With the incredible growth in dance at ACG Tauranga, the recent Regional DanceNZMade Interschool Competition was the perfect vehicle for our students to showcase their talents.
Sunday 8th August saw our soloists, duo and trio groups compete, with the teams events held the following day. And it was not only dance that was on display, but our students were also outstanding ambassadors for the school, showing team spirit and sportsmanship beyond their years. They certainly did us proud!
DanceNZMade Interschool Regionals 2021 results
|SOLOS, DUOS & TRIOS|
|Winner||Year 5 Solo||Elsa Yu||Sarah McBride, Dance Institute|
|Second runner up||Year 7 Solo||Emily Pengelly||Ajah Cameron, Dance Avenue|
|Second runner up||Year 9 Solo||Olivia Powell||Summer Tyson, ACG Itinerant Dance Teacher|
|Winner||Years 3-6 Duo/Trio||Elsa Yu, Maddie Kilmister and Amélie Keesing||Year 10 student, Milla Sharp|
|First runner up||Years 3-6 Duo/Trio||Elsa Yu and Maddie Kilmister||Year 9 student, Amelia Marshall|
|First runner up||Years 9-10 Duo/Trio||Olivia Powell and Ruby Preston||Summer Tyson, ACG Itinerant Dance Teacher|
|Second runner up||Years 9-10 Duo/Trio||Amelia Marshall and Hayley Hanna||Summer Tyson, ACG Itinerant Dance Teacher|
|Second place||Years 3-6 team||Yena Lee, Áine Kelly, Olivia Smith, India Lees, Henrietta Coxhead, Blake Needham, Jenna Lee, Aria Banks, Bella Gyeong, Ellie Choi, Ellie Kim, Cassie Tallon, Keira Rolleston, Luna Hwang, Yuna Lee, Aleezeh Anees, Phoebe Keet and Bryah Naeff||Dani Archer, ACG Tauranga Dance Teacher|
|Third place||Open Team (dancers of all ages)||Iisha Harris, Milla Cloke, Elsa Yu, Maddie Kilmister, Amélie Keesing, Jorja McAlpine, Emily Pengelly, Lily Evans-Lao, Jeeyoon Ma, Chloe Buck, Nevaeh Naeff, Bella Kilmister, Hayley Hanna, Olivia Powell, Hannah Dufaur, Ruby Preston, Amelia Marshall, Aleksi Kilian, Venice Harris and Milla Sharp||Dani Archer, ACG Tauranga Dance Teacher|
Our Open team so impressed the judges that they won the Director’s Wild Card entry to compete at the Nationals in Palmerston North next month. Plus, Year 10 students Milla Sharp and Venice Harris each received a golden ticket to attend an audition workshop in Palmerston North during November, with the opportunity to win a $1000 dance tuition scholarship.
Special mention must also be made of our amazing dancers who gave exceptional performances but missed on a podium finish: Cassie Tallon, Nevaeh Naeff, Jeeyoon Ma, Bella Kilmister and our Years 7-8 Hip Hop team.
With such excellent results, it’s definitely shaping up to be another great year for ACG Tauranga’s dance programme.