They may come from different dance schools but there's nothing but support backstage at the Dubbo Eisteddfod.
The dance program of the eisteddfod has almost wrapped up and for the Dubbo dancers it's both a blessing to be finished and a disappointment.
It's been a fierce competition and Ashleigh Chandler said adjudicator Natasha Window had been fantastic. Whereas in the past the adjudicators had specialised in just one discipline, such as musical theatre, Ms Window was knowledgeable across all styles, Ashleigh said.
For Emily Hanagan, who has been dancing since she was five-years-old, the eisteddfod had been plenty of fun. It was hard for Emily to pick just one style that was her favourite.
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Whereas Jade Widdison said contemporary was the best.
"I don't get puffed and you can experiment more," she said.
Despite all training with different dance schools in Dubbo, the performers all confidently said there was friendship and support between them.
It was stiff competition in the championships on Monday. The Intermediate Modern Expressive/Lyrical and the Intermediate Ballet was won by Bridie Hanrahan, Senior Contemporary Championship went to Morgan Hurrell and the Intermediate Classical Championship was awarded to Soraya Sullivan.
Ruby Duffy received first in the Senior Modern Expressive/Lyrical Championship and Senior Jazz went to Fletcher Browne.
The final day of dance will be held on Friday.