We like to recognize and reward our students and staff who put in that extra effort to excel in their field of dance. Below you will find some of the most recent recipients of awards from both inside the studio and from various performances and festivals. If you see some of these people around the studio be sure to congratulate them for their tremendous achievements.
Hardest Working – India Arden
Dance is my life. I started when i was two, and ever since then I have developed a great passion for it. Hip hop is my favourite style, I love the energy that it takes. Last year I really felt that I should work harder and really improve. The dance studio is my happy place, whenever I feel down, dance always makes me feel better. The friendships that i have made at the studio are amazing. Everyone is so supportive of each other and you can just feel the love. I don’t think I will ever stop dancing even after I graduate. I am so happy that I found something that I love and I am never going to quit!
The Nina Pavlova Ballet Award – Emma Sande
Emma Sande was the 2016 recipient of The Nina Pavlova Ballet Award for achieving the highest mark on a ballet exam. Emma is 12 years old and has been dancing since she was 4, loving every minute of it. She loves all types of dance, her favorites being tap and lyrical. Emma is a hard working dancer and never gives up til she has done her very best. She is grateful to be a part of the Van Dance family and enjoys dancing with all of her friends. When not at the studio Emma enjoys baking, spending time with friends and family and shopping. She is also looking forward to be student teaching the Tiny Tots this year with Miss Claire, because they are ‘adorable’. Emma will do 2 solos and 1 duo this year and is so excited for the 2016-2017 dance season.
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