I never planned to take a gap year, it just happened, and I am very grateful it did. After receiving ATAR scores and despite university offers late last year, it was a combination of injury, lack of experience and the invitation to attend this world tour to the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival in Glasgow that made the decision for me.
So far, this has been no ordinary gap year — if there is such thing as a typical gap year. One by one each hurdle of mine has been slowly being overcome. A hernia I developed that prevented me from doing auditions was mended before the New Year. I also recently turned 18 and have begun to experience small responsibilities of adult life and independence, like working, earning money and driving a car. Continue reading
The eight dancers from Quantum Leap are having a great time — and a lot of hard work — in Renmark, South Australia at the Australian Youth Dance Festival (AYDF). Read more about it here.
Wide awake for the drive — just after dawn.
All is calm in the van.
Stopping at Balranald for bingo and pokies.
A moment of calm at the campground.
Being glamorous at Chaffey Theatre, Renmark.
There are ducks!
Correct branding photo.
UPDATE 15 April — todays photos!
Artistic Director Ruth Osborne (centre) with the eight dancers (clockwise from left): Alana Stenning, Luke Fryer, Nasim Patel , Alex Abbot, Ryan Stone, Oonagh Slater, Madeleine Towler Lovell, and Darcy Read.
And they’re off!
Eight young Canberra contemporary dancers from our “Quantum Leap” ensemble have just arrived at Renmark, South Australia for a national week-long intensive dance event — The Australian Youth Dance Festival (AYDF) run by Ausdance. They will represent Canberra at the festival, and later this year, in Bangkok and then at the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival in Glasgow. Continue reading