Mr Speaker, I rise tonight to acknowledge that the 42nd Southern Tasmanian Dancing Eisteddfod has commenced today. There will be children, young adults and families converging from all around Tasmania on Wrest Point today and over the next nine days for this exciting event. I acknowledge the contribution of the volunteer committee who run this event – in particular the president, Piper Robertson, who has been organising this event now for some time. Unfortunately, due to COVID19, this event had to be cancelled that last year, but literally thousands of young Tasmanians will be participating, to show off their dancing skills that they have been saving up for the last two years. Over 20 dancing schools will be participating in this particular event. It does attract a very large audience. In fact, in previous years, over 16 000 people attended one particular event. The youngest performer is four years old, and probably very nervous to be appearing on that particular stage. I want to record a thanks in particular to the volunteer committee who make this major event happen every July school holidays, where possible, and the work they do in doing that. I also acknowledge all the families and young people who will be participating and showing off the incredible talent that we have here in Tasmania. As a dancing mum myself, I know that there will be plenty of people there who will be covered in head to toe in glitter and sequins and thoroughly enjoying the event. I am sure that we will all be very proud to see what these fine young Tasmanians can achieve. I thank the volunteer committee for all the hard work they do to deliver this event, and in particular this year as a COVID-19-safe event.