Students from the Drewitz School Of Dance, under the direction of Lorie-Gay Drewitz-Gallaway and her assistant teacher Hunter Hildebrand, were recently tested in tap exams, ballet and jazz badges and medal tests.
The results were received earlier this month.
The Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association (CDTA) examinations is a professional dance syllabus taught by certified teachers across Canada. Children are examined in presentation, musicality and strong technical criteria.
Exams took place from Jan 21-23. The examiner for ballet was Paulette Puetz from Humboldt, and the tap and jazz examiner was Jacquie Huck from Regina.
Results were as follows:
Tap badges, medals and exams:
Grade 1 CDTA Tap Examination:
Honours - Sophia Fleck, Brooke Dzeryk and Peyton Irwin;
Highly Commended - Sydney Lainton, Mercedes Irwin, Rowyn Siever, Elliana Wiebe;
Commended - Rya Strilaeff and Scarlett Mercer.
Preliminary Tap Badge:
Successful – Sofia Carritt, Harper Eskra, Ivy Eskra, Justine Garrow, Myah-James Kallis, Chloe Marsh and Paige Van Ry Broek.
Pre- Bronze Tap Medal:
Honours – Cana Marsh, Gabrielle Deitz, Payton Sernick and Sierra Mantei;
Highly Commended – Ava Mann, Kadence Grimes and Sophia Deitz;
Commended – Kennady Poole and Aubree Drabek.
Silver Tap Medal:
Highly Commended – Halle Adams, Hunter McNabb, Samantha Carritt and Sadie Smith;
Commended - Ekko Sanguin and Brooklynn Sullivan;
Pass Plus - Alyssa Saccary.
Jazz badges and medals:
Preliminary Jazz Badge:
Successful – Autumn Bachorcik, Sofia Carritt, Isabella Culham, Natalie Currie, Silver Gardiner, Rowan Grimes, Grace Hall, Paris Irwin, Myah-James Kallis, Keira Kessler, Mollie Kingdon, Avianna Mendoza, Alice Mowchenko, Kayleigh Reed, Zelie Roy-Cennon, Ella Smyth, Delaney Tamblyn, Charlie Walsh, Madison Zukewich and Nate Wilhelm.
Pre- Bronze Jazz Medal:
Honours - Sophia Deitz and Gabrielle Deitz;
Highly Commended - Ava Mann, Taylor Ellis, Aubree Drabek and Sierra Mantei;
Commended - Kennady Poole, Gaby Ruf, Summer Petersen and Brooklyn Penney.
Silver Jazz Medal:
Highly Commended - Jayla Memory.
Gold Jazz Medal:
Highly Commended - Madison Hrywkiw.
Ballet badges and enrichments:
Preliminary Ballet Badge:
Successful – Elizabeth Culham, Sofia Erana-Schmegelsky, Harper Eskra, Ivy Eskra, Justine Garrow, Aria House, Desiree Krahn, Lexey Lievaart, Ellise Mayuk, Paige Van Ry Broek, Emma Salkeld, Lilee Van Sickle and Anna Beatty.
Grade 3 Ballet Enrichment:
Honours - Ekko Sanguin, Sophia Fleck, Kerison Burnett and Sadie Smith;
Highly Commended – Samantha Carritt and Hunter McNabb;
Commended – Tyann Babyak, Rowyn Siever, Lindsay Mack and Hailey Taylor.