Young dancers from Cleveland studio Strictly Dance have won big at the Australian Teachers of Dance QLD State Scholarship.
Eight dancers who competed last month at Ormiston College's Lingo Lin Performing Arts Centre earned a place in the Queensland team at the ATOD Australasian Scholarships in Melbourne.
Dancers were judged in an open class and solo stage performances. Strictly Dance director Debbie-Lyn Davidson said of the seven sections their dancers entered they won six and placed second in the seventh.
"We are so proud of all of our dancers, parents and our amazing teachers who have mentored and coached our dancers to be the very best they can be," she said.
"The secret to our success is our outstanding faculty who are all former professional dancers who are dedicated to providing our students with the highest calibre of technical and artistic training."
Ms Davidson said she was hopeful COVID restrictions would not stop her dancers from going to Melbourne.
"Fingers are crossed that we will all be able to head to Melbourne for this exciting event with the current COVID lockdown," she said.
Strictly dance is one of the largest dance studios in Cleveland offering classes over a range styles for children as young as 18 months to senior dancers.
Parents interested in finding out information on classes and sign up can visit the Strictly Dance website.