October Competitions 2023

October was a busy month for our dancers with three sets of competitions to attend, the last for 2023.

First up was Kwinana Dance Festival which saw some great results and an invite to the awards night for a few of our students taking home some overall awards for their achievements. We also had a few young dancers take to the stage for their first ever solo, Mia, and first time doing improvisation, Zoey. Congratulations to Braydee who received a cash prize for her 1st Place Musical Theatre Solo as well as the Highest Scoring Musical Theatre Overall.

We then had the new Performance Synergy Festival held in Armadale. This was such a lovely competition with a really fresh and fun vibe. We especially loved how close it was to us! Congratulations to our students who embraced something new by competing and participating in the workshops.

Finally the very last of the competition season for 2023 was the Express Dance Challenge championships. This was invite only for those students who competed at Express early in the year and received an invitation for their outstanding routines, so we got to see the best of the best go head to head! Congratulations to Miss Gemma & Miss Tylah on your outstanding results in such a tough competition!

Kwinana Results:
1st Place – Musical Theatre Solo Open (Braydee)
1st Place - Jazz Duo (Gemma & Tylah)
1st Place - Contemporary Duo (Gemma & Tylah)
1st Place - Jazz Improvisation (Elena)
1st Place - Jazz Improvisation (Zoey)
2nd Place - Lyrical Duo (Gemma & Tylah)
3rd Place - Hip Hop Solo (Braydee)
3rd Place - Contemporary Solo (Leah)
HM – Hip Hop Solo (Htee Moo Wah)
HM - Jazz Solo (Mia)
Highest Scoring Musical Theatre Solo - Braydee
Highest Scoring Contemporary Duo - Gemma & Tylah

Performance Synergy Festival Results:
2nd Place - Hip Hop Solo (Braydee)
3rd Place - Own Choreography Solo (Braydee)
SM - Jazz Solo (Jiya)
SM - Musical Theatre Solo Open (Braydee)
SM - Hip Hop Solo (Ciara-Mae)

Express Dance Challenge Championships Results:
2nd Place - Lyrical Duo (Gemma & Tylah)
2nd Place - Jazz Duo (Gemma & Tylah)
2nd Place - Jazz Solo (Gemma)
2nd Place - Lyrical Solo (Gemma)
2nd Place - Broadway Solo (Gemma)
3rd Place - Contemporary Duo (Gemma & Tylah)
3rd Place - Contemporary Solo (Tylah)
3rd Place - Neo-Classical Solo (Tylah)
HM - Lyrical Solo (Tylah)
Top 10 Open Age Soloists (Gemma & Tylah)
Ultimate Dancer 2nd Runner Up (Gemma)
Ultimate Dancer Exceptional Award (Tylah)

KDF Awards Night
Elena, Mia & Zoey at KDF
Gemma & Tylah with their Express Championships Awards

Barbie Party

During the October school holidays we held our annual full day holiday program and had a Barbie Party! Students dressed up all in pink or as their favourite Barbie and spent the day at the studio with so many fun activities.

We started out by designing and making an outfit for Barbie to wear out of fabric, diamantes and accessories! Students all then played an ice breaker bingo game where we all learnt some new and interesting facts about each other. Next was a quick snack break of fairy bread.

After morning tea Miss Bella taught everyone a fun dance routine to "Dance The Night" from the new Barbie movie. After all that exercise it was time for the day spa! We had some refreshing cucumber sheet masks and enjoyed a short meditation to relax while the mask did its magic. It was then time to get glamourous with manicures. We had a range of different nail polish colours as well as nail art stickers to make ourselves fabulous.

Lunch break included supplied sandwiches and fruit while students enjoyed a Barbie themed activity sheet with fun games and colouring in. After lunch we had even more games with pin the ponytail on the Barbie and a Barbie themed memory game.

It was then time to settle in for a movie, we chose "Barbie & The 12 Dancing Princesses" - while being served popcorn and hot chocolate. After the movie we all shared our favourite parts of the day and then wrapped the afternoon up with a final game of musical bobs!

Throughout the whole day students had a blast in our Barbie photobox where they could take their own photos with a range of pink props! We had over 200 photos which were sent to parents so they could download their favourites.

Take a look at our highlights video of how much fun everyone had. Will you join us at next years?


Ultimate Dance Challenge 2023

Showtime HMS Shines Bright at the first Ultimate Dance Challenge

The stage was set, the dancers were ready, and the anticipation was palpable as Showtime HMS Performing Arts made its debut at the first-ever Ultimate Dance Challenge, held from August 5th to 13th, 2023. This new dance competition promised to be a groundbreaking event, and it certainly lived up to its billing. Showtime HMS left an indelible mark on this inaugural competition, with our talented dancers securing top honors and even earning coveted invitations to the championships.

Showtime HMS dancers poured their hearts and souls into their performances at the Ultimate Dance Challenge, showcasing their extraordinary talent, dedication, and creativity. Their hard work paid off as they claimed numerous top spots, dazzling both the judges and the audience.

  • Gemma led the charge with a spectacular performance, clinching 1st place in the Open Jazz Solo category and setting the stage for an impressive competition.
  • Kate brought her unique style to the stage and secured an impressive 3rd place in Hip Hop Improvisation, displaying her exceptional skill and innovation.
  • Gemma continued her winning streak, taking home another 1st place in the Broadway Solo category.
  • Braydee wowed the judges with her captivating Own Choreography Solo, earning herself a well-deserved 3rd place.
  • Braydee continued to shine, grabbing 2nd place in Open Musical Theatre Solo, demonstrating her versatility and flair.
  • Ciara-Mae made her mark with a powerful performance, securing 2nd place in Hip Hop Solo and earning an invitation to compete at the championships.
  • Braydee showcased her hip hop prowess once again, earning 3rd place in Hip Hop Solo.
  • Gemma returned to the stage for the Open Contemporary Solo category, where she not only clinched 1st place but also earned an invitation to compete at the championships.
  • And not to be outdone, Gemma secured yet another 1st place in the Open Lyrical Solo category, cementing her status as a true dance virtuoso.

The excitement didn't end with the Ultimate Dance Challenge. On the final day of the competition, Showtime HMS Performing Arts returned to cheer on our exceptional dancers, Gemma and Ciara-Mae, who had received invitations to compete at the championships.

In a thrilling climax to this remarkable journey, Gemma was awarded 3rd place Champion Dancer (Senior) at the championships. Her dedication, skill, and artistry were on full display as she wowed the audience and judges alike. This remarkable achievement reflects Gemma's extraordinary talent and her commitment to the art of dance.

We couldn't be prouder of Gemma, Kate, Braydee, and Ciara-Mae for their outstanding achievements at the Ultimate Dance Challenge and the championships. Their dedication and artistry have set a high standard for future competitions, and we can't wait to see what the future holds for these remarkable dancers.

As we look ahead, Showtime HMS Performing Arts remains committed to nurturing and showcasing the incredible talent of our students. With each performance, we continue to raise the bar and inspire the next generation of dancers. Thank you to all our dancers, their families, and our dedicated instructors for making our debut at the Ultimate Dance Challenge a resounding success.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates from Showtime HMS Performing Arts as we continue to dance our way to new heights!

Miss Helen with Gemma & Ciara-Mae at the UDC Championships
Miss Gemma 3rd Place Champion Dancer


Finalist in the 2023 Australian Women’s Small Business Champion Awards

We are overjoyed to announce that Showtime HMS Performing Arts has achieved the remarkable feat of becoming a finalist in the 2023 Australian Women's Small Business Champion Awards! This prestigious recognition is a testament to our unwavering dedication and the fantastic support we've received from our incredible team, valued clients, and the dynamic network of women in business who are not just colleagues but friends.

The Australian Women's Small Business Champion Awards are a celebration of the most outstanding small businesses in Australia, all of which are proudly led by women. This year, the competition reached new heights, with a record-breaking 2,500 high-quality entries from small businesswomen across the nation. Being named a finalist in such a competitive field is a true honor and proof of our commitment to excellence.

The excitement doesn't end there! The winners of the 2023 Women's Champions Awards will be unveiled at a sell-out event, expected to host around 1,000 guests. This grand celebration will take place at the impressive Western Sydney Conference Centre on Saturday, 23rd September 2023. We can hardly wait to see who will take home the coveted awards and share this momentous occasion with fellow businesswomen and supporters.

As we eagerly await the winner's announcement in September, we look forward to the future with great anticipation. Showtime HMS Performing Arts is committed to pushing the boundaries of excellence in the performing arts and contributing to the vibrant small business landscape led by women in Australia.

Stay tuned as we embark on this exciting journey, and we can't wait to share the outcome of the 2023 Australian Women's Small Business Champion Awards with all of you. Thank you for being a part of our incredible story!

Express Dance Challenge Busselton

Over the July school holidays, the stage was set for an unforgettable journey as Miss Gemma and Miss Tylah embarked on a road trip to Busselton to participate in the highly competitive Express Dance Challenge Busselton 2023. This dance competition brought together elite schools from across the region, setting the scene for an exhilarating display of talent and artistry.

The road trip to Busselton was more than just a journey; it was a testament to the dedication and passion of our dancers. Miss Gemma and Miss Tylah's commitment to their craft was evident as they ventured into the heart of dance excellence.

In the world of dance, duos require a special connection and synchronization. Miss Gemma and Miss Tylah showcased their bond and artistry in two captivating duo performances.

  • In the Contemporary Duo category, they earned a well-deserved 3rd place and secured an invitation to the highly anticipated state championships.
  • The Lyrical Duo performance left a lasting impression, earning them the coveted 1st place and another invitation to the state championships.

While their duet performances were remarkable, Miss Tylah and Miss Gemma also wowed the audience with their individual solos.

Tylah's solo achievements included:

  • 1st Place in Jazz Solo, demonstrating her exceptional technique and style.
  • 3rd place in Open Neo-Classical Solo, earning her an invitation to the state championships.
  • A special mention for her mesmerizing Open Contemporary Solo performance.

Gemma's solo journey was equally impressive, with accolades that included:

  • 1st Place in Lyrical Solo Open, a testament to her emotive storytelling through dance.
  • A dazzling 1st Place in Broadway Solo, showcasing her versatility and theatrical flair.
  • An honorable mention in the Open Jazz Solo category, accompanied by an invitation to the state championships.

The pinnacle of this extraordinary competition came when the overall awards were announced. Miss Gemma was named Senior Champion Dancer, a title that reflects her outstanding talent and artistry. Miss Tylah, equally remarkable, achieved the accolade of Second Runner-Up Champion Dancer.

The journey is far from over for Miss Gemma and Miss Tylah. Their exceptional performances at the Express Dance Challenge Busselton 2023 have earned them invitations to the state championships, which will be held in October. The entire Showtime HMS Performing Arts community eagerly anticipates witnessing their continued success and the magic they will bring to the stage once more.

As we count down the days to the state championships, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Miss Gemma and Miss Tylah for their remarkable achievements in Busselton. We have no doubt that they will continue to inspire us with their dedication, talent, and passion for the art of dance.

Stay tuned for updates as we follow their journey to the state championships and beyond. The future is bright, and the stage is set for these extraordinary dancers to shine.

Performing Arts School of the Year 2023

We are thrilled to announce that we have been honoured with the prestigious award for Performing Arts School of the Year in the Australia Prestige Awards 2023!

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"After receiving a multitude of nominations for this year's Australia Prestige Program, and after careful consideration by our esteemed panel of industry expert judges, we are overjoyed to announce that Showtime HMS Performing Arts has been selected as the winner in the category of Performing Arts School of the Year."

This award is a testament to Showtime HMS' unwavering commitment to excellence in performing arts education. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated staff, passionate students, and supportive community for their continuous belief in our vision.

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this incredible journey. Your support and encouragement are what drives us to push the boundaries and create unforgettable experiences in the world of performing arts. Congratulations once again to Helen and the entire Showtime HMS Performing Arts team for this remarkable achievement!

Stay tuned for more exciting updates as we continue to strive for excellence and inspire the next generation of talented performers!

Dance for Sick Kids Raises $1,699 for Ronald McDonald House Charities!

The Dance for Sick Kids (DFSK) event recently concluded with a remarkable achievement: raising $1,699 in funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities. This 7-day dance challenge aimed to provide crucial support to over 60,000 families with seriously ill or injured children in Australia. Through a month of engaging activities and creative fundraising efforts, the Showtime HMS team and their students showcased their unwavering commitment to making a difference.

In the lead-up to the official DFSK week, the Showtime HMS team organized various gold coin donation fundraisers. Whacky Hair Week, Crazy Sock Week, PJ Week, and Rainbow Dress Week brought excitement and creativity to the cause, as students embraced the opportunity to express themselves while raising funds. Many students also joined the team's efforts and conducted their own fundraising campaigns, contributing to the overall success.

The collective efforts of the Showtime HMS team and the wider community yielded an astounding total of $440,723 raised during the DFSK event nationwide. This substantial amount will provide 2,754 nights of accommodation for families, ensuring they can remain close to their children during challenging times. The impact of these funds extends beyond mere shelter, offering families a supportive environment where they can find solace, connect with others facing similar challenges, and access necessary resources.

The overwhelming success of the DFSK event has left a lasting impression. The Showtime HMS team, along with their students and families, express deep gratitude to everyone who contributed and supported this worthy cause. With plans already underway for next year's DFSK event, the collective goal is to build upon this year's achievements and continue making a positive impact in the lives of families in need.