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Term 4 Newsletter

We hope you are all enjoying being back at LCDA & RDA!

Please take time to read all of this Newsletter because it contains very important information;

  1. Term 3 Achievements
  2. End of Year Performance Dates
  3. Concert Tickets
  4. Dad’s Dance
  5. Term 4 Invoice & Costume Balance
  6. Active & Creative Kids Vouchers
  7. Term 4 Timetable Changes
  8. 2020 Summer School
  9. Subscribe!

 

We have such a busy term ahead but first we would like to reflect on some of our achievements in Term 3!

CECCHETTI BALLET EXAMINATIONS

During Term 3 students from Pre-Primary to Advanced 1 sat their Cecchetti Ballet examinations. We are so proud of each and every student who worked very hard to achieve their best result.

In our Pre-Primary to Grade 3 (Kindergarten to Year 4) exams, held at Lane Cove Dance Academy, 95% of students received results in the top band (Honours), while the reaming 5% were placed in the 2nd highest band (Highly Commended)!

Grade 4 to Advanced 1 students sat their exams at the Cecchetti Ballet main session and also achieved great results!

 

Congratulations to the following students who achieved 100% in their Ballet exam;

Primary – Moxie Bilby, Clara Lunoe, Charlotte Gee, Alicia Ming Hwei Ng, Rose Kreuiter & Anneka Warren

Grade 1 – Ada Wong, Weiwei Bao, Iris Schillebeeckx, Adeline Ho & Charlotte Brothers

Grade 2 – Amy Sallway, Adabelle Lee, Kate Hawkins, Ingrid McGibbon, Jayda Keighran, Felix Merlino, Elyssa Shi Ann Yap & Isabelle McCarthy

Grade 3 – Lucy Simpson

Grade 5 – Clementine Wills & Isla Macdonald

Intermediate – Maya Green & Lucy Hobson

CECCHETTI BALLET SCHOLARSHIPS

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded a Cecchetti Ballet Scholarship:

Grade 4, Runner Up (tie) – Hannah Israel & Emma Hawkins

Grade 4, Honourable Mentions – Lola Reid & Lilah Mei Yan Schut

Grade 5, Honourable Mentions – Isla Macdonald, Clementine Wills & Annalise Macks

Intermediate, Winner – Maya Green

Intermediate, Runner Up – Lucy Hobson

Intermediate, Honourable Mention – Imogen Fish

These scholarships are awarded by the interstate Cecchetti examiner and are picked from all Grade 4 and above students who sat their exam at the main session in NSW this year!

Congratulations girls!

Congratulations Thomas who has been accepted back into the The Australian Ballet School’s Interstate Training Program for his 2nd year! Tom has also just been selected to perform with The Australian Ballet in their Sydney season of Sylvia! 8th-23rd November, we will keep you updated with his specific show dates.

COMPETITIONS

Our Performing Groups and soloists have had such a successful 2019 competition season!

Some highlights from this season include;

Our 16/U Jazz Performance Group competing in the Open Section at Sydney Eisteddfod (against full time jazz schools) and receiving a Highly Commended.

12/U Contemporary, 14/U Ballet & 14/U Contemporary Groups receiving Highly Commends at Sydney Eisteddfod.

Our 10/U Ballet placing 1st at their first competition of the year, Northern Beaches Eisteddfod.

1st Place for our 12/U Hip Hop & 8/U Jazz Groups at Ryde Eisteddfod.

Our 8/U Ballet Group Placing in every one of their competitions this year, even when they competed in the 10/U sections.

We are so proud of all of our Performance Groups & soloists and how much they have grown this year. For the full list of 2019 results see the end of this newsletter.


LOCAL BUSINESS AWARDS

We are so proud that Lane Cove Dance Academy & Roseville Dance Academy were both nominated as finalists in the Local Business Awards!

The Northern Districts awards (for LCDA) were held during the holidays and we were delighted to win the award for Outstanding Performing Arts. We were even more excited to be awarded Business of the Year for the whole Northern Districts area! Thank you to our wonderful Lane Cove community, all of our families & our amazing teachers who make LCDA such a great place to be a part of.

The North Shore awards night (for RDA) will be held on Wednesday 6th November.

REMINDER OF 2019 CONCERT DATES

ROSEVILLE DANCE ACADEMY

Saturday 23rd November – Full School Dress Rehearsal at RDA, Timetable TBA

Saturday 30th November – Photo Day at RDA, Timetable TBA

Saturday 7th December – Full School Dress Rehearsal at Shore Theatre, Timetable TBA

Sunday 8th December – 11am & 4pm Shows at Shore Theatre, all RDA students perform in both the matinee & evening performances.

Timetables for photo day & rehearsal days will be posted on our website in the coming weeks.

PERFORMANCE GROUP STUDENTS

Performance Group students perform in ALL 6 LCDA & RDA Performances & are required for both full school dress rehearsals at the theatre & the Sunday 24th November rehearsal at LCDA.

LANE COVE DANCE ACADEMY CONCERT DATES for Performance Group Students ONLY

Sunday 24th November – Full School Dress Rehearsal at LCDA, Timetable TBA

Sunday 1st December – Photo Day at LCDA, Timetable TBA

Wednesday 4th December – Full School Dress Rehearsal at Shore Theatre, Timetable TBA

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th December – 11am & 4pm Shows at Shore Theatre,

 

CONCERT TICKETS

Concert tickets will go on sale 1 month before the performances. Please make sure you subscribe to the website to receive booking information.

 

CALLING ALL DADS!!

Rehearsals for 2019 Dads Dance begin Week 2!

For Roseville Dance Academy Dads – Monday 21st October, 7:45-8:45pm at Roseville Dance Academy.

Please register your interest: lcda@lcda.com.au

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

TERM 4 INVOICE & COSTUME BALANCE

Term 4 invoices have now been raised and are available on the Family Portal. Invoices are due before Monday 4th November.

Costume balances have been added to your Term 4 invoice. The cost for the following costumes have still not been calculated and we will send you an additional invoice soon;

Hip Hop classes

Hip Hop Performances Group

Main Character Costumes

If you did not advise the Academy that your child was not participating in the concert, before 1st June 2019, a costume was ordered and the full cost is now payable through your family portal. This cost must still be paid even if your child no longer attends the Academy. You will be notified once your costume is ready to be picked up. 

Students with unpaid 2019 invoices will not be given their end of year concert costume, will not be able to purchase concert tickets or enrol in classes for 2020.

 

ACTIVE & CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHERS

Last two weeks to use your Active & Creative Kids Vouchers!

To apply your Active/Creative Kids Voucher to your Term 4 invoice, just send through;

  1. a) Your childs full name
  2. b) Their D.O.B. (not the voucher expiry date)
  3. c) The voucher number (not a screen shot of the voucher please)

We will then apply it to the invoice and you can pay as normal through the family portal. Please note that Active/Creative Kids Vouchers WILL NOT be applied to overdue invoices. Active/Creative Kids Vouchers will not be transferred to another organisation once LCDA/RDA have received them. Nor will they be accepted from another Active/Creative Kids Provider.

 

TERM 4 TIMETABLE CHANGES

The following classes timetables will change during Term 4;

Saturday Ballet Beginners, Ballet 1 & Ballet 2 at Roseville Dance Academy, Saturday 10:00-11:00am (from Week 1)

Saturday Ballet 3 & Ballet 4 at Roseville Dance Academy, Saturday 11:45am-12:45pm (from Week 1)

12/U & 14/U Contemporary Performance Group, Saturday 12:45-2:45pm (from Week 4)

12/U & 16/U Jazz Performance Group, Saturday 2:45-4:45pm (from Week 4)

 

2020 SUMMER SCHOOL

Our 2020 Summer School will be Monday 20th to Thursday 23rd January 2020 at Lane Cove Dance Academy

More details to come soon.

 

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE SUBSCRIBED TO OUR WEBSITE!

There will be a lot of important concert information posted this term; rehearsal timetables, photo timetables, concert procedures, ticket sales & much more!

Our 2020 timetable will also be posted and classes always fill up fast!

RDA – https://roseville.ndsb.com.au/subscribe/

 

Have a great term and we look forward to seeing everyone at the concert!

PERFORMANCE GROUP & SOLOISTS RESULTS 2019

Sydney Eisteddfod

1st Place – Noam, Hip Hop Solo

1st Place – Etai, Hip Hop Solo

2nd Place – Imogen, Song & Dance Solo

Highly Commended – 12/U Contemporary Performance Group

Highly Commended – 16/U Jazz Performance Group (in the Open section)

Highly Commended – 14/U Ballet Performance Group

Highly Commended – 14/U Contemporary Performance Group

 

Northern Beaches Eisteddfod

1st Place – 10/U Ballet Performance Group

2nd Place – Lola & Hannah, Contemporary Duo

2nd Place – Charlotte, Jazz Solo

3rd Place – Thomas, Contemporary Solo

Highly Commended – 8/U Ballet Performance Group (in the 10/U section)

Highly Commended – 10/U Jazz Performance Group

Highly Commended – 12/U Contemporary Performance Group

Highly Commended – 12/U Hip Hop Performance Group

Highly Commended – 14/U Contemporary Performance Group

Highly Commended – 16/U Jazz Performance Groups!

Highly Commended – Mikaela, Contemporary Solo

Highly Commended – Thomas, Ballet & Demi Character Solos

 

Ryde Eisteddfod

1st Place – 12/U Hip Hop Performance Group

1st Place – 8/U Jazz Performance Group

2nd Place – 14/U Balle Performance Group

2nd Place – 12/U Contemporary Performance Group

2nd Place – Allegra, Jazz Solo

3rd Place – 10/U Jazz Performance Group

Highly Commended – 16/U Jazz Performance Group

Highly Commended – 8/U Ballet Performance Group (in the 10/U section)

 

The Ultimate Dance Challenge

1st Place – Lucy, Ballet Solo

1st Place – Mia & Allegra, Jazz Duo

2nd Place – Emma, Ballet Solo

2nd Place – Mikaela, Jazz Solo

2nd Place – Noam, Hip Hop Solo

2nd Place – Kiara, Jazz Solo

2nd Place – Hannah & Lola, Contemporary Duo

3rd Place – 12/U Ballet Performance Group

3rd Place – 8/U Jazz Performance Group

Highly Commended – 12/U Contemporary Performance Group

Highly Commended – 10/U Jazz Performance Group

Highly Commended – 10/U Ballet Performance Group

Highly Commended – 8/U Ballet Performance Group

Highly Commended – Mikaela, Contemporary Solo

 

The Hills Dance Spectacular

1st Place – 8/U Ballet Group Performance Group

2nd Place – 14/U Ballet Group Performance Group

3rd Place – 10/U Jazz Group Performance Group

3rd Place – 10/U Ballet Group Performance Group

3rd Place – 12/U Ballet Group Performance Group

3rd Place – 14/U Contemporary Group Performance Group

Highly Commended – 12/U Contemporary Group Performance Group

Highly Commended – 16/U Jazz Group Performance Group

 

Extreme Dance Competition

1st Place – Mia & Allegra, Jazz Duo

2nd Place – Etai, Hip Hop Solo

3rd Place – Noam, Hip Hop Solo

Highly Commended – Charlotte, Contemporary Solo

Highly Commended – Thomas, Contemporary Solo

Highly Commended – Lola & Hannah

 

Dynamic Song & Dance Festival

1st Place – Emma, Ballet Solo

1st Place – Imogen, Song & Dance Solo

 

Dance Classique Eisteddfod

1st Place – Amy, Ballet Solo

1st Place – Mikaela, Contemporary Solo

2nd Place – Sarah, Lyrical Solo

2nd Place – Paloma, Jazz Solo

4th Place – Lucy, Jazz Solo

Highly Commended – Mikaela, Jazz Solo

Highly Commended – Ashleigh, Ballet Solo

Highly Commended – Kiara, Jazz Solo

Highly Commended – Imogen, Jazz Solo

 

Time to Shine

2nd Place – Mikaela, Contemporary Solo

2nd Place – Mikaela, Jazz Solo

 

Energy Express Eisteddfod

1st Place – Mia & Allegra, Jazz Duo

1st Place – Kiara, Jazz Solo

 

In Sight Contemporary Clash

2nd Place – Thomas, Contemporary Solo

Highly Commended – Charlotte, Contemporary Solo

 

St George Eisteddfod

1st Place – Chloe, Contemporary Solo

 

Destiny Star Dance

1st Place – Alyssa, Contemporary Solo

2nd Place – Alyssa, Jazz Solo

3rd Place – Alyssa, Lyrical Solo

 

Rainbow Dance Competition

Contemporary 3 Platinum Awards – Alyssa