AcroDance & Gymnastics are both awesome activities for kids and in Mount Isa we are spoilt for choice with two dance schools offering AcroDance and two Gymnastics clubs!
So what is the difference between AcroDance & Gymnastics?
Acrodance is designed with the dancer/performer in mind, by blending classic dance styles with acrobatic elements while preparing students to execute skills safely on a hard stage floor. Some of the skills look similar to gymnastic elements but are they trained differently to accommodate for the difference in flooring. The top concern of every Acrobatic Arts Certified Teacher is to train dancers safely with strong technique. A safe dancer is a healthy dancer
I AM… two of the most powerful words. For what you put after them shapes your reality.
Throughout life we go through a conditioning process that creates a mind-set overflowing with ‘I am nots’. We have experiences that allow us to believe inner statements such as: I am not smart, I am not talented, I am not good, I am not attractive, I am unloved or I am unworthy. These, and many more like them, are repeated throughout our developmental years and into adulthood, and become our core defining self-concept.
Overcoming this ‘I am not’ mentality begins with trusting our heart and finding the real truth of who we are. Run through as large a list as you can of the things that you would like to define your life. Then make the shift in your imagination from an ‘I am not’ or ‘I am hoping to become’ to I AM.
It’s ALL about choice. It’s ALL about free will. It’s ALL about energy. The energy that you choose to project is within your control. With this being “true”, what you experience in EVERY aspect of your life is also within your control.
Start right now by telling yourself I AM… and as you continue to speak the words, they will become a reality:
“I am blessed. I am prosperous. I am successful. I am victorious. I am talented. I am creative. I am wise. I am healthy. I am in shape. I am energetic. I am happy. I am passionate. I am strong. I am confident. I am secure. I am beautiful. I am attractive. I am valuable. I am free. I am forgiven. I am accepted. I am approved. I am prepared. I am qualified. I am motivated. I am focused. I am disciplined. I am determined. I am patient. I am kind. I am generous. I am excellent. I am equipped. I am empowered. I am capable.”
DiLi – Dream it, Live it is now a registered affiliated studio of the DanceStep Student Teacher Education Program!
DanceStep empowers Student Teachers to take care of others and guides them to be leaders and role models. This program covers assistant teaching skills such as behaviour management, different learning needs and styles, Safe Dance Principles and Anatomy to name just a few.
As an affiliate member of the DanceStep program DiLi is proud to be able to provide this opportunity for our dancers to flourish not only as young people, but to also watch them grow into competent and confident assistant teachers and student leaders.
DanceStep is a long-term progressive program offered to DiLi – Dream it, Live it students from 11 years of age. Each level takes one year to complete and as Student Teachers progress through the levels they have opportunities to take on more responsibilities and roles within the DiLi team!
Click HERE to find out more and to apply to the DanceStep program at DiLi!
DiLi – Dream it, Live it dancers will be performing again in the arena Saturday 11th August at the 2018 Mount Isa Mines Rortary Rodeo! Click HERE to find out more about the rodeo and to buy tickets – this is the Diamond Jubilee 60th Anniversary and it is an event not to be missed!!
Junior Jazz Group – 3rd Place
Intermediate Contemporary Group – 1st Place
Intermediate Jazz Group – 2nd Place
Senior Contemporary Group – 3rd Place
Senior Jazz Group – 2nd Place
SOLO & DUO results:
Savanna Burford Contemporary Solo – 1st Place
Lily Young Contemporary Solo – 1st Place
Kaylee Pope Contemporary Solo – 1st Place
Lily & Mayce Young Jazz Duo – 2nd Place
Claire Smith Contemporary Solo – 2nd Place
Claire Smith & Sarah Hetherton Contemporary Duo – 2nd Place
Indya Burford Jazz Solo – 3rd Place
Jessika Russell & Jorja Bell Jazz Duo – 3rd Place
Jessika Russell Contemporary Solo – 3rd Place
Alysha Hema Hip Hop Solo – Highly Commended
Cadence Morris Jazz Solo – Highly Commended
Aysha Griffin & Tia Bird Jazz Duo – Highly Commended
Paige Marshall Contemporary Solo – Highly Commended
Davida Skelton & Kaylee Pope Contemporary Duo – Highly Commended
I am so proud of these kind, caring, supportive, generous, hard-working, spirited kids for showing up and working together to perform their routines at the Mount Isa Eisteddfod last week!!
Congratulations to all the performers and a HUGE thanks to all of the DiLi family who helped out behind the scenes!! Thank you also to the Mount Isa Eisteddfod Committee for all of your hard work in creating this event!
Announcing the Winner of our latest competition!!
Congratulations Danielle Bloye for winning an awesome new DiLi – Dream it, Live it Backpack!
Thank you to everyone who entered 🙂
The Mount Isa Eisteddfod is a fantastic showcase of local talent!
The DiLi – Dream it, Live it performance group students will be competing Thursday 31st May from 7.00pm at the Mount Isa Civic Centre and our solo & duo performers will all be competing Friday 1st June.
Doors open at 6.30pm for the evening session and tickets are $5 for adults, FREE for pensioners and children (17 years and under). Our students have been working incredibly hard and we would love it if the rest of the DiLi family could all come along to support them!
Approximate Performance times for groups on Thursday 31st May:
7.45pm Senior Jazz Group
8.10pm Intermediate Contemporary Group
8.30pm Senior Contemporary Group
9.15pm Junior Jazz Group
9.15pm Intermediate Jazz Group
SOLO & DUO approximate performance times on Friday 1st June:
1.30pm Alysha Hema – Hip Hop Solo
2.00pm Cadence Morris – Jazz Solo
2.00pm Indya Burford – Jazz Solo
3.00pm Aysha Griffin & Tia Bird – Jazz Duo
3.00pm Jessika Russel & Jorja Bell – Jazz Duo
3.45pm Lily & Mayce Young – Jazz Duo
7.10pm Savanna Burford – Contemporary Solo
7.25pm Lily Young – Contemporary Solo
7.25pm Paige Marshall – Contemporary Solo
7.45pm Kady Cheshire – Contemporary Solo
7.45pm Macy Young – Contemporary Solo
7.45pm Mia Eaton-Campbell – Contemporary Solo
8.30pm Jorja Bell – Contemporary Solo
8.50pm Claire Smith – Contemporary Solo
8.50pm Kaylee Pope – Contemporary Solo
8.50pm Jessika Russell – Contemporary Solo
9.15pm Claire Smith & Sarah Hetherton – Contemporary Duo
9.15pm Davida Skelton & Kaylee Pope – Contemporary Duo