Dancers’ Sharp Short Dance Festival success

Three Blue Mountains dancers have taken home awards against some of Australia’s best young talent at the Sharp Short Dance Festival in Parramatta earlier this month.

Lover of dance: Jordan Hodges from Winmalee has won a Bangarra Dance Theatre secondment for his performance in the Sharp Short Dance Festival.

Lover of dance: Jordan Hodges from Winmalee has won a Bangarra Dance Theatre secondment for his performance in the Sharp Short Dance Festival.

Jordan Hodges, 18, from Winmalee won a secondment with Bangarra Dance Theatre for a contemporary piece he prepared to Sia’s Elastic Heart.

Jazlyn Richards from Warrimoo and Brett Hartnett from Faulconbridge won best duo for a piece they choreographed themselves for the event.

The duo have been dancing together at Performance Art Western Sydney (PAWS) Studio in South Penrith for more than three years, and Hodges used to attend the studio.

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