Dance Wanaka's annual recital was a huge hit with over 200 dancers performing to soundtracks from Academy Award films.
Autumn Camp 2013 was a huge success & included 40 enthusiastic dancers. The kids aged 5-13years enjoyed a taste of jazz, hip hop, tap, ballet, musical theatre & african dance styles each morning. They further particpated in African music workshops, & dramatised the Horrors of Hickory Bay (novel by Gavin Bishop) through fun drama & art workshops.
Dance Wanaka is expanding & will soon open a new studio in central Wanaka. The new 110sq metre dance studio with sprung floor is currently under renovation & will open next month.
Congratulations to ballet students who have all successfully passed their ballet exams. This is the first time Dance Wanaka has entered students for BBO examinations. Miss Ann Judson & Miss Fleur Cullihane examined students in October. Of the eight students who sat, four received distinctions. A very pleasing result. Well done girls.
Congratulations to our Hip Hop dancers who received honours for their recent Urban Ignition Hip Hop exams. This is the highest mark awarded and they are to be congratulated on their efforts. 25 dancers sat these exams in September. Honours recipients were Holly Gibson, Leo Munro Heward, Mackenzie Ayres, Caitlin Gibson, Ella Mallucshnig, Alyssa Gibson, Isobella McNabb and Rachel Macpherson
Jazz exams are scheduled for 25,26,27 June and a detailed schedule by level can be veiwed here
Singlets have now arrived and can be ordered. They are compulsory for jazz dancers sitting exams in June. Sample sizes are in the studio, and delivery is expected late May.