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TERM 1 NEWS
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Dear Parents and Friends of DC
We hope that your dancer has had a great start to the term and they are settling in to all of their classes. We are very proud of our students for their positive start to the year and appreciate the effort they are putting in to their work. Teachers will expect that all students are now wearing their compulsory DC uniform as we are well into the term. If you would like to browse the requirements please head to: http://www.dancechora.com.au/uniform and shop online at anytime and don't forget to join the Facebook Dance Chora Buy, Swap and Sell page https://www.facebook.com/groups/546329505873025/
Could we ask that you please remind your dancer that we do not allow the use of mobile phones at DC. If students have a break or are waiting for a class, they can bring something other than a phone to pass the time. We prefer that they sit and chat to one another, practise routines and steps, bring a book to read or complete homework. Phones need to be kept in their bags at all times.
Please read on for all the latest news and info and add the important dates to your calendar!
THE DC TEAM
STARS OF THE TERM
Congratulations to the following students who have been nominated by their teachers for STAR OF THE TERM:
Maggie has been working extremely hard in her classes to reach her full potential. She is a dedicated student with such great focus and determination and her appearance is always impeccable. Well Done Maggie-Mae!
Ashleigh has shown great progress in all genres of dance. She is such an energetic and friendly student who always listens to her teachers and applies their corrections willingly. Fantastic work Ashleigh!
Charlotte has shown such a great effort in her classes this term. She never gives up on mastering new steps and she has become a very strong dancer who always takes pride in her appearance. Great job Charlotte!
CHLOE IMOGEN HUGHES
Chloe has worked to her fullest potential this term. She is a good listener and always gives 100% to every step. She is willing to take risks to progress in her technique and she does not stop practicing. Amazing work Chloe!
Mila has truly shone this term in her classes. She works so hard and her positive energy shines in all of her dancing. She is very focused and is always eager to learn. Go Mila!
Shelbi is very determined to master steps in her classes. She always listens to her teachers and accepts their feedback. She never stops working hard. We are very proud of you Shelbi!
ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE
At Dance Chora we teach Ballet in association with the Royal Academy of Dance.The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is a UK-based examination board specialising in dance education and training, with an emphasis on classical ballet.
We offer students the opportunity to participate in Ballet Examinations and Awards with the RAD from Grade 2 through to vocational levels. The examination and award process is a challenging yet rewarding one for students. It gives them a goal to work towards which helps secure the technical foundations for all genres of dance.
Throughout the exam students are marked on their ability to execute exercises demonstrating co-ordination, control, line, spatial awareness and dynamic values. Students are also marked on musicality, responsiveness to music, rhythm and performance quality. All these elements require a sound classical technique incorporating correct posture, weight placement and use of turnout. The award process gives students the opportunity to showcase their abilities of the exercises ,listed above, without a marking criteria. Award students also receive their certification of completion of the grade without a score.
To meet the recommended study hours and to prepare the students for the award or examination, students must attend 2 x classes a week on Wednesday and Saturday and must also be approved by Miss Kelly.
The improvements we have witnessed in our exam students in all areas of their dancing over the years have been astounding. Their technique, strength and musicality, as well as body and self-control, are undeniable. We highly recommend our dancers take on the award or exam process. If you are interested, please contact Trudi:
2020 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Thursday 9th April LAST DAY OF TERM 1
Monday 27th April TERM 2 CLASSES RESUME
Monday 8th June NO CLASSES DUE TO PUBLIC HOLIDAY
Monday 29th June LAST DAY OF T2
Monday 20th July TERM 3 CLASSES RESUME
Saturday 26th September LAST DAY OF T3
Monday 12th October TERM 4 CLASSES RESUME
Saturday 21st November DRESS REHEARSAL Times and Venue TBC (No Tiny Tots)
Monday 23rd November DAY TIME TECH REHEARSAL and EVENING SHOW 1 NIDA PARADE THEATRE Times TBC
Tuesday 24th November EVENING SHOW 2 NIDA PARADE THEATRE (No Tiny Tots) Times TBC
Saturday 12th December LAST DAY OF T4