Local dancer to deliver on the world stage

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Xavier Towers limbers up prior to rehearsals.

Lake Macquarie local Xavier Towers will represent the Hunter on the world stage.

Xavier will compete at the Dance World Cup in Italy and, after bringing home two silver medals last year, he has his sights set on a 2020 World Title.

The Warners Bay youngster says he is looking forward to representing his country.

“The competition is at an Italian theme park, which will be exciting,” Xavier says.

“And I love that I get to dance for Australia.”

Growing up in a dance studio owned by mum, Simone, and grandmother, Julie, Xavier was learning to dance before he could walk.

“I love dancing because you can express your feelings through movement,” Xavier says.

At age four, he competed at the Showcase Dance Australian Championships, winning his first national title.

“He picks things up really quickly and loves to have fun with his routines,” Simone says.

“He loves lyrical, which is a type of dancing where you listen to the words in order to shape your dancing.

“These routines are where Xavier can showcase his flexibility and balance.”

It’s this flexibility that helped get Xavier to Portugal last year, where he danced with Team Australia at the Dance World Cup.

Competing against both girls and boys in his age category, Xavier performed two solos where he won two silver medals.

He also received the highest point score of any Australian competitor, with a 98.1% overall score.