Gianne Abbott is coming to the Fraser Coast.
Gianne Abbott is coming to the Fraser Coast. Brett Wortman

Gianne to lead Latin workshop

SHE MADE it to the finals of a top television dance show and now Gianne Abbott is coming to Maryborough to share her Latin dance techniques with Fraser Coast dancers.

The one-day workshop being held on Saturday, November 6 is a great opportunity to have fun, learn new techniques and enjoy a good workout, according to local dance teacher Lupita Arrevillaga de Skuse.

Lupita, from LAD Dance Studio, jumped at the chance to bring Gianne to town after experiencing her skills first-hand at a Latin dance camp at the Gold Coast earlier this year.

“International and national performers held workshops and Gianne held some workshops there too,” Lupita said.

“We had a private lesson with her and she was just fantastic and really friendly.

“She said she'd be available for a workshop up here but she does cost a lot, so we applied and were successful in getting a grant from the Regional Arts Development Fund.

“It's great to bring her to the area because Latin is really growing in popularity, and usually dancers would have to travel to Brisbane or the Gold Coast for something like this.”

Gianne made it to the top eight contestants in the 2009 series of So You Think You Can Dance?

She will be joined in the workshop by Urbanartistrie choreographer Mishel Finlayson.

Only 50 places are available and bookings need to be made by November 1.

Cost is $30. Call Lupita on 0403 797 723 or email l.a.d.studio@live.com.



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