The NSW Classical Ballet Awards were held on Sunday 15th Oct in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.
There were 23 competitors in the 9 – 11 year age group. 1st Place went to Emma Gavan, 2nd Place went to Meri Tinkler-Smith and 3rd Place went to Isla Clark.
We had a further 30 competitors in 12 – 14 year group. Amber Alston was in 1st Place, 2nd Place went to Jenna Daly and 3rd Place went to Amber Mitchell-Knight.
We would like to express our thanks and appreciation to former Principal Artiste of the Australian Ballet, Vicki Attard, for being our adjudicator and guest teacher. You can find further details about both Vicki and her pointe technique books and DVD’s on her website .We would also like to give a big thank you to our event sponsor: MDM Dance Shoes who provided gift vouchers for the awards. .
The AICD International Ballet Awards for Students aged 15-21 years will be held at the Westminster School in Adelaide on the weekend of the 14th and 15th October 2017. The Premier Award will be $10,000 with Second and Third receiving awards of $3,000 and $2,000 respectively. The Closure Date for Entries has been extended to the 5th September 2017.
For some time, the AICD has had a video channel on YouTube. Historically that has been seldom used, however, that is about to change. Recently we have added two new videos to our video channel – AICDBallet. To get to our channel, follow the following link.
The two new videos are:
The Promotional Video for the International Awards 2017.
The Dance Train Magazine video of the Houston Ballet Academy Scholarship 2016 with perspectives on dance provided by Shelly Power.