Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Unfortunately, I had to return to Dubbo to teach but was incredibly excited to hear the familiar beep beep of my phone for remainder of week heralding the following results. Apologies if I miss any as these are the ones my feeble mind are able to recall.
1st- 13/14 yrs Jazz- Melissa McDonald, 1st- 13/14 yrs Restricted Modern- Brandi McGuire, 2nd- 13/14 yrs Restricted Contemporary- Courtney Hart, 1st- 13/14 yrs Open Ballet- Paris Burns, H.C- Courtney Hart, 2nd- Open 13/14 yrs Tap- Brandi McGuire, 2nd- Restricted 11/12yrs Contemporary- Amber Bunt, 3rd Open 11/12 yrs Jazz- Amber Bunt, 1st Modern Expressive Impro- Amber Bunt, H.C - Open Jazz 13/14 yrs- Courtney Hart, 1st- 13/14 yrs Modern Expressive Impro- Brandi McGuire, H.C Entertainment- Brandi McGuire, 1st- 13/14 yrs Modern Expressive Open- Paris Burns, 1st- 11/12 yrs Modern Expressive- Amber Bunt, 1st- 13/14 yrs Open Contemporary Solo Paris Burns, 2nd- Courtney Hart, 3rd 11/12 yrs Jazz Impro- Amber Bunt, 1st 11/12 yrs Demi Impro- Amber Bunt, 3rd- Open age Modern- Paris Burns, Open Age Contemporary- 3rd Paris Burns, 1st- 13/14 years Contemporary Demi Paris Burns, 2nd- Courtney Hart, 1st 13/14 yrs Demi Impro- Courtney Hart. We were absolutely thrilled to discover that Amber Bunt was recipient for Most Promising 11/12 yrs Dancer trophy & that Brandi McGuire was recipient for 13/14 yrs Most Promising Dancer trophy. ( this means Stepping Out kids was awarded this age trophy for all age divisions bar 10 yrs- mighty effort!!!)High point scores were enjoyed by all. Paris Burns did her first ever Ballet Championship and won 1st place with 97 points in each routine in an Open Age Division! WOW! Paris was also awarded the Most Promising Classical Ballet Dancer Trophy. Courtney Hart was beautiful and recived a Highly Commended. Amber did her first Jazz Championship and received 2nd- woo hoo! Other noteworthy Championship dancers were Brandi McGuire and Courtney Hart!
Now that you have read all of this, I am sure you know why I have been too exhausted to update blog, Pride & Joy are very tiring emotions! GO STEPPING OUT!!


Big congrats to little Laura Keizer on her solo stage debut! Laura lit up the stage and we were all so proud of her! Brinley Catto was the delighted recipient of the 6 years "Most Promising Dancer" trophy and won her Classical and Modern Solos in her age section. Holly Keizer received 3rd in her first ever Tap solo, 2nd in her Open Classical Solo, 1st in her Modern Expressive Solo and 3rd in her Jazz Solo. Holly was also the recipient of the "Most Promising Dancer" in the 8 yrs age division which was very exciting. Holly & Ondine Slack-Smith then teamed up for two duos, dancing brilliantly and winning both their Jazz & Classical routines. Onny was also 1st in her Open Classical Solo and 2nd in her Jazz Solo ( my little Wonder Woman.) Congratulations to Meg Keizer for 1st in her Demi Character, H.C in her Classical, 2nd in her Tap solo, 3rd in her Jazz solo and a gorgeous performance in her Modern. Stunning performances and a very noteworthy improvement was evident in Georgia Erskine's three incredible performances in Jazz, Modern & Classical. Cleo Ferrari was amazing, receiving 3rd for her Jazz solo and making an impression with her beautiful Modern solo. Sophia Dickerson rocked the house, winning the 10 yrs Jazz solo and dancing beautifully in her Modern. Jade Bunt was incredible gaining 3rd in her Classical, H.C in her Demi and stunning performances in Open Jazz and Modern. Emma Blake was also a superstar in her first Open Jazz division and beautiful in her Modern, winning a 3rd place. Gorgeous performances by Imogen Slack-Smith with a lovely Modern Solo and a 1st place in her Jazz solo. Big congrats also to Amelia Rice who danced amazingly in both her solos. Kacey Crisante was another Stepping Out wonder gaining 2nd in her Jazz solo. Well done Girls- I was fortunate to be in the audience for most of these performances and I was gobsmacked. Miss Emma and I were so proud.


I have been very busy and so have neglected the blog but am wading through my TO DO list and just had to share the outstanding results and our immense pride from the wonderful start to our Eisteddfod season. Congratulations to all involved. Results ( literally far too many to list)to follow but I will try are truly jaw dropping amazing and best of all, you all looked to have improved and to be enjoying yourselves. Go Stepping Out!