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 🌟
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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!
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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
Sun Apr 12th, 2020
The ABDA family wishes you all a very Happy Easter weekend!
Over 80 of our own students and dancers from interstate and overseas have been joining our live online training sessions over the Easter break. It is great to see all the happy faces – doing what they love!
#stayhome #staysafe #stayhealthy @ Gold Coast, Queensland ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Easter - will be so happy to see all your faces again 😄
Back at ya🐣🐇
Happy Easter 🐣
Mon Apr 6th, 2020
The New “Normal”…
Our first two weeks of online classes have been an exciting challenge for us all. All our students from Tiny Tots to Full-Timers have embraced it with a smile!
Thank you to our incredible dancers for your hard work and enthusiasm, and a big shout-out to the parents for creating such amazing dance spaces at home.
We love seeing all the happy faces each day!
Our classes continue throughout the Easter holidays, because Dancers Never Stop.
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Well done everyone you all look amazing.I miss seeing you all but we will all be together again in the near future .In the meantime keep up the good work for Miss Amanda and her teachers.Love Miss Lee xxx😍😀
Wed Mar 25th, 2020
Aren't they cute?
Here are a few impressions from our Primary and Prep. Level 1 students taking part in our live online classes. ... See MoreSee Less
The ironing board is the best! That’s what we’re travelling with. 😂
Very cute and some ingenious ballet barres I see !
What a bunch of cuties well done xx😀👏
This is adorable 😍 well done miss Amanda
Tue Mar 24th, 2020
Because Dancers Don't Stop!
All our classes are now streamed live online. ABDA students find the links to all available sessions in our members' area.
For interested students of other schools, who are currently not able to train, contact us by email email@example.com . Before contacting us, please talk to your dance teacher first and ask for their approval.
#stayhome #stayhealthy ... See MoreSee Less