The Australian Ballet School Scholarship Awards Competition

On the weekend of 10-12 June, Samantha Wong attended the inaugural Australian Ballet School Scholarship Awards competition held in Melbourne. After an intensive 2 days of classes and solo performances, she was selected as 1 of 8 finalists (out of 71 competitors) in the 10-12yrs age group. She performed a variation from the ballet Don Quixote, called the Queen of the Dryads, before a panel of 10 judges and a sold out audience at the State Theatre in Melbourne. Samantha was awarded ‘Runner-up’ on the night for the 10-12yrs division. This is an amazing achievement and we are extremely proud of all her hard work! Congratulations Samantha!

Samantha’s prize includes the following:

·         2 week Scholarship including classical and allied classes with specialist teachers

·         Observation of classes & rehearsals of The Australian Ballet School and/or The Australian Ballet

You can view a snippet of her solo here

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Global Dance Convention

During the April School Holidays, Miss Kaela, Miss Jen and 6 of our students attended a full weekend of classes at Global Dance Convention. Classes included Jazz, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap, Progressions, Salsa and House to name a few. The teaching staff were 5 teachers/choreographers from LA. They were all thoroughly exhausted but left feeing very inspired and energised. Well done to our 2 GDC scholarship recipients: Casey Houghton and Charlotte Lowery.

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Yennah receives scholarship for 2017

We are extremely excited to announce that Yennah Chang was awarded a $100 cash prize at the conclusion of the 2016 Global Dance Convention as well as being awarded a one-month all expenses paid trip to LA in 2017 for a Summer Intensive and to audition for Adam Parson’s youth contemporary company, ‘Commonality’. Whilst there she will have the opportunity to audition and showcase her ability before choreographers from all over the US. This is the most amazing opportunity for any young dancer, and we are extremely proud of her!!!!

Student of the Month – May

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Congratulations to the following students who were selected as Student of the Month for May.

Your teacher’s are very impressed with your hard work and dedication!

Ballet – Melissa Cooke and Carmen Yih

Jazz – Abigail Moses and Christina Lamprianidis

Modern – Kate Knapp and Evelyn Delord

Tap – Olivia Siau and Maria Nidhiry

Hip Hop – Lisara Seneviratne and Abi Nelson

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Congratulations to the April Students of the Month –

Ballet – Madison Gill and Yuqing Li

Jazz – Claudia Shepherd and Ashley Doueihi

Modern – Minh Dao and Gabbie Walter

Tap – Rita Nidhiry

Despite there being only 1-2 weeks of classes held this month due to the holidays, these students really stood out to their teachers! Well done!

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