2012 in revue
Hi to all Members and Registered Teachers,
Can you believe we are at the end of another great year! On behalf of the Board of Directors and Examiners we would like to thank you all for your support throughout 2012 and congratulations to all for the hard work and effort you put into your students preparation for their examinations. I personally would like to thank the TDF Board of Directors and Examiners for their amazing support throughout a rather trying and difficult year.
This year the Theatre Dance Faculty (TDF) became a separate identity to the Ballroom Faculty. There have been some major issues to overcome and henceforth some delays in the office. Thank you all for your patience and understanding and I sincerely hope 2013 will be most efficient and productive. The other change some will have noticed is the certificates. They will now be one style and colour for Grades and slightly different for Stars. This will be gradual over the next year or two. Majors and diploma certificates will not change at this time.
A big welcome to all our new Members in Australia and Malaysia/Thailand. Please don't hesitate to contact TDF Office if you have any queries. We are always happy to help in any way.
April Seminars started the year with excellent attendance and participation throughout the 3 regions.
All Examiners that covered the Townsville, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Cairns and Brisbane examining tours were most impressed by the standard of all the students and the warm welcome.
Bundaberg and Brisbane Awards ran very smoothly again this year. A huge thank you to all the teachers that supported in the preparation and their voluntary work during the event. These events would not run without our Volunteers!
February Seminar started the year with excellent attendance and participation.
Congratulations to all teachers and students for your time and effort put into examinations, even for those continuing into December. I am sure all the Examiners will be ready for a well deserved break.
south pacific championships
What an amazing turnout! 610 competitors for Syllabus and Open Sections with another 400 just for Groups! The teachers for Master Classes were fantastic - Darren Disney - Tap, Lauren Seymour - Lyrical, Marko Panzic - Commercial Jazz and Charles Bartley - Hip Hop. Congratulations to all teachers and dancers for your amazing sportsmanship throughout the event. Our International visitors, Gye and Gem, had an amazing time. We look forward to a larger group attending from Thailand in 2015!
A huge thank you to Jaruganya Amesbutr (Gye) for her help in co-ordinating Thailand and her contact with the teachers. We now have examinations in Bangkok (BK), Chiangmai (CM) and Chiangrai (CR) with a total of 25 teachers and members. Penang and Jahor Bahru in Malaysia have one teacher in each area as well. 2013 will see tours in March and July to both regions.