Year 12 student Danny Hindmarsh has been accepted to study dance at the Queensland University of Technology.
Year 12 student Danny Hindmarsh has been accepted to study dance at the Queensland University of Technology. NAT BROMHEAD

Local accepted into QUT dance

A URANGAN State High School student hopes to dance up a storm next year.

Year 12 student Danny Hindmarsh has been accepted to study dance at the Queensland University of Technology.

He said he wouldn’t get the official word until next month but after he auditioned a week ago, the instructors asked him if he wanted to change his mind and complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance) instead of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) combined with a Graduate Diploma in Education.

“They said whatever my first preference is in two weeks that’s what I’ll be put in,” Danny said.

Danny said he had decided to stick with education so that he would have a teaching career if he could not find work as a professional dancer or if he injured himself.

Danny has also been offered a training place with Raw Dance Company in Brisbane and is yet to decide whether he’ll defer it for a year until he’s settled in the city, or take up the offer of a part-time position straight away.

He only started dancing three years ago when a school friend asked him to do a duo performance but he hasn’t looked back since.

Danny said he was still busy rehearsing for two performances before he moves to the city.



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