Elements 2020

Elements 2020

Well done to all our beautiful dancers for putting on an outstanding performance on Saturday the 28th of November at the Savoy.

We were so proud of you all, and you did exceptionally well especially since you had to do three shows in one day to accommodate a smaller audience.

A huge big thank you to all the volunteer Moms who helped backstage. We could not have coped without you all. From looking after our dancers to spraying hands as the dancers left the stage, to coordinating mask changes, you all worked tirelessly and we really appreciated the extra help.

Thank you too to all our parents for supporting your children this year, and thank you for all the fetching and carrying you did for them to enable them to continue with their dancing classes.

Congratulations to our Award Winners for 2020. These are dancers who have worked diligently throughout the year and whom we felt showed the most improvement in their dancing.

Junior Ballet – Kendal McKay

Senior Ballet – Clarise October

Junior Modern – Karli de Beer

Junior Modern – Clarissa Venter

Junior Hip Hop – Zoey Malan

Best All Rounder (Ballet and Hip Hop) and winner of the Tik Tok Challenge – Einon Doubell

Most Dedicated Class for 2020 – Grade 4 Ballet in Jeffreys Bay – Ella Smit, Ane van Wyk and Anja Wagner.

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Modern and Hip Hop Exams 2020

Exams 2020exams 2020Exams 2020Exams 2020A big congratulations to all our dancers who took their AIDT exams this past week. We are so proud of you all for doing so well despite the difficult year that you have all had.

On Thursday the 12th of November Monique Mccord was in Jeffreys Bay and on Sunday the 15th of November she did the Lorraine Studio. The girls really enjoyed their exams with her this year.

Just a special mention to all those who got 80 percent and up for their exams.

Honors:

Ava van Nierkerk (Ballet Medal)

Rijke de Vries (Ballet Medal)

Karlien Smit (Stepping Up)

De-Ane Erasmus (2nd Grade)

Clarissa Venter (3rd Grade)

Kayla Lotter (3rd Grade)

Cindy Strydom  (Final Grade)

Minandi Venter (Final Grade)

Amy Ward (Prelim Junior)

Anri De Beer (Prelim Junior)

Anika Steyn (2nd Grade)

Iune Bezuidenhout (2nd Grade)

Mari Du Plessis (3rd Grade)

Marie Louise Strydom (Prelim Junior)

Mikayla Lombard (Intermediate)

Shaugneen Robertson (4th Urban)

Sune Marais (2nd Grade)

Distinctions:

Isabelle Slabbert (Ballet medal)

Kiara Wolmarans (Modern medal)

Lexa Wolmarans (Stepping Up)

Ashleigh Maling Nel (Prelim Junior)

Kaitlynne Horne (Prelim Junior)

Mari Du Plessis (1st Urban)

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On Wednesday the 4th and Thursday the 5th of November, Diane Cheeseman came and examined our pupils. There was much excitement to be able to get to do exams this year and we would like to congratulate all our dancers on their hard work that led them to this moment.

Apart from being Covid year, this was the first time exams were held in our new studio.

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Farewell And Good Luck

We were very sad to say Farewell to Cathy Ballinger who has been working at Dance Dynamics for the past eighteen years.

She was offered a position in Dubai as Head of Ballet Department which she couldn’t refuse.

We would like to wish her safe journeys and we hope that she will enjoy her new adventure.

We also hope to see her back in action here once her contract expires.

Here are some pics of the various farewells from her pupils and ourselves.

It’s Great To Be Back

Welcome back to all our students after a long break from live teaching. Although it was great we were able to carry on dancing with the help of Zoom, there is nothing quite like being back in the studio where our dancing actually belongs.

We have been fortunate to be able to start dancing in our brand new studio, and although it is not quite finished yet, the students were so happy to be back.

We are gradually getting used to the social distancing and masks that are becoming part of our classes now.

Here are a few pics from the last few weeks.

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Bar Sleeves

We are taking orders for bar sleeves. These will fit over the bar when you do bar work and will help to protect you against germs and viruses as each person will have their own to use.

Little Cherub will be making them, but we will be taking orders on their behalf.

There is a choice of two colors, black or pink.

The sleeve will be personalised with the student’s name so that they don’t get mixed up.

Place your order with your teacher directly as soon as possible so that when you go back to the studio everyone can be safe. The cost is R50 per sleeve.

Hip hop dancers will obviously not need a bar sleeve.

This is what the sleeve looks like.

Lockdown Challenge And Medal Tests

Exciting News From The AIDT

VIRTUAL MEDAL TESTS

This is another option in case we can’t do exams at the end of the year.

ENTRIES

One Virtual Medal Session Request per studio.
Entry Fee = R 295 / $39 / € 39 (Namibia & Zimbabwe to enter under SA)
All videos to be submitted together as ONE entry, by the teacher, preferably
via YouTube.

Please add a label with the candidate’s name and medal to each video and candidates should announce their name and medal at the beginning of the video.

Videos may be filmed on good quality camera/phone, in the candidate’s own home – no edited videos will be examined.

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GROOMING & UNIFORM RESULTS

Teacher’s choice of music
As for exams (as neatly groomed as possible)
Lack of space will be taken into consideration, but candidates’ must dance to the best of their ability.

Reports and Certificates will be emailed to Teacher – please note that this can take two to three weeks after submission. Medals will follow once the Head Office is open.

Modern and Hip Hop

This is the work you will need to know from the syllabus if you want to enter for the medal.

Ballet – at Teacher’s discretion


Modern Dance
Set floor combination, one of the dance combinations, and a dance.

Urban Hip Hop
Any two set combinations and a dance.

Lockdown Challenge
Modern Dance and Urban Hip Hop

Teacher to submit One entry with all candidates for the Grade Lockdown
Challenge. Dancers to dress as they would for an exam.

Entry Fee = R 100 / $10 / €10 (Namibia and Zimbabwe to enter under SA)
All videos to be submitted together as ONE entry, by the teacher, preferably
via YouTube set to private.

Exciting exposure opportunities plus other dance related prizes. Winners to be announced towards the end of June

Please add a label with the candidate’s name and grade to each video and
candidates should announce their name and grade at the beginning of the video.
Videos may be filmed on good quality camera/phone, in the candidate’s own home – no edited videos will be examined.
Candidates may enter for the exam they are presently in or the previous exam if they have not completed the required work.

Format: For Grades 1 to Final Grade – Warmup, Arms and Co-ordination, Combination

For Prelims – Centre Practice and both dance combinations.

Pre Grade Hip Hop: Stepping and New School Hip Hop

Intermediate 1: Popping and Hip Hop

Format Majors: Candidates will be sent a piece of choreography to learn, which they must film and submit

Closing date for the lockdown challenge is the 15th of June 2020