Crestar’s Elite Dance programme marks its first year with encouraging achievements
Throughout its history since inception in 1977, Crestar School of Dance has groomed award-winning students from as young as three years old. Some have even progressed to continue their dance journey overseas and become professional dancers and instructors.
In October 2019, Crestar launched an Elite programme for students who have the potential to excel and aspire to dance for greater achievements beyond self-development and leisure. Those selected enjoy priority access to exchange trips, master classes and supplementary courses at preferential rates for one year.
During the first year of the programme, 12 of the Elite programme students from the Marine Parade Centre participated successfully in one local and two regional dance competitions.
Hong Kong Dance Challenge Cup 2019
The Crestar Elite team won the Silver in the Troupe category for 13 to 19-year-old. Members of the winning team were (from left: – Du Xiaoyu, Teri Ong, Annabel Eva Shaharudin, Laraine Leow, Tanya Depak Chugani, Tricia Leong, Andrea Loo, Tessa Wong, Quek En Ting, Darlane Low, Meng Xiao Han, Emily Hewell, and Valerie Quek.)
Valerie Quek Zi Yi won the Gold in the Contemporary Dance category for 16 to 19-year-old
Annabel Eva Shaharudin won Gold in Ballet Solo and Silver in Lyrical Solo, both in the 10 to 12-year-old category
Emily Hewell took the Gold in Lyrical Solo and Bronze in Ballet Solo, both in the 7 to 9-year-old category
Get the Beat (Singapore) 2019
Emily Hewell came in 4th place in the Ballet Solo and 5th place in Lyrical Solo, both in the 8 years old and Under category
Annabel Eva Shaharudin took 2nd place in Acrobatics Solo for 10 years old and Under.
Get The Beat Finals (Thailand) 2019
Annabel Eva Shaharudin made Crestar proud by clinching the Double Platinum award for her scintillating performance in Ballet Solo for 10-year-old and Under. She also came in 2nd place in the Acrobatics category.
Darlene Low too put up an outstanding performance to win Platinum in Open Solo and Ballet Solo for 10-year-old and Under