From Lismore to Melbourne

Hip hop dancers (l-r) Elsie Smith (14) Mali Dry (16) and Lily Smith (16) are off to Melbourne.
Hip hop dancers (l-r) Elsie Smith (14) Mali Dry (16) and Lily Smith (16) are off to Melbourne.

THE recent Beats n Roots National Hip Hop Summit in Lismore was an especially auspicious time for three young dancers.

Lily Smith, Mali Dry and Elsie Smith all met each other for the first time at the event and it was the start of a beautiful dancing relationship.

Lily and Mali both attend Byron Bay High but they really didn't get to know each other until they started dancing together at the Summit. Elsie is from Yamba. But in just two days together, the trio choreographed a hip hop dance routine that saw them taking first place in the Open Hip Hop Choreography comp at the CrankFest Xtreme Festival in Evans Head.

The trio is now heading to Melbourne this week for the Stand Centre Front Young Performers Conference.

Stand Centre Front will bring together 80 young dancers from across Australia to learn, be inspired and share their passion and experiences. Participants will hear from high profile performers, network with community leaders and learn new skills from industry professionals.

The conference will end with a public showcase this Sunday night, May 20, where students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their passions and talents.

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