Dancers Shine at PE Eisteddfod

Oakhill is proud of all our dancers who took part in the recent Port Elizabeth Dance Eisteddfod. Annually, students from across the country are invited to compete in this highlight on the dancing calendar, and Oakhill learners certainly did both Oakhill and their respective dancing teachers proud.

Dina du Plessis_PE ChampsNadine du Plessis (Grade 7), a dancer with Carmen de Sousa’s School of Dance, won her age category and the significant title of Junior Ballet Champion. Carmen’s other students, Celyn Godfrey (Grade 1), Madison Starkey (Grade 2) and Zara Orsman (Grade 6) also danced superbly in the ballet sections, as did Lilian Cowie (Grade 7) from Sidwell Roman School of Ballet. Une van Zyl’s dancers, Erin Payton (Grade 6), Holly Battell (Grade 7) and Ashley Cairncross (Grade 7), participated in the modern and tap sections, obtaining excellent results.

Detailed results below:

Dina du Plessis
(Grade 7)
Carmen de Sousa’s School of Dance

Junior Ballet Champion

Classical
Demi-Character
National
Pointe Solo

Winner

Gold
Gold
Gold
Gold

Lillian Cowie
(Grade 7)
Sidwell Roman School of Dance
Solo ballet
Solo ballet
Solo ballet
Ballet quartet
Silver
Silver
Gold
Gold
Ashley Cairncross
(Grade 7)
Une’s Dance Studio
Modern contemporary trio Bronze
Holly Battell
(Grade 7)
Une’s Dance Studio
Tap Trio
Tap Trio
Silver
Silver
Erin Payton
(Grade 6)
Une’s Dance Studio
Tap Trio
Tap Trio
Silver
Silver
Zara Osman
(Grade 6)
Carmen de Sousa’s School of Dance
Classical
Matador
Silver
Silver
Madison Starkey
(Grade 2)
Carmen de Sousa’s School of Dance
Demi-Character
National
Group
Gold
Gold
Gold
Celyn Godfrey
(Grade 1)
Carmen de Sousa’s School of Dance
Classical
Demi-Character
National
Duet
Group
Gold
Gold
Gold
Gold
Gold

Celyn Godfrey and Lauren Barnard (X from KPS) and Carmen de Sousa Dina du Plessis

 



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