Pippa Byrne.
Pippa Byrne.

Pippa happy to help flood victims

PIPPA Byrne reckons it would be pretty hard for her to go without dancing so she is glad her studio is putting on a charity concert to help those whose studio was flooded last month.

Pippa, 10, is one of the Killarney School of Dance performance team which will head to Disneyland in September.

She's happy to shift her focus briefly from the US tour preparations in order to help flood victims.

“I met some people in Brisbane who had their house flooded, it would be terrible to lose your home and all your things,” she said.

“We heard about a dance studio in Ipswich that was flooded and hope they are back dancing. I know how hard it would be for me to go without dancing.

“That is why I'm glad we are doing a flood relief dance concert on March 6; I hope some of the money can help the dance school that was affected.”

Pippa, a Year 5 pupil at St Mary's School, has been dancing for seven years and been in the performance team for four.

She's a ballerina at heart and can't wait until she's old enough to dance en pointe.

“My favourite style of dance is ballet because it helps with strength and I love the discipline of it,” she said.

“I love the way dancing makes me feel and I love performing on stage.

“I just love to dance; I dance in the shower, in the lounge room – even when I'm with Mum shopping.”

The high points of her dance career to date were when she earned top marks in her Year 1 ballet exam in 2009 and when she attended a circus school last year.

“I loved the trapeze,” she said.

Pippa also studies jazz, contemporary, tap, acrobatics and drama in the nine hours a week she spends at the KSD studio.

“I've just started drama and am really enjoying it. Maybe one day I could be a TV star.”

She is excited about going to Disneyland can't wait to do everything and see everything.

“Being part of the parade with all the Disney characters will be fun.

“I have two cousins who are in love with the Disney princesses so I have to get a photo with all of the princesses for them.”

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