TIME TO SHINE: Celebrating their acceptance into Dance Force on the Gold Coast are Holly Bradley (left) and Emily McKellar.
TIME TO SHINE: Celebrating their acceptance into Dance Force on the Gold Coast are Holly Bradley (left) and Emily McKellar. contributed

Toowoomba students dance way into top company

AT JUST 17 years old, two Toowoomba students already have 14 years of dancing experience each under their belts, or tutus.

Fairholme College students Emily McKellar and Holly Bradley have been accepted to Dance Force on the Gold Coast, one of the leading dance companies in the country.

After they complete Year 12 this year, both girls will spend a year at the company to study dance full-time and complete a certificate four in Dance.

Emily and Holly, who dance at the unrelated Dance Force Toowoomba, were thrilled to be accepted into the company and follow in the footsteps of another Fairholme College student, Claudia Sabine, who attended the company in 2017.

"Dance is a really good way to express yourself because you can show so much emotion through one movement," Emily said.

Celebrating their acceptance into Dance Force on the Gold Coast is Holly Bradley (left) and Emily McKellar.
Celebrating their acceptance into Dance Force on the Gold Coast is Holly Bradley (left) and Emily McKellar. contributed

After completing the course, Emily hopes to explore a career in choreography, specifically in contemporary dance.

"My mum and aunty used to dance so I have been in a dance studio since I was a baby. My aunty was a teacher," Holly said.

"I just love getting on stage and dancing for people.

"I think it (Dance Force) will be a different challenge. I think it will be a good experience."

Holly said she would also love to explore a career in performance after a year at Dance Force.


Sport facility upgrades boosted by $1.3M investment

premium_icon Sport facility upgrades boosted by $1.3M investment

Works are expected to start shortly with projects completed early next year.

NRL club weighs in on Warriors’ move to Moranbah claims

premium_icon NRL club weighs in on Warriors’ move to Moranbah claims

Mining town abuzz with excitement after article surfaces.

$67m program activates Nebo substation revamp

premium_icon $67m program activates Nebo substation revamp

Energy network projects support 150 jobs across CQ, Wide Bay.