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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Free Trial and Bring a Friend Week

by studioD on November 15, 2017 , No comments

To celebrate the end of 2017, Studio D is holding a free trial week in the week after the concert.  Any enrolled student or new interested children may attend any class during the week of Monday 20th November – Saturday 25th November. Students may also bring a friend from outside Studio D to class.

Studio D students should wear their normal class uniform to these classes. Friends and interested children should wear clothing suitable for dance, eg. bike shorts, leggings etc…

Teachers will ensure classes include the new students and are a fun introduction to dance. It would be a great idea for current students to attend classes they wish to be in next year to get a taste for the class. Please refer to the timetable page on the website for when classes are held, all classes will run at their normally scheduled time.

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Halloween Dress Up Week

by studioD on November 3, 2017 , No comments

Studio D was taken over by cobwebs and skeletons this week as well as some very scary (but also very funny) dressed up dancers!

It was fun to have a relaxed class this week with lots of treats, and maybe a few tricks! 😛

Halloween Dress Up

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Fathers Day Week at Studio D

by studioD on September 6, 2017 , No comments

This week we welcomed our Dad’s (and special guests) into class!!

We had a lot of fun working on Pas de Deux, hip isolations and dressing up as mini-me versions of our Dads!

Fathers Day 2017 3

We are so appreciative of everything our Dance Dads do for us especially in supporting our dancing!!

Fathers Day 2017 2


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Masterclasses 2017

by studioD on June 1, 2017 , No comments

Each year Southern Federation of Dance holds their Exam Masterclasses.
Students in Level 3 and above, ballet, jazz and tap, are able to perform their exam work, in class with students from other SFD schools, for feedback. This is an invaluable opportunity for both teachers and dancers to ensure the syllabus work is correct and that they are on track for their upcoming exams. Masterclasses are compulsory for all students wishing to complete their exams.

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Mother’s Day 2017

by studioD on May 17, 2017 , No comments

Our Mums were invited into class this week to share a class with their children. With preparation for exams happening we had great fun teaching our mums our exam exercises (especially hip sways) and watching them be fairy ballerinas.

Thank you mums for everything you do especially taking us to and from dancing, organising costumes, doing our buns and make up and supporting our dance dreams <3Mothers Day 2017 4 Mothers Day 2017 3 Mothers Day 2017 2 Mothers Day 2017 5

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Victorian State Ballet Opportunity

by studioD on May 14, 2017 , No comments

Studio D students have been given another exciting opportunity to dance with the Victorian State Ballet.

Portia and Ava will be performing with the Victorian State Ballet next weekend performing a garland ballet dance in Le Corsaire.

We are very proud of our Studio D mini ballerinas!

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Studio D Own Choreography Competition 2017

by studioD on May 9, 2017 , No comments

What an amazing day of talented dancers! Congratulations to dancers, student teachers and teachers for all of their hard work. A huge thank you to Kelly Miller our fantastic adjudicator and all of our volunteers, Siobhan, Mairead, Stephanie, Bridget, Kathleen, Melissa, Sarah and Dave.

I was thoroughly impressed with the standard of choreography our dancers performed on the weekend. It was very inspiring to see the creativity of our Studio D dancers and the way in which they executed their dances.

Congratulations too, to our special performances! It was wonderful to see what you have been working on in class and to see such great work so early in the year.

Chorey Comp 2017 1 Chorey Comp 2017 2 Chorey Comp 2017 3 Chorey Comp 2017 6 Chorey Comp 2017 7 Chorey Comp 2017 8



Level 1

1st place: Megan

Level 3
1st place: Bernadette
2nd place: Tahlia
3rd place: Saige
Honourable Mention: Alice

Level 4
1st place: Mia

Level 5
1st place: Ava

Level  6
1st place: Clauds
2nd place: Korkor

Level  7
1st place: Portia

Pre Elementary
1st place: Stephanie
2nd place: Marisa



Level 1 and 2
1st place: Alyssa, Anastasia, Isabella and Olivia

Level  5 and 6
1st place: Emma and Zoe



Level  3
1st place: Stephanie (2nd year)
2nd place: Hannah (1st year)

Level  4 and 5
1st place: Jorja (Level 4)
2nd place: Yelena (Level 4)
3rd place: Angelina (Level 4)

Level  6 and above
1st place: Clauds (Level 6)
2nd place: Zoe (Level 6)
3rd place: Emma (Level 6)
Honourable Mention: Ashleigh, Korkor, Sophie, Methuli, Gemma



Level 3
1st place: Hannah

Level 8
1st place: Stephanie

Level 9
1st place: Christina



Level 2
1st place: Jiya

Level 3
1st place: Tahlia
2nd place: Bernadette
3rd place: Saige
Honourable Mention: Olivia

Level 4
1st place: Jorja

Level 5
1st place: Yvonne

Level 6
1st place: Clauds
2nd place: Korkor

Level  7
1st place: Portia

Level 8
1st place: Stephanie
2nd place: Marisa



Level  3 and 4
1st place: Saige and Scarlett
2nd place: Hayley and Monica

Level 5 and 6 Students
1st place: Clauds and Gemma
2nd place: Emma and Zoe
3rd place: Holly, Mia and Natalie

Level Open
1st place: Angelina and Kim



Level  3
1st place: Hannah (1st year)
2nd place: Bernadette (1st year)
3rd place: Stephanie (2nd year)

Level  4 and 5
1st place: Jorja (Level 4)
2nd place: Isabella (Level 4)
3rd place: Angelina (Level 4)

Level  6 and above
1st place: Emma (Level 6)
2nd place: Korkor  (Level 6)
3rd place: Zoe  (Level 6)
Honourable Mention: Ashleigh, Clauds, Sophie

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30 years for Southern Federation of Dance

by studioD on May 1, 2017 , No comments

Happy Birthday 30th to SFD!
To celebrate Southern Federation of Dance’s 30th birthday their annual Combined Schools’ Concert was held followed by a cocktail gala. Our Senior Performance Group performed their Hunger Games inspired Jazz routine and were brilliant!

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