Joining more than 600 children from throughout the world at the Prague Dance Festival in July is a wonderful opportunity to look forward to for two students of Cootamundra's Chris Edwards School of Dance (CESD).
Emma Shields and Rachel Roberts will join nine others from Sydney going to the festival with Sydney ballet teacher Elizabeth McGirr.
Miss McGirr, an examiner with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), will be one of three adults escorting 11 students aged 12-16 to the Festival, doing workshops and master classes at studios in the centre of the old city.
Rachel's older sister Megan went a couple of years age and enjoyed the experience immensely.
This year, after eight days at the Festival, Miss McGirr's group will be touring Florence, Salzburg and Vienna for nearly two weeks before returning home.
The Chris Edwards School of Dance teaches to a syllabus provided by RAD, with classes ranging from baby ballet to pre-schoolers, primary, grade work, and vocational classes for senior students.