So, We Think We Wanna Dance
Hayley Bruce and Ethan Louis are preparing themselves for their Royal Academy of Dance Intermediate Ballet Exam in July/August.
An exam at this level requires specialist preparation and about 6 hours a week in the dance studio, as well as body conditioning exercises to hone their bodies to meet the challenge they have set themselves.
During the April School holidays Hayley and Ethan attended the RAD Autumn Vocational School in Perth, where they experienced world-class tuition alongside their metropolitan peers.
“Every time we get to dance in the city it rejuvenates our passion and motivates us to work even harder.
It’s amazing to dance with other students and see the incredible talent out there. One of our teachers, Ms Veronica Mahon danced with the Australian Ballet and Sydney Dance Company and she was just so awesome and inspiring” Ethan said.
Hayley and Ethan’s local ballet teacher, Megan Wood-Hill of Ovation Performance Company observed some of the classes and was extremely impressed by the quality of feedback received and the giving nature of the tutors involved.
“Their encouragement of Ethan was particularly thrilling as he is very much going it alone in the Karratha environment.
“Lots of boys are attracted to Street Dance, but very few see what Ethan sees regarding a potential career in a dance company.
“Boys are very much in demand in the world of ballet and contemporary dance. It’s an exciting prospect for both of them to imagine themselves travelling the world living their passion” said Megan.
While in Perth, private tuition with one of Perth’s leading ballet instructors and RAD examiners, confirmed our belief that Hayley and Ethan are on track in their pursuit of dance careers.
“While they both have a lot of hard work ahead of them, it was very exciting to see such enthusiasm expressed regarding their ability and attitudes.
“Physical capability is only half the battle.
“With all pursuits in excellence you must be mentally strong and never give up, even when it gets tough.
“They are both rising to the challenge and are a great support for each other” Megan said.
For further information on Ovation Performance Company visit their website, www.ovationperformance.com.au