Honours With Distinction Results 2018

by studioD on August 29, 2018 , No comments

We have had a record number of Honours with Distinction results this year, with 25 Honours with Disctinction results, across all three dance styles including 17 dancers!

Congratulations on these amazing results dancers! We can’t wait to see you perform in our Special Awards Dance at the Concert this year!

Check out the photos below of Nicolette, and Desley finding our their results. These dancers were away when results came out and we just couldn’t wait to tell them their fabulous results!

Alice Wen Level 3 Ballet Amelia Thompson
Bernadette Whata Level 3 Ballet Rhonda Draper
Sienna Cinar Level 3 Ballet Rhonda Draper
Scarlett Liao Level 3 Ballet Rhonda Draper
Alice Wen Level 3 Jazz Lauren Ash
Hannah McBurney Level 3 Jazz Rhonda Draper
Tahlia Bellocchi Level 3 Jazz Rhonda Draper
Hannah McBurney Level 3 Tap Aemilia Sherwell
Nicolette Bakalis Level 3 Tap Aemilia Sherwell
Bernadette Whata Level 3 Jazz Rhonda Draper
Scarlett Liao Level 3 Jazz Rhonda Draper
Sienna Cinar Level 3 Jazz Rhonda Draper
Yelena Doudoulis Level 5 Ballet Rhonda Draper
Anuk Ratnatunga Level 5 Jazz Cindy Kuang
Zoe Chan Level 5 Tap Amelia Thompson
Yvonne Do Level 6 Ballet Rhonda Draper
Zoey Huang Level 6 Ballet Rhonda Draper
Ava Sherwell Level 6 Jazz Anastasia Ross
Claudia Ascar Level 7 Jazz Cindy Kuang
Alana Lopera Level 7 Jazz Cindy Kuang
Alana Lopera Level 7 Ballet Rhonda Draper
Alana Lopera Level 7 Tap Rhonda Draper
Korkor Bruce Laryea Level 7 Tap Rhonda Draper
Desley McAulay Pre Elementary Ballet Siobhan Judge
Desley McAulay Level 8 Jazz Cindy Kuang

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SFD Exam Results 2018

by studioD on August 24, 2018 , No comments

Wow dancers! We have had some fabulous exam results in 2018! Studio D humbly boasts a 100% pass rate for our exams once again!

So proud of dancers who set and achieved their goals, by working diligently in class, taking up all opportunities for extra classes, participating fully in their practise exams and of course practising at home!

Congratulations dancers, teachers and parents on these fabulous results. Dancers, we hope you are inspired to continue working hard for the rest of the year. It was beautiful to watch how excited you were for your friends’ results and how positively you congratulated each other.

Sometimes exams can be intimidated and results might not be what we expected, but the support from fellow dancers makes it better. If you didn’t get the result you hoped for, make sure you read through the feedback, seek advice from your teachers, and come into class determined grow and learn more. Remember results are one person’s opinion based on one day of dance, and the SFD reports are designed to help all dancers improve.

Look our for our next post about our Honours with Distinction Exam results! We have had some gorgeous reactions from dancers, that we can’t wait to share!

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SFD Exams 2018

by studioD on July 23, 2018 , No comments

Today marks the end of our exam season! Congratulations to all dancers, teachers and parents. We are extremely proud of our exam candidates, and know you all worked very hard with your teachers in order to demonstrate your best dancing.

Thank you to our parents who provided such yummy food for our examiners to enjoy during the long exam days.

Exam results are eagerly anticipated and have already started arriving! Presentation dates for results will be emailed out to families, parents are welcome to join the class to watch the presentation of results.We are excited to announce that we have already received a number of Honours with Distinction results! Honours with Distinction is the highest mark a dancer can receive for their Southern Federation of Dance Exams! Can’t wait to see the reactions of these hardworking, talented students.

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Studio D Own Choreography Competition 2018

by studioD on May 7, 2018 , No comments

A big congratulations to everyone involved in our annual Studio D Own Choreography Competition and Special Performance Day!

Dancers are able to showcase their choreography talents by performing solos, duos and trios. They can also participate in improvisation sections, and can have their exam dances critiqued. We also showcase our non-exam classes like lyrical, hip hop, contemporary and our pre-school/pre-primary classes.

The performances last week were beautiful, inspiring, and thoughtful, it was clear how hard our students had worked on their routines. It was also lovely to see the progress of our non-exam classes. Thank you to all teachers and volunteers who worked together to make the day such a success!

Check out some on the beautiful photos below, it was way too hard to choose just one for the cover picture!

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Beats on Pointe

by studioD on April 29, 2018 , No comments

Our Dance Aid class was lucky enough to be invited to perform in the Beats on Pointe Pre-Performance Showcase. These girls did a fabulous job and we are excited to see their routine again at Dance Aid in June.

Thank you to Claire for the stunning choreography.

Check out a little bit of their performance on our instagram @studiod_danceschool

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Dream Come True – Rockettes Summer Intensive

by studioD on April 23, 2018 , No comments

I am extremely proud of the amazingly talented Tash Bannon who has been accepted into the Rockettes Summer Intensive Workshop in New York City. Dedication and hard work really does pay off. A dream come true for this dancer. I can see your name in lights already! The future is bright for you Tash, follow your dreams and never give up!

Can’t wait to see what you get up to in New York! Best of luck!!!


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Moomba 2018

by studioD on March 13, 2018 , No comments

Woweee what a great time we had at Moomba this year!

Congratulations dancers and to their teacher Ally for a gorgeous performance. Special mention to Alana who was featured on her own float design as the music box ballerina, check out her gorgeous costume and make up below!

We love participating in Moomba and already can’t wait for 2019!

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Moomba Parade – This Monday!

by studioD on March 7, 2018 , No comments

Check out our fabulous Moomba class as they dance with the Ballerina float, on Channel 7 at 11am on Monday the 12th of March!

What makes this parade even more special is that the float was designed by one of our very own dancers, Alan! Alana entered a float design competition last year, and drew a beautiful picture of a music box float. Her design was selected and once the Moomba organisers found out Alana was a talented ballerina they just had to feature her on the float!

Can’t wait to watch Alana and Ally’s Moomba class grace the parade route on Monday!

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Melbourne City Ballet – The Nutcracker

by studioD on December 19, 2017 , No comments

Two of our Junior dancers, Hannah and Tahlia were given the opportunity to dance with the Melbourne City Ballet, in their December production of The Nutcracker!

We know it was a magical experience for the girls. It has been so exciting for our Studio D dancers to participate in professional ballets across Victoria! We hope there are many more performances to come!


Melb City Ballet - Nutcracker 1

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Award Winners 2017

by studioD on November 21, 2017 , No comments

At our Studio D All Stars Concert last weekend, we were so pleased to present our major awards, 10 and 15 Year trophies and Honours With Distinction trophies.

Special Award Winners 2017

Awards 2017

Most Improved – Alessia Airo-Farulla
Encouragement – Zoe Chan
Best New Talent – Bernadette Whatta
Most Entertaining – Tahlia Bellocchi
Passion Award – Ashyln Verni
Performance Group Award – Ava Sherwell

Junior Scholarship – Brianna Jin
Senior Scholarship – Teshani Weerawardana
Lee White Eternity Ballet Scholarship – Angelina Do

10 Years

10 years 2017
Phoebe Stow, Alessia Airo-Farulla, Georgie Li Briar Klavins, Desley McAulay, Portia Harewood

15 years

15 years 2017
Lauren Ash, Dave Draper, Christina Vlahos

Honours With Distinction

HWD 2017

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