The Lennox Beach Bootscooters duo of Kristen Wade (left) and Kimberly Vidler are all smiles after collecting the bronze medal for freestyle line dancing at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
The Lennox Beach Bootscooters duo of Kristen Wade (left) and Kimberly Vidler are all smiles after collecting the bronze medal for freestyle line dancing at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Doug Eaton

Bronze for Lennox line dancers

TWELVE Lennox Head girls are cleaning up at the line dancing championships at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

One proud mum, Susan Vidler, said the group, aged from 10 to 22, were set to bring home a raft of medals in the freestyle categories with three days of competition remaining.

Her daughter, Kimberly, has already picked up two medals.

Kimberly, 17, has been dancing since she was four and competing at Tamworth since she was eight.

Her dance partner, Kristen Wade, 23, is based in Sydney.

“We met on the line dancing circuit and just clicked,” Kimberly said.

“We send each other videos to learn the routines then get together to practice.”

Kimberly, who is proficient in jazz, contemporary, hip hop and ballet, first fell in love with line dancing at Lennox Head Primary School, thanks to teacher Libby Went, who passed on her skills during the lunch break.

“Mrs Went left and now I’m teaching the kids there,” she said.

Kimberly is planning a career in dance and is currently completing her dance teacher’s certificate.

“I love dancing all different styles and knew straight away it was what I wanted to do,” she said.

She said the pair are having fun and coping well with the competitive pressure.

“It’s a great way to meet like-minded people,” she said.



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