DanceStep and Coastal Dance

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At Coastal Dance we are very excited to announce we are now a registered affiliate studio and member of the DanceStep program. Offered in partnership with studio teachers, DanceStep empowers students to take care of others and guides them to be leaders and role models. The program covers assistant teaching skills such as behaviour management, different learning needs and styles, Safe Dance Principles and Anatomy to name just a few. These concepts are broken down to be taught in a sequential and age appropriate way to children from ten or eleven years of age. Whether students are considering a career in dance teaching or otherwise, the DanceStep program is a great preparation for many aspects of life.

With the inclusion of DanceStep at Coastal Dance our young dancers have a framework where they can contribute to the community in a positive way. Past students of the DanceStep program have experienced increased levels of confidence and have learnt patience, empathy, communication skills and how to take initiative in different situations. As affiliate members of the DanceStep program it is wonderful for us to be able to provide this opportunity for our dancers to flourish not only as young people, but to also watch them grow into competent and confident assistant teachers and student leaders.

Tapatak Oz Exams 2017

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Congratulations to our students who sat their Tapatak Oz Exams in June. We welcomed Christine Denny back to the studio for our 5th annual exam session. Our special award winners for 2017 were:

Most Outstanding Student: Holly Johnston
Most Promising Senior: Tiani Cashel-Patterson
Most Promising junior: Danika Mason
Most Promising Junior: Isla Davies

 

Congratulations #teamcoastal!!

Coffs Harbours Eisteddfod Soloists 2017

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Congratulations to our #teamcoastal Soloists who performed at the Coffs Harbour District Eisteddfod in June. Our students competed in the student choreography sections & duo/trios & Holly Johnston travelled back down to compete in the solo sections.

Holly Johnston
1st | Open Age Modern Expressive Solo
1st | Open Age Jazz Solo
1st | The RJK Optometry Open Age Modern Expressive Championship
2nd | Open Age Contemporary Improvisation
4th | Student Choreography
3rd | Open Age Contemporary Solo
HC | The RJK Optometry Open Age Jazz Championship
HC | Open Age Modern Expressive Improvisation

1st | Senior Dance: The Winkipop Media Contemporary Performance Scholarship/Masterclass 

Jorja Coe
HC | Open Age Student Choreography

Tiani Cashel-Patterson
2nd | 14 Years Student Choreography
3rd| 14 Years Duo/Trio | Divas
HC | 14 Years Duo/Trio | Zoot Suit Riot

Ruby O’Halloran
3rd | 14 Years Duo/Trio | Divas
HC | 14 Years Duo/Trio | Zoot Suit Riot
HC  | 14 Years Student Choreography

Amelia Mills
3rd| 14 Years Duo/Trio | Divas

Murwillumbah Soloists 2017

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Congratulations to our #teamcoastal soloists who performed at the Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts over the holidays. You performed beautifully & received great results!

Holly Johnston
1st | Open Age | Contemporary Solo
1st | Open Age | Jazz Solo
1st  | 13 Years & Over | Cabaret Solo
1st | Open Age | Student Choreography Solo
2nd | Open Age | Modern Improvisation
3rd | Open Age|  Jazz Championship

Jorja Coe
1st | Open Age | Jazz Championship
2nd | Open Age | Contemporary Solo
3rd | Open Age | Lyrical Solo

Tiani Cashel-Patterson
1st | 14 Years & Under | Tap Improvisation
1st | 14 Years & Under | Modern Improvisation
1st | 14 Years & Under| Waltz Tap Solo
1st | 14 Years & Under | Tap Duo
1st | 14 Years & Under | Song & Dance Trio
2nd | 14 Years & Under | Tap Trio
2nd | 14 Years & Under | Tap Solo
2nd | 14 Years & Under | Song & Tap
3rd | 14 Years & Under | Song & Dance Championship

Ruby O’Halloran
1st | Years & Under | Song & Tap Solo
1st | 14 Years & Under | Song & Dance Championship
1st | 14 Years & Under | Song & Dance Trio
1st | 14 Years & Under | Tap Duo
2nd | 14 Years & Under | Tap Trio
2nd | 14 Years & Under | Tap Improvisation
3rd | 13 Years & Over | Cabaret / Musical Theatre
3rd | | Student Choreography

Amelia Mills
1st | 12 Years & Under | Song & Dance Championship
1st | 12 Years & Under | Waltz Tap Solo
1st | 12 Years & Under | Song & Tap Solo
1st | 12 Years & Under | Musical Theatre Solo
1st | 12 Years & Under | Song & Dance Solo
1st | 14 Years & Under | Song & Dance Trio
2nd | 14 Years & Under | Tap Trio
HC | 12 Years & Under | Tap Solo
HC | 12 Years | Lyrical Solo

Isla Davies
2nd | 6 Years & Under | Jazz Solo
HC | 6 Years & Under | Tap Solo

Murwillumbah Eisteddfod Groups 2017

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Congratulations #teamcoastal for another great eisteddfod! Our groups received fantastic results & performed beautifully over the weekend. Thank you to the committee for their efforts in putting on such a friendly competition. Those cold & early mornings were worth it!

Under 6
1st | Wiggle & Jiggle Group | Tarzan & Jane

Under 8
HC | Jazz Group | 5678

Under 10
3rd | Jazz Group | Shout!

Under 12
1st | Song & Dance/Tap Group |All I D0
2nd | Song & Dance/Tap Group | Santa Claus
HC | Tap Group | Mr Sandman

Under 15
1st | Tap Group | Fascinating Rhythm
1st | Lyrical Group | Gravity
1st| Song & Dance/Tap Group| America
2nd | Song & Dance/Tap Group | Tap Your Troubles Away
2nd | Variety| Legally Blonde
HC | Jazz Group| End of Time

Under 18
1st | Lyrical Group | It’s All Coming Back To Me
1st | Song & Dance/Tap Group| I found a New Baby
2nd| Song & Dance/Tap Group | I want to go to Hollywood
3rd | Variety| Anything Goes
3rd | Contemporary | 2One Another
3rd | Classical Ballet | Pineapple Poll
3rd| Tap Group | Stacey’s Mom
HC | Tap Group | Turn Around
HC| Lyrical Group | Waves

Coffs Harbour Eisteddfod 2017

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Congratulations to #teamcoastal for the fantastic results at Coffs Harbour Eisteddfod. Our Students had so much fun dancing on the stage… especially the Mature and Motivated parents. Coastal Dance also won the JRDS Beverly Chambers Perpetual Trophy, which is the Encouragement Award for Variety Group Any Age.

Under 6
1st | Jazz Group | Tarzan & Jane

Under 8
HC | Jazz Group | 5678

Under 10
3rd | Jazz – Small Group | Shout!

Under 12
1st | Variety | Santa Claus
2nd | Variety | All I Do
2nd | Jazz – Small Group| Faith
3rd | Tap | Mr Sandman

Under 15
2nd | Jazz – Small Group| End of Time
2nd | Tap | Fascinating Rhythm
2nd | Variety| Legally Blonde
3rd | Lyrical| Gravity
HC| Variety| America

Under 18
1st | Lyrical | Waves
1st | Tap | Turn Around
2nd | Variety | Anything Goes
3rd | Team Choreography
3rd | Cabaret | I found a New Baby
3rd | Jazz – Small Group | Aphrodite
3rd | Contemporary – Small Group | Ghost of Sky
4th| Lyrical | Its All Coming Back to Me
HC | Contemporary | 2One Another
HC | Classical Ballet | Pineapple Poll
HC | Contemporary – Small Group |Depth over Distance
HC| Variety | I want to go to Hollywood

Open Age
2nd| Teacher Feature | High School Musical
2nd| Mature & Motivated | Hairspray

 

 

Ipswich Eisteddfod Results 2017

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Congratulations #teamcoastal for great results at the Ipswich Eisteddfod. Our students danced beautifully & we had some debut performances with our new #teamcoastal members. Our seniors also won the adjudicators Most Promising Group Award Open Age for the 3rd year in a row!

Under 8
HC – Jazz Group – 5678

Under 12
1st | Song & Tap | All I Do
3rd | Song & Dance | Santa Claus

Under 15
1st | Song & Tap | Tap Your Troubles
2nd | Musical Theatre | Legally Blonde

Under 18
2nd | Lyrical B | It’s All Coming Back To Me
2nd | Contemporary A | 2one Another
2nd | Contemporary B | Ghost of Sky
3rd | Lyrical A | Waves
3rd | Classical | Pineapple Poll
3rd | Musical Theatre Group | Anything Goes
HC | Tap | Turn Around
HC | Tap | Stacey’s Mom
HC | Song & Tap | I Want to Go to Hollywood
HC | Jazz | Aphrodite

FREE Kids Hip Hop Class

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We’re excited to be adding Hip Hop classes to our weekly timetable & will be launching them with a FREE class for new & current students this Friday the 19th of May. We will be holding a Junior class from 4:00 – 4:45 & Teen class from 4:45 – 5:30. You can book into the classes with the contact form below:

 

Jacqueline’s Bake Sale

We will be holding a bake sale to raise money for Intermediate Jacqueline who will be walking in the Mother’s Day Classic. Jacqueline will be donating in the name of her beautiful mother Karen who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2010.

We will have baked treats to purchase & will also be taking donations. You can also donate at anytime on the Mother’s Day Classic Page. Jacqueline is one of the most kind hearted young ladies so please show your support!