Students from the Drewitz School of Dance in Estevan, under the direction of instructor Lorie-Gay Drewitz-Gallaway and assistant teacher Hunter Hildebrand, recently received their results from London.
The new Royal Academy of Dance marking system 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 that 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 grades primary to eight and fall and vocational exams.
This spring’s examiner was Anuschka Roes from Toronto. She is also head of teacher training at The National Ballet of Canada.
Recently received results are as follows:
Silver Gardiner, Keira Kessler, Gabriela Moreno-Acosta, Ella Smyth and Natalie Currie received a distinction mark in the primary grade. Isabella Culham, Samantha Unite, Madison Zukewich, Tyler Zabel, Rowan Grimes, Sofia Carritt, Kayleigh Reed, Avianna Sacapon, Paris Irwin and Everleigh Blanchette had a merit score.
In Grade 1, Alivia Waldegger, Ava Mann, Gabrielle Deitz, Ayesha Duran, Taylor Ellis, Sophia Deitz, Aubree Drabek, Elizabeth Harmsworth, Lyric Beaulieu, Brooklyn Penney, Summer Petersen, Iris Elson and Kennady Poole had a merit result.
Payton Sernick, Brooke Dzeryk, Ella Duke, Marin Burnett, Cana Marsh, Sydney Lainton, Summer Gardiner, Tegan Mosley and Kelsie Wilson had merit results in Grade 2.
Merit results in Grade 3 went to Josie Hurren, Sydney Ross, Paige Petersen, Makenzie Onrait, Peyton Irwin, Layla Kitz, Charlotte Waldegger, Scarlett Mercer, Lindy Trobert and Mercedes Irwin. Elliana Wiebe, Sienna Kuntz, Alexis Paton, Kaitlyn Skuce and Audie-Rae Richardson had pass results.
In Grade 4, Sophia Fleck, Lindsay Mack, Kerison Burnett, Tyann Babyak, Samantha Carritt, Ekko Sanguin, Katelyn Conquergood, Sadie Smith, Hailey Taylor, Rowyn Siever and Hunter McNabb earned merit results.
Jayla Memory, Brooklynn Sullivan, Halle Adams, Alecia Wiebe and Alyssa Saccary earned a merit score in Grade 5, while Bryanna Morrow and Iciss L’Heureux had a pass result.
Merit results went to Marley Nashiem, Kate Schmidt and Kylie Armstrong in Grade 6.
Elsie Alexander and Jersey Long had merit results for Grade 7, while Shayla Gill, Madison Hrywkiw, Emily Phillips and Codie Lemcke were pass scores.
In vocational exam results, Bryn Lamontagne, Jersey Long and Kailey Kowalchuk had a merit score in intermediate, while Madison Hrywkiw received a pass grade.
Elsie Alexander and Brielle Wakely had a merit score in advanced foundation.
Hunter Hildebrand completed her RAD Ballet Teaching Certification through the University Of Durham in London.