International Day Of Friendship

"Our world faces many challenges, crises and forces of division — such as poverty, violence, and human rights abuses — among many others — that undermine peace, security, development and social harmony among the world's peoples.

To confront those crises and challenges, their root causes must be addressed by promoting and defending a shared spirit of human solidarity that takes many forms — the simplest of which is friendship.

Through friendship — by accumulating bonds of camaraderie and developing strong ties of trust — we can contribute to the fundamental shifts that are urgently needed to achieve lasting stability, weave a safety net that will protect us all, and generate passion for a better world where all are united for the greater good."

Source: United Nations, International Day of Friendship 30 July


Nurture those friendships!

Book Week!

"Each year across Australia, the CBCA brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week. During this time schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children's literature and you will often see children's book character parades and talented librarians creating amazing displays."

Source: 2018 CBCA Book Week. Dates: 18th - 24th August 2018


Our 2018 show From The Page To The Stage, is all about BOOKS! To celebrate Book Week we will be creating a lending library at the studio. 'Take a book, bring one in later!' To get the ball rolling, bring in any books you don't mind parting with and add it to our collection. Our lending library will begin from the start of term 3, 2018.

First memory of dance

My first memory of dancing is sitting at the door of my ballet class crying because 'I felt sick'. I remember overhearing my teacher saying to her assistant, 'She never puts it on, she must really feel unwell.' However, instead of being sick, I was worried my mum would forget to pick me up as she had (for the first time) left the studio while I was in class.

What is your first memory of dancing?

Happy Birthday Twyla Tharp

Twyla Tharp (born July 1, 1941) is an American dancer, choreographer, and author who lives and works in New York City. In 1966, she formed her own company Twyla Tharp Dance. Her work often uses classical music, jazz, and contemporary pop music.

From 1971 to 1988, Twyla Tharp Dance toured extensively around the world, performing original works. In 1973, Tharp choreographed Deuce Coupe to the music of The Beach Boys for the Joffrey Ballet. Deuce Coupe is considered to be the first crossover ballet. Later she choreographed Push Comes to Shove (1976), which featured Mikhail Baryshnikov and is now thought to be the best example of the crossover ballet.

In 1988, Twyla Tharp Dance merged with American Ballet Theatre, since which time ABT has held the world premieres of 16 of Tharp's works.

On May 24, 2018, she was awarded the Doctor of Arts degree by Harvard University.