, aged eight, and Isabelle Bitsikas, 11, won their respective categories after competing against dancers from across Australia and New Zealand.
Lisa Hammer, director of The Dance Company in Spotswood, said they both started with the studio aged about three.
“We were training every day leading up to the competition,” she said.
“Their prize was to fly to Italy to attend the World Dance Movement and they will compete in the Dance World Cup in Portugal in June.
“They have a chance to win a prestigious title overseas, which is exciting.”
More than 12,000 dancers from around the world, aged four to 25, try to qualify for the Dance World Cup final, which is held annually in a different country.
… Goya Dmytryshchak