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Hi to all Members and Registered Teachers,

Here we are at the end of another amazing year! ADA is now 5 years old and 87 years young from the start of FATD!! On behalf of the ADA Board of Directors and Examiners we would like to thank you all for your support throughout 2018 and congratulations to everyone for the hard work and effort you put into your students’ preparation for their examinations and Awards Days. We are extremely proud with what you have all achieved with the revised syllabus for Classical Ballet. Thanks for all the responses to the survey – it was wonderful to hear your thoughts and we loved putting some of your ideas into action. The Board hopes the introduction of Class Performance Awards (CPA) in 2019 will encourage all your students to be a part of the next exam session. The responses to Majors Assessment Program (MAP) have been amazing!! Keep those suggestions coming as our main purpose it to help and support our Members!! I personally would like to thank the ADA Board of Directors and Examiners for their amazing support and dedicated work throughout this year.

Sadly, the Board of Directors would like to inform you that the wonderful Miss Mandy Noble will retire from examining and resign as the ADA President at the end of 2018.

Mandy has been an examiner for 32 years and served as a Director of FATD and ADA for over 20 years. During this time she has worked diligently for the Association, and it’s members interest has always been her top priority. She has played an integral part of our transition over the last 5 years and many things would not have been possible without her support, knowledge and passion for ADA.

We wish Mandy, and her husband Mark, all the best for the sea change they are about to embark on. It will be a wonderful and exciting new chapter in their life. (Brisbane, you will have an excellent ADA teacher and Mentor on your doorstep 😊😊😊)

We know the members of ADA will join the Board in expressing their heartfelt gratitude and thanks for all that Mandy has done for the Association, our Teachers, Members and their students.

Congratulations to Lesley Scott from the Board of Directors on her appointment as ADA President.

ADA Board of Directors welcomes Nadia Vella who has been an amazing supporter of FATD and ADA for many years and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Board.

During 2019 Parys Vella will be mentored in the Organising Secretary position ready to take over at the start of 2020.

Queensland News

All Examiners that covered the Townsville, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Cairns and Brisbane examining tours were most impressed by the standard of all the students and the warm welcome. Keep up the great work teachers, an amazing effort!!

It was wonderful to have the Brisbane Awards this year on the Gold Coast – congratulations to everyone!! 2019 is heading back to Brisbane.

New South Wales News

Congratulations to all teachers and students for your time and 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 and her contact with the teachers. Examinations were held in Bangkok (BK), Chiangmai (CM), Lamphun (LP) and Chiangrai (CR). New studios had their first exams in Uttaradit (UT) and Prae (PR). Thailand had their Inaugural ADA Dance Championships in July in Chiang Mai. Studios attended from Thailand, Kuala Lumpur and Australia. A wonderful time with Misses Noble and Fontana attending as well as Zoe Westh and Mylie Goodhew taking the Masterclasses. Congratulations to all involved for your fantastic organisation!! It’s always a pleasure to work with Gye and Mod in co-ordinating these events.

New Zealand News

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

2018 Diplomas – Congratulations!!

Charlotte Arkle (NSW) PRE-EL JAZZ

Leah Carter (QLD) ELE JAZZ & TAP

Katherine Crabtree (NSW) INT JAZZ

Cynthia Foote (NSW) ELE JAZZ & TAP

Alexander Jean (NSW) ELE JAZZ & TAP

Pitchaya Satsang (THAI) INT JAZZ

Madison Kennedy (NSW) PRE-ELE, ELE & INT TAP  & JAZZ

Mackenzee Baker-Moller  (QLD) PRE-ELE TAP & JAZZ

Charlotte Nonnenmacher (NSW) PRE-ELE JAZZ

Zoe Thornthwaite (NSW) ELE JAZZ & TAP

Madeleine Yeaman (NSW) ELE TAP & JAZZ

Stephanie Harris (QLD) PRE-ELE TAP & JAZZ

2018 New Members – Welcome!!

Brittany Ayoub (NSW)

Heloise Cram – Leap Performing Arts (Botany NSW)

Kasey Boyd – KCDANCEHQ (Belmont NSW)

Michelina Di Salvatore – DISALVATORE DANCE ACADEMY (Leeton NSW)

Shannon Oke – SO DANCE (Junee NSW)

Jessica Blakey (Charters Towers QLD)

Vittavat Kornmaneeroj – CRYSTAL STUDIO (Bangkok, Thailand)

Onvimon Janma – SUKOTHAI DANCE STUDIO (Sukothai Thailand)

Onuma Angsuwirotkul – A LITTLE CLUB (Phuket, Thailand)

Emily Kite – MERRIMAC STATE HIGH SCHOOL (Gold Coast, QLD)

Karla Lovell – KARLAS DANCE COLLECTIVE (Biloela, QLD) 

Pre-Elementary

Emily Ajaka (NSW)

Shani Andrews (QLD)

Charlotte Arkle (NSW)

Sophie Baron (QLD)

Gabriela Biviano (NSW)

Courtney Brazel (QLD)

Erin Burt (NSW)

Georgia Butler (NSW)

Graziella Caffo (NSW)

Chamroen Chengcharoen (THAI) 

Brooke Collins (NSW)

Charlotte Clarke (NSW)

Lauren Deguara (NSW)

Courtney DI Mauro (NSW)

Olivia Enright (NSW)

Anneliese Faase (NSW)

Gabriella Fernandez (NSW)

Isabel Francis (NSW)

Sophia Gallina (NSW)

Meaghan Grove (NSW)

Sian Hamilton (NSW)

Emily Hart (NSW)

Stephanie Harris (QLD)

Kelsey Heycott (NSW)

Karlee Huges (NSW)

Trinity March-Hoolihan (QLD)

Gabrielle Irving (NSW)

Hailey Jardine (QLD)

Rachael Jones (NSW)

Madison Kennedy (NSW)

Hannah Kinsella (NSW)

Natalie Langdon (QLD)

Caitlin Lee (NSW)

Karla Lovell (QLD)

Tayla Meli (NSW)

Amy Mountford (NSW)

Stephanie Nelson (NSW)

Siobhan O’Riordan (NSW)

Daniela Palermo (NSW)

Abbey Palmisano (QLD)

Eidan Pederson (NSW)

Taylor Pentecost (NSW)

Tuangterm Puang-Ngam (THAI)

Stephanie Power (NSW)

Rhiahn Pejakovic (NSW)

Kathryn Ravese (NSW)  

Renee Rehbein (QLD)

Chelsea Rowse (QLD)

Romi Sato (QLD)

Georgia Scott (NSW)

Kiara Smith (NSW)

Claudia Smollens (NSW)

Mardi Swadling (NSW)

Jiraphinya Thiptha (THAI)

Rhian Turner (NSW)

Lara-rose Vaccari (NSW)

Sarah Vella (NSW)

Mikaela Webb (QLD)

ELEMENTARY, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED

Caroline Britton (QLD) INT

Mackenzee Baker-Moller (QLD) ELE

Stacey Caplick (QLD) ADV

Rachael Dimond (NSW) ELE

Winnie Enright (NSW) INT

Vanessa Fazio (NSW)

Stephanie Gaunt (QLD)

Mackenzie Holmes (QLD) ELE

Alexander Jean (NSW) INT

Kyra Kennedy (QLD) INT

Madison Kennedy (NSW)

Charmaine Lewis (QLD) ADV

Shannon Lewis (QLD) ELE

Felicity McAllister (QLD) ELE

Jessica McCoy Lancaster (NSW) ADV

Amy Morrison (NSW) INT

Phakawan Nualsiri (THAI) ELE

Charlotte Nonnenmacher (NSW) ELE

Jasmine Pollock (QLD) INT

Rhiahn Pejavokic (NSW) ELE

Maria Pirrottina (NSW) INT

Romi Sato (QLD) ELE

Claudia Smollens (NSW) ELE

Kanchayanit Sarchisombat (THAI) INT & ADV

Sornsawan Silptrakanpol (THAI) ELE

Jaynai Slatcher (QLD) ADV

Hayley Steele (QLD) ELE

Rebecca Swain (NSW) ELE & INT

Rebecca Teese (QLD) ELE

Nichapa Thamwilai (THAI) ELE

Jiraphinya Thiptha (THAI) INT

Zoe Thornthwaite (NSW) INT

Heidi Van der Meulen (QLD) ADV

Madeleine Yeaman (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.

LOCATIONSNot too late to do this if you missed it previously –  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.

Reminder

REMINDER 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.

REMINDER 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.

REMINDER 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.

Calendar of Events for 2019

JANUARY

1STAll Membership renewals for Majors students & Registered Syllabus Teachers (RST) are due for 2019. Renewals paid after 15th March include $25 late fee for Membership and $50 late fee for Membership and RST.

***As there is always lots of information with your Membership package please be sure to renew as early as possible so you don’t miss out on vital information. Will include print out of all new information***

18TH – FINAL BOOKING DAY FOR ALL SEMINARS

FEBRUARY

7TH – EXAMINERS AND DIRECTORS PRE SEMINAR MEETING – Venue for all Examiners and Directors meetings – Nadia’s Performance Studio, 11/369 Victoria Street, Wetherill Park – best entrance is from Daniel St.

10TH – SEMINARS IN INGHAM, MOURA, BRISBANE & SYDNEY

28TH – DIRECTORS MEETING

MARCH

28TH – AGM, EXAMINERS AND DIRECTORS MEETINGS

APRIL

26TH – TOWNSVILLE AND THAILAND EXAM TOUR AND AWARDS ENTRIES CLOSE

MAY

2ND – DIRECTORS MEETING

17TH – NSW EXAM BOOKINGS CLOSE FOR JULY TO END OF SEPTEMBER

24TH – BUNDABERG/MOURA EXAM TOUR ENTRIES CLOSE

30TH – EXAMINERS AND DIRECTORS MEETINGS

31ST – LEETON/JUNEE ENTRIES CLOSE

JUNE

3RD or 10TH – TOWNSVILLE EXAM TOUR COMMENCES

7TH – BRISBANE/GOLD COAST EXAM TOUR ENTRIES AND AWARDS ENTRIES CLOSE

17TH – THAILAND EXAM TOUR COMMENCES

21ST – CAIRNS/INNISFAIL EXAM TOUR ENTIRES CLOSE

27TH – DIRECTORS MEETING

29TH & 30TH – TOWNSVILLE AWARDS

JULY

1ST – ADA DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS ENTRIES CLOSE

1ST – LEETON/JUNEE EXAM TOUR COMMENCES

6TH and 7TH – THAILAND AWARDS

10TH – BUNDABERG/MOURA EXAM TOUR COMMENCES

20TH and 21ST – BRISBANE AWARDS

22ND – BRISBANE/GOLD COAST EXAM TOUR COMMENCES

25TH – DIRECTORS MEETING

26TH – NEW ZEALAND EXAM TOUR ENTRIES CLOSE

AUGUST

2ND – NSW EXAM BOOKINGS CLOSE FOR OCTOBER TO DECEMBER EXAMS

12TH – CAIRNS/INNISFAIL EXAM TOUR COMMENCES

29TH – DIRECTORS MEETING

30TH – ROCKHAMPTON EXAM TOUR AND AWARDS ENTRIES CLOSE

SEPTEMBER

 14TH and 15TH – NEW ZEALAND EXAMS COMMENCE

19TH – EXAMINERS AND DIRECTORS MEETINGS

29TH  and 30TH SEPTEMBER– ADA DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS PENRITH, SYDNEY

OCTOBER

 1ST and 2ND OCTOBER – ADA DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS PENRITH, SYDNEY

12TH and 13TH – ROCKHAMPTON AWARDS

14TH – ROCKHAMPTON TOUR STARTS

31ST – EXAMINERS AND DIRECTORS MEETINGS

NOVEMBER

28TH – DIRECTORS MEETING