Madison started dancing with us at the age of four. We were lucky enough to have her until she was offered a full time placement at Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching in Sydney, Australia at the age of fifteen. Since attending TPCC Madison has competed at many international dancing competitions and was recently a finalist at the prestigious RAD Genee Awards held in London, October 2015. Madison continues her training at TPCC and has just returned to Sydney after a European tour with her fellow students. We watch in anticipation of her further success.
Joan Irvine Award
The Joan Irvine memorial scholarship is an award that is given out annually to a Dannevirke pupil who has shown growth and dedication to their dancing over the past twelve months. It is generally awarded to a pupil who is studying classical ballet but has also been given to pupils who have been outstanding is other dance genre. This award enables the recipient to attend another dance form or cover fees for their current classes for the year.
I have been dancing with the Evolve family for the larger part of my life and I would not go anywhere else. The environment is so open and friendly, yet with a strong emphasis on the achievement of excellence. I believe I have grown as a person through my affiliation with the school and I truly would not be the person I am today if not for the love and encouragement of the teachers and fellow pupils.
Evolve is amazing because it set me up with the vital foundations I have needed to continue pursuing my career as a classical dancer. In the 11 years I was fortunate to be a student there I felt nothing but passion in the way the teachers taught and a real connectedness to everyone who passed through its doors. I have been dancing the past two years full time in Sydney and am about to study dance full time in the Netherlands for the next two years. I know that without the amazing foundations I was privileged to gain at Evolve that none of the successes I have had could ever have been possible. I can't thank Evolve enough.
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