Sydney Dance Eisteddfod

On Saturday 26th July the Caroline Chisholm Dance Company competed in the prestigious Sydney Eisteddfod at the University of New South Wales. The girls in the Contemporary troupe have been rehearsing some lunch times and every Friday after school since the beginning of Term 2 and the Hip Hop girls have given up most recess and lunch times to work on their dance, as well as a full day in the school holidays, in the lead up to this competition. The students presented our College well on the day, on stage and off. I would like to thank my prac student from Term 2 Alara Cassells-Forward for helping out on the day.

The Sydney Eisteddfod is an enormous competition with over 40 schools in each section. The Caroline Chisholm Dance Company didn’t place in either section but received some very positive and constructive feedback from the adjudicator including:

Contemporary
“Nice musicality shown by all the girls”
“Creative partner section”
“Very good team of dancers”

Hip Hop
“Good variation of choreography”
“Excellent musicality, you all danced very well together”
“Entertaining and well-executed”

A special mention should be given to the Year 11 Dance students who helped choreograph and run rehearsals for the Hip Hop troupe, especially
Tysha Parashko, Courtney Hooper and Emily Gilmore.

Contemporary Dancers
Isabella Attard
Renee Taylor
Breah Sands
Sonia Grabez
Ashleigh Macerola
Brooke Hoban
Erika Palagyi
Emma Parish
Phoebe Burgin
Leslie Buadromo
Lily Danby
Keeley McCahon
Tara Lawson
Racquel Holmes
Emily Baxter
Gabriella Mulock
Brooke Hinchcliffe
Jennifer Neilson
Courtney Hooper
Caitlin Bailey
Emily Gilmore
Jennifer McDonald
Michaela Clarke

Hip Hop
Maria Blears
Kaitlin Patterson
Leslie Buadromo
Keeley McCahon
Angela Sciacchitano
Yasmin Egan
Skylah White
Courtney Hooper
Emily Gilmore
Tysha Parashko
Breanna Stewart
Tayla Hui

Mrs Brooke Hughes – Dance Teacher