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Lighting The Way For Aspiring Dancers: An Unmissable 3-Day Workshop

The spectacular Light The Way Dance Convention is set to hit the stage in August this year and all budding dancers are urged to grab themselves a ticket.

The convention will bring together some of the biggest names in the industry to teach a 3-day intensive of musical theatre, dance master classes and on-stage performances.

Kelley Abbey, producer, choreographer and the talent behind beloved performances like Happy Feet and E Street, will join other celebrated Australian dancers in the Sydney Coliseum Theatre from August 6-8.

“[The convention] is actually something that’s never been done. There’ve been dance festivals but… no one has ever brought together this array of talent in the dance landscape or in a couple of shows and brought them together on the one stage,” said Abbey.

“It’s really great value for anyone who is a lover of the arts and a lover of dance. You don’t have to be a dancer to enjoy.”

Abbey spotted a need for the unique dance program after co-releasing the book, Light The Way.

“A big motivation for doing the book was educating the dance industry on who came before them… getting younger performers to understand that it didn’t happen overnight, and it wasn’t a straight-line journey,” Abbey said.

“The convention came out of the book. We just looked at it and went, ‘we could make this an event’… It will involve incredible workshops taken by really great industry leaders with three shows at night.”

It’s an event not to be missed.

Aug 6-8. Sydney Coliseum Theatre, 33 Railway St, Rooty Hill. $40-$365+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.lightthewaydancecollective.com

By Gemma Billington

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