Slow modern and expressive dance, eight years and under. Lauren Asmus
Slow modern and expressive dance, eight years and under. Lauren Asmus John Gass

Mur’bah Festival of Performing Arts draws great crowds

The last weekend of the Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts again produced some great performances to entertain an appreciative large crowd.

The main event the J.J.Richards memorial scholarship evening on Saturday night mesmerized the crowed with winners, Gabriella Tooma, of the Gold Coast, in first place, Jasmin Hunter of Gold Coast in second place, and with third place going to Murwillumbah girl Olivia Kingston .

Dance convener Jenny Unwin said, "We had 20 performers for the J.J.Richards memorial scholarship and they performed to an extremely high standard."

"The adjudicators commented that its one of the best competitions that he had seen in some time in one place."

J.J.Richards winner, 15-year-old Gabriella Tooma, has been competing in the Murwillumbah festival of performing arts competition since the age of 8 and has now entered the Sydney Eisteddfod with a first prize an $18,000 scholarship.



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