DiLi recognised at the 2018 Northern Outback Business Awards

Saturday 3rd November saw Mount Isa’s Buchanan Park Entertainment Centre transformed to a Bavarian beer hall where 400 of the region’s top business representatives and their guests gathered for the Oktoberfest themed 2018 Northern Outback Business Awards.

Hosted by Commerce North West, the gala evening recognised the efforts and achievements of individuals and businesses throughout the Northern Outback region; with nominations eligible from the local Government areas of Boulia, Burke, Carpentaria, Cloncurry, Croydon, Doomadgee, Etheridge, Flinders, McKinlay, Mornington, Mount Isa and Richmond.

Awards acknowledged both business and customer service excellence in over 25
categories. DiLi – Dream it, Live it was awarded the Service Excellence Award, Business Growth Award and Sally Prendergast was recognised with the Customer Service Hero Award.

The 2018 Northern Outback Business Awards was a wonderful event showcasing the inspirational businesses and individuals creating wonderful products and services within our community.

Did You Know?

#didyouknow  that DiLi – Dream it, Live it supports your child to be involved in similar activities with other local providers?!

⭐ Your child wants to participate in dance classes with DiLi and another dance school? No Problem!

⭐ Your child wants to do gymnastics as well as dance? Great!

At DiLi, we understand that exposure to a variety of sports and performing arts activities allows your child the opportunity to reap the rewards of being exposed to the amazing teachers and coaches we have in Mount Isa, who have a wealth of training and experience.

Will being exposed to different teaching styles and methodologies harm your child’s progress? …it is more likely that this exposure will make them more adaptable, more resilient, and more likely to develop life long skills such as problem-solving, communication, team work and working independently, confidence, connection, creativity, character and caring.

It is also incredibly FUN and REWARDING to feel included and to belong in more than one group 😍😍

Check out the LINKS page of our website to see a list of awesome local service providers: https://dreamitliveit.com.au/links/

What is the difference between AcroDance & Gymnastics?

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 

The Power of ‘I AM…’

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 launches DanceStep!

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 at the Mount Isa Rodeo

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!!

DiLi Results from the 2018 Mount Isa Eisteddfod:

GROUP results: 
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!

It’s nearly Eisteddfod Time!

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