Photos: Drewitz dancers receive Canadian Dance Teachers’ examination results

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. 

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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 examinations:

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.


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