Star-struck aim to learn secrets from heroes

ABC'S Dance Academy stars Issi Durant, Jordan Rodrigues, Dena Kaplan and Keiynan Lonsdale are set to dazzle young dancers at a workshop tomorrow in Albion Park Rail.

The four dancers and actors will show off their moves to 60 dance students coming from all over the Illawarra, as well as Campbelltown, Nowra and Bowral.

The workshops at Danze Gallery will cover hip-hop, jazz, contemporary and lyrical and will be followed by a meet-and-greet with the stars.

Dena Kaplan, who plays character Abigail Armstrong, said students could ask them anything about the industry or the series.

"We always get asked who our biggest inspirations are," she said.

"[Mine] is my grandma, who was a ballerina with a South African Ballet Company."

Danze Gallery manager Jenny Jones said her students were already star-struck.

"They watch the show - they have their favourites. Issi is probably one of them."

Dancer Lauren Coward, 8, said she was excited to meet the television stars.

What question would she ask them?

"How come you're so flexible?" she said.

Fellow dancer Savanah Honeysett, age 12, said she wanted to learn their moves.

"I'm going to ask them how do you get so far in life and how you get on TV," she said.

In addition to the main workshop for seven-year-olds and above, a 45-minute session will be held for five and six-year-olds.

Registration opens at 9am and the workshops run until 2pm.

Tickets cost $100. For bookings, call Jenny Jones on 0423 241 774 or email

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