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It’s All Over

Concert 2017Well, Festival is over, Concert is over and it’s now time to do some hard work again, as exams are coming up soon.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the concert a success, and to all our parents for supporting us.

We couldn’t have done it without you all.

Ballet Festival 2017

Well done to everyone who has danced so far. You have all done us proud.

We are now officially halfway through the ballet festival. Here are some of the photographs taken.

Karla, Einon and Kaitlynne

Al Arab

Ritae, Zanri and Gabby

Alyssa and Ashleigh

Val, Amber, Jessica and Shaugneen

Oriental Ladies

Zanri

Reeva

Gabby and Chloe

Kaylee and Desmare

Lucinda

Chanel and Zelne

Kaitlynne, Elizma, Meriska and Karla

Anika

Jordyn

Desmare, Bianca, Casey and Kaylee

 

Liza, Caitlynne and Meriska

Elizma and Reeva

 

Here are the names of the dancers who achieved Gold Awards:

Clarissa Strydom

Chanel Haasbroek

Zelne Millard

Mari Rodgers x2

Hannah Nesmith

Anika Ferreira x2

Elizma Ferreira

Scottish Flair

Einon Doubell

Ashleigh Maling Nel x2

Gabriella Tait

Zanri Black

Chloe Domingo

Kaitlynne Horne x2

Karla van Rooyen x2

Taylor Wilson x2

Clarise October

Desmare De Lange

Casey Mclean

and last but not least – Scottish Flair

Well done everybody!

 

 

 

Hip Hop Exams 2016

Modern And Hip Hop Exams 2016

This year Margie Wells from Johannesburg came to examine our girls. Well done to all who danced, we are extremely proud of you.

Here are some photographs of the dancers before they went in.

Top Marks (85% and above) for These Exams went to:

Mari Rodgers, Jani Slabbert, Karla Muller, Kayla Oosthuizen, Leah Saunders, Chane Scholtz, Anja Wagner, Abbygail Robertson, Ane Minnaar, Danielle Du Preez, Kaitlynne Horne, Ashleigh Maling Nel and Zanri Black.

Here are some of the photo’s taken over the exam session.

Modern Exams 2016

Tijane Visser

Modern Exams 2016

Steffany Botha and Izelle van der Westhuizen

Modern Exams 2016

Ilze Fourie

Modern Exams 2016

Jessica Barnard and Valmarie van Zyl

Hip Hop Exams 2016

Hip Hoppers

Modern Exams 2016

Jane Venter

Modern Exams 2016

Elandri Venter and Bridgette

Modern Exams 2016

Mia Cilliers and Karla Viviers

Hip Hop Exams 2016

Hip Hoppers

 

Modern Exams 2016

Leah da Cruz

Modern Exams 2016

Danielle Du Preez and Kaylin Forlee

Modern Exams 2016

Kaitlynne Horne and Marie Louise Strydom

Judy Botes and Carli Human

Judy Botes and Carli Human

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Tiane and Jani Slabbert

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Chiara Torrente and Mikayla Bouwer

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Zanri Blick and Ashleigh Maling Nel

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Berdine Viljoen

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Megan Calder

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Ane Minnaar and Mari Rodgers

Modern Exams 2016

Kyla Malherbe and Leane Muller

Modern Exams 2016

Abbygail Robertson and Anja Wagner

Modern Exams 2016

Ella Smit

Modern Exams 2016

Karla Muller and Kayla Oosthuizen

Modern Exams 2016

Leah Saunders, Madison Delport and Hannah Delport

Festival 2016

Wow, what a hectic two weeks we have had.

Dance Festival 2016 is almost over and wow, you are all doing us proud.  A lot of you went and did a solo for the first time ever, and this is something that not a lot of people would be able to do.

We started off with the modern and hip hop and this was adjudicated by Mr. Sean Bovim.

The ballet followed on from this and it was adjudicated by Dianne Cheeseman.

Here are some photo’s of our beautiful dancers.

Kaylin and Ashleigh

Kaylin and Ashleigh

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Karla and Zanri

Berdine and Desmare

Berdine and Desmare

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Zanri, Isabella and Marie-Louise

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Carli, Berdine and Desmare

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Berdine and Desmare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cara and Clarissa

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Hannah, Anja and Gemma

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Ashleigh and Kaitlynne

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Jane

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Ashleigh, Zanri, Einon and Lize

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Meriska and Lize

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Marie-Louise and Elizma

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Gabbi and Desmare

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Chanel

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Zoe

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Mekayla and Kaylee

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Gabbi and Karla

 

 

 

 

 

Shaugneen and Amber

Shaugneen and Amber

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Jime

Mari

Mari

Reeva, Einon and Meriska

Reeva, Einon and Meriska

 

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Meriska, Einon and Karla

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Zanri

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Kaitlynne

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Holly, Amber and Valmarie

img_3662Congratulations

Gold Awards which only awarded to the top performances deserve a special mention here:

Karla Strydom

Ashleigh Maling Nel

Freaks Like Us – Berdine Viljoen and Desmare De Lange

Anja Wagner

Kaitlynne Horne

Einon Doubell

Elizma Ferreira

Jessica Barnard

Holly Whitfield x 2 and our 2016 Junior Ballet Champion.img_3665

Grade 8 - Izelle and Steffany

Grade 8 – Izelle and Steffany

We would like to give a huge thank you to Amelia and Mikayla- Leigh Lombard for the lovely donation of a selection of cool drinks and water which the dancers really appreciated when they came out of the exam room.

We would also like to thank all the families of the dancers for their support and helping to make this a special exam session for us all.

The dancers all looked beautiful and were very well groomed – thank you Moms and Dads.

We started our ballet exams with our Grade 8’s from Jeffreys Bay on the 14th of May. Mrs. Deanne Irvine came to examine this year.

We continued on Monday the 16th of May starting off with our first set of Pre-Primaries. They were all very excited to be doing their first exam.  The most difficult part for them was trying to remember the examiners name.

Pre-Primary Mari, Chanel, Ane, Ndiya, Lumi, Rebekah and Cazlyn

Pre-Primary
Mari, Chanel, Ane, Ndiya, Lumi, Rebekah and Cazlyn

 

Grade 6 Ballet Holly, Sarah and Lisa Marli

Grade 6 Ballet
Holly, Sarah and Lisa Marli

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Marie Louise and Karleigh Then in Pre Primary Together

Grade 2 Karleigh and Marie Louise

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Karleigh and Marie Louise Now

It was bitter sweet for some. We are losing our dear little dancer from Grade 2, Karleigh to New Zealand shortly, so this will be her last exam with us.

Karleigh and Marie-Louise have been entering together since they were in Pre-Primary. You can see how much they have grown by the photos below.

 

Grade 4 Mikayl-Leigh, Gabriella and Bianca

Grade 4
Mikayla-Leigh, Gabriella and Bianca

Grade 5 Kaylee, Natasha, Rachael and Casey

Grade 5
Kaylee, Natasha, Rachael and Casey

Grade 2 Meriska, Lize, Elizma and Katelynne

Grade 2
Meriska, Lize, Elizma and Katelynne

Primary Hannah, Zoe and Clarice

Primary
Hannah, Zoe and Clarice

Grade 3 Ritae, Ashleigh and Zanri

Grade 3
Ritae, Ashleigh and Zanri

Grade 5 Micaela and Larisha

Grade 5
Micaela and Larisha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 2 Cassidy, Einon, Kaitlynne and Desmare

Grade 2
Cassidy, Einon, Kaitlynne and Desmare

We continued with our exam session on the 17th of May with more of the Jeffreys Bay Girls.

Our cute little pre-primaries were first to entertain our examiner.

Performance awards were the popular choice for our older Jeffreys’ Bay Girls this year.

Pre-Primary De-ane, Zelne, Elze, Cara and Abbygail

Pre-Primary
De-ane, Zelne, Elze, Cara and Abbygail

Primary Anja and Mia

Primary
Anja and Mia

Performance Awards Grade 2 and Grade 3 Cindy, Anei and Minandi

Performance Awards
Grade 2 and Grade 3
Cindy, Anei and Minandi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Sunday the 22nd of May our Vocational Girls did their exam at St Thomas along with our long time pianist Verna.

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Amber, Verna and Shaugneen

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Advanced 1 Amber and Advanced Foundation Shaugneen

Modern and Hip Hop Exams 2015

Modern Exam 2015

Hayley and Mia before 3rd Grade

On the 4th, 5th, 8th and 10th of November we held our annual Modern and Hip Hop Exam Session at the Studio.

Carli and Shannon did PreLim Junior

Carli and Shannon did PreLim Junior

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modern Exams 2015

Izelle and Steffany tired after their Intermediate Exam

A very vibrant Carole Sampson came to examine the girls and every dancer had a ball performing for Mrs Sampson.

Some of my photos are missing in action on my camera, but these are a few of the highlights for the session.

Honours with Distinction this year went to Kaitlynne Horne, Juliette Bradshaw, Ilze Fourie, Jessica Barnard, Peter Lee Ching, and Izelle van der Westhuizen.

Honours went to Steffany Botha, Berdine Viljoen and Megan Calder,

In the Hip Hop, Da Bomb went to Berdine Viljoen and Ashleigh Maling Nel.

Well done!

Modern Exams 2015

1st Graders give each other a nervous hug before going in – Karleigh, Marie Louise and Kaitlynne

Hip Hop Exams 2015

Hip Hop Group From Humansdorp and Jeffreys Bay

Leane and Karla - 3rd Grade Modern

Leane and Karla – 3rd Grade Modern

Megan had to go it alone for Prelim Junior

Megan had to go it alone for Prelim Junior

Modern Exams 2016

Jessica and Ilze also worked up a good sweat doing Preliminary

Modern Exams 2016

Happy 3rd Graders – Desmare, Meagan and Berdine

Modern Exams 2015

Leah and Madison all ready to dance

Port Elizabeth Dance Festival 2015

The PEDF started on Wednesday the 12th of August and ran through until Saturday the 22nd of August.  The dance festival gives the children a chance to get some stage experience and build up their confidence, as mostly, they have to do the dances as solo’s.

We had loads of fun dressing up to dance on the stage on the stage, and I have attached some photos below.

Well done to Holly Whitfield who was runner up in the junior championships and to Caitlyn Burton for winning a medal for the 11 – 12 years National Section.image

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Summertime Sadness

We are very proud of all our dancers, big and small who danced in the Festival this year.  You all went on and did us proud.

Congrats to the following dancers who got gold awards:

Holly Whitfield

Caitlyn Burton x 2

Anika Ferreira

Karla van Rooyen

Elizma Ferreira x 2

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Perpetually Broken

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Shades

imageWell done to our first time student choreographers, Peter Lee Ching and Sarah Young who did the groups Perpetually broken and Give up the Ghost.image image image

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Triple The Trouble

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Festival 2014

Well done to all our dancers who braved the stage during the 2014 Dance Festival.  You all did your best and we are proud of you.

Lize van Staden

Anika Ferreira

Zanri Black x 3

Ashleigh Maling Nel x 3

Einon Doubell

Caitlyn Burton x 3

Gabriella Tait

Casey Mclean x 2

Jane Venter

Amber Freeman x 2

Storm Whitfield

Ilze Fourie

Carissa Struwig

Myra Viduya

Holly Whitfield x 2

Marie-Louise Strydom

Sarah Main

Cassidy Kwong-See

Isabella Morrison

Val Marie van Zyl