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Hi to all Members & Registered Teachers,

Here we are at the end of another great year! ADA is now 2 years old!! On behalf of the ADA Board of Directors & Examiners we would like to thank you all for your support throughout 2015 & 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 Award Days. I personally would like to thank the ADA Board of Directors & Examiners for their amazing support throughout this year.

Certificate 3 & 4 In Dance

ADA is very happy to let you know your students can now attain these certificates through ADA examination work.

Certificate 3 is covered by Bronze Star & Silver Star Tap & Jazz examinations.
Certificate 4 is covered by Gold Star & Bar to Gold Star Tap & Jazz examinations.
Certificates 1 & 2 are still under scrutiny – stay posted.

Any Studio Principal that is interested in offering this to their students, please make contact with the ADA Office asap and the information will be sent to you.

Seminars February 2016

7th February 2016 – Revised Gold Star & Bar to Gold Star Jazz
CAIRNS – Venue – Turning Pointe Dance Studios – 185 Scott St, Cairns
TOWNSVILLE – Venue – TBA
ROCKHAMPTON – Venue – Capricorn Studio – Upstairs Cherry Lane Arcade, Rockhampton
BUNDABERG – Venue – Shop 2 6-8 Woondooma St, Bundaberg

14th February 2016 – Revised Gold Star & Bar to Gold Star Jazz
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
14th February 2016 – Revised Gold Star & Bar to Gold Star Tap
CAIRNS – Venue – Turning Pointe Dance Studios – 185 Scott St, Cairns
TOWNSVILLE – Venue – TBA

21st February 2016 – Revised Gold Star & Bar to Gold Star Tap
ROCKHAMPTON – Venue – Capricorn Studio – Upstairs Cherry Lane Arcade, Rockhampton
BUNDABERG – Venue – Shop 2 6-8 Woondooma St, Bundaberg
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. Gold Star, Bar to Gold Star & Majors students are welcome to attend.

BOOKING PROCEDURE – BOOKINGS OPEN 1ST JANUARY 2016 & CLOSE FRIDAY 22nd 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 & draft dvd at the same time.

SEMINAR PACKAGES
1 DAY Registered Teacher – $300 = Attendance, syllabus, music & dvd usb (Tap or Jazz)
2 DAY Registered Teacher – $460 = Attendance, syllabus, music & dvd usb (Tap & Jazz)

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

Stars Student – $25 per day

Anyone that has purchased an unrevised Stars syllabus &/or cd in 2015 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 in a wonderful new venue at Robina!!. 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). Thailand had their first Awards Day in July 2015 in Chiang Mai. A wonderful time with Misses Fontana, Windon & Griffin attending.A special thank you to Alyssa Kafataris for travelling with us and her amazing demonstration of some of the new work from Stars Tap & Jazz. The students were very inspired by her performance. Congratulations to all involved for your amazing organisation.

New Zealand News

Welcome Elspeth Dunne at Clutha Dance in Balclutha NZ!! Elspeth is originally from QLD and now working in Balclutha. Miss Noble had the pleasure of their first exams and a huge congratulations to all involved.

2015 Diplomas – Congratulations!!

Gemma Whitley (NSW) Adv Jazz & Tap

Natalaya Belonogoff (QLD) Elem Tap & Jazz

Winnie Enright (NSW) Elem Jazz

Arriana Pyke (QLD) Int Tap & Jazz

Songporn Intaravijit (Thai) Elem Jazz

Siriya Jonotan (Thai) Elem Jazz

Phakawan Nualsiri (Thai) Elem Jazz

Sirinthra Phumee (Thai) Elem Classical

Pitchaya Satsang (Thai) Elem Jazz

Rebecca Woodbury (NSW) Elem Jazz

Katrina Vella (NSW) Int Tap & Jazz

Jinna Higashi (Thai) Elem Classical & Jazz

Megan Stack(NSW) Elem Jazz, Tap & Classical

Nicole Unsworth (NSW) Elem Jazz, Tap & Classical

Gabriella Asciak(NSW) Elem Jazz, Tap & Classical

Katherine Crabtree(NSW) Elem Tap & Jazz

Tylah Ball (QLD) Elem Jazz

Kristina Darney (QLD) Elem Classical

Natalie Domingos (NSW) Elem Jazz

Saikwan Vongpo (Thai) Elem Classical

Susan Dales (QLD) Elem Jazz & Classical

2015 New Members – Welcome!!

Stefanny Agius (NSW)

Charlotte Ameghino (NSW)

Natalya Belonogoff (QLD)

Belinda Bugge (NSW)

Tanyaporn Chusuwan (Thai)

Kelsey Dell (QLD)

Sarah Fitzgerald (NSW)

Sophie Gordon (QLD)

Sarah Hurley (QLD)

Ketkarn Jitnarin (Thai)

Amy Johnson (NSW)

Emily Jowsey (NSW)

Madison Kennedy NSW

Kyra Kennedy (QLD)

Rhianna Logan (QLD)

Payton Lee (QLD)

Priscilla Mallios (NSW)

Claire Muller (NSW)

Jessica McCoy Lancaster (NSW)

Paris Pardon (QLD)

Soraya See Kee (QLD)

Rebecca Smith (QLD)

Ashley Simonato (NSW)

Alessha Stehbens (QLD)

Madaleine Wensor (QLD)

Olivia Nadile (NSW)

Crystal Butuhan (NSW)

Annabelle Edouard-Betsy (NSW)

Sarah Gonsalves (NSW)

Stephanie Mallios (NSW)

Arianne Hough (NSW)

Alexandra Kaskoutas (NSW)