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.
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)
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.
LOCATIONS – Not 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 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
1ST – All 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
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
28TH – AGM, EXAMINERS AND DIRECTORS MEETINGS
26TH – TOWNSVILLE AND THAILAND EXAM TOUR AND AWARDS ENTRIES CLOSE
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
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
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
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
14TH and 15TH – NEW ZEALAND EXAMS COMMENCE
19TH – EXAMINERS AND DIRECTORS MEETINGS
29TH and 30TH SEPTEMBER– ADA DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS PENRITH, SYDNEY
1ST and 2ND OCTOBER – ADA DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS PENRITH, SYDNEY
12TH and 13TH – ROCKHAMPTON AWARDS
14TH – ROCKHAMPTON TOUR STARTS
31ST – EXAMINERS AND DIRECTORS MEETINGS
28TH – DIRECTORS MEETING