Mon Aug 31st, 2020
Bon Voyage Alicia!
Our stunning Full-time student Alicia Vaseo (17) has just arrived in the Netherlands to begin a Bachelor of Dance at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.
We are so proud of Alicia and wish her a huge Toi Toi Toi for this next part of her dance journey - we will miss Alicia's gorgeous smile at the studio, but know she is going to do amazing things in Europe!
Alicia joined our academy in 2016, and we have had the pleasure of seeing her transform herself into the amazing young dancer she is today - we look forward to following her next steps overseas xxx ... See MoreSee Less
❤️❤️❤️all the best lovely
Shine Alicia xx
Thank you Amanda Bollinger and your beautiful teachers and family for nourishing Alicia in your studio for all these years. Thank you for always making her feel so welcome and loved. For bringing so much passion to your work and showing to your students that everything is possible. For teaching them to follow their dreams. For making your studio their home and encouraging them to be one large family caring for and supporting each other. For going far beyond expected to do the best for your students. For teaching Alicia the skills she will carry with her for life. She is very excited starting her new journey and we all look forward to see her continue dancing and achieving her dreams. And a vary special thank you to Stephan Bollinger for all of the amazing photos and videos that we will always treasure 💖💕💖
Enjoy Darling! You are amazing! 😘💕
Beautiful dancer on the inside and out! Best wishes Alicia 😊
Good luck and best wishes Alicia 🤗❣️🙏
All the very best Alicia xx
All the very best Alicia 😘😘
Your passion and drive will take you far Alicia. Sending so much positive energy your way. Poppi will love knowing you're close by. X😘💗
Have the time of your life Alicia ⭐️
Stunning Alicia Vaseo Toi Toi girl! Fly high 💓💓💓
Congratulations! All the best wishes🧚♀️
So exciting to watch the next part of Alicia's journey xx
Sun Aug 23rd, 2020
Bon Voyage Poppi!
Our beautiful Full-time student Poppi Eccleston (16) has just stepped off a plane in Amsterdam to take up a scholarship at the Dutch National Ballet Academy.
Poppi received a scholarship for the Bachelor Program at this prestigious institution after competing at the Prix de Lausanne competition in Switzerland in February 2020.
We have loved having Poppi at ABDA for the past 3 years - she has inspired so many with her dedication, artistry, superb technique and loving manner.. we will miss her dearly, but are so proud of her and can't wait to hear all about her new adventures in Amsterdam.
Toi Toi Toi Poppi!!
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Super! Congratulations Poppi ❣
That’s amazing 🌟🌟 well done xx
Well done Poppi - enjoy 🌻❤️
Well done Poppi. I watched you at the Prix and you were a stand out!!! Have the best time.
Congrats Poppi 💐
Enjoy Pop! Beautiful photos Stephan!
All the best Poppi 🌟
I love how the little ones look up to the older ones
Fri Aug 21st, 2020
Ballet Conservatoire Examinations 2020
We are so enormously proud of our 60 students who sat their ballet examinations this week! The countless hours of work in the studio and 12 weeks of dedicated training at home has definitely shown - you were all so well prepared and ready for your exam!
Thank you so much to our wonderful teachers, and to the parents for your ongoing support for your children ❤️
And a huge thank you to our beautiful full-time students and graduates who spent 3 days helping with hair, warm-up, stitching ballet ribbons, pinning numbers, playing music - we couldn't have done it without you! 😘
We are very grateful that our students were able to sit the 2020 examinations in Live Online sessions with the wonderful examiner and founder of the BC syllabus: Ms Christine Walsh.
Congratulations to all!
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Gorgeous students! Well done to everyone xx
Congratulations. Your girls look so lovely...😍
Sat Aug 15th, 2020
We are super proud of our graduate Ruby Cross (17) who has successfully completed the 1st year of Upper School at the Royal Ballet School in London with an Artistic Prize for Progress and Endeavour!
A wonderful achievement for an amazing young dancer - definitely one to watch 🌟❤️
We look forward to continue following Ruby's journey in London and wish her all the best for an amazing 2nd year! ... See MoreSee Less
Fantastic! And Congratulations Ruby! ⚘⚘⚘
Congratulations Ruby. Fabulous years work 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️
Well Done Beautiful Ruby 🤩👏🎉❤️
Fabulous news congratulations Ruby ❤️
Congratulations, Beautiful Ruby! 💕
Well done beautiful ruby 💕💕
Darling Ruby so proud of you girl ❤️❤️❤️
Wow! Such a wonderful achievement. Well done Ruby. X💗
Tue Aug 11th, 2020
We are so proud of our beautiful Full-time student, Alicia Vaseo (17), who has been accepted into the Bachelor Program of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Netherlands!
Alicia has been training at ABDA since 2016, and we have loved watching her develop into the amazing young dancer she is today. We look forward to following Alicia's journey from here, and are very excited for what the future holds for her 🌟
Photos by Stephan Bollinger and Move Photography ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations Alicia - well deserved xxxx
Congratulations Alicia 😀👏🏼
Stunning! Congratulations Alicia ⚘⚘⚘
Congratulations beautiful Alicia xx
Fantastic news and well deserved xx
Thank you so so much Miss Amanda! I truly can’t describe how grateful I am for your amazing training, all your support over the years, being like a second mum to me and for helping me to become the dancer I am today! I can’t imagine where I’d be without you and everyone at abda ❤️❤️❤️
Beautiful gorgeous soul, fly high darling girl 💕💕💕
Congrats Alicia ⭐️⭐️
Congratulations Alicia x
Congrats gorgeous girl .... so happy for you xo
Tue Jul 28th, 2020
Examination Workshop 2020
Over 60 of our beautiful ballet students , took part in our annual examination workshop over the June/July holidays, in preparation for their upcoming Ballet Conservatoire and International Character Dance examinations.
We were all very excited to be back in the studio for this event, and begin to polish the exam work.
A huge thank you to our teachers Ariane Murray, Riannon McLean and Layla Burgess, who taught during the two weeks.
And thank you to the students for working so hard!
The parents (at home on Zoom) and students were also treated to some very special solo performances from some of our seniors/graduates during the final display - thank you Nae, Poppi, Ainsley, Devon and Haylee! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for such a great experience for my girls, they really loved it 💙
Tue Jul 21st, 2020
Sunshine Coast Eisteddfod solos!
Two of our students were thrilled to perform their solos a few weeks ago at the Sunshine Coast Eisteddfod 2020.
Although very different to any other eisteddfod we have experienced (no audience, but a viewing room, and in a studio, not on stage), we were so grateful to the committee for giving the competitors the chance to dance.
Congratulations to Emma Kennedy and Yve-Noelle Bollinger for dancing so well and embracing the out-of-the ordinary event!
Yve-Noelle received the following places:
Classical Solo 10 yrs - 2nd place
Demi-Character Solo 10 yrs - 2nd place
National Solo 10 yrs - 1st place
Contemporary Solo 10 yrs - 3rd place
Lyrical Solo 10 yrs - Highly Commended
Although Emma didn't place in her 11 years solos, we are SO proud of how she danced, and the progress she has made in her performance skills.
We look forward to one or two other Eisteddfods coming up in September - fingers crossed they go ahead! ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations girls - well done! 👍
Congratulations girls! 💜
Congratulations gorgeous girls xx
Well done girls xx
A hearty congratulations to both of you🎉 👏and A special congratulations to Vye-Noelle💕💕 love Uncle Wayne and Megan
Congratulations You must be proud of you students doing so well
Congratulations! Wonderful- beautiful girls,
Sun Jun 21st, 2020
Highly recommended workshop hosted by our beautiful teachers Miss Layla and Miss Amy 😊Exciting news Elite Technique will be holding its first ever Workshop!! Amy Donnelly will be joining us live on Zoom to talk about understand dance injuries.
Amy Donnelly is currently a 3rd year Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) student. She is also a dance teacher @amandabollinger.academy & @daniellesstudio. Her lifetime (from 3yrs) has been dedicated to dance. She was predominantly classically trained at ABDA until she was 17, competing in Eisteddfods and completing ACB exams, which then led her to full time contemporary dance in Canada, where she also danced professionally. Her passion is to contribute to merging dance, science and Physiotherapy for improved dancer care. In this workshop we will discuss common dance injuries, how dancers can get the most out of physio and strategies to minimise risk of dance injuries.
This is a must for all dancers!! Join us on the 28th of June at 10am. Cost is $15 and the workshop will be held on Zoom. 🤍🤍🤍 #workshop #dancers #elitetechnique ... See MoreSee Less
How lucky for students doing this workshop .Best wishes
So looking forward to this! 💓
Thank you for sharing Amanda! I’m so excited ⭐️ Xx
Sat Jun 13th, 2020
With a maximum of 20 students/teachers now permitted in the studios, we are still “zooming” happily, but at the same time welcoming students in small groups back into two of our studios, to train face-to-face.
A lot of signage and sanitising stations are in place, to ensure the safety of our ballet family.
Thank you to all our students and parents who have shown such incredible support during these challenging times - we are super proud of what our students and teachers have achieved in the past 3 months!
#keepdancing #dancersneverstop ... See MoreSee Less
All the very best with your re opening! Great to see you are back in the studio and very organised as usual.
Wed Apr 29th, 2020
Welcome to Term 2!
Now in our sixth week of Online Classes, our students are going strong! We are so pleased that we are in the position to be able to continue offering our complete timetable of ballet, contemporary, jazz, conditioning, character and improvisation classes - and it is very rewarding to see how focused and enthusiastic our young dancers are, setting goals and working on their placement, strength and flexibility in their home studios.
Over the weeks, we have welcomed many interstate and overseas students into our fold, from as far away as Florida. The strong support of our dance community, not only locally, but around the globe is remarkable.
It has also been both exciting and inspiring for our students to have many of the ABDA Alumni join our full-time classes, while they are home in isolation. Following strict social distancing rules, we also welcomed individual studio visits (as our demonstrator) from our graduates Ruby Cross (Royal Ballet School), Joshua Price (San Francisco Ballet) and Nae Kojima (Joffrey Studio Company, Chicago).
Although our students are all at home, the spirit and kinship between them is unmistakable - even through a screen!
In regards to additional External students: You are still welcome to join our classes, however, this must be with the permission of your current dance teacher. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Photo: Joshua Price and Nae Kojima ... See MoreSee Less
Omg so grown up! I didn’t recognise Josh and Nae 😊
How loverly to see you Josh and Nae best wishes for your futures and thank you for giving us a peek into your world while you are back home..Looking forward to seeing Ruby too 👏👏👏
So wonderful to see all the students online and so dedicated until they can all get back to the studio. x