Dance In Performance Awards 2016

 

BALLET

Award for Outstanding Ballet Solo - awarded to a dancer showing the greatest potential in classical ballet.  Aimee Jones, “Waltz from Les Sylphides”, Victoria Academy of Ballet

Spirit of Dance Trophy (group) - awarded to a ballet group of any age showing the greatest joy in performance. “Homage”, Pacific Dance Centre

Spirit of Dance Trophy (solo) - awarded to a ballet soloist of any age showing the greatest joy in performance.  Mya Goodmanson, “Dreamscape”, Pacific Dance Centre

Wynne Shaw Trophy - awarded to the most expressive and musical ballet group at the junior or intermediate level, demonstrating a strong ballet technique. This could include demi-character, character or interpretive dance. “Madeline”, Pacific Dance Centre

Patricia Taylor Trophy - awarded to a junior, intermediate or senior solo or group in ballet, demonstrating strong technique and outstanding artistry. “Valse Luminescents”, Victoria Academy of Ballet

Vivian Briggs Ballet Trophy – awarded to a dancer of any age showing superb technique, musicality and pleasing presentation in Ballet. Mattea Cady, “Premier Pas”, Pacific Dance Centre

Toes ‘N’ Taps Gift Certificate – awarded to an outstanding performer in Ballet. Fiona O’Brian, “Valse d’ete”, Wendy Steen Mitchell Dance

Ellswear Gift Certificate – awarded to a young promising dancer in Ballet or Contemporary. Brenna Metzmeier, “Laurencia Variation”, Victoria Academy of Ballet

Young Adult Trophy for Ballet – for excellence in Ballet, 19 years and up. Kei Hirozane, “Lilac Fairy (The Sleeping Beauty)”, Victoria Academy of Ballet

Ballet Rose Bowl - awarded to the most outstanding presentation in ballet, at the junior, intermediate or senior level. “Degas Etudiants”, Victoria Academy of Ballet

 

CONTEMPORARY‚Ä®

Contemporary Dance Bowl donated by Wendy Vernon – awarded to an outstanding solo or group in contemporary dance, displaying a mastery of technique. “The Fire”, Pantuso Dance

DanceWorks Contemporary/Ballet Trophy - awarded to a dancer for mastery of modern technique supported by strong ballet technique. Akane Shimizu, “Pas si Simple”, Victoria Academy of Ballet

Contemporary Dance Trophy - awarded to the most expressive solo or group at the intermediate or senior level. “Benched”, Kathy Lang

Young Adult Trophy for Contemporary – for excellence in Contemporary, 19 years and up. “Spring 1”, Victoria Academy of Ballet

Contemporary Rose Bowl – awarded to the most outstanding presentation in Contemporary, at the junior, intermediate or senior level. “Holy Dread”, Victoria Academy of Ballet

 

TAP

Donna Wilkins Trophy - awarded to the most entertaining number in tap. “Capone”, Victoria Irish Dancers

Irene Jupp Plaque - awarded to a tap solo, duo, or trio of any age, displaying original choreography, creative use of music and expressing a pure love of dance. “On Top of the World”, Pantuso Dance

Toes ‘N’ Taps Gift Certificate – awarded to an outstanding performer in Tap. Maia Stothert, “Absolutely Me”, Pantuso Dance

Cash Award – donated by Mandy Niddrie – awarded to a dancer showing extraordinary technique and enormous potential. Logan Savard, “Buster Brown’s Laura”, Pantuso Dance

Tap Rose Bowl- awarded to the most outstanding presentation in tap, at the junior, intermediate or senior level. Logan Savard, “Buster Brown’s Laura”, Pantuso Dance

 

STAGE

Karen Clark Dance Studio Trophy - awarded to a jazz group, showing a collaborative effort with high energy. “Emergency”, Royal Bay Dance Academy

Excalibre Dance Entertainment Award - awarded to an entertaining presentation in jazz. “Too Original”, Spectrum Community School

Vivian Frances Briggs Trophy - awarded to a jazz group showing clean technique, musicality and a pleasing performance. “Fight Song”, Victoria Academy of Ballet

Betty Wilkinson Stage Award - awarded to a large jazz group, at the intermediate level, for an extraordinary performance with strong technique. “Brandenburg”, Spectrum Community School

Kathleen McCreesh Trophy – awarded to a soloist showing strong ballet technique and equal strength in jazz.  Alaysha Ringma, “Riverside”, Wendy Steen Mitchell Dance

Dancing Angel The Cindy Michell Memorial Trophy, Encouragement Award for Jazz. Awarded to a jazz performance 12 and up showing enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to their performance. Zoe McDougall, “Say You’ll Be There”, Pantuso Dance

Toes ‘N’ Taps Gift Certificate – awarded to an outstanding performer in Jazz. Logan Savard, “Keep Your Head Up”, Pantuso Dance

Ellswear Gift Certificate – awarded to a young promising dancer or young choreographer in Stage Dance. Amy Leclair, “Too Original”, Spectrum Community School

Allegro Performing Arts Street Dance Trophy - awarded to the most entertaining street dance solo or group, in the intermediate or senior category. Louie Johnnie, “King Louie”, Carlson’s School of Dance

Gossamer Award - awarded to the best-costumed solo or group in musical theatre. Well crafted, unique, showing originality and a correlation between costume and choreography.  “We’re A Couple of Swells”, Pantuso Dance

Stage Dance Rose Bowl - awarded to the most outstanding presentation in Stage Dance, at the junior, intermediate or senior level. “Janet”, Spectrum Community School

 

MASTER CLASS AWARDS

Awarded to students in the 2016 DanceWorks Master Classes showing good work ethic, a positive response to correction, and a passion for dance.

Cash Award, donated by the DanceWorks Endowment Fund – for Junior Jazz: Chloe Piwek, Royal Bay Dance Academy

Cash Award, donated by the DanceWorks Endowment Fund – for Senior Jazz: Tyler Chequer, Royal Bay Dance Academy

Toes ‘N’ Taps Gift Certificate – for Advanced Jazz: Lara Hamburg, Royal Bay Dance Academy

Canadian College of Performing Arts Scholarship – for Advanced Jazz: Talina Larsen-Lopez, Royal Bay Dance Academy

Ellswear Dance & Activewear Master Class Cash Award – for Junior Ballet: Savannah Cook, Pacific Dance Centre

Ellswear Dance & Activewear Master Class Cash Award – for Intermediate Ballet: Emily Spargo, Pacific Dance Centre

Toes ‘N’ Taps Gift Certificate – for Senior Ballet: Aimee Jones, Victoria Academy of Ballet

Gossamer Costume Design & Construction Master Class Cash Award – for Senior Ballet: Aimee Jones, Victoria Academy of Ballet

Ellswear Dance & Activewear Master Class Cash Award – for Intermediate Contemporary: Megan Wong, Victoria Academy of Ballet

Toes ‘N’ Taps Gift Certificate – for Senior Contemporary: Rachael Harper, Victoria Academy of Ballet

Cash Award, donated by the DanceWorks Endowment Fund – for Senior Contemporary: Rachael Harper, Victoria Academy of Ballet

 

RECOGNITION AWARDS

The Wendy Vernon Recognition Awards give dancers the opportunity to reach their highest potential by providing grants for dance related expenses. The cost of dance training can be a barrier to participation and advancement and can limit the choices for some dancers and their families. This year’s recipients will benefit from financial support to cover dance related costs.

Dancers are nominated by their studios in recognition of the dancer’s ability, determination, and desire to improve and expand their knowledge of dance.

The 2016 Recognition Award recipients are:

Ella Hoogewerf, Pacific Dance Centre

Mya Goodmanson, Pacific Dance Centre

Camille Lucas, Pantuso Dance

Megan Wright, Pantuso Dance

Abigail Bowering, Victoria Academy of Ballet

Jianna Neufeld, Victoria Academy of Ballet

Kaitlin Cranston, Wendy Steen Mitchell Dance

                       

           

                                   

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