Kogarah's Steez takes their turn in the spotlight at the Australian Dance Festival this weekend

Steez takes their turn in the spotlight at the Australian Dance Festival this weekend

The Steez dancers from Kogarah are about to take centre stage at the Australian Dance Festival which starts tomorrow.

Steez will be among the more than 6000 dancers and choreographers who will be appearing for a weekend of competition and dance workshops in various styles of dance.

The Australian Dance Festival is a celebration of Australia's best in dance and is aimed at dance students, professional dancers and non-dancers who just love to watch dance.

The Australian Dance Festival is also the auditioning grounds for 10 of Australia's most prestigious full time dance schools.  

Highlights of this year’s festival include the competition for Australia’s Best Dance Crew, Australia’s NEXT Choreographer and the Dance Around the World Solo Competition.

A new event at this year’s festival include Battle Cry Downunder, a breakdance completion with a prize pool of $10,000, the biggest in Australia.

The encouragement comes at a good time as breakdancing has just been admitted in the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires for the first time.

Steez will be competing in the Battle Cry Downunder for a prize of $10,000 before a panel of international judges.

Steez are from the Lab PA dance school at Kogarah.

Lab PA put together the breaking team several years ago made up of local dancers from Hurstville, Kogarah and Rockdale.

Battle Cry Downunder will be on Saturday, September 16 at Netball Central from 5pm. Doors open at 4pm and there is free entry for spectators under 12 years.

Australian Dance Festival will be at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre and Netball Centre from September 15 to 17.

A full schedule for the festival is availabe at: https://www.australiandancefestival.com.au/overview

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