Congratulations to the students who sat their CSTD Jazz exams. Another year of fabulous results. A testament to their teacher Sarah Lowcock and their ballet training. For only the second year of doing the exams, a total of 2 highly commends, 5 Honours and 6 Honours plus (honours plus being 95-100 marks)
The mid year concert is to be held at St Bernards College Sunday afternoon. All the songs have been picked by Michela as highlights in her life from primary school, secondary school, uni, life in Brisbane and then back home to Melbourne. Come and join the party.
We are performing The Nutcracker on Dec 10th at the Clocktower theatre. The performances are at 2pm and 7 pm. Tickets may be purchased at the Clocktower or via the internet.
The upcoming Jazz concert is based on "Modes of Transport" - walking, flying and bus to name a few. Although I say Jazz, this concert incorporates the Hip Hop, Contemporary and Acro classes as well as Jazz classes. Before the concert, there is a choreographic competition for the students. St Bernards College, 2pm on Sunday August 21st
Jazz 4 and Jazz 5 students are about to undertake their first CSTD Jazz exams in Term 3. These are happening at our studios in July. We hope to incorporate exam opportunities to the Jazz 2 and Jazz 3 classes under the guidance of Sarah Lowcock and Therese Rowan.
Students from the school took the opportunity to take class with some of Australia's fabulous dancers. Mia and Alice in Grade 4 took class with Brett Chenowyth, currently a Senior Soloist with the Australian Ballet Company. Mya, Steph, Kira and Madeleine took the Grade 5/6 class and Leah took the majors class, both taught by Juliet Burnett, who has just left the Australian Ballet Company. The girls have a marvellous time. Photos on the Events Photo Page
The Jazz concert will be on Sunday August 21st at 2pm. Venue - St Bernard's College, Niddrie.
Essendon_Academy_of_ballet is the instagram account. Here you will find photos of students taken throughout the week. As you will notice the younger students do not have their face showing and the older students may if they agree to it.
During May students will receive notices about upcoming exams. The exam entries including payments need to be in on June 9th. The Grade 4 exams are normally in week 2 of term 1.
Please make sure you write on your notice of any dates that you have trouble doing due to doctors appointments, school camps etc that have previously been made and the secretary of Cecchetti Victoria will try to accommodate you.
Lauren Febbraio, Tracy Febbraio, Kate Pyke, Lauren West, Georgina Heard, Emily Heard, Madeleine Causon and Michela Dent-Causon are heading to Brisbane June 28th to see the International renowned dancers Tamara Rojo and Carlos Acosta (from The Royal Ballet Company in England) as they guest in Kenneth MacMillans Romeo & Juliet that Qld Ballet are performing.