Soloist Showcase 2017

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Coastal Dance is presenting our annual Soloist Showcase on Sunday the 12th of November at the Helensvale Cultural Centre starting at 3:30pm. This will be a fantastic afternoon full of song & dance! Tickets are $15 & available on the door.


Australian Conservatoire of Ballet Exams 2017

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Congratulations to our classical students who have just received their results for our recent session of Australian Conservatoire of Ballet exams. We continue with our 100% pass rate with 2 students achieving distinction.

ACB is a based on the Russian Vaganova  method & created by ex-Prima Ballerina, Christine Walsh. Students are offered yearly exams which gives detailed feedback on each report. We are very proud of the commitment & effort shown by our classical students in the lead up to their exams.

Congratulations Amelia!


Congratulations to Coastal Dance student Amelia for her outstanding results at the QUOTA Beenleigh Eisteddfod!

1st | Song & Tap
1st | Song & Dance
1st | Tap
2nd | Waltz Tap
2nd | Speed Tap

Winner of the 12 Years & Under Song & Dance Championship

Congratulations Amelia!

Gold Coast Eisteddfod Results 2017

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Congratulations to our #teamcoastal groups who performed at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod. It was our final competition of the year & the final eisteddfod for our senior girls who graduate at the end of the year!

Under 6
2nd | Any Style Group | Tarzan & Jane

Under 12
HC | Song & Dance Group | Santa Claus
VHC| Song & Tap Group | All I Do
VHC | Small Group – Tap | Mr Sandman
HC | Musical Theatre Group | My New Philosophy

Under 15
VHC | Tap Group | Fascinating Rhythm
VHC | Song & Tap Group | Tap Your Troubles Away
HC | Musical Theatre Group | Legally Blonde
HC | Song & Dance Group | America

Under 18
3rd | Classical Ballet Group | Pineapple Poll
VHC | Contemporary Group | On My Own

Congratulations Holly!

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Congratulations to senior student Holly Johnston who was awarded Runner-Up Most Outstanding Competitor at the Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts. Holly performed at the Gala Night where she was presented with her trophy & cash prize.

Well done!

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