Students from the Drewitz School of Dance in Estevan, under the direction of Lorie-Gay Drewitz-Gallaway, recently received their ballet exam results from London.
The Royal Academy of Dance curriculum has been implemented in professional dance studios worldwide. The marking system and medals are awarded for each grade in bronze (pass), silver (merit) and gold (distinction).
With ballet being the fundamental discipline in dance, children are encouraged to participate in examinations, which are an individual goal for them.
Students are strategically marked in all specified areas: technique, posture, musicality, presentation and character, and their dances are now graded.
The standard required to pass is worldwide throughout all countries.
Examinations for this session were for students in the primary grade to Grade 8, and fall and vocational exams.
The examiner was Terry Gratner from Nanaimo, B.C. Results are as follows:
In the primary grade, Julie Berg, Aubree Drabek, Alivia Waldegger, Ava Mann and Aliza Pulvermacher received distinction results. Allie Lainton, Taylor Ellis, Brooklyn Penney, Elizabeth Harmsworth, Coco Mercer, Morgan Hase, Sophia Deitz, Gabrielle Deitz, Aspen Mayuk, Summer Petersen, Lyric Beaulieu, Kennady Poole, Avery Talsma and Sophia Heidinger-Fornwald earned merit.
Marin Burnett earned distinction in Grade 1. Sierra Mantei, Summer Gardiner, Sierra Burback, Rylee Johnston, Kelsie Wilson, Kynnadi Smith, Naveah Lang, Kathryn Orlowski-Lever, Rayne Duff and Kadence Grimes were merit recipients.
In Grade 2, merit awards went to Charlotte Waldegger, Layla Kitz, Makenzie Onrait, Paige Petersen, Sydney Ross, Josie Hurren, Peyton Irwin, Lindy Trobert, Kaitlyn Skuce, Alexis Paton, Audie-Rae Richardson and Elliana Wiebe.
Lindsay Mack and Sophia Fleck earned a distinction in Grade 3. Merit results went to Tyann Babyak, Kerison Burnett, Samantha Carritt, Sadie Smith, Ekko Sanguin, Hailey Taylor, Annelise Renauld and Rowyn Siever.
In Grade 4, merit honours went to Jayla Memory, Halle Adams, Bryanna Morrow, Alecia Wiebe, Iciss L’Heureux, Brooklynn Ruzicka and Alyssa Saccary.
Marley Nashiem, Randi Milbrandt, Ariadne Nagel, Kate Schmidt and Kylie Armstrong had merit results for Grade 5.
In Grade 6, Jersey Long had a distinction, while Shayla Gill, Kelsey Kowalchuk, Jenna Fleck, Codie Lemcke and Madison Hrywkiw were merit.
Grade 8 distinction recognitions went to Bryn Lamontagne and Kailey Kowalchuk, while merit went to Brielle Wakely and Colesey Goetz.
In Royal Academy of Dance vocational exam results, Elsie Alexander earned a distinction in intermediate, and Shayla Gill and Brielle Wakely were merit. Reese Handley was a merit in Advanced 2.