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:
“Nice musicality shown by all the girls”
“Creative partner section”
“Very good team of dancers”
“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.
Mrs Brooke Hughes – Dance Teacher