The Classical Team was awarded 1st Place. 
Back L to R: Tamison Soppet, Mia Helps. 
Front L to R: Charlotte Maley, Mila Francis.

Outstanding Results By Ballet Dancers


The Ballet Academy of West Melton have just cause in congratulating the students who competed in the Christchurch Dance Competitions, during the recent school holidays.

“They had an incredible experience and performed their hearts out,” said Academy principal Melissa Jarman. “Our young ballet team won the Classical Team section with their technical proficiency and beautiful artistry.”

Special Awards:

Tamison Soppet (8yrs)

Most promising Classical Dancer U12 from the whole competition.

1: Classical Solo Open 8 & U10

1: Demi-Character 8 & U10

1: Barefoot 8 & U10

3: Lyrical 8 & U10.

(Tamison was also selected as just one of ten competitors for the Champion of Champions section out of all the dancers competing). “Such a huge honour,” Melissa added, “and she danced with grace and skill competing against others twice her age.”

Briar Jarman (5yrs)

Mst Appeal Classical Item U10

1: Demi-Character U 8

3: Song & Dance Under 12yrs

Laura Maley (7yrs)

Best Classical Tutu entire comp

2: Novice Classical Solo U8

3: Open Classical Solo U8

Fern Winikerei (7yrs)

1: Novice Classical Solo U8

1: Jazz U8

HC: Musical Theatre U12

Charlotte Maley (8yrs)

1: National Character 8 & U10

HC: Classical Solo 8 & U10

Mila Francis (8yrs)

2: Demi-Character 8 & U10

C: Classical Solo 8 & U10

Jorja Dann

HC: National Charact 12 & U14

Cat & Mice Trio

C: Duo/Trio Classical Any age.

“There was such a high standard of dancing at this very prestigious competition and we are so proud of all our gorgeous students who gave it their all. Well done and congratulations,” Melissa concluded.