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  3rd TERM 2018

Dear Parents and Pupils,

Trusting you all had a restful holiday and are ready for an extremely busy term ahead. This is a lengthy newsletter, so you may need to get your diaries out.

INTERNATIONAL MODERN AND HIP HOP EXAMS:

Modern and Hip Hop exam entries will need to be in no later than Monday the 20th of August 2017. The exams will take place at the end of October or beginning of November.

Exams are not compulsory, but they do give the dancers something to work towards, and it makes them work harder than they normally would and also offers a reward for their achievements. Succesful candidates are awarded a report and a certificate.

Modern dancers from G1 will need to be coming at least twice a week to partake in the exams.

Fees are as follows and include R 40 for music player and catering costs for the Modern and R 25 for the Hip Hop:

MODERN EXAM ENTRY FEES:

Stepping Stones:  R 295.00

Stepping Up:   R310.00

1st Grade:  R395.00

2nd – 4th Grade Modern:  R 495.00

Final Grade – R 550.00

Prelim Junior and Preliminary:  R 550.00

Elementary: R 865.00

Intermediate: R 885.00

Advanced: R 925.00

Medal Tests: R 240.00

HIP HOP EXAM ENTRY FEES:

Pre Grade – Pre Level 2 – R 225.00

Junior 1 and 2 – R 260.00

Intermediate 1 and 2 – R295.00

Creative Medals – R260

FRIENDLY CITY DANCE FESTIVAL:

The Dance Festival will be held at the Opera House this year.  It will start on Monday the 20th of August and run for the entire week. There will be classes cancelled when certain teachers have to be at the festival. (see below)

Please take note of the times that you will be dancing.

MONDAY 10h35 101 Novice Modern Solo 5 and 6 years Studio Straight Lune Bezuidenhout 1 DD
MONDAY 10h45 101 Novice Demi Character Solo 5 and 6 years Hungry Kitten Ava-Lily van Niekerk 2 DD
MONDAY 10h45 1B Novice Demi Character Solo 5 and 6 years Hungry Kitten Tanika Pillay 7 DD
MONDAY 10h45 1B Novice Demi Character Solo 5 and 6 years Hungry Kitten Isabella Tait 9 DD
MONDAY 11h15 102 Novice Modern Solo 7 and 8 years Studio Straight Zoe Malan 4 DD
MONDAY 11H15 102 Novice Modern Solo 7 and 8 years Sunshine Clarissa Venter 2 DD
MONDAY 11h15 102 Novice Modern Solo 7 and 8 years Studio Straight Milke Muller 6 DD
MONDAY 11h15 102 Novice Modern Solo 7 and 8 years Studio Straight Karli de Beer 7 DD
MONDAY 11h15 102 Novice Modern Solo 7 and 8 years Studio Straight Tessa Gerber 8 DD
MONDAY 11h50 1B Novice Demi Character Solo 5 and 6 years Hungry Kitten Jani Barnard 13 DD
MONDAY 11H50 1B Novice Demi Character Solo 5 and 6 years Hungry Kitten Stella Heim 19 DD
MONDAY 11h50 1B Novice Demi Character Solo 5and 6 years Hungry Kitten Elani Kruger 17 DD
MONDAY 12h15 1B Novice Demi Character Solo 5 and 6 years Hungry Kitten Zetske Howard 21 DD
MONDAY 12h15 1B Novice Demi Character Solo 5 and 6 years Hungry Kitten Lianie Grobler 23 DD
MONDAY 12h15 1B Novice Demi Character Solo 5 and 6 years Hungry Kitten Jocelyn Venables 24 DD
MONDAY 12h15 1B Novice Demi Character Solo 5 and 6 years Hungry Kitten Lieschen Steffens 25 DD
MONDAY 12h15 1B Novice Demi Character Solo 5 and 6 years Hungry Kitten Jude Oosthuizen 27 DD
MONDAY 12h15 1B Novice Demi Character Solo 5 and 6 years Hungry Kitten Karlien Smit 28 DD
MONDAY 12h15 1B Novice Demi Character Solo 5 and 6 years Hungry Kitten Mia-Leigh Gouws 29 DD
MONDAY 14h35 2B Novice Demi Character Solo 7 and 8 years Little Red Riding Hood Clarissa Venter 24 DD
MONDAY 14h35 2B Novice Demi-character Solo 7 and 8 years Little Red Riding Hood Clarise October 8 DD
MONDAY 15h15 2B Novice Demi-character Solo 7 & 8 years Little Red Riding Hood Anne-Mieke Buys 16 DD
TUESDAY 11h00 2B Novice Demi-character Solo 7 & 8 Years Little Red Riding Hood Chanel Haasbroek 26 DD
TUESDAY 11h00 2B Novice Demi-character Solo 7 & 8 Years Little Red Riding Hood De-ane Erasmus 31 DD
TUESDAY 11h00 2B Novice Demi-character Solo 7 & 8 Years Little Red Riding Hood Mione Rossouw 2 DD
TUESDAY 11h25 2B Novice Demi-character Solo 7 & 8 Years Little Red Riding Hood Elze Veldsman 40 DD
TUESDAY 11h25 2B Novice Demi-character Solo 7 & 8 Years Little Red Riding Hood Marlien Grobler 34 DD
TUESDAY 11h50 103 Novice Modern Solo – 9 & 10 years Studio Straight Oluhle Ncezula 4 DD
TUESDAY 11H50 103 Novice Modern Solo 9 & 10 years Girls wanna have fun Anja Wagner 2 DD
TUESDAY 11H50 103 Novice Modern Solo 9 & 10 years Girls wanna have fun Kayla Lotter 6 DD
TUESDAY 12h25 103 Novice Modern Solo 9 & 10 years Studio Straight Mari Rodgers 7 DD
TUESDAY 12h25 103 Novice Modern Solo 9 & 10 years Studio Straight Anri de Beer 9 DD
TUESDAY 14h00 104 Novice Modern Solo 11 & 12 yrs Studio Straight Isabella Morrison 5 DD
TUESDAY 14h00 104 Novice Modern Solo 11 & 12 yrs Studio Straight Kaitlynne Horne 7 DD
TUESDAY 14h25 129 Novice Modern Duet 11 & 12 yrs Kelly Gottsch 1 DD
TUESDAY 14h25 129 Novice Modern Duet 11 & 12 yrs Kaitlynne Horne 1 DD
TUESDAY 14h30 129 Novice Modern Duet 11 & 12 yrs Marie Louise Strydom 2 DD
TUESDAY 14h30 129 Novice Modern Duet 11 & 12 yrs Siphokazi Lockett 2 DD
TUESDAY 14h35 104 Novice Modern Solo 11 & 12 yrs Studio Straight Nianke Bezuidenhout 10 DD
TUESDAY 14h35 104 Novice Modern Solo 11 & 12 yrs Studio Straight Ane Human 12 DD
TUESDAY 14h35 104 Novice Modern Solo 11 & 12 yrs Studio Straight Mari Louise Strydom 14 DD
TUESDAY 14h50 H3 Novice Hip Hop Solo 9 & 10 Years Mari Rodgers 1 DD
TUESDAY 14h55 H4 Novice Hip Hop Solo 11 & 12 yrs Zanri Black 1 DD
TUESDAY 15h00 H11 Amateur Hip Hop Solo 11 & 12 Years Ashleigh Maling Nel 1 DD
TUESDAY 15h05 H5 Novice Hip Hop Solo 13 & 14 Years Desmare de Lange 1 DD
TUESDAY 15h05 H5 Novice Hip Hop Solo 13 & 14 Years Berdine Viljoen 2 DD
TUESDAY 15h50 H29 Novice Hip Hop Quartet 11 & 12 Years Breakout Amy Saunders 1 DD
TUESDAY 15h50 H29 Novice Hip Hop Quartet 11 & 12 Years Breakout Nianke Bezuidenhout 1 DD
TUESDAY 15h50 H29 Novice Hip Hop Quartet 11 & 12 Years Breakout Marie-Louise Strydom 1 DD
TUESDAY 15h50 H29 Novice Hip Hop Quartet 11 & 12 Years Breakout Siphokazi Lockett 1 DD
TUESDAY 15h55 105 Novice Modern Solo 13 & 14 years Studio Straight Desmare de Lange 1 DD
TUESDAY 15h55 105 Novice Modern Solo 13 & 14 years Studio Straight Berdine Viljoen 3 DD
TUESDAY 15h55 105 Novice Modern Solo 13 & 14 years Studio Straight Carli Human 5 DD
TUESDAY 16h45 142 Novice Modern Quartet 14 Years & Under For You Mikayla-Leigh Lombard 1 DD
TUESDAY 16h45 142 Novice Modern Quartet 14 Years & Under For You Desmare de Lange 1 DD
TUESDAY 16h45 142 Novice Modern Quartet 14 Years & Under For You Berdine Viljoen 1 DD
TUESDAY 16h45 142 Novice Modern Quartet 14 Years & Under For You Carli Human 1 DD
TUESDAY 16H55 24C Amateur Demi-character solo 13 & 14 Years Gypsy Dreams Gabriella Tait 8 DD
TUES 19h00 44D Amateur Demi-Character Quartet – Pointe 19 Years & Over Angelique Jansen 1 DD
TUES 19h00 44D Amateur Demi-Character Quartet – Pointe 19 Years & Over Shaugneen Robertson 1 DD
TUES 19h00 44D Amateur Demi-Character Quartet – Pointe 19 Years & Over Chantelle Els 1 DD
TUES 19h00 44D Amateur Demi-Character Quartet – Pointe 19 Years & Over Amber Freeman 1 DD
WEDNES 12h00 2B Novice Demi-character Solo 7 & 8 Years Little Red Riding Hood Annabelle Venables 41 DD
WEDNES 14h45 62 National Solo 11 & 12 Years Danza Hungaria Ashleigh Maling Nel 1 DD
WEDNES 14h45 62 National Solo 11 & 12 Years Danza Hungaria Jordyn van den Berg 2 DD
WEDNES 14h45 62 National Solo 11 & 12 Years Danza Hungaria Kaitlynne Horne 3 DD
WEDNES 14h45 62 National Solo 11 & 12 Years Danza Hungaria Chloe Domingo 4 DD
WEDNES 14h55 23A Amateur Classical Solo 11 & 12 Years Studio Karla van Rooyen 7 DD
WEDNES 14h55 23A Amateur Classical Solo 11 & 12 Years Studio Zanri Black 9 DD
WEDNES 14h55 23A Amateur Classical Solo 11 & 12 Years Studio Kaitlynne Horne 10 DD
WEDNES 15h45 23A Amateur Classical Solo 11 & 12 Years Studio Marie-Louise Strydom 15 DD
WEDNES 15h45 23A Amateur Classical Solo 11 & 12 Years Studio Chloe Domingo 17 DD
WEDNES 15h45 23A Amateur Classical Solo 11 & 12 Years Studio Ashleigh Maling Nel 19 DD
WEDNES 16h05 23B Amateur Demi-character solo 11 & 12 Years Favourite Things Alyssa Reid 2 DD
WEDNES 16h05 23B Amateur Demi-character solo 11 & 12 Years Favourite Things Bea-ne Schoeman 6 DD
WEDNES 16h25 24A Amateur Classical Solo – Demi Pointe 13 & 14 Years Studio Mikayla Leigh Lombard 7 DD
WEDNES 20h25 27C Amateur Demi Character Solo – Demi Pointe 19 Years & Over Lady with the lamp Amber Freeman 1 DD
THURS 12h25 22B Amateur Demi Character Solo 9 & 10 Years Oliver Cindy Strydom 1 DD
THURS 12h25 22B Amateur Demi Character Solo 9 & 10 Years Oliver Anja Wagner 9 DD
THURS 12h25 22B Amateur Demi-character Solo 9 & 10 Years Oliver Taylor Wilson 10 DD
THURS 12h45 23B Amateur Demi-character solo 11 & 12 Years Favourite Things Ashleigh Maling Nel 9 DD
THURS 12h45 23B Amateur Demi-character solo 11 & 12 Years Favourite Things Cassidy Kwong See 11 DD
THURS 12h45 23B Amateur Demi-character solo 11 & 12 Years Favourite Things Chloe Domingo 12 DD
THURS 12h45 23B Amateur Demi-character solo 11 & 12 Years Favourite Things Davina Naidoo 14 DD
THURS 12h45 23B Amateur Demi-character solo 11 & 12 Years Favourite Things Elizma Ferreira 16 DD
THURS 14h10 62 National Solo 11 & 12 Years Danza Hungaria Zanri Black 5 DD
THURS 14h10 62 National Solo 11 & 12 Years Danza Hungaria Davina Naidoo 6 DD
THURS 14h10 62 National Solo 11 & 12 Years Danza Hungaria Karla van Rooyen 7 DD
THURS 14h10 62 National Solo 11 & 12 Years Danza Hungaria Marie-Louise Strydom 8 DD
THURS 14h10 62 National Solo 11 & 12 Years Danza Hungaria Elizma Ferreira 9 DD
THURS 14h35 63 National Solo 13 & 14 Years Tarantella Gabriella Tait 1 DD
THURS 14h35 63 National Solo 13 & 14 Years Tarantella Mikayla-Leigh Lombard 2 DD
THURS 14h35 63 National Solo 13 & 14 Years Tarantella Desmare de Lange 3 DD
THURS 14h45 112A Modern Amateur Solo 11 & 12 Years Straight Ashleigh Maling Nel 2 DD
THURS 15h00 23B Amateur Demi-character solo 11 & 12 Years Favourite Things Karla van Rooyen 19 DD
THURS 15h00 23B Amateur Demi-character solo 11 & 12 Years Favourite Things Jordyn van den Berg 22 DD
THURS 15h00 23B Amateur Demi-character solo 11 & 12 Years Favourite Things Kaitlynne Horne 25 DD
THURS 15H45 112B Amateur Modern Solo – Character 11 & 12 years Ashleigh Maling-Nel 1 DD
THURS 16h00 23B Amateur Demi-character solo 11 & 12 Years Favourite Things Marie-Louise Strydom 28 DD
THURS 16h00 23B Amateur Demi-character solo 11 & 12 Years Waiting for Beauty Einon Doubell 31 DD
THURS 16h00 23B Amateur Demi-character solo 11 & 12 Years Favourite Things Zanri Black 33 DD
THURS 19h45 27B Amateur Classical Solo – Pointe 19 Years & Over Studio Amber Freeman 2 DD
THURS 19h45 27B Amateur Classical Solo – Pointe 19 Years & Over Studio Shaugneen Robertson 4 DD
THURS 19h45 27B Amateur Classical Solo – Pointe 19 Years & Over Studio Angelique Jansen 6 DD
THURS 19h45 27B Amateur Classical Solo – Pointe 19 Years & Over Studio Chantelle Els 7 DD
FRIDAY 11h00 60 National Solo 7 & 8 Years Hawaian Chanel Haasbroek 1 DD
FRIDAY 11h00 60 National Solo 7 & 8 Years Hawaian Tiane Slabbert 2 DD
FRIDAY 11h25 22A Amateur Classical Solo 9 & 10 Years Studio Taylor Wilson 10 DD
FRIDAY 12h15 61 National Solo 9 & 10 Years Czech Polka Marie Rodgers 2 DD
FRIDAY 12h40 2A Novice Classical Solo 7 & 8 Years Studio Clarise October 2 DD
FRIDAY 14h05 22B Amateur Demi-character Solo 9 & 10 Years Oliver Mari Rodgers 19 DD
FRIDAY 16h20 24C Amateur Demi-character solo 13 & 14 Years Gypsey Dreams Desmare de Lange 13 DD

There will be rehearsals for the available novices on Thursday the 16th of August at the Savoy Theatreas follows:

14H30. Hungry Kittens

14H45. Little Red Riding Hood and Nov Classical (Clarice October)

15H00. Hawaiian

15H10  Nov Modern 6 – 8 yrs

15H25  Nov Modern 9 – 10 yrs

15H35. Nov Modern 11 yrs and older

15H50. Nov Hip Hop Solos

16H05. For You Modern Quartette

16H15. Nov Modern Duets x 2

16H25. Breakout Hip Hop Group

16H35. Senior Ballet Quartette

16H45. End

On this day classes will only commence in the Lorraine Studio at 17H30 with the 4th Grade Modern.

No Normal Classes will be held on the following days this term in Lorraine (Jbay will confirm extra / cancelled lessons via Carrie):

Thursday the 9th of August – Public Holiday (Lorraine and Jeffreys Bay)

Thursday the 18th of August – Dance Festival Rehearsals (classes in Lorraine from 17H30 Onwards only)

Monday the 20th of August – Dance Festival (Jeffreys Bay only)

Tuesday 21st August – no normal classes except for Adult Ballet which will continue as normal but the class time will be moved earlier to 17h25.

Wednesday the 22nd of August and Thursday the 23rd of August – Dance Festival (Lorraine).

Friday 24th of August –  classes cancelled until 16h00. Normal classes from 16h00. Grade 4 exam girls can dance at 18h15 instead of solos.

Monday the 24th of September – Heritage Day and Ballet Exams

On Thursday the 9th of August (Public Holiday) Extra Make-Up Classes As Follows at Lorraine Studio:

09H30 Hungry Kittens

10H00 Little Red Riding Hoods and Clarice October

10H30 Pre Grade 2 Hip Hop (normally at 16H00 on a Thurs)

11H15 Breakout Group and Modern Duets

12H15 End

DANCE FESTIVAL PROCEDURE: 

Please make sure you are at the Opera House a good hour before you are due to dance. Sometimes the festival runs up to half an hour early if any candidates scratch due to illness.

On arrival, go straight up to the Dance Dynamics allocated dressing room upstairs. Signs are placed outside each room.

Once your teachers are busy backstage with competitors it is extremely difficult to cope with last-minute arrivals in dressing rooms so please allow us enough time to get your child ready in good time and without feeling flustered. Unfortunately, if a dancer scratches for any reason other than illness, you will be liable for an R100 fine as per Dance Festival rules.

Please do your hair and basic makeup at home, as there is limited space in the dressing rooms.  Children will need to be dropped off and collected at the backstage door, as Mom’s won’t be allowed upstairs or to stay backstage.

This year the format of the festival is slightly different.

Adjudication sessions will take place every 60 to 75 minutes and will follow the usual format of the adjudicator giving brief feedback on the sections and then announce the results.

All competitors must return to their dressing room after dancing and await the adjudication session. They then come down to the stage and receive their medals on stage when their number is called.

If they are not present to collect their medal, it will be given to the teacher.

Obviously, the first competitors in the sections are going to have a long wait, so they may go and sit with their parents in the auditorium and then return backstage for adjudication.

Any competitor entering the auditorium must wear their studio tracksuit or gown or other clothing over their costume and the door ladies will be instructed not to let any competitor into the auditorium if they are not appropriately dressed.

Costume Hire:

Please don’t forget to pay your costume hire if you are borrowing one of our costumes.

R 20 per solo costume and R30 per group costume.

Please don’t miss lessons as this makes a huge negative impact on stage if you are not in constant training.

CONCERT:

Our concert this year is at the Opera House on Saturday the 10th of November.

The dress rehearsal will be on Friday the 9th of November. Please note these dates in your diary, as every dancer must be at the rehearsal.

Concert Fees:

Concert fees are due by the 25th of September.

These cover costume hire, Opera House Rehearsals and Expenses, opera house staff etc.

If doing one item – R 150.00

If doing two items or more – R 250.00

MONEY MATTERS:

If paying any money into the Dance Dynamics Account, please mark clearly with the dancer’s name. We get a lot of payments marked with very old invoice numbers and it is difficult to trace back when the invoice number is over three months old.

Also if the money is for anything other than fees, please state your name and what the money is for eg. Dance festival, exams, concert, etc.

It gets very confusing when monies paid in are not marked correctly and it causes a lot of unnecessary wasted time.

We wish you the best of luck with the PE Dance Festival and the term ahead!

The studio will close for the October break after classes on the 28th of September and reopen on the 9th of October.

Yours in Dance,

Cathy, Michel, and Carrie

 

6 thoughts on “Latest Newsletters

  1. Teresa Erasmus

    Goeie Naand
    My dogter wil baie grrag hip hop doen.
    Kan ekke haar asb na die Lorraine studio bring, om haar e wys en dan van daaraf in te skryf.

    Reply
    1. admin

      Of course Teresa. We open on the 18th again and the beginners class is on a Thursday at 15H30. She can come and try and see if she enjoys it.

      Reply
  2. Gina

    Hi, my daughter, 13, is interested in joining your classes, please advise what the best time would be to have a look at what different styles you have to offer.

    Reply
    1. admin

      Any time from the beginning of September you are welcome to pop in. You can view the timetable on this website.

      Reply
  3. Ashleigh King

    Good morning. We are looking at putting our daughter into ballet classes. From what age are they able to start classes? Does it have to be from the beginning of the year? What are the fees?
    Please could you email me some more information on your classes.
    Thank you

    Reply

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