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December 2015

Our year wrapped up very quickly with the weeks just flying by! Some highlights included -

Morwell Eisteddfod - Lots of great results and adjudicator's awards won by Cobie Kinnish, Eliza MacLachlan and Erin Reilly. Cobie also won the Senior Classical Scholarship!

Leongatha Eisteddfod - adjudicator's award won by Cobie Kinnish

Follow Your Dreams Moe - Champion Dancer won by Cobie Kinnish

Traralgon Eisteddfod - Leaps and Bounds won the Solo/Duo/Trio Aggregate again! Cobie Kinnish won the Cameron Morgan Classical Championship for the third year in a row, plus the 16 & Over Open aggregate, the Myee Huddy District Aggregate and a Transit Dance Summer School. Allanah Williams was awarded Most Promising Junior Classical Dancer and Eliza MacLachlan was awarded Most Promising Senior Theatrical Dancer.

Well done to everyone who has been involved in our troupe team this year - I am so proud of your hard work and excellent achievements! The students have brought credit to the school not only through their dancing, but also through the respectful way they conduct themselves at competitions and the way they work together as a team. Thank you!

We also finished the year with our concerts in both Sale and Yarram! Thank you to our dedicated and hard-working teachers, all of the beautiful dancers who performed and their families, the past students who came back to make everything run smoothly backstage and the very special people who helped set up, pack up and who make this truly feel like a family.

It was also a pleasure to watch our past students Tahnee Langshaw, Christine Hahn and Keeva Svikart excel in their full-time dance showcases in Melbourne. Plus Shanae Holland in Transit Dance's "BOUNCE!" What an exciting term!

Looking forward to another great year in 2016! Please "Like" our page on Facebook to stay up to date in the new year.

June 2015

The first half of the year has flown by with many great things happening in the dance studio! Well done to all students for a fabulous start to 2015 and a big thank you to my fantastic staff for their continued enthusiasm and dedication. We have had great results and some excellent dancing (not to mention lots of fun) at the recent Sale and Yarram eisteddfods. Congratulations to our troupe students on winning the Troupe Aggregate trophy at the Sale eisteddfod and also the Solo/Duo/Trio Teachers Aggregate. The following students have won adjudicator's awards at Sale and Yarram: Brooke Ainsworth (x2), Shanae Holland, Georgia Dixon, Kirsten Clamp, Eliza MacLachlan, Cobie Kinnish and Sam Verey. Well done to all. Our ATOD ballet exams are coming up in August and the exam students are working hard in preparation for this. Good luck to them and also to everyone competing in the upcoming Morwell and Leongatha eisteddfods!

December 2014

Congratulations to all of our fantastic dancers from Sale and Yarram who put on four fabulous concerts. The teachers are very proud of you alll! Thank you for your hard work in 2014 - we will see you all back in Term 1 fresh and relaxed from a well deserved break. Term 1 begins Monday 2nd February.

September 2014

Well we have just wrapped up eisteddfods for the year! Our students excelled at the Traralgon eisteddfod which went for 9 days. There were many fantastic achievements including championship wins for Cobie Kinnish (Cameron Morgan Classical championship and Senior Classical Scholarship) and Grace Gellie (Junior Jazz championship). Leaps and Bounds won the Solo/Duo/Trio Teachers Aggregate for the fifth year in a row. Age Aggregate awards were won by Brooke Ainsworth and Grace Gellie. Grace also won the Myee Huddy District Aggregate award. Cobie Kinnish was awarded Most Promising Senior Classical dancer by the adjudicator and Georgia Dixon was awarded the LV Senior encouragement award. In Term 3 we also had a few solo students attend eisteddfods in Leongatha and Moe (Follow Your Dreams). At the Leongatha eisteddfod, Cobie Kinnish won a Summer School scholarship to the National Theatre Ballet School. At Follow Your Dreams, Grace Gellie placed 3rd in "Dance of the Year" and Cobie Kinnish placed 1st. Well done everyone who has been involved in our troupe team this year - I am so proud of your hard work and excellent achievements! Now onto concert work to finish off the year!

July 2014

Congratulations to all of our students who had a great Morwell Festival of Dance in the most recent school holidays. Three students received adjudicator's awards: Lucy MacLachlan, Cobie Kinnish and Allanah Williams. Congrats also to our troupe, solo and duo students who competed in the Yarram Dance Experience in May - Grace Gellie, Keeley Bye and Cobie Kinnish won adjudicator's awards with Cobie also taking out "Overall Best Dancer". We are now full swing into preparations for the three eisteddfod this term - Leongatha eisteddfod, Follow Your Dreams and the Latrobe Valley eisteddfod.
All students are working hard in class and we have had a great start to Term 3 with some new renovations to our Sale studios. We have also welcomed back Miss Tessa to our Yarram campus!

April 2014

Term 2 classes resume Monday 28th April! A huge congratulations to our 73 eisteddfod students who competed in solos, duos, trios and troupes at the recent Sale eisteddfod. Leaps and Bounds won the troupe aggregate, the solo/duo/trio aggregate and the choreography award for Miss Jenny's choreography of Cobie Kinnish's contemporary solo. The following students also won adjudicator's awards: Bailee Smith, Brooke Ainsworth, Grace Gellie, Eliza MacLachlan, Kirsten Clamp, Cobie Kinnish, Tayla Miller and Zoe O'Brien. Well done to everyone who danced so beautifully - we hope you all had a restful holiday to follow. See you all in Term 2!

March 2014

The year is well and truly underway with Term 1 nearly drawing to a close! Good luck to all of our eisteddfod students who are preparing for the upcoming Sale eisteddfod this school holidays. Thank you to all staff and students for a very productive Term 1! Re-enrolment is now open for Term 2. Enjoy your holidays and see you next term.

October 2013

Leaps and Bounds students have continued to have excellent success at the eisteddfods held across Gippsland. Our Open Troupe represented Leaps and Bounds extremely well at the highly competitive Morwell eisteddfod in July. Congratulations also go to the solo and duo students who achieved fantastic results among the high standard of competitors.

We also had about 10 solo students represent Leaps and Bounds at the Leongatha eisteddfod in August. Congratulations to Grace Gellie who received the encouragement award for her age group at this eisteddfod.

Our entire troupe team (72 students!) competed in the Traralgon eisteddfod during the September school holidays. Well done to Shanae Holland, Alyssia Stephens, Cobie Kinnish and Ash King who all won adjudicator's awards at the eisteddfod. Congratulations also goes to Grace Gellie who won the Junior Classical Championship and Cobie Kinnish who won the Cameron Morgan Senior Classical Scholarship.

Leaps and Bounds also won the Teachers Solo/Duo/Trio aggregate, the Open Classical Troupe Perpetual Trophy and Most Entertaining Troupe went to the 14 & Under Song & Dance (Hard Knock Life). Well done to ALL involved - you should be very proud of yourselves!

Now onto concert work in Term 4 - very exciting! Don't forget tickets go on sale Mon 14th October!

May 2013

Congratulations to all of our eisteddfod students for their amazing efforts and beautiful dancing at the Sale and Yarram eisteddfods. Leaps and Bounds won the Troupe aggregate and Solo/Duo/Trio Teachers aggregate at the Sale eisteddfod. Awards were also won by Cobie Kinnish, Kahlan Erasmus, Christine Hahn, Bailee Smith and Alice Peddle. At the Yarram eisteddfod Leaps and Bounds won the troupe award for the Open Jazz troupe (Moulin Rouge). Bailee Smith won an 'Encouragement' award and Grace Gellie won a 'Most Promising' award and the 'Best All-round Dancer' award. Well done girls!

We were also lucky enough to have a NIPA workshop (National Institue of Performing Arts) at the start of Term 2. Around 50 students attended the day-long workshop run by NIPA directors Lucy Ellis and Jacqui Rinaldi. Much fun was had by all and the students gained some valuable insight into the world of dancing "full-time".

Our Open troupe are now preparing for the upcoming Morwell eisteddfod! Good luck everyone!

March 2013

We have had a fabulous start to the year with much being achieved in Term 1. Good luck to all of our eisteddfod students who are performing in the upcoming Sale and Yarram eisteddfods!

November 2012

Our concerts are fast approaching! Best of luck to all students performing in Sale on 8th December and Yarram on 15th December. There are still some tickets left but you will need to be quick!

September 2012

Our eisteddfod students performed brilliantly at our biggest competition in Traralgon during the holidays. Leaps and Bounds won the Troupe aggregate, Solo/Duo/Trio aggregate and the Open Classical Troupe perpetual trophy. A huge congratulations to all involved! Special mention must go to Cobie Kinnish who won the prestigious Senior Classical Championship section and Bailee Smith, Grace Gellie, Brooke Ainsworth and Cobie Kinnish again, who all won awards at the eisteddfod.

July 2012

A few Leaps and Bounds students travelled to Morwell during the school holidays to compete in the highly regarded Morwell Festival of Dance. Every student who competed placed which is fantastic and our Open Troupe received a 2nd, 3rd and two HMs in very tough sections. Well done girls! We look forward to a busy and exciting Term Three!

May 2012

Congratulations to all of our eisteddfod students who have performed brilliantly at the Sale and Yarram competitions recently. We are very proud of you all! Leaps and Bounds won the Troupe and Solo/Duo/Trio aggregates at the Sale eisteddfod and the Open National won the Troupe award at the Yarram eisteddfod. Other award winners included Grace Gellie, Cobie Kinnish, Ash King, Tahnee Langshaw and Eden Mogridge. Well done to all!

March 2012

Good luck to all students competing in the Sale eisteddfod over the school holidays! Re-enrolment has now begun for Term 2. A reminder that we have three weeks of holidays and classes for Term 2 resume on Monday 23rd April (including Zumba).

January 2012

Hopefully everyone has recovered from the festive season and is ready for dancing in 2012! Enrolments are being taken for Term 1 so make sure you have secured your place. What a great end to 2011 with fabulous concerts in Sale and Yarram! Well done to all students involved. Thanks also to those Sale families who came to our break-up picnic at the Fauna Park! See you all on Monday 6th Feb (or 16th Jan for ZUMBA!)

December 2011

A huge congratulations to our Sale students for three fabulous concerts! The sense of community was very evident and a great day was had by all. All students should be very proud of the amazing progress that has been made this year! Well done! Good luck to all of our Yarram students performing in the first ever Yarram concert next weekend, 10th December!

November 2011

Good luck to all of our Sale students performing in the concerts on Saturday 26th November. This year our theme is "Celebrate!" There are still tickets left for the 1.30pm show so contact the Wellington Entertainment Centre box office to book! We look forward to some fantastic shows!

Congratulations to two of our senior students Anna Bourke and Tahnee Langshaw, who have recently completed their VCE Dance exams!

October 2011

Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the recent Traralgon eisteddfod. Leaps and Bounds won the Troupe aggregate as well as the Solo/Duo/Trio aggregate. There were many individual successes - well done everyone!

September 2011

A big congratulations goes to Ash King who has won a NAB competition to take part in a masterclass at the Australian Ballet! Well deserved, Ash!