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

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Hip Hoppers

Modern Exams 2016

Jane Venter

Modern Exams 2016

Elandri Venter and Bridgette

Modern Exams 2016

Mia Cilliers and Karla Viviers

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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


Tiane and Jani Slabbert


Chiara Torrente and Mikayla Bouwer


Zanri Blick and Ashleigh Maling Nel


Berdine Viljoen


Megan Calder


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


Karla and Zanri

Berdine and Desmare

Berdine and Desmare


Zanri, Isabella and Marie-Louise


Carli, Berdine and Desmare


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Cara and Clarissa


Hannah, Anja and Gemma


Ashleigh and Kaitlynne




Ashleigh, Zanri, Einon and Lize


Meriska and Lize


Marie-Louise and Elizma


Gabbi and Desmare





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Mekayla and Kaylee


Gabbi and Karla






Shaugneen and Amber

Shaugneen and Amber





Reeva, Einon and Meriska

Reeva, Einon and Meriska



Meriska, Einon and Karla






Holly, Amber and Valmarie


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

May Ballet Exams – Congratulations Students!

Well done to all our pupils for doing exceptionally well in the May Ballet Exams. We are very proud of you all.

The results arrived earlier than expected this year, so we can all go off and enjoy our July Holidays knowing the verdicts.

An extra special congrats to the following girls for getting very well earned distinctions:

Holly Whitfield – 90 % which was the highest result in the studio.

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Minandi Venter

Katelynne Horne

Cassidy Kwong See

Liza-Marli Swanepoel

Keep up the good work.

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

Mari, Chanel, Ane, Ndiya, Lumi, Rebekah and Cazlyn


Grade 6 Ballet Holly, Sarah and Lisa Marli

Grade 6 Ballet
Holly, Sarah and Lisa Marli


Marie Louise and Karleigh Then in Pre Primary Together

Grade 2 Karleigh and Marie Louise

Grade 2
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

Hannah, Zoe and Clarice

Grade 3 Ritae, Ashleigh and Zanri

Grade 3
Ritae, Ashleigh and Zanri

Grade 5 Micaela and Larisha

Grade 5
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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

De-ane, Zelne, Elze, Cara and Abbygail

Primary Anja and Mia

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.


Amber, Verna and Shaugneen


Advanced 1 Amber and Advanced Foundation Shaugneen

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First Term Almost Gone Already

We just can’t believe the first term of 2016 is already dead and gone. The time has flown past and as usual, there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done.

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Some of our cute Pre Primary’s

Most of the first term went by in a blur as we pushed for the ballet girls to learn all their work in preparation for the May Exams. They took in a lot and did extremely well with the short time they had, but we will need to do some serious polishing during the new term.

The modern and hip hop exams are only at the end of the year, so we have more time there, but we still have a lot of work to cover.

We are getting 12 new grades of hip hop work taught to us during the April Holidays, so we are looking forward to something fresh and exciting to teach next term. The hip hoppers have been doing mostly open work this term and preparing for the concert on the 30th of November, so it is not a last minute rush after their exams.

Stepping Stones Modern

Stepping Stones Modern

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Grade 2 Ballet

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2nd Grade Modern

Here are some pics taken during the last week of term of some of the Lorraine classes, when our theme was ‘Something Pink.’ The Jeffrey’s

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Grade 5 Ballet

bay pictures will be put on the FaceBook Page.

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Tuesday Primary Class

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Tuesday Grade 2 Class

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Mischievous Grade 3 Class

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Grade 4’s pretty in pink.

Happy Holidays!

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







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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

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Leah and Madison all ready to dance