6:30pm – Friday, March 23 on ABC3
Narrated by Josh Thomas, Dancing Down Under is a 10-part observational series following the amazing adventures of four young Australian Irish dancers as they compete at the 2010 Australia National Irish Dancing Championships held in Wollongong.
Immerse yourself in this ‘do or die’ competition as dancers – Ceili Moore, Thommy Wilson, Brent Pace-Rabusin and Carina Young – must place first or second in their age group to win the ultimate trip to Dublin to compete against the best dancers from around the globe at the World Irish Dancing Championships.
Along the way we also meet fellow Australian dancers Danae Moore, Sarah Wallace, Samantha Murphy, Marigold Cousens and Colbee Mifsud and Irish dancers Roisin Naughton, Richard Murray, Shaunagh Smith and Emma Warren who all live out their dream in the face of unexpected and surprising events.
Competition is fierce and what happens to these dancers, their families and teachers along the way is dramatic, funny and tragic as they dance against the best in the world.
Episode two: Neck and Neck – Friday, March 23 at 6.30pm Ceili Moore and her rival Marigold Cousens go head to head during this episode as they each attempt to win their age division. They go to the same dance school and have been competing against each other since they were little. Last year Marigold won the National Championship and Ceili came a disappointing sixth.
This year Ceili is determined to topple Marigold and has been practising hard to beat her while Marigold has been battling an injured foot but is just as keen to beat Ceili and regain the title.
However, Ceili has an extra challenge – both her younger brother, Jonty, and sister, Danea, won their age group championships – can Ceili make it three out of three?