P A T R O N S

DOREEN THOMAS

Miss Thomas studied under Elise Segas, after opening her own Dance & Drama Academy in 1957, her school and students have gone on to perform in various venues throughout Queensland. Miss Thomas was part of the founding board of EDTA and is also the choreographer for the EDTA European and Highland Syllabus.

Previously winning the Gold Medal of Australia for Drama and having the only Australian Dance School to be represented in the Ethnic presentation at the Commonwealth Games. Currently, Miss Thomas is the co-owner of a Theatre Restaurant, encouraging young talent through plays and musical theatre.

STAN HENDERSON

Mr Henderson began Ballet training with Misha Burlakov in Sydney, further studying with Valentin Zegovsky and Leon Kellaway. He graduated to Principal Dancer with the first Australian Ballet Company. He travelled overseas in 1949 to dance in Buenos Aires (Colon Opera House) then to Paris performing with Les Ballets Montmartre. He joined the FJB Theatres as resident Choreographer and Principal Dancer.

Stan completed Drama training with the Guildhall in London. He taught at the Hampshire School of Speech and Dram and Pinelands College. Returning to Australia in 1956, he opened a Theatre School and has directed a vast number of Play's and Musicals and worked with Opera students at the Canberra School of Music. Mr Henderson constructed the Drams Syllabus for EDTA (Henderson Technique).

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PRINCIPLES OF EDTA Inc

E.    ETHICS
To consider first the interests of the Society and to carry out and believe in the established policies.

D.    DISCIPLINE
As a teaching fraternity we must show Adaptability, Consistency, Honesty, Integrity, Loyalty, Punctuality and Reliability

 

T.    TEACHER

We should strive to improve techniques and our quality of teaching.
 

A.    ART

Dance is an Art Form and we shall give our students the utmost measure of our knowledge in teaching the Love and Fellowship of Dance. 

HISTORY OF EDTA Inc

EDTA commenced in 1974 & is dedicated to the promotion of Dance & Theatre Arts. Uniquely Australian in origin, it offers children through to adults an all encompassing training system, in which all Theatre Arts can be combined & studied.
 

Since its beginning, EDTA Inc. has grown to become a major force in all facets of the performing arts. Members and Administration together continually strive to aim for high standards and are always seeking new and varied experiences for members and students. The popularity of this organisation is brought about by the diversity offered in all of its sylllabi.


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FACETS OFFERED BY EDTA Inc

Examinations available from beginners to major levels. Graduations and Teaching Qualifications in all Facets.

EDTA Classical Ballet
EDTA Tap Technique
EDTA Jazz Technique
EDTA Hip Hop
EDTA Modern / Contemporary Dance
EDTA Lyrical Ballet
EDTA Drama Henderson Technique
EDTA European / Spanish / HIghland
Stagecraft Musical Theatre

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