DANCE 

Dance offers all students at Roby Rogers School of Dancing many opportunities to perform, master, perfect and have lots of fun throughout the year . Students commenced weekly classes in preparation for their CSTD Examinations, Eisteddfod Routines and Concert performances. Our Little performers found their feet in the first two terms of, prior to commencing their Concert Routines in Term 3 and 4. Musicality, flexibility, co-ordination and many fun games and activities are some of the main elements our Little Performers have worked on throughout the year.

Examination students from Roby Rogers School of Dancing attended numerous workshops during 2017, expanding their dance technique and knowledge.  The year commenced with RRSD Staff and students attending the newest release workshops for CSTD syllabi in Brisbane, gaining extensive knowledge and expertise in the Tapping, Modern Jazz, and Contemporary art forms. RRSD students entered examinations in the latest release syllabi achieving outstanding results.

All RRSD Classical Ballet students attended an R.A.D classical ballet workshop with Ms Anna Veretennikova ( R.A.D Examiner) in June at the studio.    Leading up to their RAD examinations in July, R.A.D students attended workshops in Mackay , Townsville and Brisbane to attain the final detail before their examination. This provided students with a broad spectrum of knowledge, preparing them for their examinations. Graded students attended workshops in Mackay in the Easter and June July Holidays held by RAD Accredited examiners and tutors.

A highlight for our dancers in 2017 was our in-studio Performance Workshop with Jessica Stokes and Christopher Horsey. In preparation for Mackay Eisteddfod and Dynamite Dancing 2017, Eisteddfod performers kick started Term 3, working with some of the best choreographers in the word of dance. Jessica Stokes (professional performer and choreographer) enlightened and inspired our Modern and Cabaret students with her world class choreography and skill.  Christopher Horsey (professional performer and choreographer) worked alongside our tapping performers, creating their tap routines full of style, quirk and entertainment quality. RRSD Dancers immensely enjoyed working with the industries best, and we pride ourselves in offering our dancers with the best opportunity and most contemporary choreography.

RRSD Dancers performed in the Mackay Eisteddfod, Mackay Dance Festival, Gladstone Eisteddfod, Bundaberg Eisteddfod and many more competitions, coming away with fantastic, commendable results.

All RRSD Dancers have grown, improved and shone throughout 2017, showing great promise for their future endeavors.

MUSICAL THEATRE

Musical Theatre has been a fantastic addition to the art forms in which RRSD proudly offer. Performers have enjoyed exploring the different elements of Musical Theatre through speech and drama exercises and games, singing warm up’s and vocal training as well as dance and performance techniques. Musical Theatre students entered CSTD Theatrical Performing Arts Examinations in 2017, achieving outstanding results, with 100% of performers achieving Honours Plus (95-100%) and Honours (90-95%).  In 2017 all Musical Theatre students had the opportunity to perform in the Mackay Eisteddfod in both Musical Theatre and Speech and Drama sections. Entering in the “Excerpt from any Musical” section, gave performers the opportunity to experience the challenges involved in performing Musical Theatre combining all major elements. Musical Theatre has not only offered students a chance to explore the different elements of the art form, but to enter another world of performing, creating characters and exploring their personalities in a different and exciting way. Throughout 2017, RRSD faculty have enjoyed watching performers in Musical Theatre grow in confidence, talent and performance skills.

C.S.T.D. EXAMINATION RESULTS – TAP/MODERN JAZZ/CONTEMPORARY/BALLET/THEATRICAL

RRSD students were extremely successful, gaining outstanding results in their C.S.T.D. Tap, Modern Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet and Theatrical Examinations. Congratulations to Miss Kelly Gray and Miss Breannah Hodgon on successfully attaining their Students Teachers Certificates in Modern Jazz and Tap.

A special mention to Annabelle Morgan, Miss Courtney Morgan and Kelly Gray on being the first dancers in the world to enter and perform the Jason Winters Contemporary Level 5 Syllabi. All performers were extremely successful, receiving Honour Plus (95-100%) for their outstanding performances and choreography skills.

C.S.T.D. Tap – 90% of student received Honours Plus, Honours and Highly Commended and 100% passing their Tap examinations.

C.S.T.D Modern Jazz – 95% of students received Honours Plus, Honours and Highly Commended and 100% passing their Modern Jazz examinations.

C.S.T.D. Jason Winters Contemporary – 90% of student received Honours Plus, Honours and Highly Commended and 100% passing their Contemporary examinations.

C.S.T.D. Classical Ballet – 100% of Major Classical students receiving Honours Plus, Honours and Highly Commended in their Major Examinations.

C.S.T.D Theatrical – outstanding results with 100% of Theatrical students receiving Honours Plus, Honours.

R.A.D. EXAMINATION RESULTS – CLASSICAL BALLET

Congratulations to all RAD Graded and Vocational Graded Ballet Examination students for their hard work and dedication, working towards their RAD Examinations. Results of an excellent standard were achieved.

MACKAY EISTEDDFOD GROUP RESULTS (Adjudicator – Mrs Summer Till)

Many students competed in the 2017 Mackay Eisteddfod receiving well deserved placings in Solos, Duos, Trios and Groups.

10 Years and Under Novelty Group  –  1st Place
19 Years and Under National Group –  1st Place
19 Years and Under Classical Group   – 2nd Place
19 Years and Under Contemporary Group –  2nd Place
19 years and Under Song and Dance Group –  2nd Place
12 Years and Under Modern Group –  3rd Place
14 Years and Under Modern Group –  3rd Place
19 years and Under Tap Group  – 3rd Place
Mature and Motivated Group –  3rd Place
Musical Theatre Group –  3rd Place
10 Years and Under Classical Group – HC
14 Year and Under Tap group – HC
14 Years and Under Cabaret Group – HC
Grade 12 Mime Group – HC

Message from the RRSD Teachers!  

We would like to first congratulate all of our students who competed in the Mackay Eisteddfod. Your dedication, team work, and effort is commendable. We, as teachers, are very proud of your achievements and fantastic results. It is extremely rewarding to see you smiling and having an awesome time up on stage! Congratulations!
Secondly we would like to thank all of our RRSD families for their ongoing support and cooperation throughout this super busy time of the year! We hope you enjoyed watching your dancers shine and sparkle on stage!
We extend our thanks to our awesome “prop crew” who worked endless hours in the holidays to make sure our props looked amazing and professional on the stage! Without your help, our dreams and visions would not be fulfilled. We cannot thank you enough!
We are extremely appreciative of everyone’s support and cooperation!