STEPPING UP: The Julie Ross Dance Group will be part of Dance Thursday on September 23 at Brelsford Park for the Coffs Harbour International Buskers & Comedy Festival.
STEPPING UP: The Julie Ross Dance Group will be part of Dance Thursday on September 23 at Brelsford Park for the Coffs Harbour International Buskers & Comedy Festival.

Buskers Festival to have us dancing in the street

NICKNAMED "Dance Thursday", September 23 will be all about movement as local and visiting dance groups take to the stage at Brelsford Park on the first day of the 2015 Coffs Harbour International Buskers & Comedy Festival.

Sydney-based hip hop group, Beat The Streets, will perform the first of their limited shows on that day.

If you think the name sounds familiar, Beat the Streets is the group who swept all alway on Channel 10's So You Think You Can Dance.

Adding to the energy and giving the day a local flavour, dance groups from the Julie Ross Dance Studio and the Woolgoolga Dance Studio will also perform.

Both local studios jumped at the chance to be involved in Dance Thursday and both will present several flash mob style pieces during the day.

"We'll be doing a few pieces, including two general pieces and two hip hop pieces," Ashleigh Ross from JRDS said

Festival organiser, John Logan, is excited to have so much local talent being involved in Dance Thursday.

"By partnering with local community groups, we are able to foster a spirit of involvement in the festival for them that gives them exposure they may not otherwise get and we get extra people to our event," John said.

"With the addition of Woolgoolga Dance Studio we expect another 30 to 40 performers, so the involvement of local groups including tourism and hospitality students is over 100 people."

The dance day will kick off at 10am at Brelsford Park, continue the next day and finish up with a Saturday afternoon concert.



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