Hi to all Members & Registered Teachers,

Here we are at the end of another great year! ADA is 1 year old!! On behalf of the ADA Board of Directors & Examiners we would like to thank you all for your support throughout 2014 & congratulations to all for the hard work & effort you put into your students preparation for their examinations & Awards Day. We hope you all enjoyed the new music & revised syllabus. We have enjoyed watching the children in their exams & at Awards Day. I personally would like to thank the ADA Board of Directors & Examiners for their amazing support throughout this year.

Seminars February 2015

8th February 2015 – Revised Bronze & Silver Star Jazz & new Grade Jazz Set Routines
15th February 2015 – Revised Bronze & Silver Star Tap & new Grade Tap Set Routines.
CAIRNS – Venue – Turning Pointe Dance Studios – 185 Scott St, Cairns
TOWNSVILLE – Venue – 13 Castlemaine St, Kirwan
ROCKHAMPTON – Venue – Capricorn Studio – Upstairs Cherry Lane Arcade, Rockhampton

8th February 2015 – Revised Bronze & Silver Star Tap & new Grade Tap Set Routines
15th February 2015 – Revised Bronze & Silver Star Jazz & new Grade Jazz Set Routines.
GOLD COAST – Venue – Kotb Performance Academy, Southport Trade Centre, 48/3 Jackman Street, Southport – cafe will be open
SYDNEY – Venue – McDonald College Conference Centre – George St, Nth Strathfield

PLEASE NOTE: Each area must have 20 people booked in, BY THE CLOSING DATE, for the Seminar to proceed. Bronze Star, Silver Star & Majors students are welcome to attend.

BOOKING PROCEDURE – BOOKINGS CLOSE FRIDAY 23RD JANUARY – Please go online to your webpage – Select Events – book in at the location you will be attending – you will be able to order syllabus & music at the same time.

1 DAY Registered Teacher – $260 = Attendance, syllabus & usb (Tap or Jazz)
2 DAY Registered Teacher – $420 = Attendance, syllabus & usb (Tap & Jazz)

1 DAY Major Student – $130 = Attendance & syllabus
2 DAY Major Student – $190 = Attendance & syllabus

Stars Student – $25 per grade

Anyone that has purchased a Stars syllabus &/or cd in 2014 will receive a replacement free of charge. You will need to make contact with the Office before making your Seminar booking.

Queensland News

All Examiners that covered the Townsville, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Cairns & Brisbane examining tours were most impressed by the standard of all the students & the warm welcome.

Brisbane Awards ran very smoothly again this year. A huge thank you to all the teachers that supported in the preparation & their voluntary work during the event. These events would not run without our Volunteers!!

New South Wales News

Congratulations to all teachers & students for your time & effort put into examinations, even for those continuing into December. I am sure all the Examiners will be ready for a well deserved break. A huge thank you to everyone that supported the Sydney Awards in September.

Malaysia / Thailand News

A huge thank you to Jaruganya Amesbutr (Gye) for her help in co-ordinating Thailand & her contact with the teachers. Examinations were held in Bangkok (BK), Chiangmai (CM) & Chiangrai (CR) & Jahor Bahru in Malaysia. We wish Sakornpun Purinit (Noon) well with her new studio complex – The Artists Studio – the photos are amazing.

2014 Diplomas – Congratulations!!

Caitlin Dennis – Elem Jazz (QLD)

Jo Gordon – Int Tap &Jazz (QLD)

Natalie Lazar – Int Tap &Jazz (QLD)

Vittavat Kornmaneeroj – Elem Jazz & Classical (BK)

Liarne McCarthy – Adv Tap (NSW)

Melanie Noble – Elem Tap & Jazz (NSW)

Nicole Odewahn – Elem Tap (NSW)

Tosapon Pholphisit – Int Jazz (BK)

Sakornpun Purinit – Int & Adv Classical (BK)

Katrina Vella – Elem Tap & Jazz (NSW)

Panthira Thitibordin – Int Jazz & Classical (BK)

Prattamaporn Viriyothai – Int Classical (CM)

2014 New Members – Welcome!!

Amanda Coker NSW

Karli Connors NSW

Adelaide Davies NSW

Caitlin Dennis QLD

Kristelle Di Iorio NSW

Winona Enright NSW

Danielle Goodwin QLD

Madison Gooley QLD

Hirunya Harnwong BK

Rhylee Hensler QLD

Kelsey Heycott NSW

Gabrielle Kassas NSW

Madison Kennedy NSW

Tata Kiddle QLD

Bianca Marciano NSW

Ooi Ya Min MAL

Samanth Neisler QLD

Jessica Page QLD

Shontal Parker QLD

Sirinthra Phumee BK

Kasia Pulawski NSW

Siparatt Rodcharoen BK

Joanne Runge QLD

Michaela Sansone NSW

Stephanie Savidis NSW

Tylah Smith QLD

Rebecca Swain NSW

Danielle Vievers QLD

Aimee Watt QLD

Madeleine Yeaman NSW

Rosemary Newton (1928 - 2014)

Miss Helback has asked the Examining Board to pass on her thanks to everyone for their condolences & flowers. Mr Bob Steele spoke on behalf of FATD/ADA at the funeral outlining all that Miss Newton had done over the years. Examiners present were Miss Gapps, Miss Griffin, Miss Fontana, Mrs Musgrave, Miss Munroe & Mrs Yee.

Miss Newton will be sadly missed by all.