Hi to all Members & Registered Teachers,

Here we are at the end of another great year! ADA is now 3 years old!! On behalf of the ADA Board of Directors & Examiners we would like to thank you all for your support throughout 2016 & congratulations to all for the hard work & effort you put into your students’ preparation for their examinations, Awards Day and ADA Dance Championships. Huge congratulations to all teachers that had students doing the new Gold & Bar to Gold Star exams. We are extremely proud with what you have achieved in such a short time. To watch these grades at the ADA Dance Championships was so entertaining!! I personally would like to thank the ADA Board of Directors & Examiners for their amazing support throughout this year.

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. Keep up the great work teachers, an amazing effort!!

It was wonderful to have the Brisbane Awards this year – congratulations to everyone!! 2018 is booked for the Gold Coast!!

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.

St George Theatrette proved a great success for the NSW Awards. Congratulations to everyone!!

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), Lamphun (LP) & Chiangrai (CR). Thailand had their Awards Day in July in Chiang Mai where we trialled the new venue for 2018 ADA Dance Championships. A wonderful time with Misses Noble and Munroe attending. Congratulations to all involved for your fantastic organisation. We loved the venue!!

New Zealand News

Clutha Dance in Balclutha NZ, under the tutelage of Elspeth Dunne, had their second exam session in September. A huge congratulations to all involved.

2017 Diplomas – Congratulations!!

Joanne Runge (QLD) ELE JAZZ

Chelsea Windon (NSW) ELE JAZZ, TAP & BALLET

Jirphinya Thiptha (THAI) ELE JAZZ

Lucy Vardanega (QLD) INT JAZZ, TAP & BALLET

Chelsea Windon (NSW) INT JAZZ, TAP & BALLET

Kanittha Butracharoen (THAI) ELE BALLET & JAZZ

Stephanie Mansueto (NSW) INT TAP & JAZZ

Alyssa Mosely (NSW) ELE TAP & JAZZ

Phakawan Nualsiri (THAI) INT JAZZ

2017 New Members – Welcome!!

Heather Sidney (Lismore NSW)

Amy Morrison (Ambervale NSW)

Sornsawan Silptrakanpol (Bangkok)

Jaruganya Amesbutr (Uttaradit)


Teresa Ameneiro NSW

Lisa-Marie Baillette (QLD)

Samantha Batten (NSW)

Olivia Binder (QLD)

Erin Burt (NSW)

Georgia Butler (NSW)

Maddie Crane (QLD)

Olivia Enright (NSW)

Vanessa Fazio (NSW)

Stephanie Gaunt (QLD)

Cheska Gonzales (NSW)

Sian Hamilton (NSW)

Mackenzie Holmes (QLD)

Gabrielle Irving (NSW)

Hannah Kinsella (NSW)

Antonia Marinovic (NSW)

Felicity McAllister (QLD)

Grace Miller (QLD)

Amy Mountford (NSW)

Stephanie Nelson (NSW)

Eidan Pederson (NSW)

Stephanie Power (NSW)

Rhiahn Pejakovic (NSW)

Jasinta Petreska (NSW)

Tahlia Petreska (NSW)

Kayla Ralston (NSW)

Romi Sato (QLD)

Sornsawan Silptrakanpol (THAI)

Claudia Smolens (NSW)

Porrapat Suwam (THAI)

Mardi Swadling (NSW)

Rhian Turner (NSW)

Patcharee Vijitrangrong (THAI)

Mikayla Valdez (NSW)

Tarni Basalo (NSW)

Pear Senaweenin (THAI)


Natasha Brown (NSW) ADV

Kristelle Di Iorio (NSW) INT

BrittanyDoyle (NSW) INT

Alexandra Kaskoutas (NSW) ELE

Kyra Kennedy (QLD) INT

Madison Kennedy (NSW) ADV

Charmaine Lewis (QLD) INT

Stephanie Mansueto (NSW) ADV

Jaynai Slatcher (QLD) INT

Anabeth Philip (QLD) PRE & ELE

Jasmine Pollock (QLD) PRE & ELE

Katrina Vella (NSW) ADV

Heidi Van der Meulen (QLD) INT

Lucy Vardanega (QLD) INT ADV

Aimee Watt (QLD) INT

Laurie-Ann Wooley (NSW) ELE

New Website Additions to Help your Studio!!

A huge thank you to John Cassimatis & the team at Hello Handsome for our ever evolving website.

LOCATIONS – this will help people to find your studio by using postcodes – login to your Home page – select Edit Details – If you manage a school tick the box next to that and fill in the information for your Studio – if you teach for someone else answer yes and select the studio in the drop down box.

SHOP – the online shop is now operational, using credit card or direct deposit payments to order all your resources.


TO ALL STUDIO PRINCIPALS – it is your responsibility to ensure all your teaching staff are financial members, registered & correctly qualified for the ADA syllabus classes you need them to teach.

TO ALL TEACHERS – it is your responsibility to ensure you are a financial member, registered & only teaching the ADA syllabus classes you have qualifications for.

TO MAJOR STUDENTS – it is your responsibility to ensure you are a financial member each year & have your own syllabus to work from.

All necessary information relating to this is clearly printed in the front of the Majors syllabus as well as on the website.