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We know that Australia's got talent because we've seen the TV show, and now we know that Brisbane's got talent, too.
The Zenith Dance Crew, who hail from a variety of Brisbane suburbs north and south with many from the Logan area, were one of the most successful groups to appear on 'Australia's Got Talent' and reached the latter stages of the last series.
Now, they are about to show us what they've got live on stage in Endeavour Foundation's Big Community Day Out on May 15th at the Cultural Forecourt on Brisbane's South Bank.
The Zenith Dance Crew is the male version of the all-female Cartel Dance Crew – they all perform under the Zenith Company banner - and both groups will be strutting their stuff at Endeavour Foundation's free 60th anniversary 'thank you to the community' event.
The Zenith Secretary and Manager, Gemma Taylor, says Zenith opens its doors to anyone who wants to dance.
“We run a community program with kids from all areas of Brisbane as well as from India, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Islands, and they're so talented, and have loads of fun,” she said
Gemma's Cartel Dance Crew, performing as Macbeth, won a national hip-hop competition last year – the first all-girl group to win it – and they haven't looked back.
“We had around 600 people at one of our shows last year and we have another big concert in Logan coming up in July, and the whole of Zenith will perform at the end of the year.”
The Zenith Company, whose Director and founder is Matthew Gavet, do much of their practicing in The Valley in Brisbane and it has big plans to expand.
“We want to take the company global,“ said Gemma.
“We'd like to form links with similar groups in Asia, New Zealand, and the USA, but we're keen to establish ourselves as a brand across Australia first.
“We have kids coming through the community program into the audition process to get into our academy and then, hopefully, going on to graduate into the Crews.
“We like to go out into the schools and get involved in teaching initiatives because we know kids love to dance.
“We all do, and I'd like to do this for the rest of my life!”
Note: For more information about the Zenith Dance Crew and Cartel Dance Crew, contact Endeavour Foundation.
The Big Community Day Out on May 15th at the Cultural Forecourt on Brisbane’s South Bank 10am to 4pm is free to everyone.
Endeavour Foundation is celebrating its 60th anniversary throughout 2011 and the Big Community Day Out is to say ‘thank you’ to the community for six decades of support.