ARARAT - Ararat Dance Centre is continuing to have a busy and rewarding year.
After successfully completing their first ballet exams with Christine Walsh in May the students have competed at eisteddfods throughout Victoria, sat their tap exams and completed exciting workshops with members of the Melbourne Ballet Company. They are currently rehearsing for their end of year performance to be held mid November.
The tap examinations conducted by Glenn Wood have been a highlight of the year with Mr Wood praising the teachers and students for the professional manner in which they presented for exams and the wonderful results they achieved.
At a special presentation evening the 30 students were presented with their results by Ararat Dance Centre director and teacher Karly Harris who said she was blown away by the fantastic results achieved with eleven students gaining the highest level of a Gold award (98+) and three Level 3 students almost achieving the perfect score of 100 when Ella Carlyle, Annie Shea and Hannah Wigg scored 99.5.
A number of students sat their first exam while those who presented for their second exam in the Glenn Wood syllabus all showed improvement by achieving a higher result.
Miss Harris said all students should be extremely pleased with their results which reflect their hard work and dedication.
Glenn Wood Tap Examination Results:
Level 1: Distinction - Makenzie Fenn, Maddison Rodger, Sruthi Kalluri, Ellouise McAuliffe.
Level 2: Gold Award - Sophie Carlyle (98.5), Lily Hitchcock, Ella Cox, Arabelle Hitchcock (98); High Distinction - Kate Boschen, Ava Woolley, Annie Felini, Mia Chace, Eliza Wigg, Caleb Robinson, Alanna McFarlane, Ella Dunmore; Distinction - Jessica Peachey, Emma McCready, Grace Dunmore, Nellie Hitchcock.
Level 3: Gold Award - Ella Carlyle, Annie Shea, Hannah Wigg (99.5), Amy Harris (98.5), Lily Hitchcock, Ella Cox (98); High Distinction - Romy Antonio; Distinction - Rachel McCready, Zari Taylor; High Credit - Caleb Robinson.
Level 4: Gold Award - Sarah Harris (98); Distinction - Alex Lavery, Maddison Davey.