NOVEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER
Our show is the highlight of our dancing year for most of our pupils. Please note that we are no longer able to hold a show on the Monday night so please take a careful note of the show dates and details below:
No normal classes will be held after 28th November.
SHOW PHOTOS WITH REHEARSAL: Most likely Friday 4th December for group photos but details to TBA.
SHOW REHEARSALS AT AVONDALE COLLEGE:
WEDNESDAY 2nd & THURSDAY 3rd DECEMBER
All items will practice their dances onstage at the Avondale College Performing Arts Centre, Victor St entrance. These special practices onstage will be held for every item in our show. Please come early in costume with the correct required hairstyle and be prepared to stay for at least 30-45 minutes from the beginning of your time. We need everyone to practise the items onstage to learn spacing, where to come on from and to set lighting. Times will be put up soon on the website www.awda.co.nz on the AWDA news page and also up on the studio wall, please ensure that you write down times required carefully. The order practising will be in the order of the show; please check the show programme draft on the studio wall so that you know which half your child is performing in.Wednesday rehearsal is for items in the 1st half and Thursday rehearsal is for items in the 2nd half.
FINAL SHOW DRESS REHEARSAL
Onstage at AVONDALE COLLEGE Saturday 5th December, for EVERYONE. 100% ATTENDANCE IS VITAL!!
Note: there are no spectators in the audience during the Saturday rehearsal.
· 1ST HALF students will be needed at 10:45am to be ready to dance at 11:00am and stay until finale practice and teacher notes have finished. The programme will be run through once only this year so do not be late. We start with number 1 on the programme so it is imperative the first few items are there early!! OPEN ITEM is the first item so if in this item you must arrive early ready to dance at 11:00am.
· ALL STUDENTS FINALE approximately 12:00pm-1:00pm – COMPULSORY for all students to attend. Parents are to come into the audience to listen to notes.
· 2nd HALF students will be needed at 12:00pm for finale rehearsal and then then stay for the 2nd half rehearsal. This should finish around 2:15pm. The programme will be run through once only this year so do not be late.
· Juniors – please do not leave until you are advised. Any juniors who are in the 2nd half only need to be at the venue by 11.15 to line up for the finale rehearsal.
· MEN’S ITEM is at the end of the first half run through (at the end of the half), so please be ready by 11:45am. You do not need to stay for note or the finale afterwards.
SHOW DATES – All students in both shows:
SATURDAY 5th December – 4:30pm show
Dancers performing in the 1st half will need to be there at 4:00pm, earlier if you are in the first few items. Dancers in the 2nd half will need to be there at 5:00pm.
Finale is in costume at end of the show for all senior students (juniors can have an early night).
SUNDAY 6th December – 2:30pm show
Dancers performing in the 1st half will need to be there at 2:00pm, earlier if you are in the first few items. Dancers in the 2nd half will need to be there at 3:00pm.
Most JUNIOR items are in the first half of the show, students are to get changed into nice street clothes for prize giving, return any hired costumes and pack up all gear. SENIORS will come onstage for finale, leave stage during the junior prize giving, pack up gear and return hired costumes then be come back onstage for senior prize giving.
We think the show will finish approximately 5:00 p.m. Once the show and prize giving has finished we need to be out of the venue within half an hour.
TICKETS – Please do not leave buying tickets too late!
SHOW TICKETS go on sale 9TH NOVEMBER
We would love all our pupils to see the whole show but dancers MUST NOT come into the audience so please do not purchase a ticket for them.
We expect the Sunday afternoon show to sell out!! Parents may enter after the show has finished on the Sunday to watch prize giving if there are spare seats.
TICKETS – Tickets are to be ordered through iTICKET
Book online www.iticket.co.nz
For phone booking call 0508 iTICKET 0r (09) 361 1000
Payment may be made by credit card or by cash/eftpos (via NZ Post shops*)
*this is a payment facility only, tickets must first be booked via iTICKET, post shop payments will incur an additional $2 admin fee. There is an eTicket option when purchasing tickets.
Booking fees will apply from iTicket
Adult Tickets (15 years and over) – $28
Children’s tickets – $20
Note: Dancers must not come into the audience on the nights they perform, so please do not order tickets for them.
2020 Exam Results:
JDNZ Exam & Assessment Results
We had over 100 jazz exam, and jazz assessment candidates this year. Well done everyone, we had excellent results once again. Special congratulations to Bella Brough, Hope Strom, Georgia Thompson & Sarah Tupara who all passed their Jazz solo diploma (for this exam there is only pass or fail as a result), we are very proud of your achievement!
Congratulations to all our jazz exam students who achieved Honours with Distinction, which in Jazz Dance NZ is at least 95%
Advanced 2 Jazz: Bella Brough, Hope Strom, Sarah Tupara
Major: Aimee Akutsu, Brooklyn Davies, Gur Parsaad Kaur Khalsa, Alessandra Mutton, Maya Pinto, Marise Reiher, Ana Tanoi
Pre Major: Ella Pillai, Jenna Platt, Rhianna Stevens, Madison Wood
Grade 6 Jazz: Findlay Moody, Holly Murray, Layla Roberts, Leah Williams
Grade 5 Jazz: Isabel Fonoti, Sian Tatana
Grade 4 Jazz: Elysse Boston-Martin, Holly Hickman, Eliza Liu, Sonya Mason, Jaya Nelson, Elle Shao, Addison Williams
Grade 3 Jazz: Grace Fonoti, Eliza Liu, Della Ngarotata, Cameron Platt, Sophie Scott, Eva Skinner
Grade 2 Jazz: Charlotte Byrne, Aria Costin, Grace Hale, Phoebe McAllister, Gemma Ritson, Madison Sealey, Zoe Skevington, Alicia Story, Kate Turnbull, Mia Zhang
Grade 1 Jazz: Kezia Glass, Grace Manuela, Lilly Sefton, Coco Veber-Nichols, Sarita Wang, Freya Wester, Liya Whyte
Pre Grade Jazz: Grace Bi, Emily Wicks
Junior Jazz: Rilla Burling, Ruby Wood
Well done to the following assessment students who received Special Merit.
Dance Stars: Liesel Butler, Emily Hareb, Ava Heke, Mia Foster, Bianca Maich, Emily Skevington, Rose Suamili
Little Dancers: Magdalena Bowman, Madeline Breetvelt, Ella Skye Byrne
Lyrical Medal Tests Results
Excellent results; congratulations to all students’. Congratulations to the following students who received Special Merit.
Platinum: Stevie Barker, Bella Brough, Georgia Thompson, Sarah Tupara
Advanced Bronze: Gur Parsaad Kaur Khalsa, Alessandra Mutton, Aimee Parris, Jenna Platt, Rhianna Stevens, Sian Tatana
Senior Silver: Isabel Fonoti, Elle Shao
Junior Bronze: Phoebe McAllister, Gemma Ritson, Diana Shao, Zoe Skevington, Sarita Wang, Emily Wicks
BAL Exam Results
Congratulations to our BAL exam students on their results this year especially our senior students on passing their exams. BAL’s Honours Distinction is only given in ballet grades.
The following BAL ballet students passed with Honours Distinction:
Grade 5: Caprice Chao, Isabel Fonoti, Elle Shao, Addison Williams
Grade 4: Isabel Fonoti, Mia Whyte, Ella Ye
The following BAL Jazz students passed with Honours Distinction:
Elementary: Stevie Barker, Brooklyn Davies, Gur Parsaad Kaur Khalsa, Alessandra Mutton, Aimee Parris, Hope Strom
Grade 5: Alessandra Mutton, Aimee Parris
Grade 3: Isabel Fonoti, Elle Shao, Sian Tatana
The following Tap students passed with Honours Distinction:
Tap ‘n’ Beats Stage 9: Lucy Martin, Georgia Thompson
Grade 5: Elysse Boston-Martin, Madison Wood
Grade 3: Isabel Fonoti, Lilly Sefton, Elle Shao, Sian Tatana
RAD Exam Results
Congratulations to our students on your results and especially our senior students who all passed their difficult exam.
The following ballet students passed with Distinction:
Advanced Foundation: Georgia Thompson
Grade 4: Brooklyn Davies, Isabel Fonoti
Grade 2: Isabel Fonoti, Elle Shao, Addison Williams
Grade 2: Aria Costin
NZAMD Contemporary Exam
Wonderful results for our Contemporary exams, well done everyone. Special Congratulations to Sarah Tupara who passed her Contemporary solo diploma (this exam there is only pass or fail as a result).
Ballet Assessment & Hip Hop Exam Results
Congratulations to all ballet assessment & Hip Hop exam students’ who sat their their assessments/exams this year. Excellent results were achieved!
Further information regarding the show and rehearsals will be emailed soon. If you are new to the studio and have any questions please contact Kym firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kym 027 264 7287