MEDOWIE has a National Dance Champion, and she is only twelve years old.
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Kyara Darcy, who has been dancing with Medowie studio ‘Dance ‘n Dazzle’ since she was two years old, competed in January on the Gold Coast at the SHOWCASE National Dance Championships at the Star, Gold Coast.
It was her first time competing at a National level and the first time a student from her studio has competed at this level also.
Kyara had to qualify for Nationals back in August at the Regionals held at Lake Macquarie.
She competed in five various tap dances styles and was awarded three placings.
Kyara is now the National Fast Tap Champion, with a 1st Place in the Pre-Teen division.
She also was awarded 2nd place in the Waltz Tap, and 3rd Place in the Slow Tap.
The competition had thousands of students competing from Australia and New Zealand and is the Most professionally run competition in Australia.
Just to be able to dance at Nationals is an honour but to actually win a National title is a dream come true for Kyara who practices and trains five days per week.
Kyara has loved dancing for as long as she can remember, and she told News Of The Area, “What I love about dancing is using my emotions to tell the story and having fun with the moment and feeling like nobody can stop me.”
Kyara enjoyed her time at the National Championships, and the opportunity for growth and experience it afforded her.
She said, “There were so many people from all over the world from judges to students, it was an honour to be with all the other amazing dancers.”
“The opportunities were fantastic.”
When asked about the moment she was announced as the National champion, Kyara told News Of The Area, “It was really a surprise to find out I won such an amazing title, me a girl from Medowie winning an Australian title.”
Kyara would one day like to become a famous choreographer, or perhaps one day dance on a cruise ship or become a dance teacher like her mother.
By Rachael VAUGHAN