Platinum Zone Northam plans for USA 2018 trip

Goal in sight: Northam Platinum Zone parents and dancers set up a stall at the Avon River Festival to raise money for their American trip in 2018.
Goal in sight: Northam Platinum Zone parents and dancers set up a stall at the Avon River Festival to raise money for their American trip in 2018.

The Northam Platinum Zone dance group have been busy attempting to raise $50,000 by July next year, for their trip to America.  

A group of dancers and their parents set up a stall at the Avon River Festival.

They raised money by selling childrens novelty toys and talk to people about their cause.

At this point in time, a group of eight Northam dancers between eight and 17 years old will be travelling overseas to participate in prestigious workshops and performances.

They will get to do workshops with some pretty experienced choreographers and getting tips from some of the best teachers in the world

Leah Smith

Highlights in their schedule include participating in the main street Disneyland parade and workshops, undertaking a workshop at The Edge, visiting Abby Lee Dance Company LA and taking a class at the world renowned Broadway Dance Centre in New York. 

Mother Leah Smith said this is a great opportunity for the girls. 

“They will get to do workshops with some pretty experienced choreographers and getting tips from some of the best teachers in the world,” she said.

“It can also show them where dancing can lead for them and the career options worldwide.”

The trip cost is approximately $10,000 for one adult and one child.

“We have been holding sausage sizzles and stalls at the Farmers Market, the Lions Club Markets and Mitre 10,” said Leah. 

“Our local community has been awesome so far but we have a long way to go.”

The group will be holding a quiz night on October 14, with further details to be announced closer to the date.