Love to Dance Academy

Merritt BC

Dance Instruction by Lizette Nel and Vanessa van Rensburg
RAD and A.D.C Dance Company Registered Studio
- A Project of the Merritt Dance Society -

2017 Spanish-Flamenco Awards

The Love To Dance Academy would like to Congratulate our Spanish-Flamenco dancers on their exam results. 

Twenty-seven, students participated in the annual Spanish-Flamenco exams on February 25, 2017, under direction of dance instructor, Vanessa van Rensburg.

 Back:  Michelle Etchart, Alexia Clarke, Amy Manuel, Miranda Cavaliere, Triana Clarke, Chantalle Anderson, Barb Scapinello, Julia Dobson-Gill, Felize Omori.  Middle:  Nia Kuzio, Hannah Manuel, Peyton Rotvold, Megan Voigt, Reese Horsman.  Front:  Sadie Stewart, Elaina Pickering, Mikayla Manke, Sedona MacDonald, Danika Fader, Emmry Horsman, Kate van Rensburg.  Absent:  Danica Guichon, Ronnie Guichon, Alicia Rizzardo, Dani Kuzio, Alejandra Diez, Ayla Wall.

Back:  Michelle Etchart, Alexia Clarke, Amy Manuel, Miranda Cavaliere, Triana Clarke, Chantalle Anderson, Barb Scapinello, Julia Dobson-Gill, Felize Omori.  Middle:  Nia Kuzio, Hannah Manuel, Peyton Rotvold, Megan Voigt, Reese Horsman.  Front:  Sadie Stewart, Elaina Pickering, Mikayla Manke, Sedona MacDonald, Danika Fader, Emmry Horsman, Kate van Rensburg.  Absent:  Danica Guichon, Ronnie Guichon, Alicia Rizzardo, Dani Kuzio, Alejandra Diez, Ayla Wall.

Entries included:

Six "Spanish Stars" (ages 3 - 6):
Alejandra Diez, Sadie Stewart, Danika Fader, Kate van Rensburg, Emmry Horsman and Sedona MacDonald.

Five "Spanish Sparkles" (ages 6 - 9):
Ayla Wall, Alicia Rizzardo, Reese Horsman, Elaina Pickering and Mikayla Manke.

Four "Senior Beginner Level" (ages 9 - 12):
Hannah Manuel, Dani Kuzio, Ronnie Guichon and Triana Clarke.

Twelve "Level Two" (ages 9+):
Megan Voigt, Peyton Rotvold, Michelle Etchart, Barb Scapinello, Danica Guichon, Julia Dobson-Gill, Chantalle Anderson, Miranda Cavaliere, Alexia Clarke, Amy Manuel, Felize Omori and Nia Kuzio.

Our Awards Night, March 10, 2017, welcomed parents and dancers alike.  Performances by our Level 2 students were enjoyed by all.

Special Mentions at the Awards event included:
Judges choice:  Spanish Star - Danika Fader.
Judges choice:  Spanish Sparkles - Reese Horsman and Elaina Pickering.
Highest Score:  Senior Beginner Level - Triana Clarke
Highest Score:  Level 2 - Felize Omori

Youngest Student:  Kate van Rensburg
Bravest Student:  Barb Scapinello

 Vanessa van Rensburg with "youngest" student:  Kate van Rensburg and "bravest" student:  Barb Scapinello.

Vanessa van Rensburg with "youngest" student:  Kate van Rensburg and "bravest" student:  Barb Scapinello.

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