Westport Public School students are putting their best foot forward under the guidance of international hip-hop dancer and dance choreographer Ngioka Bunda-Heath.
The years three and four year students are preparing for the Lower North Coast Dance Festival which is held in June.
Ms Bunda-Heath is an Indigenous dance choreographer and previously studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, in the University of Melbourne.
Westport Public School teacher Julia Slade said it is a learning opportunity for many students who haven't studied hip-hop dance.
"In this group we have 23 students but at Westport we have dancers in stage one, two and three so there could be close to 70 kids going to the festival. Each stage has a different team," she said.
"We are bringing Indigenous and non-Indigenous girls together to perform an Indigenous-style of dance and song.
"This is important because we have a lot of Indigenous students at the school and bringing culture into dance is something the school is trying to build.
"The kids will look at using totems, animal characters and providing all girls with the opportunity of dance.
"Most of the girls are non-dancers and they don't do dance outside school so it's an opportunity to learn, in particular modern hip-hop dance."
The group is in the early stages of preparing dance routines which will be performed later in the year, including at the school's Splendour event.
Year three student Bella Galati and year four student Alice Souter said they would both like to pursue careers in dance.
"It would be good to do as a job," said Bella. "I'd like to be a gymnastics teacher as a career because I love gymnastics and dancing."
Alice said dancing is fun because you can make up the moves using your imagination.
"I'd like to do hip-hop dancing as a career because I haven't done it before and I'd like to try it," she said.
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