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

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


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.

Starstruck Dance Challenge May 2023

The Starstruck Dance Challenge took place in May at Morley Sports Centre, and it proved to be a resounding success for the participating students. They showcased their exceptional talent through captivating solo and duo routines, garnering well-deserved recognition.

Gemma and Tylah left a lasting impression, achieving remarkable results in the competition. Their contemporary duo secured 1st place, while their jazz duo claimed 2nd place. Moreover, their heartfelt lyrical duo performance moved many audience members to tears.

Braydee demonstrated her growth and skill as she presented her self-choreographed musical theatre solo and contemporary solo, both of which secured 1st place. We are incredibly proud of her remarkable improvement. Additionally, her hip hop solo received an honorable mention.

Jiya faced fierce competition in her jazz solo category, but her efforts were commendable. She showcased impeccable technique, delivering her best performance to date.

Remarkably, little Elena, a mere 3 years old, fearlessly embraced her first major dance competition. Participating in both the lyrical and jazz improvisation categories, she claimed second place in lyrical. Her confidence on stage was truly impressive, as she flawlessly executed a beautiful ballet first position before and after her dance.

Miss Tylah's remarkable talent shone through as she secured 1st place in both her Lyrical and Neo-Classical solos. In recognition of her outstanding achievement, she was awarded a special Starstruck teddy bear and a weekend pass to the Australian dance festival, valued at $380!

Miss Gemma also showcased her skills with captivating contemporary and jazz solos, earning 2nd place in the contemporary category and 1st place in jazz.

Izzabella and Hayley graced the stage with their graceful lyrical duo, captivating the audience with their beautiful performance. Their efforts were rewarded with a 2nd place recognition.

Overall, the Starstruck Dance Challenge was a memorable event, celebrating the remarkable talents and accomplishments of these exceptional dancers.


1st Place - 18/O Jazz Solo (Gemma)
1st Place - 18/O Lyrical Solo (Tylah)
1st Place - 18/O Neo-Classical Solo (Tylah)
1st Place - 18/O Contemporary Duo (Gemma & Tylah)
1st Place - 16/U Own Choreography Solo (Braydee)
1st Place - 16/U Musical Theatre Solo ( Braydee)
2nd Place - 18/O Jazz Duo (Gemma & Tylah)
2nd Place - 18/O Lyrical Duo (Gemma & Tylah)
2nd Place - 18/O Contemporary Solo (Gemma)
2nd Place - 16/U Lyrical Duo (Izzabella & Hayley)
2nd Place - 5/U Lyrical Improvisation (Elena)
HM - 16/U Hip Hop Solo (Braydee)

Express Dance Challenge April

The Express Dance Challenge was held in April, and it was a great success for the three students who competed: Braydee, Gemma, and Tylah. They performed solo and duo routines and received recognition for their exceptional talent.

Braydee, who competed in the Musical Theatre (Open), Hip Hop, and Own Choreography Solo categories, received a 3rd place award for her Musical Theatre routine. She also received an Honorable Mention for her Hip Hop Solo and a Special Mention for her Own Choreography Solo. These achievements reflect her hard work and dedication to dance.

Gemma and Tylah also had a remarkable performance. They competed in three duos and received invitations to compete in the state championships later this year. Gemma and Tylah's performances included a 1st Place Lyrical Duo, a 1st Place Contemporary Duo, and a 2nd Place Jazz Duo.

Gemma's solos were outstanding, and she received invitations to compete in the state championships for both her Contemporary Solo and her Jazz Solo. Gemma's Contemporary Solo was the highest-scoring solo of the entire competition. She received a 1st Place award for her Contemporary Solo (Novice) and a 3rd Place award for her Jazz Solo (Open). These achievements reflect her exceptional talent and hard work.

Tylah also had a successful performance, receiving invitations to compete in the state championships for both her Contemporary Solo and Lyrical Solo. She received a 2nd Place award for both routines. Tylah's talent was also recognized with a Judges Choice Award.

In conclusion, the Express Dance Challenge was a great success for all three students who competed. They showcased their talent and dedication to dance, and their hard work paid off with outstanding performances and recognition for their exceptional talent. We look forward to seeing them compete at the state championships later this year.


1st Place - 18/O Contemporary Solo (Gemma)
1st Place - 18/O Lyrical Duo (Gemma & Tylah)
1st Place - 18/O Contemporary Duo (Gemma & Tylah)
2nd Place - 18/O Jazz Duo (Gemma & Tylah)
2nd Place - 18/O Contemporary Solo Open (Tylah)
2nd Place - 18/O Lyrical Solo Open (Tylah)
3rd Place - 18/O Modern Solo Open (Gemma)
3rd Place - 15/U Musical Theatre Solo Open (Braydee)
HM - 15/U Hip Hop Solo (Braydee)
SM - 15/U Own Choreography Solo (Braydee)
Highest Scoring Solo - Gemma Morgan Contemporary Solo
Judges Choice Award - Tylah King

Kwinana Dance Festival 2022

The Kwinana dance festival was held over the October school holidays at the Koorliny Arts Centre running from Sunday 25th September till Tuesday 4th October. This year we only had a small number of entries due to some of our students who had planned to enter having to withdraw due to injury.

We love seeing the students get up on stage and give it their best whether they place or not, the important thing is they have fun. Congratulation to everyone for getting up there, some for their very first time, and to the below who placed in such large categories.

3rd Place – 18/O Hip Hop Solo Open (Katerina)
3rd Place - 18/O Hip Hop Improvisation (Katerina)
HM – 15/U Hip Hop Solo (Savannah)
HM - 15/U Musical Theatre Solo Open (Braydee)

Starstruck Dance Challenge Aug 2022

Round two of Star Struck Dance Challenge was held from 4th - 7th August and we all had such a great time. We love giving our students the opportunity to compete at such a friendly and welcoming dance competition. Doing so helps them build their confidence and gain stage experience.

Congratulations to all of the students who competed over the 4 days. A special shout out to Leah who unfortunately sustained an injury on stage and was unable to finish her dance, however still came home with a 3rd place! Well done to Gemma and Tylah for taking home so many overall awards and finally getting those tiara's you have been working so hard for. The judge's feedback was that you "gave her goosebumps" in your lyrical duo and I cant agree more.

We are so proud of all of our students!

1st Place - Gemma Morgan (Jazz Solo)
1st Place - Katerina Moustaka (Hip Hop Solo)
1st Place - Tylah King (Neo-Classical Solo)
1st Place - Gemma & Tylah (Lyrical Duo)
2nd Place - Gemma & Tylah (Jazz Duo)
2nd Place - Gemma & Tylah (Contemporary Duo)
3rd Place - Tylah King (Contemporary Solo)
3rd Place - Leah Booth (Jazz Solo)
3rd Place - Katerina Moustaka (Hip Hop Improvisation)
3rd Place - Bernice & Thomas (Family Duo)
Special Mention - Caroline & Payton (Lyrical Duo)
Highest Overall Duo/Trio - Gemma & Tylah (Lyrical Duo)
Highest Scoring Ballet Solo - Tylah King
Highest Scoring Jazz Solo - Gemma Morgan
Top 2 Overall Senior Soloist - Gemma Morgan

Thomas & Bernice Family Duo - 3rd Place

Gemma & Tylah's Award Collection