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Alex Plain and Matthew Johnson of Mylestom are a picture of finely focused concentration as they dance the tangoette. Alex and Matthew were competing at the annual Coffs Harbour City Ballroom Dancing Titles at Coffs Harbour on Saturday. The couple, both 16, have only been dancing together for two months and Saturday was their first competition outing. Yesterday Alex, who became hooked on dance five years ago after watching her sister compete, said they had been very happy with their performance, which netted them a second placing and two third placings in the Adult section of the competition. The young dancers are planning to travel to the Gold Coast in two weeks' time to compete at a dance festival at Jupiters. Coffs Harbour City Ballroom Dancing Titles organiser Carol Basing said she was very happy with the numbers and enthusiasm of both competitors and spectators at the titles, which ran throughout Saturday, with the Level 1 and 2 events particularly well supported. She said a highlight of the Titles had seen local Adult Open couple Jayne Robard and Jarrod Dawson pitted against two Queensland dancers, making for a very vocal dance duel along State lines. "Unfortunately the Queenslanders won," Ms Basing said. She said another highlight had been watching accomplished Coffs Harbour couple David and Irena Brooks sweep the floor in the Masters Open section of New Vogue and Modern events.

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