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Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Angelique Pat­ter­son

MORE than 70 Bod­ies in Mo­tion stu­dents sat their dance ex­am­i­na­tions in Moss­man, with 18 named hon­ours stu­dents af­ter im­press­ing ex­am­in­ers with their moves. Bod­ies in Mo­tion of­fer exam classes in jazz, ballet, tap and hip hop.

The exam process teaches stu­dents valu­able lessons in­clud­ing dis­ci­pline, goal set­ting, in­de­pen­dence and eti­quette.

Three ex­am­in­ers from Melbourne and Bris­bane vis­ited the school in Moss­man and were im­pressed with the high stan­dard of danc­ing from th­ese ded­i­cated stu­dents.

Bod­ies in Mo­tion prin­ci­pal Saskia Turner was thrilled with the exam re­sults. ‘‘ I am ex­tremely proud o f a l l stu­dents and am hon­oured to be a part of their de­vel­op­ment and growth as dancers,’’ she said. ‘‘It doesn’t hap­pen very of­ten that a school is awarded more than one hon­ours with dis­tinc­tion (high­est mark pos­si­ble), and we re­ceived four. This year saw one of the largest group of hon­ours stu­dents the school has ever had. Re­bekah Ives: Level 5 Hip Hop - Hon­ours with Dis­tinc­tion, Level 4 Ballet - Hon­ours, Level 6 Jazz - Hon­ours with Dis­tinc­tion. Ruby Bruns­don: Level 5 Hip Hop - Hon­ours Plus, Level 6 Jazz - Hon­ours with Dis­tinc­tion. Kaitlin Petrus: Level 5 Hip Hop - Hon­ours, Level 6 Jazz- Hon­ours . Court­ney Sopho­cleous: Level 5 Hip Hop - Hon­ours. Tahlea Moore: Level 4 Jazz Hon­ours with Dis­tinc­tion. Zoe Trewick: Level 4 Ballet Hon­ours. Shobi Salam: Level 3 Hip Hop - Hon­ours. So­phie Kirk: Level 3 Hip Hop - Hon­ours Plus. Leilani Lig­gins: Level 3 Hip Hop - Hon­ours. Mad­ina Wil­liamson, To­rana Cox and An­gela Brischetto who all got a Level 2 Jazz - Pass with Dis­tinc­tion. Char­lotte Hen­der­son and Remy Leo: Level 2 Ballet - Pass with Dis­tinc­tion. Emily Dun­can: Level 1 Ballet - Pass with Dis­tinc­tion.

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