Sharon Saunders Dancers were finalists in the READY SET DANCE Awards at their Conference in Sydney on the weekend.
They were thrilled to be finalists in 3 Awards chosen from over 200 Dance Studios throughout Australia & New Zealand.
READY SET DANCE Regional Studio of the year
READY SET BALLET Studio of the year
READY SET BALLET Teacher of the year (Hannah McBain)
They didn’t win any of their categories but Principal, Sharon Saunders was announced the recipient of the Gold Twirl Award which was a people’s choice award chosen by her colleagues. READY SET DANCE is a pre school dance program. Their aim is to get preschoolers moving and focuses on the 3 C’s- Coordination, Creativity & Confidence.
Photo: Sharon Saunders with ‘Freeze’ & ‘Twirl’ from Nick Jnr. TV show READY SET DANCE.
Preschooler to READY SET BALLET Teacher of the year finalist!
Hannah McBain was 2 days old when she first attended her big sister Ashlea’s dance concert!
When Hannah was old enough, it was her turn to start dancing. 17 years later Hannah has been announced a national finalist for READY SET BALLET Teacher of the year which will be announced this Sunday in Sydney.
Each week Hannah inspires preschool boys & girls and helps build their independence.
Sharon Saunders Dancers Founder/Principal Sharon Saunders says “Hannah is loved by all, she is kind, caring and always has an infectious smile.” “To see her & other students grow from a preschooler to a confident young adult is a gift I will never take for granted.”
The past 2 years Hannah has been delivering the Ready Set Dance program, an Australian/New Zealand structured and creative dance program for pre-schoolers. In the words of Emily, a parent of one of Hannah’s students “If I could bottle Hannah up in a jar and pass on to every single person who wants to dance……. That would be the best gift.”
Sharon Saunders Dancers are thrilled to be finalists in 2 other National Awards.
READY SET DANCE Regional Studio of the year & READY SET BALLET Studio of the year.
Andy Banks Photography attends all classes for Photo Week. It's an exciting time to see our concert start to come to life with new costumes!
AUSTRALIAN TEACHERS OF DANCING Examiner Mrs. Penny Butler with our National Character exam candidates at the end of our 2019 Exam day.
Our students are taught using the ATOD System of training and have the option to sit exams each year.
READY SET PARTY!
Thankyou to everyone who came along to our first ever Preschool concert yesterday,
READY SET PARTY! We had lots of very proud dancers, teachers and parents! Children as young as 2 years of age performed at JB Osborne Theatre.
You were a truly wonderful audience, we hope we filled your morning with laughter, pride & joy! We are very proud of the children who all behaved beautifully. We hope they enjoyed their morning, even if they were a little shy this time and sat in the audience and watched with their family. Massive thanks to Hannah, Julia, Alyce, Damien, Sheryll, our DanceStep helpers Ali, Sasha, Taylah, Olivia and of course our guest performers who all brought the show together as a team.
SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY