Muswellbrook's Expressions School of Dance's success at 2017 Global Cheer and Dance Games in Hawaii

PROUD MOMENT: The Expressions School of Dance team with their third place trophy.

PROUD MOMENT: The Expressions School of Dance team with their third place trophy.

EXPRESSIONS School of Dance owner Amy Foster said all her team could have asked out of their recent trip to Hawaii was to create amazing memories, gain wonderful experience, see the talent of other countries.

And, they did that, and much more.

On May 18, five dance pupils flew to the 2017 Global Cheer and Dance Games to compete.

When not in the contest, they also took time out for team bonding, relaxing, paddle-boarding, and beach activities.

Miss Foster said she believed competing overseas was the best experience they could ask for.

“It opened our eyes to the world of cheer and dance and allowed us to come back more determined than ever to continue to grow and succeed,” she said.

“The students exchanged souvenirs with other teams from different countries, and became friends on Snapchat and social media with them.

“So it was special that they met other people from around the world who share the same love and passion [for cheer and dance].

“We came away with third place, and full credit to the teams who took out first and second as they truly were amazing, as was everyone no matter what the placing.

“We never went of there expecting anything so to come away with a place was pretty special.

“We admired watching every group, and seeing everyone’s different ideas and creativity.

“We would like to say thank you to everyone who sponsored us, bought tickets in our raffles, and just for being supportive of our small group of students.

“We have so many more ideas and goals to set in place to continue to provide these opportunities to our students.”