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Wannik Dance Academy

Dreamtime at the GThe Wannik dance group participated in a tradition warrior dance at the Dream time match between Essendon and Richmond in Melbourne. On the 21st of May and Jacob Roehme was the choreographer.

It took the girls a week to learn the dance and they performed the dance very well at the MCG. The AFL was very generous and gave the girls some spare tickets so they could bring someone along.

The girls were very nervous before they performed the dance but afterwards they were proud.

The girls would like to thank Miss Cameron, Tanya, Mr Burton and their families.

Wannik Dance Academy

Dreamtime at the GThe Wannik Dance Academy participated in the Dream Time at the G on the 21st May.   

It took the Wannik girls one week to learn the dance and they got it perfect on the night without any mistakes.

Jacob Boehme was the choreographer to the Traditional Warrior dance that the Wannik Dance Academy girls performed on the MCG.

The girls felt excited to go on and perform. After seeing the crowd they started to feel a bit shaky and some of the girls wanted to back out, but they got out there and did a perfect job. Once they were done some wanted to do it again.

The girls would like to thank Miss Cameron for helping us do our make-up, Burto for supporting us and always being there to help us learn the dance, Tanya for teaching us the dance and to all the parents and family members that came to support us, Aunty Joy and the boys dancing with us for making it such a wonderful night.

J.A. 7A

Wannik Dance Academy

Wannik Dance AcademyThe Wannik Dance Academy students were chosen by Jacob Boeme ,who is a well recognised choreographer, to participate in the Dream time at the G on Saturday the 21th of May.

The girls had to perform a tradisanal warrior dance in front of a crowd with the span of about 80.000 people and on live television. They were scared at the start, of course, but when they started getting into position they were pumped and ready to perform.

The girls did a wonderful job at the G performed with smiles on their faces and when it was finished they were very excited but they wanted to do it again, after the dance the girls performed another dance where they danced around in a circle having lots of fun.

The girls would like to thank Tanya, Mr. Burton, Miss Cameron auntie, the boys and the family’s that were really supportive.

Dreamtime at the G…

Dreamtime at the G“I am Jannali and I am part of the Mooroopna’s Wannik Dance Academy. I am here to tell you about my dreamtime at the G of the 21st of May.”

It was stunning. I loved it and it was very different than I thought it would be.

We all caught the bus to Melbourne around 11.30 and got there around about 3.00.

We all then got off the bus and walked around the MCG to find the main entrance which we found in 15 minutes. Our parents went for a walk about somewhere.

I got my ticket and pass and went through the door then we girls made our way into the practice nets for the cricket players. 

Around 3.30 we went out onto the field. It was amazing to be on the grounds of the MCG.

Then we had to wait for a little while and listen to instructions that were given to us from a lady in black.

When the instructions were given out we had 30 minutes to practise and get it done for the day.

Tana, Neesh and I went back to the practice nets and grabbed something to eat and drink.

Zali, Tana, Taneesha and I were practising our shuffling and were talking to each other.

Later on down the track we all got ready and put our gear on also put our faces on and went onto the grounds to do our dance.

When I started dancing I felt amazed and proud of myself and good to be out there dancing in front of heaps and heaps of people. This was my chance to shine in front of what felt like a million people.

When we finished dancing in front of the people we went to the Nets and got changed and met our parents up stairs.

Then later on in the night the game finished and Richmond won the game we got on the bus and went home.

It was the best fun I ever had. Thanks to Mr Burton and Tanya and also to Jacob who is part of the Chunky Moves program!