Making a song and dance for eisteddfod as entries open

LEAP: Zali Burcher of Orange competed in the City of Orange Eisteddfod dance competition last year. Photo: JUDE KEOGH
LEAP: Zali Burcher of Orange competed in the City of Orange Eisteddfod dance competition last year. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

Talented children and teenagers from Orange and the surrounding area have the chance to enter into the City of Orange Eisteddfod, which attracts hundreds of entrants each year.

The eisteddfod will take place from August 6 to September 7 and individual and group performers have until May 27 to enter the entertainment extravaganza in vocal and instrumental, speech and drama, and dance categories.

City of Orange Eisteddfod president Carol Smithers said a dedicated committee are working to create a spectacular event to help young performers develop their skills and gain experience.

“I think the people who are on the committee are doing it to provide a platform for kids to perform,” Mrs Smithers said.

“[Some] of the kids who go to eisteddfods end up with careers in music, dance, acting and a lot of kids learn to dance or play musical instruments.”

Entries can be made online at www.stardom.com.au.

The syllabus is available online at www.orangeiesteddfod.com and limited paper copies are available at Orange Civic Theatre, Landers Musicplus, Kingfisher School Gear for the dance section, and Orange Regional Conservatorium for the vocal and instrumental section.

Volunteers will also be needed to help run the event.

Anyone interested in volunteering can attend an information and sign-up afternoon tea at 3pm on June 30 at the Five Ways Uniting Church Hall. 

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