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

Own Choreography Competitions

With our Mid Year Concert cancelled and our Music Video finished we decided to bring back our private dance competition from 2020, Show Struck Dance Quest. This year we invited our friends at Academy Dance & Elegance to join us and invited Brooke, former owner of Star Struck Dance Studio to be the judge.

Students competed using their own choreography or their teacher choreographed competition routines. We divided the categories to ensure results were fair for everyone and the judging criteria varied depending on if the routine was self-choreographed or taught by a teacher. We saw some amazing routines filled with creativity and entertaining performances from both studios. We are very proud of all students who got up there and showed us their love for dance with the results they achieved.

Some of our students then went and entered their self-choreographed routines in to the State Dance Association Student Choreography Online Competition. We filmed their live performances at Show Struck and submitted them for the online competition.

Results for Show Struck Dance Quest:
1st Place - Bernice & Thomas Family Duo
1st Place - Havana & Ciara-Mae Hip Hop Duo
1st Place - Mia Jazz
1st Place - Savannah Hip Hop
1st Place - Htee Moo Wah Hip Hop
1st Place - Rio Baby Improvisation
1st Place - Braydee Contemporary
1st Place - Bella & Hayley D Contemporary Duo
1st Place - Darshini Acro
1st Place - Braydee Musical Theatre
1st Place - Bella & Havana Contemporary Duo
1st Place - Leah Jazz
1st Place - Darshini Jazz
2nd Place - Miranda, Elena, Chloe & Sophie Family Quartet
2nd Place - Bella & Chelsea Lyrical Duo
2nd Place - Jiya Jazz
2nd Place - Pia Musical Theatre
2nd Place - Darshini Hip Hop
2nd Place - Elena Baby Improvisation
2nd Place - Hayley W Contemporary
2nd Place - Caroline & Payton Lyrical
2nd Place - Letecia Acro
2nd Place - Hayley W & Aurora Jazz
2nd Place - Cassandra Jazz
3rd Place - Hayley W & Holly Jazz
3rd Place - Letecia & Arianna Acro
3rd Place - Cassandra Hip Hop
3rd Place - Sophie Baby Improvisation
3rd Place - Hayley D Contemporary
3rd Place - Ava Jazz
3rd Place - Hailey M Jazz
Top Scoring Soloist - Leah Booth (Jazz)
Top Scoring Duo - Bella & Hayley (Neo Classical)
Judges Choice Award - Htee Moo Wah (Hip Hop)

Results for State Dance Association:
1st Place - Mia Jazz
1st Place - Braydee Contemporary
1st Place - Htee Moo Wah Hip Hop
1st Place - Ava Jazz
1st Place - Havana & Ciara-Mae Hip Hop Duo
1st Place - Havana & Bella Contemporary Duo
2nd Place - Leah Jazz
2nd Place - Darshini Hip Hop
2nd Place - Hayley W Contemporary
2nd Place - Hayley W & Holly Jazz Duo
2nd Place - Amito, Amalee & Indigo Lyrical
3rd Place - Darshini Jazz

Show Struck Dance Quest

In recognition of the inability of our students to compete in many competitions during 2020 Showtime HMS and Star Struck Dance Studio formed a private dance competition for both studios’ students. Students competed using their own choreography in front of family and friends at the Armadale Town Hall. We saw some amazing routines filled with creativity and entertaining performances from both studios. We are very proud of all students who got up there and showed us their love for dance with the results they achieved.

Some of our students from Showtime were selected from their impressive performances to showcase their routines at our annual end of year concert.

Junior concert selected routines:

  • Havana and Isabelle Jazz Duo
  • Braydee Audrain Contemporary Solo
  • Leah Booth Jazz Solo
  • Hteemoowah Hansen Hip Hop Solo

Senior concert selected routines:

  • Hayley Dorrington Contemporary Solo
  • Nivrithi Arun Hip Hop Solo
  • The Portier Family Trio

SDA Competition

This year the State Dance Association introduced a new competition for dancers all over Australia enabling them to submit videos of their routines in order to compete. We then all logged in to Zoom at the same time to watch all the other competitors and see the judges decision. Students spent time in the studio rehearsing and filming their routines with upmost professionalism. Our competitors made us extremely proud with their efforts in this new experience and achieved magnificent results!


Havana and Isabelle: Jazz duo, 1st Place

Braydee Audrain: Contemporary solo, 3rd Place

Havana Diaz: Contemporary solo, Honourable Mention

Isabelle Portier: Jazz solo, Honourable Mention