ARARAT - Ararat Dance Centre students sat their ballet exams at the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet Headquarters in Melbourne.
For several of the students it was their first time sitting a ballet exam with the syllabus.
Twenty tudents were once again examined by Christine Walsh, AM, the principal of the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet and former principal dancer of the Australian Ballet.
Miss Walsh was incredibly pleased with the standard of work by the Ararat students and commented on the improvement from one year to the next by several students.
This year four students received a deistinction result, the highest mark awarded and now have the opportunity to attend scholars' classes at the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet headquarters in the year ahead.
These students were Paige Burger, Madison Potter, Amy Harris and Sophie Carlyle.
Amy Harris and Sophie Carlyle will attend their scholars' program in April next year along with other distinction students, at the autumn scholars' five day program.
Madison Potter and Paige Burger will attend classes later this year.
Kristy Fenn completed her full teacher registration with the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet after a year of provisional registration.
Pre Primary Ballet: Distinction - Paige Burger; Highly Commended - Maddison Rodger; Commended - Sruthi Kalluri.
Primary Ballet: Distinction - Madison Potter; Highly Commended - Grace Dunmore; Commended - Makenzie Fenn, Mia Chace; Pass Plus - Nellie Hitchcock.
Preparatory Level 1 Ballet: Distinction - Amy Harris, Sophie Carlyle; Highly Commended - Armani Clark; Commended - Arabelle Hitchcock, Stephanie Carter; Pass Plus - Ava Woolley, Ella Dunmore, April Marshall.
Level 2 Ballet: Highly Commended - Ella Carlyle; Commended - Sarah Harris, Maddison Davey; Pass Plus - Emily Harris.