Drewitz students received CDTA examination results

Students from the Drewitz School of Dance under the direction of Lorie-Gay Drewitz-Gallaway and her assistant teacher Hunter Hildebrand have had an amazing fall with running full classes right up to Christmas break and also with two sets of examinations.

Students were examined in tap, jazz and ballet exams, badges and medal tests.

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They recently received the Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association (CDTA) fall results and are still waiting for Highland from Scotland.

The CDTA examinations is a professional dance syllabus taught by certified teachers across Canada. Children and examined in presentation, musicality and strong technical criteria.

Exams took place Nov. 24 and 25 via Zoom as well as in studio before the new health restrictions came into place. Examiner was Jacquie Huck from Regina and Paulette Puetz from Humboldt.

Recently received results were as follows.

Tap badges and medals.  

Preliminary tap badge: 

  • Successful –Rowan Grimes, Grace Hall, Keira Kessler, Kayleigh Reed, Zelie Roy-Cennon, Ella Smyth, Delaney Tamblyn and Nate Wilhem.
  • Bronze tap medal: 
  • Highly commended – Halle Adams;
  • Commended – Bryanna Morrow;
  • Pass Plus – Brooklynn Sullivan.

Jazz badges and medals.

Pre-bronze jazz medal:

  • Honours – Payton Sernick;
  • Highly Commended – Brooke Dzeryk, Summer Gardiner;
  • Commended – Marin Burnett, Sydney Lainton, Rylee Johnston, Tegan Mosley, McKenna Sullivan, Elliana Wiebe and Kelsie Wilson;
  • Pass plus – Tenaya Empey and Alexis Paton.

Bronze jazz medal:

  • Honours – Paige Petersen;
  • Highly Commended – Sophia Fleck, Peyton Irwin, Layla Kitz and Sydney Ross;
  • Commended – Aurora McCutcheon and Rowyn Siever;
  • Pass plus – Audie-Rae Richardson.

Silver jazz medal:

  • Highly commended – Sadie Smith, Halle Adams, Katelyn Conquergood, Hunter McNabb, Ariadne Nagel and Marley Nashiem;
  • Commended – Samantha Carritt, Bryanna Morrow, Maya Sands, Kate Schmidt and Hailey Taylor;
  • Pass plus – Brooklynn Sullivan and Alyssa Saccary.

Gold jazz medal: 

  • Honours – Elsie Alexander;
  • Highly commended - Emily Phillips and Jersey Long;
  • Commended - Shayna Fichter, Shayla Gill and Codie Lemcke.

In ballet Grade 3 examination Brielle Wakely received honours.

“Congratulations to all!” said Drewitz-Gallaway.

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