Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Website

As of this year, we will be posting on our new site at

Hope you enjoy the new look.  Will leave this site open for any of you who like to look at past entries.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Enchanted Tree

A big thank you to all our dancers who worked so well as a team together last night to make The Enchanted Tree such a success.

After a chaotic rehearsal on Wednesday, the show fell very nicely into place last night.  Thank you all for so diligently attending the rehearsals, even though most of you were in the middle of exams.

Thanks to all the parents for supporting your children this year and supporting the concert.   We hope you enjoyed watching it as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

Keep your eyes peeled as we will be moving this blog to in the next few weeks, and we will post all the photo's of the winning entries of the coloring competion, as well as photographs of the concert up there for all to see.

Dance Dynamics wishes you all a wonderful holiday.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Final Newsletter for 2010

Final Newsletter 2010
Dear Parents and Pupils,

Please note that the studio will have its last lessons on Thursday the 25th of November and close after the Concert on Friday the 26th of November 2010.
We reopen on Monday the 24th of January 2011.

Coloring In Competition:
Please make sure all your entries are in no later than Friday the 19th of November, so we can do the judging over the weekend, and you can get your pictures back the following week.  We will announce the winners at the concert.

Concert Rehearsal: Wednesday the 24th November – Opera House
This rehearsal is compulsory if you are dancing in our concert as it is impossible to polish the groups with people missing!!!!

Please note that this has changed and will no longer be on Friday the 19th of November as previously written.  Normal Classes will take place in the studio instead.  Please dress in your concert costumes.

Please attend this rehearsal in full costume and light make-up, as Robin West will be taking photographs (both individual and group) in the foyer of the theatre. 

The rehearsal schedule will be as follows:
13H45 – 15H30: Birds, All Cast of Land of Spells, Dreamland, and Land of Happy Endings. (Second Half of Concert)
15H30 – 17H45:  Birds, Forest Scene and Land of Sweets. (First Half of Concert)

Remember to bring some juice and a sandwich, as it will be a long afternoon for some of the dancers.

End of year Concert:
Venue:  Opera House    Date:  26th November 2010       Time:  18H00
Please purchase tickets in advance, as there will be no tickets for sale on the evening of the concert
  • Tickets are available at R60 each from your teacher.
  • Each child participating in the concert to pay a fee of R150.  This is pooled together to keep costs low for props, backdrop, rehearsal fees at the Opera House and the making of the new costumes which build up the wardrobe. 
  • Children, unless informed otherwise, must please report back stage at 16H45, dressed with hair and make-up done.  We will only have time to put on pencil lines. 
  • Please make sure that your child knows what to wear and comes with all the necessary items.   Remember to bring a spare pair of tights. (Grecian Honey or Black Footless or Pink Ballet depending on group) 
  • All pupils dancing only in the first half of the program may sit upstairs during the second half of the show and vice versa.  Pupils dancing in both halves will have to remain backstage for the duration of the concert.  Parents can fetch their little ones back stage at interval.
  • Dancers do not need to purchase tickets, unless they are sitting downstairs with their parents. 
  • No Cell Phones allowed in the dressing rooms. 
  • After the end of the show, please place all your costumes in the black bags provided in the basement dressing area, so please remember to bring other clothes and underwear to wear home.
  • Children may not sit in the auditorium in costume, so bring a gown or tracksuit to wear over the costume with button or zip up tops that don’t have to be pulled over their heads. 
  • Refreshments will be available in the foyer during interval.
  • No cameras or video cameras allowed in the auditorium.  A DVD will be filmed and can be ordered from us in January.

Outstanding Fees:
All outstanding fees to be paid in by year end please, so that we can finalize our books for the year.  We will be handing out the timetable and fee structure for 2011 shortly.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and dedication throughout the year.  We have enjoyed working with each and every one of you and we wish you all a wonderful holiday.

Michel, Cathy and Carrie

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hip Hop Exams 2010

Today Avril Owen also examined our Hip Hoppers.  Nine girls entered and all looked like they were having loads of fun dancing with a live audience.

Although nobody achieved 'Da Bomb' this year, which is 90 - 100%, three girls did get 'Fly.' (80 - 90%)

They were Lisa Mare Botha, Jeanie Adendorff and Jamie Smith.  All the others received a respectable Awesome (70 - 79%).

Carrie Nissiotis, Jeanie Adendorff

Jamie Smith, Casey Adendorff, Sone Koen

Nadia Nel, Lize Mare Botha, Nadine Homan, Jana Joubert

Modern Exams 2010

Today, we all had fun doing our A.I.D.T. Modern Dancing Exams.  We were privileged to have Avril Owen from Johannesburg to examine the girls, and she definitely gets our vote for one of the most friendly examiners around.

Well done to all 17 girls who participated today you all passed well and we are proud of you all.  As usual a special mention to those who got top marks.

Honours with Distinction:
      Izelle van der Westhuizen

      Steffany Botha
      Jeanie Adendorff
      Shani Smit
      Marne Botha

Also a special mention to Carrie Nissiotis and Lize Mare Botha.  They have both worked extremely hard this year and both endured a grueling two hour teachers exam.  We await your results with baited breath!

Izelle van der Westhuizen, Steffany Botha

Alexa Fourie, Chane Kelly-Gliddon

Renee Nell, Taryn Fourie

Lisa Mari Brink, Kayla Hoffman, Jana Joubert

Ilandi Engelbrecht

Johannette Cox, Tijane Visser

Carrie Nissiotis

Marne Botha, Casey Adendorff

Jeanie Adendorff, Shani Smit