Local dancers fared well during a recent competition. Adjudicators Gwen Bloom and Sandy Slemp were in Weyburn on February 13 to examine dance students from The Dance Zone in tap and jazz.
Twenty-four children from Weyburn and area took part in tap and jazz exams with the following results:
Pre-Junior Tap: highly commended: Bransyn Lyon; commended plus:Rylee Himmelspeck and Presley Wilcox.
Junior I Jazz: highly commended: Ava Morfitt, Chandler Dickie, Lauryn Barsness, Maya Knipfel, and Megan Ebel; commended plus:Alleyna Unraw.
Junior II Jazz: highly commended:Paris Lyon and Emily Dyck; commended plus: Torri Hill, Olivia Michel, Dakota Stocker, and Jenna Chessall; commended: Chloe Gill.
Junior III Jazz: commended plus: Renae Giroux and Janelle Pouliot; commended:Ashley Heggs and Amanda Cameron; pass plus:Chantel Cooke, Lacey Raynard, Erica Chessall and Autumn Lang.
Owner and instructor of The Dance Zone, Tammy Lawrence-Bhimji, began the ADAPT Teachers Training Program last summer and has committed the next two years to gaining her certification in the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers in Toronto. The Dance Zone is the only studio in Weyburn that offers the ADAPT teaching syllabus.