ALISON King has the world at her feet.
The 13-year-old Hunter School of Performing Arts student won her age group in a worldwide online dance competition last month.
The competition, called Dance Upon A Dream, calls for competitive dancers to submit video entries of solo performances online, where viewers can "like", vote and share.
It was founded by Newcastle-grown dancer Joshua Horner.
With 10 years dancing experience of ballet, jazz, contemporary and tap behind her, Alison submitted an instrumental tap solo performance and won the judges choice award for the category.
She won a $500 scholarship to an intensive dance workshop in America, a pair of dance shoes and a free subscription to a popular dance magazine.
Alison devotes 20 hours a week to dance, dancing at Lambton's Marie Walton-Mahon Dance Academy through the week, and Donna Michalitsis School of Dance on Mondays, because the Lambton studio does not offer tap lessons.
On Sundays, the committed Medowie dancer travels to Sydney for further lessons, at the Locreado Dance Company.
Her ultimate dream is to become a professional contemporary ballet dancer for a prestigious company.
Alison will now prepare her routine for the next Dance Upon A Dream competition, which opens in January next year.