Vogue Performing Arts Academy dance on cruise ship

Congratulations to the large group of performers from Vogue Performing Arts Academy who recently returned from the Hollywood Bound Dance Cruise Competition with a “pirates ransom” of accolades and trophies.

This year was the first time ever this well-known and respected dance competition was held aboard a cruise ship, and of course, if you’re going to choose a cruise ship to run a dance competition on, then it would have to be the “Explorer of the Seas”, one of Royal Caribbean’s largest ships to port in Sydney.

Coming along to support the 18 Vogue Performing Arts Academy performers were a huge group of 32 supporters and all 50 of the team proudly wore their custom Vogue team cruise shirts to highlight our “All for One, One for All" attitude.

With the competition attracting performers from all over Australia and New Zealand the level of competition was fierce.

Starting off the campaign strong was the Vogue group performers who were amazing and did Kempsey proud.

It wasn’t long before there was a whisper in the winds “look out world - here comes that Vogue crew from Kempsey”.

The Vogue soloist performers did equally as well, coming up against competitors from some of the largest city dance schools, and beating them.

In every section the Vogue Performing Arts Academy group dancers and dance soloists achieved top end results. Among the many first and second places, two Vogue Performing Arts Academy students achieved the highest accolade possible - overall winner of their entire group division.

They were also crowned Hollywood Bound Dancer of the Seas.

Studio principal, Karine Szita, is overjoyed with the outstanding efforts all the girls delivered.

“To perform on a cruise ship is an opportunity most dancers will only dream of,” she said.

“To perform with all your friends on stage in one of the largest theatre auditoriums at sea, and to have a huge group of family and friends there to watch and cheer, is a dream come true”.