We had a wonderful trip to Hong Kong in the holidays. We had 35 dancers perform in the Disneyland Parade, Avenue of the Stars and Ocean Park, along with lots of sightseeing, shopping and fun.
The students all performed incredibly well in very hot conditions. The response from the Hong Kong people was overwhelming and the whole trip was very successful.
Corey Herbert, a former student of Broadbent Dance Academy, willbe joining the Australian Ballet Company for performances in Brisbane for 2 weeks. Corey is currently completing her Level 8 course at the Australian Ballet School and this is a very exciting opportunity for her. We wish you all the very best Corey!
Stacey Floyd (Miss Stacey) has successfully auditioned for the Melbourne Storm Cheerleading Team. Stacey is a former student, and current teacher, of Broadbent Dance Academy and is currently completing a fulltime dance course at Spectrum. Look out for Miss Stacey at all Melbourne Storm home games. We are very proud of you Stace!
Sophie Sheppard, George Presnell and Tara Presnell are all participating in Project Y. This year’s thought-provoking show is based around the idea of having one day left on earth ‘What Would You Do’ will be performed from March 8 – 10. For ticket details and more information please see the poster in the hall. Congratulations guys, the time you have dedicated to rehearsals and performance is amazing and your passion for dance and performance is so clear to see.
On 23rd September 2011, 52 of our students travelled to Los Angeles for a whirlwind 8 night tour. The dancers were fortunate enough to perform their half hour show at prestigious venues including Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure Park, Universal Studios, and on Hollywood Boulevard outside the Kodak Theatre complex. The very first performance was the Disneyland parade where, after an audition process, our dancers were chosen to lead. The dancers also participated in classes at The Edge Performing Arts in Los Angeles and were taught by some of Disney’s best choreographers and performers at Disney Performing Arts.
Outside of the dancing, everyone was kept busy with the many trips and tours included. They were lucky enough to have breakfast at ‘Goofy’s Kitchen’ and a farewell dinner at the ‘Rainforest Cafe’, tour through Universal Studios and Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, shop at Ontario Mills outlet mall, attend an Anaheim Angels Baseball Game, tour around Hollywood and Santa Monica Beach and going on the rides at Disneyland, California Adventure Park and Universal Studios. There were nightly fireworks and light shows which were absolutely breath taking.
This trip would not have been possible without the support of parents and we had many of them travelling with us. We had 42 family members there to support the dancers at every performance and cheer them along all the way through. We were so happy to be able to offer this amazing experience to our students and would like to take this opportunity to tell them how proud we are of all their hard work and effort over the last twelve months. We have been amazed by their dedication and commitment and they should be commended for this.
We would also like to make mention of our sponsors, without whom we would not have been able to put on the show we did. A huge thank you goes to the following companies Datalogic Automation, Kebles P/L, Ray White Dingley Village, Bendigo Bank Dingley Village, Bakers Delight Dingley Village and Allscreen Printing.
In December 2007 some of our students travelled over to Singapore to attend a dance camp. The camp involved taking classes in many different styles as well as performing in a performance concert at the end of the week. The concert will showcased routines that we took over as well as work the students learnt throughout the week. The trip also incorporated some sightseeing and shopping.