OWLAG had the pleasure of hosting the 2018 IEB National Dance Studies Conference. The conference was well attended by enthusiastic teachers from all over South Africa and enabled dance teachers to meet, network and discuss the syllabus and examinations.
A highlight of this year's conference was the guest speaker, Australian born choreographer and creative director Jason Gilkison. Gilkison is best known for his work as a judge and choreographer on the hugely successful TV series, 'So You Think You Can Dance - Australia'. He shared both his expertise about the Latin and Ballroom dance competition arena and some insight into the choreography and creative execution of television productions such as 'Dancing with the Stars' and 'So You Think You Can Dance'. Gilkison has also guided the dance routines of a long list of stars including Celine Dion, Robbie Williams, Andrea Bocelli, Will Young and Lady Gaga.
Overall, it was a wonderful, educational day which promoted the subject of Dance Studies.