Georgia's Broadway dreams are one step closer
GEORGIA McGovern first took to the dance floor at the age of three, and hasn't looked back.
The Hervey Bay dancer, now 13, has big dreams of one day being on Broadway and with every successful competition she is one step closer.
Especially after making it through to the international level of the Get the Beat dance competition, after the regional round was held at Maryborough's Brolga Theatre at the weekend.
Georgia placed first in tap and musical theatre, and fifth in contemporary dance. Her proud mum Alison said the usual age category for a 13-year-old was the under-13, however Georgia had danced in the U14, an impressive feat in itself.
Her first placings have automatically qualified her to face international competition in Caloundra from September 23 to 29 at the Champion of Champions.
If she takes out first place there, it is off on a tour of the US with Get the Beat.
"Obviously it is a massive feat to get there and the winner will win an overseas strip, travelling with the dance company, Get the Beat," Alison said.
"That would just be amazing for our little dancer."
For the next three months, Georgia will spend about 13 hours a week practising her tap solo and musical theatre solo at The League Studio, she will take solo lessons and also squeeze in as much practice as possible at home.
"I am just so proud of her. She is so dedicated," Alison said.
"She just loves it ... she lives, breathes and sleeps dance and just can't get enough of it."
Alison said Georgia's teachers at The League Studio were incredibly supportive of her dream to one day be a star on Broadway.
Studio owners Candice Willington and her partner Brad Wilmshurst, who opened the studio earlier this year, said it was their aim to give Georgia the tools and foundations to survive a long and healthy career in a demanding business, both physically and mentally.
"Both Brad and I are are over the moon and so proud of Georgia qualifying for champions; her hard work and dedication has paid off and we are so happy she is being recognised for it," Candice said.
"Georgia is one of the most hard working, passionate and dedicated students I have taught and I feel this plays a huge part in her dancing.
"She has so much personality and style within her dancing, which is so important to have in the industry."
- The League Studio is located on Islander Rd (behind Battery World).
- For more information phone Candice or Brad on 0417 680 200 or email admin@theleaguestudios. com.au.