Parkes School of Dance held RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) exam workshops over the weekend and Sharyn Constable kindly travelled to be the examiner. The school, which is a not for profit association, recently invested in Bluetooth, spring floors and other state of the art materials so the building qualified to hold examinations.
The Parkes School of Dance usually has small numbers in their dance classes, meaning students receive a lot more time and attention than dance schools in the city. “Many children entering the exam this year have never done it before so to be able to hold the exams here in Parkes is great because we can prepare them in the same studio” said Cathy, one of the teachers; “In different studios the space is unknown which can make students anxious and affect their performance.” Parkes School of Dance do everything from ballet to tap, “if someone came to us and said they wanted to try and class out we could do it” said Cathy. Best of all, because the school is owned by a committee, every cent is spent on the children. Sharyn Constable, who hails from Penrith, is a very experienced examiner;
“Sharyn knows how to talk to children, she breaks down complicated moves so they make sense.” If you would like to find out more pop in for a visit at 17 May Street.