Tauranga school boy Austin Taylor has danced his way to the top of Australia’s Follow Your Dreams competition, held in the first week of January.
Representing New Zealand, the 13-year-old was crowned the Australian National Champion for his age category.
Dancing against more than 30 other talented dancers, he reached his own personal goal of making it into the top three finalists. He then danced off against two Australian girls in the final gala, winning the competition.
Austin’s prize includes $500 cash, DVD and photography packages, a return trip and free entry to the Follow Your Dream Australian Nationals and NZ Regional 2020 competitions and a crown and sash.
He’ll also receive Pink Lemmon custom made dance wear, entry to Spectrum Summer School in Melbourne, entry into the Hall of Fame dance challenge in Florida in July 2019, and entry into the UK Nationals in London in September this year.