Inaugural Australia – China International Youth Arts Exchange Festival


Whitsunday Regional Council is set to welcome a group of Chinese dance students for a special performance as part of the inaugural Australia – China International Youth Arts Exchange Festival.

Mayor Andrew Willcox says the visit by Star Dance Troupe from Suzhou includes a range of dance performances to be held at McKenna Hall at the Bowen State High School on 6 August.

“We are also very excited that our local Cannonvale dance school, Adore Dance, are supporting this multi-cultural experience with a range of their own dance routines to be shared as part of the evening.”


“The aim of the exchange is to promote cultural understanding, education and communication between our region and communities in China; it’s exciting that these two schools can share their cultures through dance.”


“I encourage our Whitsunday residents to come along to this free event and give your support, particularly to the Star Dance Troupe who is travelling so far to perform for our community.”

The Australia-China International Youth Arts Exchange Festival will be held at 5pm to 7pm on Sunday 6 August at McKenna Hall, Argyle Park Road, Bowen.

As part of their cultural exchange experiences, the Star Dance Troupe will be visiting the Cannonvale State School on 7 August to interact with our local children, they will have dance lessons at the Adore Dance Studio as well as taking some time for Bowen mainland and island tours.

The Star Dance Troupe was established in 2006 and offers many different kinds of cultural art services and activities such as dance training, cultural exchange activity, stage and style designing.

They are one of the national dancer selection schools for China Dancing Association and have organised many performance events home and abroad including France and Japan.