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Drewitz students impress during Highland dance testing

Students recently received their ballet dance exams.
Rylee Gallaway, Mackenzie Mann and Madelyn Grobbink participated in their first exam.

ESTEVAN - Students from the Drewitz School of Dance, under the direction of Lorie-Gay Drewitz-Gallaway and assistant teacher Emma Such, recently participated in the Scottish Dance Teachers' Alliance's Highland exams.

The examiner was Gaelynn McGregor from Winnipeg, who participated via Zoom. Students were examined in dance star, as well as medal, national and jig.

Recently-received results were:

Highland medals and awards:

Dance Star 1: Successful pass – Rylee Gallaway, Eve Beatty, Madelyn Grobbink, Mackenzie Mann, Ainsley Lukye-Durr and Jillianne Velasquez.

Dance Star 2: Successful pass – Quinn Zahn, Taylor Curtis, Addison Melle and Harper Eskra.

Dance Star 3: Successful pass – Anna Beatty, Emma Grobbink, Lilee Van Sickle, Emma Salkeld and Desiree Krahn.

Dance Star 4: Successful pass – Grace Hall, Mollie Kingdon, Alice Mowchenko, Kayleigh Reed, Delaney Tamblyn, Keira Kessler, Paris Irwin and Coco Mercer.

Dance Star 5: Successful pass – Tyler Zabel, Elizabeth Harmsworth, Ava Mann, Taylor Ellis and Chloe Marsh.

Pre-Bronze Highland Fling: Commended plus – Emma Grobbink, Taylor Curtis and Addison Melle.

Pre-Bronze Sword: Highly commended – Quinn Zahn, Harper Eskra and Lilee Van Sickle; commended plus – Desiree Krahn and Delaney Tamblyn; commended – Anna Beatty.

Bronze Medal: Highly commended – Coco Mercer, Emma Salkeld and Alice Mowchenko; commended plus – Kayleigh Reed, Grace Hall, Keira Kessler, Chloe Marsh and Tyler Zabel; commended – Mollie Kingdon and Paris Irwin.

Silver medal: Highly commended – Elizabeth Harmsworth; commended plus – Sophia Deitz, Taylor Ellis, Ava Mann and Aspen Mayuk; commended – Kennady Poole.

Gold medal: Commended plus – Payton Sernick and Tegan Mosley.

Scottish Award 1: Commended plus – Sophia Fleck, Aurora McCutcheon, Cana Marsh; commended – Sienna Kuntz.

Scottish Award 2 Medal: Commended plus – Kerison Burnett.

Scottish Award 3 Medal: Commended plus – Marley Nashiem.

Scottish National medals and awards

Pre-Bronze National: Commended plus – Aspen Mayuk.

Silver National: Commended plus – Ava Mann, Taylor Ellis and Elizabeth Harmsworth; commended - Kennady Poole and Sophia Deitz.

Scottish Award 1 National: Commended plus – Sophia Fleck, Cana Marsh and Payton Sernick; commended – Sienna Kuntz, Aurora McCutcheon and Tegan Mosley.

Scottish Award 2 National: Commended – Kerison Burnett and Marley Nashiem.

Irish jig medals and awards

Silver jig: Commended plus – Tegan Mosley.

Gold Jig: Highly commended – Sophia Fleck, Payton Sernick and Aurora McCutcheon; commended plus – Tegan Mosley; commended – Sienna Kuntz and Cana Marsh.

Scottish Award 2 jig: Commended – Kerison Burnett.

Scottish Award 3 Jig: Commended plus – Marley Nashiem.