As Principal and Director of the RRSD I am thrilled to be the dance school chosen to represent Queensland, Australia at this prestigious dance convention, together with representatives from each of the 50 United States and 27 countries from around the world. Students participate in classes, workshops and International Performance Boards showcasing all genres , including lyrical, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre , Hip Hop and Ballet. The highlight of the week is a group performance on stage at Disneyland , California.
Teachers and students gather to create, laugh , learn and sweat side by side while communicating through a shared love of the arts. Students participate in classes, workshops and International Performance Boards showcasing all genres , including lyrical, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre , Hip Hop and Ballet. The highlight of the week is a group performance on stage at Disneyland , California.
This truly is an amazing experience for students to work with some of the world’s top choreographers and professional dancers and also prepares them for real life experiences . The students learn and grow so much that you can actually see the changes in them by the end of the week. 2016 was the 6th time RRSD represented Queensland, Australia at the prestigious event.
Dance Excellence Founder, Annie McQuitty, puts great emphasis on arts education and the sharing of cultures between international dance communities, setting this event apart from every other dance convention and competition throughout the world. Dance Excellence participants are also treated to a Broadway show and a live dance performance by the world’s top dance professionals.
Dance Excellence is an invite event only for studios all over the world selected primarily in honour of their dedication to dance, performance and arts education. Roby Rogers School of Dancing is Queensland’s only representative invited to represent our state. This fantastic festival is title “The Global Event of the Year” inviting artist from over 5 continents and 27 countries. The festival hosts the most prestigious workshops, classes, performances and not to mention the sites .. Disneyland, Professional Theatre’s in Hollywood, the Pacific Ocean and More!
The festival is hosted in the Entertainment Capital of the World – Los Angeles, California USA.
2016 Dance Excellence Reflection
On Easter Sunday 2016, our team of Dance Excellence dancers, parents and supporters, excitedly waited at the Mackay Airport, ready to embark on our journey to Los Angeles, Califonia to attend the international Dance festival, Dance Excellence 2016. This year was the fifth time Roby Rogers School of Dancing has represented Queensland Australia at this prestigious, invite only, event. We had an awesome team of 75 people who represents our Country, State and school, largest team yet. The dance festival brings together dancers and teachers from 45 countries around the world with a focus on arts education and the sharing of cultures between international dance communities. Students participated in workshops and master classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, African, musical theatre and vocal. Classes were held in huge ballrooms with 200-plus students in each class, led by some of the world’s best choreographers and professional dancers. Teams also participate in competition Performance Boards in tap, jazz and contemporary dance styles. Highlights of the week include a group performance in the Fantasyland Theatre at Disneyland and a formal black-tie gala dinner on the final evening. Dance Excellence truly is an experience of a lifetime. All students who attend are completely immersed in the dance and performing world for the entire week and come away with more confidence, greatly improved dance skills and a deeper passion for dance.
Prior to our departure families attending Dance Excellence tirelessly fundraised for their students to be able to attend this amazing week of dance. We had much support from local businesses, community members and families within Roby Rogers School of Dancing which we thank you for.
Roby Rogers School of Dancing look forward to more adventures to Dance Excellence in the future and look forward to sharing this amazing opportunity with our future dancers and families.