Ded­i­cated dancer takes tough­est test

Wanneroo Times - - News -

JADA Huang (14) is used to trav­el­ling for dance classes but this month will jour­ney a lot far­ther to com­pete for an in­ter­na­tional schol­ar­ship.

The Winthrop teenager has been trav­el­ling to Joon­dalup five days a week to train at Sa­man­tha Jane School of Ballet (SJSB).

Prin­ci­pal Sa­man­tha Corby said Jada was do­ing the se­nior tran­si­tion pro­gram at her school, tai­lored for stu­dents pur­su­ing ca­reers in ballet or con­tem­po­rary dance.

Mrs Corby said Jada stud­ied about 20 hours a week there, as well as train­ing on Mon­day and Fri­day evenings at the WAAPA Pro­pel course and keep­ing up her school­ing.

From Thurs­day, April 13 to Mon­day, April 17, Jada will be in Welling­ton, New Zealand for the Alana Haines Aus­tralasian Awards.

“This event is held over the Easter long week­end and stu­dents rang­ing from 11-18 years com­pete for in­ter­na­tional schol­ar­ships to help them em­bark on their dance jour­ney,” Mrs Corby said.

“Jada is in supreme A (13-15 year-olds) and per­forms an ad­ju­di­cated clas­si­cal class, pro­fes­sional clas­si­cal reper­toire solo and an own choice chore­ographed solo. She has been pre­par­ing for this event since last year and will be com­pet­ing against 230 other young artists. This is a once-in-a-life­time ex­pe­ri­ence that bench­marks a young dancer’s ca­reer path.”

Pic­ture: DanceVi­sion.TV

Jada Huang will go to Welling­ton to com­pete for a schol­ar­ship.

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